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Windows 8 to Ship Just in Time for Halloween Shopping

Earlier this month, Microsoft promised to ship Windows 8 sometime in October. Today, it announced the official date of the operating system’s arrival: October 26, 2012.

Speaking during Microsoft’s annual sales meeting, Steven Sinofsky, president of the company’s Windows division, said the next generation OS will arrive at market on that Friday little more than three months from now, along with a number of PCs equipped with it. No word yet on whether Surface will be one of them, but it’s certainly possible.

For users with laptops and desktops running Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7, a downloadable upgrade to Windows 8 Pro will cost $40. Purchase the OS at a retail store and it will set you back $70. Those are promotional prices, though, and are only good until January 31, 2013.

[Image credit: Windows Blog]

Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

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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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus