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Windows 7 market share growth sees first outpacing of Windows 8

Windows 7 market share growth sees first outpacing of Windows 8

In June, Microsoft saw Windows 8 market share overtake Vista, at the time laying claim to 5.1-percent among every desktop OS in June 2013, trumping Vista's 4.62-percent for the same month. The newest Windows edition still fell behind Windows 7 and XP, however, and now the numbers are heading in the wrong direction, depending on your perspective, with Windows 7 market share growth outpacing Windows 8 for the first time.

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Microsoft Sculpt Comfort Mouse and Mobile Mouse bring touch tab to your tips

Microsoft Sculpt Comfort Mouse and Mobile Mouse bring touch tab to your tips

Though the Windows 8 user interface still sits in the "generally designed for touch" category, Microsoft isn't being shy about continuing to push their hardware line with clickables like the Sculpt Comfort Mouse and the Sculpt Mobile Mouse this week. The Sculpt Comfort Mouse is made to be a companion of Microsoft's Sculpt Comfort Keyboard, a device we reviewed a few months ago as it worked with Windows 8. Meanwhile the Sculpt Mobile Mouse takes the place of the original Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500, adding a Windows button for bringing you back to your home screen both in Windows 8 and Windows 7.

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Microsoft urges businesses to upgrade from Windows XP

Microsoft urges businesses to upgrade from Windows XP

With exactly one year left before Microsoft cuts off all support for Windows XP, Microsoft is urging businesses who are still running the decade-old operating system to upgrade to either Windows 7 or Windows 8. It has also cut off support to Office 2003 today. It has cited a lot of reasons that businesses should upgrade their software, including security risks and lack of technical support if things go awry. It has even offered some nice incentives to upgrading.

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Internet Explorer 10 gaining ground after releasing on Windows 7

Internet Explorer 10 gaining ground after releasing on Windows 7

Ever since officially releasing on Windows 7 back in February, Internet Explorer 10 has been slowly chipping away at previous versions of Microsoft's web browser. Internet Explorer 10 gained 1.35 percentage points in March, thanks to the release of the browser on Windows 7 in late February. IE10 is now at 2.93% market share out of all web browsers, with IE collectively bringing in almost 56% of the market share.

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Lenovo ThinkPad T431s revealed as “real shift” in T-series design

Lenovo ThinkPad T431s revealed as “real shift” in T-series design

This week the thinnest-ever T Series machine to come to the Lenovo ThinkPad series has been revealed in the ThinkPad T431s. This machine is bringing on both a thinner and a lighter form factor than ever seen before and works with a lovely backlit keyboard, 5-point TrackPad, and an overall sleeker look as well. Up front you've also got edge-to-edge glass across a 14-inch HD+ 1600 x 900 pixel display and a smaller bezel than ever before - it's hot!

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WindowsAndroid runs Android without emulation on Windows 8

WindowsAndroid runs Android without emulation on Windows 8

This week the folks at Socketeq have been pushing for a widespread testing of their software setup known as WindowsAndroid, running Android natively inside Windows OS. This system takes the Android mobile operating system and runs it on the Windows kernel - instead of Linux, that is, and therefor making everything move ultra-swift as it takes away the emulation layer that would otherwise be present. Sound like a fun project to you? Have at it right this minute!

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