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Retailers divided over Windows 8 price cut

dating site reviews Retailers divided over Windows 8 price cut

kvinde søger kvinde I Esbjerg Resellers are unsure whether a drop in Windows 8 license fees would boost demand for the OS.

black singles sites 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.

Sales of computers pre-installed with Windows 7 are due to end in October 2014.

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.

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Windows Phone 8.1: Like WinPho 8, but BETTER

black female interracial dating Hands on The biggest Windows Phone news this week was that it’s now royalty free. This means it will cost manufacturers man söker par i Linköping less to make a Windows Phone than an Android phone, all other things being equal. And, of course, it also received the much-anticipated update.

Yes, it’s taken what seems like an eternity to arrive, but Windows Phone 8.1 should address many of the annoyances bothering loyal users.

Notifications, shortcuts for commonly used settings, on-device (ie, Spotlight-style) search, and a better browser are four usability features that topped every user’s list of desired improvements. Welcome to 2011, you might say. But Microsoft had a simple and distinctive system already – and it has managed to make it more convenient without making it more cluttered.
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Microsoft shops ditch XP for New Year as Windows market share expands

But what’s this… they’re all moving to Windows 8.1?

Less than one-third of PCs are now running Windows XP, with many a Microsoft shop giving up on the popular 12-year-old operating system in time for New Year.

Windows XP’s market share fell to 28.98 per cent in the month of December, from November’s 31.22 per cent, according to the latest stats from NetApplications.

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