Neowin News Feed for: Windows8 Neowin News Feed for: Windows8 en-us Neowin Ignition News (Managing Editor) (Neowin Developers) 5 Windows 8.1 build 9471 x64 has leaked <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/543043785windows-8.1-mono.png" alt="" /></div>If you have been waiting to try a more recent build of Windows 8.1, build 9471 has hit the web and comes in the x64 flavor; Windows 8.1 is scheduled to hit RTM later this month. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Sams) Sun, 11 Aug 2013 23:40:08 +0000 Spotted: Boot to desktop for Windows 8.1 settings pane <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/543043785windows-8.1-mono.png" alt="" /></div>With the arrival of Windows 8.1 later this year, Microsoft will be including the ability to boot directly to the desktop along with many other features that will likely appease critics. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Sams) Thu, 06 Jun 2013 19:04:27 +0000 Windows Blue has removed 'system image recovery,' leaves us a bit perplexed <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft has removed an option from Blue that has us a bit perplexed as the ‘system image recovery&#039; was quite useful but now it appears to be gone. We have comparison shots after the jump. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Sams) Mon, 25 Mar 2013 17:24:09 +0000 Apple updates Boot Camp to support Windows 8 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/47863619news-logo-apple-logo.png" alt="" /></div>Apple has pushed out an update, 10.8.3 that will finally allow OS X users to dual boot Windows 8 on their machines using the built in application, Boot Camp. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Sams) Thu, 14 Mar 2013 20:38:29 +0000 Dropbox app for Windows 8 has arrived <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>If you have been waiting for Dropbox to launch its Windows 8 app, today is your lucky day as the application is now available in the Microsoft Store for you to download. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Sams) Mon, 07 Jan 2013 14:47:10 +0000 Official Fitbit app launched for Windows 8 and Windows RT <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/2009500412win8apps.jpg" alt="" /></div>We finally have an official app for Fitbit. It&#039;s available both for Windows 8 and RT and it gives users a convenient way to check their activity stats and how close they are to their daily goals. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Vlad Dudau) Thu, 20 Dec 2012 15:45:01 +0000 Microsoft has slammed the door on the Windows 8 Media Center activation flaw <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft has finally patched an exploit that would turn an illegal copy of Windows 8 into a legal copy by downloading the free Windows Media Center add-on from Microsoft. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Sams) Wed, 12 Dec 2012 14:15:09 +0000 Valve: Linux is more viable than Windows 8 for gaming <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1779522441windows-8-logo-blue.png" alt="" /></div>Microsoft has been on the receiving end of a lot of hate from Valve and it looks like that train is not letting up anytime soon as the company has slammed Windows 8 once again in favor of Linux. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Sams) Mon, 29 Oct 2012 19:36:55 +0000 Watch the Windows 8 keynote right here <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1193503197new MS LOGO.png" alt="" /></div>If you couldn&#039;t make it to the Windows 8 keynote, worry not, as we have posted the livestream of Ballmer and crew pulling back the covers on Windows 8. Make the jump to watch the event live. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Sams) Thu, 25 Oct 2012 14:50:22 +0000 Can't make it to a Windows 8 launch event? Microsoft has you covered <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft is making sure that everyone who wants to be able to watch the launch event is able to view the spectacle by offering up a livestream of the events on its website tomorrow. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Sams) Wed, 24 Oct 2012 18:36:03 +0000 Skype for Windows 8 downloads going live? <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>If you have Windows 8 installed, it may be worth checking out the Windows Store as reports are coming in that the Skype download is now live for some folks but not everyone seems to have active links. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Sams) Wed, 24 Oct 2012 15:31:42 +0000 MSN's exclusive Windows 8 page goes live <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft said that when Windows 8 luanched, an exclusive page for WIndows 8 would come with it. It now looks like that page is live and we have the link for the new page after the jump. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Sams) Wed, 24 Oct 2012 00:46:10 +0000 Microsoft holding Windows 8 training session at its stores <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>If you, or your loved ones, need to be brought up to speed on Windows 8 and you live near a Microsoft store, we have good news for you. Microsoft is holding Windows 8 training session at retail stores <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Sams) Thu, 18 Oct 2012 17:53:43 +0000 Windows 8 takes the #1 spot on Amazon's best sellers list <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Windows 8 pre-orders opened up a few days ago and the platform has already landed atop Amazon&#039;s software &quot;Best Sellers&quot; list which is surely a good sign for the folks in Redmond. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Sams) Mon, 15 Oct 2012 16:17:24 +0000 Microsoft unveils Windows 8 box art, comes in 5 flavors <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1042643571windows8probox4.jpg" alt="" /></div>Microsoft has not only announced today that pre-orders for Windows 8 are a go but also it is showing off the 5 different boxes that the retail packaging will be available in for purchase. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Sams) Fri, 12 Oct 2012 14:14:13 +0000 Microsoft opens the door for Windows 8 Pre-orders <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft has announced that Windows 8 Pre-orders are officially open for those who want a packaged DVD of the upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for $69.99 USD ERP. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Sams) Fri, 12 Oct 2012 13:20:23 +0000 Bill Gates: Windows 8 combines the best of tablet with PC, not returning to Microsoft <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Bill Gates has done something few of us ever will experience; taking a company from nothing to being an industry icon. But Bill has stated again he won&#039;t return to Microsoft again. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Sams) Wed, 10 Oct 2012 01:56:52 +0000 Windows 8 celebration kicks off Oct 25th in New York City <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft has sent out invitations to its Windows 8 kickoff event October 25th in New York City. The event will kickoff the Winodws 8 launch where Microsoft will unleash its latest OS to consumers. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Sams) Thu, 04 Oct 2012 17:18:57 +0000 Intel: Windows 8 being launched before it's ready <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1779522441windows-8-logo-blue.png" alt="" /></div>According to a report from Bloomberg, Intel CEO Paul Otellini stated during an internal company meeting in Taiwan that Microsoft is going to ship Windows 8 before it&#039;s fully ready. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Sams) Tue, 25 Sep 2012 20:27:52 +0000 Calling Windows 8 the next Vista makes you look like an idiot <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Windows 8 will be a lot of things when it hits retails shelves later this year. The one thing it won&#039;t be is &quot;the next Vista&quot;. There seems to be a trend to compare these two platforms and it&#039;s offbase <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Sams) Tue, 18 Sep 2012 12:33:21 +0000 ASUS Windows 8 road-map leaked, price is concerning <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A new road-map of upcoming ASUS products has leaked and the prices are a bit high for what is believed to be entry level products. Make the jump to see the image and the pricing information. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Sams) Mon, 17 Sep 2012 20:23:14 +0000 Rumor: Nokia internal render hints at Windows 8 tablet reveal next week <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1380444391nokia-tablet.png" alt="" /></div>This may be a stretch, but a render supposedly found on Nokia&#039;s internal servers has been discovered, and it shows a Windows 8 tablet hidden behind a WP device. Is an announcement on the way soon? <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tim Schiesser) Fri, 31 Aug 2012 16:51:08 +0000 Windows 8 now available on DreamSpark Premium <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src=" shot 2012-08-22 at 8.37.24 pm_thumb.jpg" alt="" /></div>If you are a DreamSpark user and have been waiting for Windows 8 to arrive, it looks like today is your day as the RTM build of Windows 8 has now been posted to the service. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Sams) Thu, 23 Aug 2012 00:47:28 +0000 No MSDN or TechNet? There's a Windows 8 "Eval" for that <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1106643861windows-8-logo-orange.png" alt="" /></div>If you are a Windows 8 developer (or not) and you want Windows 8 now, we have the solution posted for you after the break as Microsoft is offering a trial if you meet their qualifications. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Sams) Wed, 15 Aug 2012 18:23:15 +0000 Gallery: Windows 8 RTM installation screenshots <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1245913945windows-8-blue.png" alt="" /></div>With Windows 8 getting the green light, for those of use with developer access, we are only a few days away from getting our hands on Microsoft&#039;s latest OS. Make the jump to see numerous screenshots. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Sams) Thu, 02 Aug 2012 12:30:57 +0000 Lenovo Windows 8 tablet leaks, specs splayed for all to see <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>As we get closer to the launch of Windows 8, we expect to see more and more tablets leak out and that is the case today with a Lenovo Windows 8 tablet breaking cover with all of its specs listed. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Sams) Wed, 01 Aug 2012 13:03:58 +0000 Additional Windows 8 RTM UI screenshots hit the web <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>With the official Windows 8 RTM announcement right around the corner, new images of the RTM UI have hit the web for your viewing pleasure, make the jump to learn more. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Sams) Mon, 23 Jul 2012 12:42:34 +0000 Microsoft killed the start button because it wasn't used <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft had been relatively quiet on why it decided to drop the start button in Windows 8 but at TechED Europe, the company provided insight as to why the company made the controversial decision. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Sams) Thu, 28 Jun 2012 12:40:46 +0000 MetroTwit for Windows 8 launched <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>On of our favorite Twitter clients has now been ported over to Windows 8 and is available from the Microsoft Store. Make the jump to learn more about MetroTwit for Windows 8. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Sams) Wed, 27 Jun 2012 12:40:35 +0000 Windows 8 RTM build reportedly 8500, announcement coming late July <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src=" shot 2012-06-24 at 3.49.03 pm_thumb.jpg" alt="" /></div>A new bit of information about Windows 8 RTM has hit the wire and the report suggests that the RTM version of Windows 8 will be 8500 and that the RTM announcement will come in late July. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Sams) Sun, 24 Jun 2012 19:55:23 +0000 Microsoft touting Windows 8 as 'Windows 7, only better', for businesses <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src=" guide_thumb.jpg" alt="" /></div>If you are in a position to drive policy for your company and have been curious about why Windows 8 should be considered for your company, Microsoft has put together a handy guide just for you. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Sams) Wed, 13 Jun 2012 14:15:28 +0000 Rumor: Microsoft may launch its own brand of Windows 8 tablets <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/12162242531658068131win.jpg" alt="" /></div>The tablet market is quickly becoming congested as Android attempts to provide an alternative solution to the iPad. But Microsoft is not about to be left out as they recently unveiled their OS that they... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brad Sams) Wed, 08 Jun 2011 11:46:44 +0000 Windows 8 Milestone 2 signed off this week, M3 to start next week <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A recent roadmap shown off by Mary Jo Foley over at Zdnet tells us a story about how the progress work for Windows 8 M2 was scheduled. The timeline also tells us that Microsoft is... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Andrew Lyle) Mon, 21 Feb 2011 19:21:40 +0000