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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

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Crawler Group Releases Classic Start 8

published November 30, 2012

New start menu alternative for Windows® 8 provides the best of both Windows®. Classic Start 8 integrates a traditional Windows® 7 style start menu with the new Windows® 8 user interface.

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Microsoft® removes start button in Windows® 8

published August 30, 2012

Windows® 8 Release Preview is officially available for download. Feedback from the millions of users who tested the pre-release version state that this final product implements changes to major applications like Internet Explorer® 10, Windows® 8 apps for Hotmail® connections, SkyDrive™, Messenger©, and many more.

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Windows® 8 extends battery life

published August 30, 2012

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.

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Windows® 8 upgrade offer

published August 30, 2012

Microsoft® is currently offering $40 upgrades to Windows® 8 Pro for a limited time for users of Windows XP® or later. Microsoft® rolled out the Windows® Upgrade Offer on June 2nd, 2012 to 131 markets including the USA and Canada. Users who purchased eligible Windows® 7 PCs with preinstalled Windows® 7 Home Basic, Home Premium, Professional, or Ultimate with a matching valid OEM Certificate of Authenticity through January 31, 2013 will qualify to purchase the Windows® 8 Pro Upgrade for $14.99 upon availability.

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Windows® 8 availability

published August 30, 2012

Steven Sinofsky of Microsoft, announced that Windows® 8 would be available as both an upgrade and as a new installation on October 26th, 2012. This information was released at the Microsoft® annual sales meeting and is expected to mark an increase in Microsoft® users due to enhanced modern touchscreen and cloud capabilities. Microsoft Chief Financial Officer, Tami Reller, confirmed that Windows® 8 would officially be available in October and is on track to Release to Manufacturing (RTM) the first week of August.

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Reasons to upgrade to Windows® 8

published August 30, 2012

Here are our top 8 reasons to move forward with the upgrade: Refresh, Reset, Data Security, Enhanced GPU Acceleration, Quick Start, Synchronization, Windows® 8 Store, Touch Functionality, Easy Migration, Affordable Upgrade Available.

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Windows® 8 release preview

published August 29, 2012

Windows® 8 Release Preview is officially available for download. Feedback from the millions of users who tested the pre-release version state that this final product implements changes to major applications like Internet Explorer® 10, Windows® 8 apps for Hotmail® connections, SkyDrive™, Messenger©, and many more.

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