Microsoft Windows 8, Tweaked, Updated and Hopefully, on the Road to Recovery

Microsoft yesterday made a preview version of Windows 8.1 available for download which includes several alterations to the OS and all designed to address consumer dissatisfaction with the operating system. Feedback provided by market analysts have indicated user’s frustration with Windows 8 is partially to blame for the worst drop in personal computer sales in almost two decades. Steve Ballmer Microsoft CEO, at a conference in San Francisco, acknowledged the fact that the company pushed hard to get people to adopt what he called “a radical new tile-based "Modern" user interface” in Windows 8. A move to which the software giant is now back-pedaling on by bringing back the much easier and far more familiar  "Desktop" interface complete with “Start” button. Read the full story here.



Comments

  • There are no comments yet. Be the first to comment!

Leave a Comment
  • Your email address will not be published. All fields are required.

Top White Papers and Webcasts

  • In recent months, the discussion around cloud has evolved from "Why cloud?" to "How do we migrate?" and "What should we move first?" In this whitepaper, Hostway Cloud Strategist Aaron Hollobaugh discusses 8 applications that are ripe for cloud deployment and how companies can safelymigrate to start enjoying the cost savings, scalability, and virtualization benefits of the cloud.

  • Many IT organizations are moving toward an infrastructure that's flexible, easily managed, and can respond quickly to business needs and help increase revenue. They are working to remove silos of systems and data and consolidate point solutions in order to increase efficiency. Answer a few simple questions about your organization and download a paper to learn more about the important role of data protection in this transformation and discover solutions that can help with your specific pain points.

Most Popular Programming Stories

More for Developers

Latest Developer Headlines

RSS Feeds