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Here's how to make Windows 8.1 more like Windows 7 (in case you're weird like that)

Here's how to make Windows 8.1 more like Windows 7 (in case you're weird like that)

Michael Archambault 132

Let us be honest, what people really want when they ask for Windows 7 back is that it be done with the modern Windows 8 Start Screen and make their machine more mouse and keyboard friendly. Windows 8 has placed a large amount of its reliance on touch based PCs that is the Microsoft future. If you do find yourself without a touch screen and are yearning for the days of Windows 7, then...

Microsoft sells over 200 Million licenses for Windows 8 – 'looking forward to the future'

Microsoft sells over 200 Million licenses for Windows 8 – 'looking forward to the future'

Michael Archambault 110

At times, the success of Microsoft’s latest operating system, Windows 8, can seem questionable. While Microsoft was able to sell over 240 million Windows 7 licenses a year after the software’s launch, Windows 8 is just beginning to see any figures close to that number. It has been fifteen months and Microsoft has just now acknowledged that they have sold over 200 million licenses....

Valve's Steam Survey shows that Windows 7 remains the most popular gaming operating system

Valve's Steam Survey shows that Windows 7 remains the most popular gaming operating system

Michael Archambault 95

If you belong to the “PC Master Race” (see meme) when it comes to gaming, then there is a good chance you are still running Windows 7 instead of Microsoft’s latest operating system. For those of you who love both PC gaming and Windows 8 – you will be interested to know that Steam usage data for the past month shows almost a fifth of those utilizing the Steam client are now using the new...

Microsoft gains slight market share with both Internet Explorer 11 and Windows 8

Microsoft gains slight market share with both Internet Explorer 11 and Windows 8

Michael Archambault 77

November has been a decent month for Microsoft in terms of market share; the company’s internet browser software, Internet Explorer 11, and latest operating system, Windows 8/8.1, have both grown in popularity since the previous month of October. While Windows 7 still remains as the world’s top operating system with 46.64%, Windows 8/8.1 has seen a slight increase in its holdings and...

Windows 8 grows in market share and Microsoft intends to invest $405 million to keep it up

Windows 8 grows in market share and Microsoft intends to invest $405 million to keep it up

Michael Archambault 151

We recently reported that Windows Phone is the world’s fastest growing smartphone operating system with a 275% percent growth rate, but that might not be Microsoft’s only reason to smile. According to NetMarketShare, Windows 8 now owns 9.25% of the desktop market. Breaking that number down even further, we find that 1.72% of all market share belongs to Windows 8.1, while the other 7.53...

Check out Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 7 with the release preview now available

Check out Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 7 with the release preview now available

Rich Edmonds 41

Microsoft is charging full steam ahead with development on not only its desktop Windows platform, but also its popular web browser. Internet Explorer 11 is now available for Windows 7 as a pre-release, one step up from the developer preview we recently looked at. This release contains numerous performance improvements, updates to web standards support, as well as alterations made to...

Internet Explorer 11 Developer Preview available for Windows 7 with new features and improvements

Internet Explorer 11 Developer Preview available for Windows 7 with new features and improvements

Michael Archambault 42

Microsoft’s Windows 8.1 Consumer Preview introduced their latest version of the Trident based web browser, Internet Explorer 11. Today the company has released the developer preview of IE11 for those still on Windows 7. Internet Explorer 11 promises to bring improved performance, faster page load times, new standards support for next generation sites, and a completely redesigned “F12”...

Windows Essentials 2012 drops Live branding but makes up for it with new features

Windows Essentials 2012 drops Live branding but makes up for it with new features

robert brand 46

Windows Live Essentials has been part of most Windows Users standard installation for many years now. This familiar and ‘essentials’ set of applications does much to make Windows come to life as a useful productivity tool. Providing photo editing, movie making, blogging, email, synchronising and instant messaging apps, ‘Essentials’ forms a solid backbone for basic computing throughput...