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Windows 8, Microsoft’s Great Touch-based Hope

Windows 8, Microsoft’s Great Touch-based Hope

This week we've been introduced by Microsoft to their next hero operating system Windows 8. This OS is optimized to work on every machine starting at the smallness of a tablet form factor reaching up servers hosting processors galore. Its versatile, just as versatile as any previous version of Windows has been and more, it's made to work with both touch-based gestures and/or keyboard and mouse-based actions. Applications here in Windows 8 are optimized for teamwork between themselves, connections, syncing, and the ability of Windows 8 software to run any app from Windows 7 makes this a value proposition that may well be right up the alleys of a vast population in both the USA and abroad.

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Microsoft Windows 8 Complete Guide

Microsoft Windows 8 Complete Guide

During a lovely September week in 2011, Microsoft Windows 8 was announced and launched for developers. The event this launch occurred at was what Microsoft was presenting as a welcome to Windows 8, especially in regards to the 5,000 developers at BUILD, launching the platform with there eyes directly fixed on applications, the whole situation a large opportunity for developers. This is the beginning of Windows 8 as it exists in a sense that there's no product launch here from Microsoft, instead there's an opportunity for 3rd party developers to get on board here right at the start of the next-wave OS. What lies beneath is a living document which takes what Microsoft Windows 8 is at the start here in 2011 and how it will evolve over time.

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Samsung Series 7 Slate PC hands-on

Samsung Series 7 Slate PC hands-on

What's in a name? If you're Samsung, and you're trying to bide time until the more touchscreen-friendly Windows 8 arrives, then you launch the Samsung Series 7 Slate PC. The absence of "tablet" in the title, and conversely the specific mention of a slate form-factor PC, says it all: this is no iPad rival but a work or enterprise machine that just so happens not to have a keyboard. We grabbed some playtime at IFA 2011.

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Samsung Unpacked at IFA 2011 Full Wrap-Up

Samsung Unpacked at IFA 2011 Full Wrap-Up

This week in Berlin the Samsung Unpacked event at IFA 2011 played host to a whole batch of new devices sure to take the market by storm in the coming months internationally. Of course whether or not they actually DO take the market by storm is completely up to you, so let's have a look at everything we've covered this week thus far. It's Samsung's week, of that we're certain - and not only on the mobile front, in computing, in portable point-and-shoot cameras, and on TV too!

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ViewSonic launches ViewPad 7x, 10pro, and 7e

ViewSonic launches ViewPad 7x, 10pro, and 7e

ViewSonic has made some tablet announcements of its own today at IFA 2011 with a tablet trio of varying sizes and platforms. There's a 7-inch Android 3.2 Honeycomb tablet called the ViewPad 7x, a 10-inch dual-boot Windows Oaktrail tablet PC called the ViewPad 10pro, and a budget-friendly e-reader-like tablet called the ViewPad 7e.

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Samsung Series 7 Slate to be upgradeable to Windows 8

Samsung Series 7 Slate to be upgradeable to Windows 8

Samsung debuted a new tablet today called the Series 7 Slate. But this wasn't another Android tablet, instead, oddly it ran Windows 7 with the company confirming plans to make the device upgradeable to Windows 8. Some early hands-on impressions of the device say that it may be the best Windows 7 tablet ever made.

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Samsung N102 to be N100 Meego clone with Windows 7 onboard

Samsung N102 to be N100 Meego clone with Windows 7 onboard

The Samsung N100 netbook has been known about for while now. The netbook is a little offering that will run the Meego OS rather than Windows. Those that were interested in the N100 for a hardware standpoint, but didn't like the idea of Meego will want to check out the Samsung N102. This tablet is a clone of the N100 with the key difference that the N102 runs Windows 7 starter.

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Cregle Penbook tablet hits the FCC

Cregle Penbook tablet hits the FCC

There are some folks that won't consider a tablet or notebook if the thing isn't running Windows 7. That is understandable on some levels since you need Windows if you use certain software a lot at home or in the office. A new Windows 7 tablet has crossed the FCC called the Cregle Penbook. The tablet has a 10-inch screen made by Wacom.

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