Although Microsoft is indeed bringing back a version of the Start button with its upcoming Windows 8.1 update, it’s still not bringing back the full Start menu that’s long been a staple of the Windows experience. Lenovo, however, is aiming to fix this by bringing the Start menu back on its own. Bloomberg reports that Lenovo plans to “pre-install SweetLabs’ Pokki software, which provides a replacement for the dearly departed Windows Start menu” on new Windows 8 PCs that it will start shipping in the coming weeks. Continue reading
Microsoft declined comment on the BSI statement.
The company provided Reuters with a statement saying that PC makers have the option to turn off TPM technology, so that customers can buy PCs with it disabled.
TPM was developed by the Trusted Computing Group, a non-profit organization backed by technology firms including IBM, Intel, Hewlett-Packard and Microsoft.
The BSI said it was working with the Trusted Computing Group and operating systems producers to find a solution. Continue reading
The fledgling Windows Store’s comparatively barren shelves may send seasoned travelers searching for salvation among Google’s and Apple’s more robust app offerings, but wanderers with less hard-core needs can still cobble together a fairly effective travel kit for their Windows 8 devices. Whether you’re taking a much-needed vacation to warmer climes or a dreaded trek to the in-laws’ house, the useful apps highlighted here can cover all your travel needs, from deals to wheels to digital photography reels—no baggage check-in required. Continue reading
Symantec Endpoint Protection now supports additional new platforms and configurations.You can now install Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager on the following operating systems:
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Desktop market share in December 2012. The Windows 8 Touch market share — 0.05 percent — has been included in Other, bringing the Windows 8 total to 1.77 percent. Continue reading
Cherokee is an Iroquoian language spoken by the Cherokee people which uses a unique syllabary writing system.
Microsoft added support for the Cherokee language into Windows 8 as a holiday present, It marks the first time that a Native American language has been “fully integrated” into the operating system — and the addition of 180,000 words is the largest translation project by the tribe since the New Testament was translated in the 1800s. Continue reading
Earlier this month, Microsoft launched the Windows 8 App Store, and in the process, claimed it would have more web apps than any other platform at launch.
The Windows Store now shows 13,000 applications. Very good growth for this store only launched two weeks ago. However, if the number of applications is increasing rapidly, the big publishers are still too absent Continue reading
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Windows 8 is Microsoft’s latest operating system. It features touchscreen capabilities and a drastically different interface, and runs on tablets as well as PCs. It can be controlled entirely by touch (on compatible devices), with a mouse and keyboard, or by any combination of your preferred input options.
The operating system is a daring effort by Microsoft to stay relevant as PCs are being overtaken by mobile devices. Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android operating systems are dominating the tablet and smartphone market, and Microsoft is attempting something big, different and risky to catch up. Continue reading