Amid all the Windows 10 hype and the Windows 7 market share news, it’s worth keeping an eye on how Windows 8 is doing. More so, how many users are still on that platform. And why. Statistics reveal that Windows 8 users are steadily jumping ship. Microsoft launched this modern version of Windows to much fanfare...

And interestingly, these are not part of Patch Tuesday, or Update Tuesday, or what have you. More so, these Windows updates are flagged as optional on all systems, meaning they are not security in nature. The company, of course, released this month’s Patch Tuesday updates last week. As revealed, most of these...

Microsoft may be trying level best to move users to its modern operating platform, but despite these efforts, Windows 7 market share has increased by leaps and bounds in the past few months. The popular OS now easily powers one in two PCs worldwide. And this remains a fact that will not change anytime soon — at...

A new record! A big milestone within reach! Great news all around! The number of Metro apps continues to grow at a brisk pace, and we are miles ahead of the 5,000 count. This was, of course, the number of applications in the Windows Store that were available to users at the time Windows 8 launched. But that was...

And this is a good sign, believe it or not. Channeling a little Robert Ripley here! There is no shortage of people calling Windows 8 the new Vista, what with the modern operating system failing to take off. But with the arrival of Windows 8.1, them more pressing matter was why people failed to upgrade to the...

Windows XP is losing users at a rapid pace, while Windows 8.1 seems to be gaining them at almost the same exhilarating speed. The OS market share charts are up for a revision soon. While most eyes are on Windows 10 and what it will bring to the platform, there is some rather interesting seismic activity going on...

Joe Belfiore of Microsoft is a candidly frank individual, and he recently talked about Windows 8 and how it was not quite the operating system everyone expected it to be. It has been two years since Windows 8 launched — the October 2012 launch event was held with much fanfare, with Redmond using the New York...

If the past couple of weeks were all about Windows 10, this one slowed things down on that front. Instead, Microsoft unleashed their first wearable device, going by the name of Microsoft Band. Other than that it was business as usual for the company, including a layoff of another 3,000 employees. A look at a few...

OEMs. Enough said. It’s been two years to the day since Windows 8 made its debut, but companies like Dell and HP are still keen to push Windows 7 machines to buyers. Laptops and desktops, both. Even as the end of sales deadline for the world’s most famous operating system fast approaches. This month bears witness...

Microsoft’s most enigmatic operating system is now two years old. Windows 8 was unveiled on October 26, 2012, and went on sale the very next day. And it’s been quite a ride for the modern operating system, to put it mildly. The new OS brought, undoubtedly, the biggest redesigns in the history of Windows, and with...