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Topic: Windows 8

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February 25, 2013 at 10:05 AM

New Windows 8 PC phone revealed, plus tablet and desktop

One of the most intriguing new phones being unveiled at this week’s big wireless show in Barcelona, Spain, may be a sleek new Windows model developed in Redmond. It’s not coming from Microsoft, which will have a relatively low profile at this year’s   Mobile World Congress. The  phone I’m most curious about is being made by a…

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February 8, 2013 at 7:08 PM

Review: Microsoft’s Surface Pro

In some ways Microsoft’s Surface Pro tablet, going on sale Saturday, is a radical new device. It’s the first full-blown PC made by Microsoft and one of the most potent tablet computers on the market now, especially at a starting price of $899 for a 64-gigabyte model. I’ve been testing a 128-gigabyte model that lists for…

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February 5, 2013 at 10:03 AM

Dell goes private, how about Microsoft next?

With Dell going private, perhaps it’s time to revisit whether Microsoft should do the same. Two years ago I reported that Microsoft had looked into the possibility, with its treasury department analyzing the possibility. To me it makes sense because Microsoft cannot win back Wall Street, despite steadily growing sales and profit through the recession,…

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Comments | Topics: Billionaire techies, Bing, Dell

November 12, 2012 at 6:10 PM

Sinofsky’s out of Microsoft, but why?

The abrupt announcement that Windows boss Steven Sinofsky is leaving Microsoft raises big questions about what’s going on behind the concrete and glass facades in Redmond. Sinofsky just launched the boldest overhaul of Windows in a generation, the cornerstone of Microsoft’s epic year that Chief Executive Steve Ballmer has been cheering about lately. Some say that More

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October 29, 2012 at 9:54 AM

Review: Microsoft Surface showcases Windows 8 era

Microsoft really is shaking things up with Windows 8. It’s a remodel down to the foundation, a monumental effort to start a new era of personal computing. The showcase of this work is the Surface tablet, the first computer made and sold by the company. Simultaneously, Microsoft overhauled all of its major programs and services, from servers…

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