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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Microsoft Windows 8 Posts
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.
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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Microsoft Corporation 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.
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.
Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has sold 100 million Windows 8 licenses in the six months since launching on October 26th. These sales numbers matches the numbers that Windows 7 had three years previously.
Twitter has launched a native application for Windows 8 and Windows RT. The Twitter app is available in the Windows Store and it’s design was consistent with Microsoft’s signature tiled interface.
Starting next month, the cost of upgrading PCs to Windows 8 Pro will cost $200. This is way up from the promotional upgrade price of $40. And the standard Windows 8 upgrade edition will cost $119.99. If you already have Windows 8 and you want to upgrade to Pro Pack, it will cost $99.99. PC owners that have Windows 8 Pro can add the Windows Media Center functionality for $9.99. [Source: Ubergizmo]