Windows 8.1 users will be getting the latest update for the operating system officially in March. Ahead of that official release by Microsoft, Windows 8.1 Update 1 has leaked online. The update brings with it some new changes to the looks of the operating system. The new update has turned up on a few file-sharing sites on the web.
ABI Research has issued a new research note looking at the ultraportable PC market for 2013. According to the research firm, 12% of the notebook PC market in 2013 was ultraportable units. That percentage works out to an estimated 22.5 million units of ultraportable machines shipped in the overall notebook PC market for the year.
HP has brought back a Windows 7 option "by popular demand", offering desktop and notebook PCs with Microsoft's old OS amid patchy public support for Windows 8. The range of five computers spans an entry-level Pavilion desktop through to ENVY performance towers and both Pavilion and ENVY laptops, with HP even offering a $150 saving to sweeten the deal.
Apple and Android have dominated the tablet market for years now. Apple sells a huge number of iPad tablets and the many Android tablets on the market mean there are a huge number of units to choose from. Analysts are predicting that 2014 will be the year that Windows-powered tablets start to catch up.
As Microsoft ramps up their outlay of Windows 8.1, a system which takes a variety of Windows 8 parts that needed improvement and … improves them, there’s chat of a next-generation release called “Threshold,” aka Windows 9. Speaking on the subject with sources just about as close to the source as you can get without actually tapping Microsoft publicly, Windows insider Paul Thurrott suggests that this next big release will have Microsoft attempting to “put Windows 8 in the rear-view mirror.”
A few days ago, a user manual for the Asus VivoTab Note 8 turned up online confirming that the tablet was coming. This week saw the tablet official launch of the VivoTab Note 8 at CES 2014. As we knew from the leaks and rumors about the tablet, it is running Windows 8.1 and has a professional Wacom Digitizer Stylus.
A touch-friendly version of Firefox for Windows 8 has been on Mozilla's project list for a while, and though not due to a lack of effort, the anticipated launch date has been extended multiple times, with the latest bump having it slated to launch this month. Unfortunately, yet another delay has taken place, this time setting it to launch with the release of Firefox 28 on March 18.
The latest numbers were recently published by Net Applications looking at the overall computer operating system market around the world. The report shows that the newest versions of Windows, Windows 8 and 8.1, are making inroads into the operating system market that is dominated by older versions of the OS around the world.
Not to be confused by the Android tablet with a similar name, the Dell Venue 8 Pro is running Windows. Unlike the difference in operating systems though, there is one similarity to some of those Dell Android tablets, the processor. Dell has the Venue 8 Pro equipped with an Intel processor. Basically, we are looking at an 8-inch tablet running a full Windows installation here, so read on to check out the full SlashGear review.