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Windows 8 is coming soon for PCs, tablets

Information screen for Windows 8. (Microsoft)

While most of the world has yet to upgrade to Windows 7, Microsoft is gearing up to launch the next version of its PC operating system.

Web forums lit up last week with the news that PC manufacturers had just gotten their hands on a new Windows 8 test build. Several analysts reported that equipment makers had received “early beta“ test versions of the operating system. Get the full story »

Dell prepares Windows tablet in mobile push

Dell Inc. showed off a tablet device for business users that runs Microsoft’s Windows software, as the personal computer company continues to push aggressively into the mobile market.

Though many analysts believe the current version of Windows is not a good fit for touchscreen tablets, Dell said its commercial customers are looking for the familiarity and security of the Microsoft environment in a more portable package. Get the full story »

Microsoft planning new version of Windows

From The Wall Street Journal | Software giant Microsoft is crafting a new operating system that deviates from its heavy reliance on chip technology pioneered by Intel, according to people briefed on Microsoft’s plans.

Microsoft said to plan new Windows for tablets

Microsoft Corp. is working on a version of its core Windows operating system for devices such as tablets, according to media reports, and the company said its Windows Phone 7 software is making headway in the booming smartphone market. Get the full story »

Motorola countersues Microsoft on patents

Motorola Mobility, the division of Motorola Inc. that makes mobile devices and television set-top boxes, has countersued Microsoft Corp. over patent infringement. Get the full story »

Microsoft 3Q earnings up 51% on Windows, Office

Microsoft Corp. said Thursday that its net income in the latest quarter rose 51 percent, boosted by higher sales of Windows and Office software to businesses.

In last year’s quarter, Microsoft deferred some revenue from Windows sales. Had it not done so, net income would have been only 16 percent higher this year in comparison. Get the full story »

Executive: Microsoft a dying consumer brand

Ray Ozzie at a Microsoft event in 2005. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu/File)

Consumers have turned their backs on Microsoft. A company that once symbolized the future is now living in the past.

Microsoft has been late to the game in crucial modern technologies like mobile, search, media, gaming and tablets. It has even fallen behind in Web browsing, a market it once ruled with an iron fist.

Outgoing Chief Software Architect Ray Ozzie called out Microsoft’s lost ground in a blog post over the weekend. Get the full story »