May 24, 2012

Get Ready, and Excited, for Multiple Monitors

John Dvorak, PC Magazine


Microsoft has done an excellent job of talking up Windows 8 in the press. It is pulling all sorts of PR tricks and even has Steve Ballmer making a lot of quotable noise.

One subtle story is beginning to appear, though, and it is good news for those of us who are reliant on desktop computing: Microsoft is boosting support multi-screen computing in Windows 8.

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TAGGED: Windows 8, gadgets, Microsoft


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