February 9, 2012

8 Features Could Make Windows 8 Great

Paul McDougall, InformationWeek

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Windows 8 represents the biggest redesign of the Windows operating system since Microsoft gave the OS a big overhaul with Windows 95. That effort introduced the Start button, Taskbar, and other now standard icons. Windows 8 goes even further.

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Mozilla Goes After Microsoft. Why Not Apple?
Gregg Keizer, PC World
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May 7, 2012
Why Windows Can't Play DVDs (For Free)
Ed Bott, ZD Net
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Microsoft Carves Itself Out a Nook
David Zax, MIT Technology Review
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May 17, 2012
Microsoft Gives Windows a Clean Sweep
Walt Mossberg, WS Journal
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