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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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Windows Start Menu Really Coming Back

04/02/2014, As the world switched to Windows 8, one of the most annoying fact or “pain point” as Microsoft would say, was the departure of the Start Menu, which a whole lot of people used as a hub to search for files and get to find apps that use less frequently....

Users Migrating From Windows XP Prefer Windows 7 Over Windows 8

04/01/2014, In about a week Microsoft is going to kill support for Windows XP, one of the most popular iterations of its operating system. It has been around for a long, long time and there are still a lot of users out there who haven’t updated to subsequent...

Microsoft Employee Responsible For Windows 8 Leaks Arrested

03/19/2014, Leaking information like company information, software, and so on can land a person in pretty hot water. If you might recall it was about a couple of years ago when copies of Windows 8 began making their way around the internet? It was discovered that a...

Boot Camp For Mac Pro Will Only Support Windows 8 Or Higher

03/17/2014, If you’re planning on getting your hands on the Apple’s brand new Mac Pro and were thinking about dual booting both OS X and Windows thanks to the Boot Camp software, you might want to take note that for the Mac Pro, Boot Camp will only support the...

VLC For Windows 8 Now Available In The Windows Store

03/12/2014, Just yesterday we reported that the VLC team had announced that the app for Windows 8 was still in the process of being certified. Well the good news is that if you’re a Windows 8 user looking for an optimized version of VLC for your computer, you might...

VLC For Windows 8 Still Awaiting Certification

03/11/2014, Just the other day we reported that the VLC developer team had submitted their VLC for Windows 8 app to the Windows Store and were waiting for it to be certified before it would be released. It was expected that it would have been released a couple of...

Windows 8.1 Update 1 Direct Download Links Leaked

03/07/2014, According to the reports, Microsoft’s Windows 8.1 Update 1 is most likely set for a release in April, although we did note that according to earlier reports, the Microsoft had already signed off on the final build which would suggest that it’s good to...

VLC For Windows 8 Could Be Released On 10th March

03/05/2014, VLC has long been available for the Windows platform, although the developers have been hard at work trying to create a version fully optimized for Windows 8. Last we heard, it was suggested that the app would be close to being released, but that was back...

Popular Twitter Client MetroTwit Bites The Dust

03/05/2014, If you’re a Windows user and have searched for third party Twitter clients, chances are that you might have come across MetroTwit in some list. Initially launched back in 2012, MetroTwit quickly became one of the most popular Twitter clients for...

Windows 8.1 Update 1 Final Build Reportedly Approved

03/04/2014, According to the reports, Microsoft’s Windows update, Windows 8.1, is expected to make its way out to users and developers in April. In fact last we heard, the update could be released to developers on the 2nd of April, while regular users can look...

Windows 8 License Sales Cross 200 Million

02/13/2014, Recently it was rumored that Microsoft is going to talk about Windows 9 at its BUILD conference presumably because it wants the next major Windows update to start fresh. Apparently it doesn’t want to launch it under the Windows 8 moniker due to the...