Microsoft Windows 8 Posts

Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) is dropping the price of Windows 8 licenses

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Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) is reducing the cost of what they charge device manufacturers for Windows 8.1 licenses, according to Bloomberg. Devices that retail for less than $250 will see the cost drop from $50 to $15 with no restrictions on the type or size of the hardware. This may inspire manufacturers to build low-end Windows tablets. 
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Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) has sold over 200M Windows 8 licenses

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Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has sold over 200 million Windows 8 operating system licenses. Windows 8 was released on October 26, 2012.
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Video: Nokia just released this creepy ad for a Windows 8 tablet


Nokia Corporation has released a new commercial for the Nokia Lumia 2520 Windows 8 tablet. The ad is creative, but extremely uncomfortable to watch. Nokia has branded the Lumia tablet as being ready for business and ready for party just like a mullet. Check out the ad above.
[Source: BI]

Firefox For Windows 8 To Arrive On December 10th

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If you are a Windows 8 user and do not likely using Internet Explorer, you will be happy to hear that a “Metro-style” version of the Mozilla Firefox browser is coming on December 10th.  The developer version of the browser is expected to arrive in September.
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Acer Is Expanding Their Android and Chromebook Line Instead Of Windows Line

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Every time Acer manufactures a Windows device, it comes at the opportunity cost of manufacturing Android-based devices instead.  Since Acer is seeing a slow-down in demand for Windows-based machines, Acer has decided to focus more on Chromebook and Android devices.

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Microsoft Windows 8 Hits 100,000 Apps

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Microsoft Corporation has hit 100,000 Windows 8 applications.  Around 8 months ago, Windows 8 went for sale in October.  Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer anticipated that Windows 8 will hit 100,000 apps by July in time for the Build conference.  However, the milestone was achieved slightly after Build.
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Windows 8.1 Will Have A Feature That Is Similar To The Start Menu

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is going to bring back the “start menu” on Windows version 8.1.  Microsoft is adding the feature back on Windows 8 as part of an effort to win over consumers that get too confused by the user interface changes on Windows.  Microsoft is going to update Windows multiple times rather than waiting every three years to offer a large release.

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Microsoft Exec: Do Not Expect iTunes App On Windows “Any Time Soon”

According to Microsoft Windows CFO Tami Reller, the company will support the most popular apps in the Apple App Store within their own app store.  However, Microsoft believes that the actual Apple iTunes software is not coming anytime soon.  There are now over 60,000 apps in the Windows Store with about 250 million downloads.

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