Windows 8 hardware requirements same as Windows 7 or lower: Microsoft

Microsoft's annual partner conference last week featured previews of the Windows 8 server and desktop operating systems, talk of integration between Skype and Lync, and a barrage of insults aimed at the company's

Published on: July 15th, 2011 Jon Brodkin

Eight best confirmed features for Windows 8

Microsoft recently allowed select OEM partners to download updated preview builds of Windows 8. Since then, there have been several leaked images of supposedly new features that you might see in the next

Published on: June 7th, 2011 Howard Wen

Windows 8 isn’t so business friendly

Microsoft held its first major unveiling of what's in store with Windows 8 at the D9 conference this week. Windows 8 looks bold. It looks slick. It looks impressively innovative. But, it also

Published on: June 3rd, 2011 Tony Bradley

Touch-oriented Windows 8 unveiled

Microsoft showed the next version of its Windows OS at a press event in Taipei on Thursday, unveiling a completely new tile-based interface that it hopes will be better suited for the emerging

Published on: June 2nd, 2011 James Niccolai

Intel’s Windows 8 speculation is hogwash, Microsoft rebukes

Microsoft today called comments made by an Intel executive about the next version of Windows "inaccurate" and "misleading."One analyst said the bickering between Microsoft and Intel did not signal a breakup of their

Published on: May 20th, 2011 Gregg Keizer

Windows 8 expected to come in many flavours

Microsoft will make at least four different versions of Windows 8 for devices with ARM processors, but you won't be running older Windows apps on any of them, according to an Intel executive.

Published on: May 19th, 2011 Ian Paul

Windows tablet launch postponed ’till 2012?

In the same week that Apple released version 2 of its iPad tablet PC arch rival Microsoft is rumoured to be dallying its own version of Windows for tabletsuntil late next year.Bloomberg reports

Published on: March 7th, 2011 Lexton Snol

Windows 8: facts, rumours and speculation

Only Microsoft knows how the next version of its Windows operating system will look and what it will be called, but big changes could be ahead for the OS observers refer to as

Published on: January 26th, 2011 Jared Newman

Booting your PC with your face, navigating Windows with your voice

What do you want from your PC's next operating system - stability and security, or 'exciting' new features? I know what I want...Speech recognition has been around for a while, and it's good.

Published on: August 26th, 2010 Matt Egan

8 amazing things you can do with Windows 8

Windows 8 is still a couple of years away, but Microsoft is already telling partners what to expect in the next generation operating system. Luckily for the public, Microsoft planning documents shared with

Published on: July 6th, 2010 Jon Brodkin

A sneak peek at 8 fabulous Windows 8 features

Windows 8 is still a couple of years away, but Microsoft (MSFT) is already telling partners what to expect in the next generation operating system. Luckily for the public, Microsoft planning documents shared

Published on: July 5th, 2010 Jon Brodkin