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Xbox One Gamescom demoes were played on Windows gaming PCs

Xbox One Gamescom demoes were played on Windows gaming PCs

This week a couple of photos have been shared of a Gamescom-based Indie game booth showing a "crashed" Xbox One with Windows 7 at the helm. What’s far more likely is a PC being used under the desk in this situation, the Xbox One wireless controller shown clearly wired to the box. But don’t fret - this isn’t unheard of.

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MSI WS60 brings “thinnest, lightest workstation ever” with 3K

MSI WS60 brings “thinnest, lightest workstation ever” with 3K

This week the folks at MSI normally pushing some of the nicest looking gaming laptops on the market have revealed their newest notebook workstation. This device goes by the name WS60 and is the "thinnest and lightest workstation ever." Inside you’ll find NVIDIA Quadro K2100M 3D graphics and Thunderbolt 2 port for 4K and 3D video output.

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1Password for Windows released from Beta for full cloud security

1Password for Windows released from Beta for full cloud security

The time has come for 1Password to reach a full release status for Microsoft’s Windows operating system. This app system has been in the works for many moons - running through 85 betas and more fixes than could reasonably be counted. 1Password for Windows includes a full-function release the likes of which aim to equal that of its Mac-based brethren.

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Dell Latitude 14 Rugged Extreme lineup aim for military-readiness

Dell Latitude 14 Rugged Extreme lineup aim for military-readiness

This week the folks at Dell responsible for letting the world know about their ultra-tough notebook and tablet lineup have released the Rugged Extreme collection. First on the books is the Dell Latitude 14 Rugged Extreme - standard save it’s hardcore attitude. Then there’s the Latitude 12 Rugged Extreme convertible notebook, one that can effectively change position for whatever job you’ve got.

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Windows 8 sales pass 200m (but Win7 was still faster)

Windows 8 sales pass 200m (but Win7 was still faster)

Microsoft has sold more than 200 million Windows 8 licenses, the company has confirmed, more than doubling sales in less than a year. The figure was shared by Microsoft EVP of marketing Tami Reller, and comes amid increasingly vocal suggestions that the company had been disappointed by demand for Windows 8.

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HP resurrects Windows 7 PCs “by popular demand”

HP resurrects Windows 7 PCs “by popular demand”

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.

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Windows 7 OEM sales end date redacted by Microsoft

Windows 7 OEM sales end date redacted by Microsoft

Earlier this month, Microsoft's operating system lifecycle chart was given an update with little (read: no) fanfare. With the update came two dates, one showing the end of retail sales for Windows 7, and one showing the end of OEM sales for the same aged OS. The revelation sparked grumbles and whatnot, but as it turns out, only half of the lifecycle chart was correct.

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Internet Explorer 11 released for Windows 7 PCs

Internet Explorer 11 released for Windows 7 PCs

Microsoft has pushed out Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7, expanding availability of the latest version of the browser from just Windows 8/8.1 machines. The release - in 95 languages - will eventually be pushed out automatically, Microsoft says, with the promise of a 30-percent real-world boost in performance versus IE10.

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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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Windows 8 market share overtakes Vista, still lagging behind XP and 7

Windows 8 market share overtakes Vista, still lagging behind XP and 7

Windows 8 is continuing its slow climb up the charts in market share, finally surpassing Windows Vista to claim 5.1% of all desktop operating systems during the month of June, while Vista settled for 4.62%. Windows 8 has been steadily gaining ground month by month, gaining almost an entire percentage point from May.

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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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