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Google shows Windows 8 users how to easily ditch Bing and IE

Google shows Windows 8 users how to easily ditch Bing and IE

Windows 8 is here at last and, for the most part, we think it's pretty great. However, as with all new Windows installs, Internet Explorer and Bing are both present. Most people would rather leave those two behind and use different browsers and search engines instead, and today we're seeing Google capitalize on that. Google has launched a new "campaign" of sorts to get new Windows 8 owners using both its search engine and Chrome as quickly as possible.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 17, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 17, 2012

It's time to begin counting down to the weekend once again, because we've hit Wednesday evening. Today we heard that the iPad Mini could launch on November 2, which makes sense considering that date is just over a week after Apple's October 23 press event. Later in the day, more sources were mentioning a November 2 release date for the iPad Mini, as well as spilling a few more details about the long-rumored device. The Isis NFC mobile payment system will apparently be launching on October 22, and Microsoft said that Internet Explorer 10 will be coming to Windows 7 in mid-November.

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MSN portal takes giant Windows 8 touchscreen cue

MSN portal takes giant Windows 8 touchscreen cue

If you're a Windows user who makes MSN their homepage on the regular, you'll be glad to hear that they'll be getting a giant re-design optimized for the touchscreen environment this Autumn. This change comes at the same time as Windows 8 is released, with a jump-off date of October 26th in the mix. This update brings Windows 8 and Windows RT users using Internet Explorer 10 the chance to keep their touchscreen-usefulness at its hight.

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Windows 8 promises it’s been tested on its makers first

Windows 8 promises it’s been tested on its makers first

When Microsoft has a new product they want to make perfect before release - all of their products, that is - they work with a testing model they call dogfooding. With dogfooding, they feed themselves the product, the product here being Windows 8, before they send it out as a final iteration. An update from Patrick O'Rourke of Microsoft IT revealed this week how they deployed Windows 8 and Internet Explorer 10 to their staff well before they did to the general public to test the builds in real world situation on the regular.

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Google Chrome grabs one third of the global browser market

Google Chrome grabs one third of the global browser market

For a long time Microsoft's Internet Explorer Web browser sat on a lofty perch well beyond the reach of other browsers on the market. Over the last several years, Internet Explorer has started to lose market share to other browsers such as Firefox and Google Chrome. In fact, Chrome was the most popular browser for a while back in May of this year.

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European Commission investigating Microsoft’s browser option commitment [UPDATE: Microsoft responds]

European Commission investigating Microsoft’s browser option commitment [UPDATE: Microsoft responds]

The European Commission probed Microsoft back in 2009 over Internet Explorer’s massive market share, concerned that it was stifling competition thanks to the browser being installed by default on Windows PCs. Microsoft suggested an option screen that would give customers an option between five different browsers, but it turns out that Microsoft may not have implemented the solution for millions of Europeans.

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