John Paczkowski

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Confirmed! Secret Microsoft Plans to Improve Windows!


So those purported confidential Microsoft (MSFT) documents describing Windows 8? Totally legit, sources close to the company tell me.

Also totally uninteresting as far as eyes-only “vision” documents go (click on images below to enlarge). Their big revelations? Windows 8 will boot more quickly than its predecessors. It will likely include an app store. Instead of using a password, it might use facial recognition to log in users. It will be more closely connected to the cloud. It will be more energy efficient. It’s intended for a variety of different PC form factors–slate, laptop and all-in-one. And finally, it’s being developed with an eye toward aping the “it just works” simplicity and quality for which Apple (AAPL) products are known–“This is something people will pay for!”

Improved energy efficiency! Faster start-up! An app store! Support for slates!

Fascinating.

So the next iteration of the world’s most popular operating system will be an evolutionary one picking off low-hanging fruit was left after Windows 7? Tell us something we didn’t already know.



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December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

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December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work