Classic Start 8 Free Traditional Start Menu Style for Use with Windows® 8

Windows® 8.1 Update 1 May Bring Metro Apps to Desktop

Windows® 8 finally reaches 10% market share

Users Have Two Years to Upgrade to Windows® 8.1

Windows® 8.1 Release Date Unveiled

Will Windows® 8.1 Bring Back the Start Button?

Windows® 8.1 Will Be the New Blue with Old Features

Crawler Group Updates Classic Start 8 for Increased Speed and Convenience

Windows® 9 Set for Release in Fall 2014

Microsoft® Reportedly Reaches First Milestone in Windows® Blue Development

Skype® for Windows® 8 Got an Important Upgrade

Microsoft® Quietly Changes the Name of Surface Tablets

Introductory Pricing Ends for Windows® 8

Windows® 8 Sales May Influence Intel® Revenue

U.S. Army, Air Force and DISA Commit to Windows® 8 for $617 Million

Microsoft® Simplifies Number of Windows® 8 Versions

Microsoft® Sells 40 Million Licenses of Windows® 8 in First Month

Crawler Group Releases Classic Start 8

Microsoft® removes start button in Windows® 8

Windows® 8 extends battery life

Windows® 8 upgrade offer

Windows® 8 availability

Reasons to upgrade to Windows® 8

Windows® 8 release preview

Windows® 8 extends battery life

The increased use of mobile devices means that a primary concern for users is battery life. Most people use laptops instead of desktops and utilize numerous apps while running their device. Microsoft® is paying attention to this trend and knows that more memory means more RAM which results in increased battery usage thereby reducing run times for laptops.

Microsoft® has therefore focused on identifying ways that will free up memory requirements while maintain the efficiency and effectiveness of the operating system. They have moved 13 OS services to a “Start On Demand Model” instead of all OS services running simultaneously. A method of identifying high priority vs. low priority memory use has also been developed which ensures that vital apps do not become unresponsive when memory becomes more limited.

In addition, a new component to Windows® 8 known as the Desktop Activity Monitor has been developed. It reduces resource utilization of desktop apps when the device is in connected standby mode. This maximizes battery life by suspending desktop applications and stopping their resource use. The application behaves as it would if the PC was in sleep mode. When the PC is no longer in connected standby mode, the apps resume the same way they would if the PC had been in a sleep state.