Much has been made of the rise of other competing mobile platforms like Android and iOS in the past couple of years. Some even took this as a sign that these new OSes may affect Microsoft’s dominance in the operating system realm. The latest statistics from market research firm Net Applications show that Microsoft’s...

Now that Windows 8 has been out for a while, those who took a wait-and-see attitude when Microsoft released the operating system back in October 2012 may feel it’s time to test the newest version of Windows on their machines.  If you’re one of them, but are worried that the experiment may overwrite your current OS...

The latest data from Net Applications reveals that Microsoft’s newest operating system is slowly finding its way onto computers the world over. More and more users are making the jump to Windows 8, giving it a 1.01% market share. Putting it ever so slightly below the 1.37% share that Linux enjoys. All flavors of it,...

Windows has always been a multi tasking operating system – an operating system where you can do multiple tasks at the same time. But with the coming of Windows 8, I seriously doubt whether Windows will remain a multi tasking operating system. Why? Let’s see. The new metro interface introduced by Microsoft in Windows 8...

On the mobile front, particularly in the smart phone arena, Android has been very successful for a few key reasons – choice, customization, and competitive pricing. When it comes to the iPad or iPhone your only real choice comes from if you want an older, used variant or if you want a brand new, current-gen iPad or...

There is no denying that the “Metro” interface is very different from other mobile/touch-centric UI choices such as Android and iOS. Metro uses live tiles to give us a peak into information early, and seems to have a simple style to it. Still, does the interface appeal to everyone? I firmly believe that each of the...

This guest post is contributed by Lauren Bailey. With Apple and Amazon making headlines daily for their tablets, fans of Microsoft products might feel a little bit out of the loop. Microsoft’s latest splash in the headlines was their Windows-powered Nokia Lumia smartphone, recently released in the UK to rave reviews...

After Microsoft’s Build Conference last week, those who were treated to test the newest Windows Operating System found that it can be closely compared to Apple’s grasp on the world of technology – mostly with tablets such as the iPad. A variety of companies set out to compare Apple’s iOS 5 and Windows 8, comparing their...

Microsoft has always marched at the beat of its own drum, but now that smartphones and tablets dawn the decline of the PC era, it just has to leverage with the trend. Otherwise, it will continue to lose the better fraction of the market to Apple, if not lose the game altogether. After waiting for quite some time now,...

I am sick and tired of Windows XP. I have written blog posts about the death of Windows XP and my desire to see that. Seems like no one using XP was listening. By the end of March 2011, Windows 7 was powering 20.9 percent of corporate PCs, according to a new Forrester Research report, while Windows XP was on 60...