Everyone (including Steve Ballmer CEO of Microsoft) has been calling the next version of Windows “Windows 8.” It seems that we have all forgotten that “Windows 8” is still technically a code name. Ambious Online, a tech blog, has made a list of the most probable final names for the next generation of Windows....

Even though Microsoft hasn’t made a tablet that has even come close to the sales of iPads or any Android tablets, Windows 8 will probably change that completely. Gartner consulting firm thinks a little differently though. “The current buzz around Windows 8 driven by the demonstrations seen at the Build...

Microsoft responded to the reports of Windows 8 not being able to dual boot Linux because of the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface. (UEFI) Tony Mangefeste, senior program manager at Microsoft,  disproved the theory in a blog post last Thursday. Mangefeste said that dual booting was possible in Windows 8...

Hundreds of thousands of people were amazed to find out that Microsoft released the Windows 8 developer preview completely free to everyone who wanted a copy. People who weren’t Microsoft developers wouldn’t have to use shadier methods such as BitTorrent sites to get their hands on the next version of...

Windows Live is Microsoft’s suite of programs that has some programs installed directly on the computer and some programs that are run through a web browser. It was introduced in 2005 and hasn’t really gained as much traction as Microsoft probably expected it to. All of that is about to change. Chris Jones,...

You won’t be able to install Linux on a Windows 8 Machine If you have ever tried dual (or triple) booting your Windows system, you probably know that the current Windows boot manager is completely text-based. Well that has all changed with Windows 8. Microsoft decided to use a Unified Extensible Firmware...

Microsoft recently announced at the BUILD conference that Internet Explorer 10 in the Metro interface will not support plugins. This means that Internet Explorer won’t support Flash. Gasp!But does this come as a big surprise to you? I mean, Flash has never been supported on any iOS devices, it isn’t shipped on...

At Microsoft’s BUILD conference last week, Microsoft showed off a lot about Windows 8’s new security features, one being the all-new Windows Defender. As you may already know, Windows Defender has been used just to remove spyware. Nothing else. Windows Security Essentials was for removing any kind of malware....

During Microsoft’s BUILD conference last week, they announced that the Windows App Store will be the only source for Metro-style apps. Personally I think that this is not the best angle for Microsoft. Yes it could be useful to have Windows apps in a centralized location and it would be a good way to prevent...