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Retailers divided over Windows 8 price cut

stel zoekt vrouw in Deventer Retailers divided over Windows 8 price cut

kvinnor söker män i Elleholm Resellers are unsure whether a drop in Windows 8 license fees would boost demand for the OS.

kvinnor söker män i Avesta Rumours suggest that fees could fall from £30 to £9 for devices priced under £150. The reduction could be reflected in the price of Windows 8 devices, with Microsoft said to be eyeing the cost of Chromebooks.

par søger kvinde I Frederikshavn Sales of computers pre-installed with Windows 7 are due to end in October 2014.

donne single a verona Mike Hoffman, director of Drum Brae Solutions, told PCR that no price drop was needed.

“Windows is already a lot cheaper on small form factor tablets and that is all they need,” he explained. “We have installed Windows 8 on every machine since its launch and the response has been good.”

AML Midlands’ Anthony Lay agreed that the OS is cheap enough, and echoed Hoffman’s comments that the divisive tablet/desktop hybrid design was a boon.

Read More by Matthew Jarvis

Microsoft extends some XP security support

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Operating system still set for April axe but vendor extends some support programmes

Microsoft is planning on extending some security support for Windows XP past the widely publicised end-of-support date in April.

Thirteen-year-old Windows XP was always planned to be axed this April, and last year Microsoft, channel firms and migration specialists began to speak up about the benefits of migrating, a process which can take more than year.

After the cut-off date of 8 April, Microsoft will cease support for the OS which the software giant claims could leave users and businesses continuing to use it open to a range of security risks.

Read More by Hannah Breeze

Lost phone? Google’s got an app for that, coming this month

Free location and remote wipe service for Android devices

Google has announced that it will begin offering a free device location and security service for Android phones and tablets for the first time later this month, addressing a longstanding omission in Mountain View’s mobile OS.

According to a blog post by Android product manager Benjamin Poiesz on Friday, the forthcoming Android Device Manager (ADM) will be a combination of a mobile app and online services that will help Android customers both locate lost phones and protect their data when their devices can’t be found.

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