Windows 8

Why Windows 8 Tablets Will Surprise Everyone

Windows-based tablets haven’t been treated kindly by the test of time. Those released in the Windows XP era relied on wonky, stylus-based data entry, and even modern, touch-based tablets running Windows 7 are poor performers. Indeed, Microsoft has a troubled tablet history that the public isn’t soon to forget. This November, Forrester released a study …

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Microsoft Demos Super Fast Boot Times in Windows 8 – Video

Microsoft has a surprise for users tired of waiting forever while their computers boot up. It will take less than 10 seconds for a Windows 8 PC to go from powered down to the start screen, according to a Microsoft video demonstration. The speedy boot is thanks to a new hybrid system that mixes processes …

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Windows 8 Possible Features: Ribbon, History Vault, PDF Reader

Microsoft’s next version of Windows could include a ribbon interface, a backup utility named History Vault and tablet optimization, according to new reports. What’s next for Windows? That’s become a prime question following a series of leaks by bloggers Rafael Rivera and Paul Thurrott, who have spent the past few days merrily posting screen-captures from …

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