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Poll: Scant demand for Microsoft's Windows 8

(AP)—Microsoft bills Windows 8 as a "re-imagining" of the personal computer market's dominant operating system, but the company still has a lot of work to do before the makeover captures the imagination of most consumers, ...

Oct 29, 2012
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Microsoft woos mobile users, aims at Apple

Microsoft kicked off sales of its revamped Windows 8 system and Surface tablet Friday amid mixed reviews as the tech giant ramped up efforts to compete in a market shifting rapidly from PCs to mobile devices.

Oct 26, 2012
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Samsung sees 10 percent growth in PC sales

(AP)—Samsung Electronics Co. said Wednesday it expects 10 percent growth in PC sales by volume this year as it bets on new PCs that are hybrids of laptops and tablets to lift sluggish PC demand.

Oct 24, 2012
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Early look at Windows 8 baffles consumers (Update)

The release of Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system is a week away, and consumers are in for a shock. Windows, used in one form or another for a generation, is getting a completely different look that will ...

Oct 19, 2012
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Google puts malware scanner in Google Play pipeline

(Phys.org)—A new version of the Google Play app store will enable scanning users' smartphones for malware, according to Android Police. The site's report, headlined "A Built-In Malware Scanner," said, ...

Oct 16, 2012 weblog
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Linux camp has key to Windows 8 boot lockout

(Phys.org)—Microsoft's rocky reputation with the open source community was not exactly obliterated with hardware news surrounding the upcoming launch of the operating system, Windows 8. Systems will come ...

Oct 14, 2012 report
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