Microsoft is shuttering Windows XP in April this year. Once this happens, there will no longer be any security updates for the OS. Anticipating this, a Japanese bank has now upgraded 30,000 of its terminals from Windows XP to Windows 8.
VLC’s media player has become one of the most popular video players over the last few years. Windows 8 users can rejoice now because a beta version of the player, specifically created for Windows 8, is now available.
Microsoft’s Windows 8 hasn’t taken off as well as the company expected. One reason for this may be the steep licensing price of the OS. The company is now slashing down the costs of Windows 8 licenses by a whopping 70%.
When Microsoft unveiled Windows 8, it hoped that the new interface and design philosophy will woo the Windows users. That didn’t happen and now, HP has again started shipping PCs with Windows 7, citing their popular demand.
Now a days, all electronic device are being upgraded to the new OS. At present, we have the latest Windows OS – Windows 8, but interestingly, 95% of ATM machines in the world still run on the old Windows OS, Windows XP.
For long, Microsoft has offered a number of games such as Solitaire, Minesweeper and Mahjong on Windows PCs. The company has now announced that Windows Phone 8 users can enjoy the same games on their handsets, for free.
Microsoft’s Windows 8 has gained significant traction among the desktop users. However, most users typically miss the familiar interface of earlier versions. To appease them, Microsoft is now bringing back the full Start menu.
With the holiday season on full swing, Microsoft has also come up with its own holiday deal. The company is now offering $25 Windows Store gift card on the purchase of every new Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 PC.
Microsoft has been betting heavy on its Windows 8 platform, having released many PCs and tablets to prop it up. While the platform has had limited success so far, the company aims to change this with Windows 8.1, which is due to arrive tomorrow.
American basic cable and satellite news television channel Fox News Channel (FNC), well known as Fox News is a popular news channel. Now the news channel has adopted Microsoft’s Perceptive Pixel Displays to represent its news.
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