Still No Hands On With the Surface

Not sure how I missed this, but Wired was present at a private RocketSpace event in San Francisco yesterday. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer spoke to developers about the income potential to them if they develop for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8. Ballmer apparently showed off the highly-anticipated upcoming Windows RT Surface tablet. Interestingly, the tablet (along with Windows 8) is set to be released at midnight on October 26th. However, I can't help but wonder what all the... Read More

Microsoft Fires Up the Copy Machine Again

Paul Thurott outlines how the new Windows Store will work in Windows 8. He walks through the types of apps, how they are installed, and how they are uninstalled. Looks like the App Store Apple introduced years ago. Source: Paul Thurott’s Windows Supersite for Windows Did you like this? Share it: Read More

Windows 8 Allegedly to Debut in October

Bloomberg has heard that Windows 8 will be released in time for the Christmas buying season. Microsoft, “aims to take back sales lost to the iPad and reinvigorate the sluggish PC market,” says Bloomberg. According to Michael Gartenberg of Gartner, Inc., “If they miss the September-October timeframe, they’re going to be stuck without being able to ship anything in 2012.” Source: Bloomberg Did you like this? Share it: Read More

What PC World Thinks They Know About Upcoming Windows 8 Tablets

Jared Newman has posted a nice roundup of the latest rumors re: Windows 8 tablets. It’s interesting that it appears that Lenovo and Samsung will initially be supporting the Intel SOC; the other tablets appear to be running on ARM. The main difference, of course, seems to be that the ARM tabs will have to run Metro UI-optimized apps, while the Intel SOC will run Metro and x86-nased apps. Late 2012 is all we have for a launch date. Via PC World Did you like this? Share it: Read More