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Windows 8 was revealed during CES 2011 and formally launched on October 26 2012. This new version of Microsoft operating system (OS) aims at bridging the gap between desktop OS and mobile OS. To ensure API compatibility between Windows 8, Windows 8 RT (for ARM-based processor) and Windows Phone 8, Microsoft has unified the code base of all those operating systems. This should make it very easy for developers develop once and deploy on all platforms with a minimal amount of tweaks. The most visible change is the Metro design language, which is very much suited for mobile applications.

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Microsoft to integrate Adobe Flash into Windows 8? [Rumor]

05/24/2012, According to a Windows insider, Microsoft is looking forward to integrate Flash directly into Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 8 . The insider, who goes by the name Canouna, boldly stated that Adobe Flash player is included in the Release Preview....

Windows 8 New UI Revealed with Official Screenshot

05/21/2012, The next version of Windows is the upcoming anticipated Windows 8. Rumors about the operating system have indicated that it will be released in October this year which is about three years about its predecessor Windows 7 was released. Microsoft has...

Windows 8 Release Preview will include parental control features

05/14/2012,   We already know that Microsoft has marked the month June for the launching of Windows 8 Release Preview. In preparation for that, Microsoft has been highlighting the nifty features of its next generation operating system. Today, Microsoft has...

Microsoft to make Windows 8 upgrade offer soon?

05/11/2012, In the past, Microsoft has offered customers the chance to upgrade their OS to the newest version and it looks like those upgrades for Windows 7 customers to move over to Windows 8 could be coming soon, according to CNET’s sources who also provided the...

Box building a Windows 8 Metro-style app?

05/10/2012, Box, the online file sharing and cloud storage service provider, will most likely be among the first of third-party services to feature a Windows 8 Metro-style app. Even more interesting is Techland’s claim that Box is preparing to launch its own...

Windows 8 to Cost Less than Windows 7?

05/04/2012, Sometime yesterday, Microsoft put up an eye-opening post about its Media Center and Windows 8. It talked a lot about how the application itself would be used with the upcoming Microsoft OS but the key point about the post is that the native DVD or Blu-ray...

NPD: Apple Will Lose Quarter of Tablet Market by 2017

05/04/2012, According to NPD DisplaySearch the global market research and consulting firm, the tablet market is expected to grow by five times, over the next five years. The firm predicted that from a total of 81.6 million tablets that were shipped in 2011, it will...

Dolby Digital Plus to be featured in Windows 8

05/04/2012, According to Dolby, their Digital Plus audio technology has been built into Microsoft’s Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional and Ultimate, but will it find its way into Microsoft’s upcoming Windows 8 operating system? After all it was only last year...

Paying for Windows Media Center in Windows 8?

05/03/2012, It looks like we’re finally hating one feature in Windows 8. So far, based on what we’ve seen, we are pretty impressed with Microsoft’s latest operating system. But today’s announcement changed our opinion a bit. The company...

Cloud services for Windows 8 gets “re-imagined”

05/02/2012, Microsoft has already announced the roaming capabilities of Windows 8 and SkyDrive – just two aspects of many features that we can expect once Windows 8 arrives. Chris Jones, the vice president of the development and operations of services and apps...

Is Huawei working on Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 devices? [Rumor]

04/25/2012, Huawei has largely dealt with Android as its choice of operating system so far, but according to WPDang, the company may very well expand their portfolio to include Windows Phone handsets and a possible Windows 8 tablet in the future. According to the...

Windows 8 Release Preview Coming in June

04/24/2012, At the Windows 8 Developer Days Conference in Japan, Microsoft announced that it will be launching the much-awaited Release Preview version of Windows 8 in the first week of June. Microsoft believes that the short spree you are currently enjoying with the...