I’m not sure what the hell took so long but they’re up now. Microsoft has finally put up links to the ISO’s of Windows 8.1 How to install Windows 8.1 Preview from an ISO file To install Windows 8.1 Preview from an ISO file, you must first convert the ISO file into installation media stored on a DVD or a USB flash...

It was only a matter of time. A jailbreak solution is already available for users that want to run unsigned apps on Microsoft’s tablet, but this particular utility goes one step ahead. A new program released by XDA developer going by the name of mamaich enables running full x86 Windows applications on RT tablets —...

It is a hastily written job posting on LinkedIn, but it seems that world largest CPU maker is all set to try its luck with Microsoft’s smartphone operating system. And this is just weeks after a senior product manager of Windows Phone (Greg Sullivan) said that Microsoft’s architecture is hardware independent — clearly...

Yesterday, you probably heard about the impending launch of the Surface Pro on February 9. General Manager of Microsoft Surface, Panos Panay made the announcement via a blog post during the day. The Surface Pro, as you may have read, is priced at $899 for the 64GB version, with a 128GB version available. An additional...

In a long-expected move, Microsoft has announced it will roll out its Surface Tablet running Windows 8 Pro for x86 machines in January 2013. The new tablet will have a list price under the sensitive $1,000 mark, at $899 for a 64GB version and $999 for a 128GB version. Microsoft managed to keep the price under $1000 by...

Every once in a while I still hear about how Microsoft might cause confusion with Windows 8. Some tablets can run x86 applications and drivers, some can’t? The idea is that this notion is so huge that consumers can’t wrap their heads around it. I disagree. I originally felt this might be true, but going with the Windows...

When I’ve talked about Windows 8 on the tablet, I’ve had mostly positive things to say, that being said I’ve also focused a great deal of my points on how Windows 8 x86 tablets have a lot to offer compared to options like iPad and the Android tablet market. What about Windows RT and ARM though? Where do they stand? I...

When it comes to desktops and laptops I have constantly said that I feel ARM is at a major disadvantage. The main reason I’ve mentioned regularly is that x86 has a full library of existing applications and drivers, something ARM doesn’t have. How about in the tablet world though? Does x86 have any major worth? This is...

Ever since Windows 8 was announced to have ARM support, there has been a ton of speculation around what this means for the PC/tablet world. Some of the theories suggest ARM will get heavily involved in the desktop/laptop market now, others that Windows tablets will ONLY use ARM processors. In fact, many users have...

Windows 8 is certainly a different beast than previous version of Windows. The newest OS version plans to add new features like Metro and ARM support, but the changes also make Windows 8 probably the most confusing version of Windows yet. With Windows 8 you have two different architectures (x86 and ARM) and two...