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An iPad Lover’s Take On The Surface With Windows RT

When I saw the initial wave of Surface reviews hit, I started pinging some folks to see if I could get my hands on one to review as well. I wanted to try out Microsoft’s new device because I like … Continue reading

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Design guru Nielsen: Windows 8 UI ‘smothers usability’

Jakob Nielsen says that Microsoft’s new operating system is plagued by “hidden features [and] reduced discoverability,” among other issues. User interface design guru Jakob Nielsen is none too pleased with what he’s found in Windows 8, which he calls a … Continue reading

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Windows 8 ‘bad’ for desktop users – Gartner’s one-word review

Analyst firm Gartner has chosen just one word to describe Windows 8 for desktop users: “Bad”. Research Director Gunnar Berger put the imminent OS through its paces in a five-part review which found that Windows 8 is pretty good when … Continue reading

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Final thoughts on Windows 8: A design disaster

A week ago, Microsoft delivered the Windows 8 Release Preview, the final pre-release of the platform before the forthcoming operating system hits the release-to-manufacturing stage. OEMs get their hands on the final code at this stage, followed by Windows 8’s … Continue reading

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Microsoft reinvents the wheel with Windows 8

Generally speaking, I like Microsoft Corp. MSFT -2.54% and what it has done. Over the years, I’ve even supported the idea that Microsoft’s Bob interface was mismarketed and actually was unique and interesting. That said, Windows 8 looks to me … Continue reading

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Bold Call: Microsoft To Pass Android, Grab No. 2 Spot In Tablets Behind Apple

Morgan Stanley analyst Kathryn Huberty upped her sales projections for the tablet computer market Thursday, and argued that Microsoft will grab the number two spot in the market, after Apple iPad and ahead of tablets running Google‘s Android software, with … Continue reading

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Microsoft readying Windows 8 for “resolutionary” tablets

The Windows 8 user interface is designed to scale to systems of all sizes. Like Windows versions of old, it will have to scale all the way from 1366×768 10-inch tablets up to 2560×1440 30-inch desktop monitors and beyond. But … Continue reading

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