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Microsoft to release Windows 8 on Oct 26

Posted by MAHESHKUMAR.B on July 22, 2012 at 12:30 AM Comments comments (6)

Microsoft announced that its next-generation operating system tailored for a world shifting from personal computers to smartphones and tablets will be available on October 26.

Windows unit boss Steven Sinofsky revealed the Windows 8 debut date at a sales meeting, said Microsoft communications manager Brandon LeBlanc in a blog post on Wednesday.

Windows 8 will be available in 109 languages across 231 markets worldwide, he said.

Microsoft has promised to make the new operating...

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Tablet PC wars reloaded

Posted by MAHESHKUMAR.B on July 20, 2012 at 10:40 AM Comments comments (0)

It is important to classify the currentgeneration oftablet PCs as ‘modern tablet PCs’ or ‘Post-PC tablets’ (as SteveJobs liked toclassify it) because Apple reinvented the idea with the iPad in2010. Handheldportable tablet PCs had been around for more than a decade andironicallyMicrosoft was among the first companies to unveil a prototype asearly as 2001.

But since its launch in 2010, the iPad has cometo definethe genre and ended up cornering a substantial share o...

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