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Windows 8.1 Coming Out October 17th

Microsoft has announced that Windows 8.1 will be arriving on October 17th (well, in the US, anyway), confirming an earlier rumor of a mid-month launch. At that time, the free update will begin rolling out across local Windows Stores, and will be available “at...

Is the PC Dead — Again?

Mark Twain is reported to have said that “The rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated.” Now-a-days it seems to be Steve Balmer of Microsoft fame. No, I’m not talking about his actual death, but the death of their leading product and...

Microsoft Finally Breaking Away From Intel

Microsoft and Intel have been so inter-twined for decades that there’s been a special name for them: WinTel.  The “WinTel Monopoly” has required you to run Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office and the rest of their core software on Intel hardware...