Futuremark, arbiter of all synthetic benchmarks that upend message boards and LAN party envies around the globe, is ready to make you feel bad about your rig all over again: 3DMark for Windows 8. But there's a twist!
As rumours go, it's a small one. But today's Bloomberg report that Samsung may be putting Windows 8 in its sleek and shiny Series 7 marks the first time in a long time I've gotten all jittery about a laptop not called MacBook Air.
The Microsoft Courier died an unfortunate death, which was somewhat shrouded in mystery. Now Cnet has the full story, which chalks it up to bureaucracy, a fear of losing its corporate customer base, and an unyielding loyalty to established brands like Windows.
You see that photo right above these words? That's a bloody ice cream sandwich. You know what's on the next generation of Android phones? An operating system. Android 4.0 to be specific. I defy you to eat it.
Searching within Windows, much like tackling the Task Manager, has always one of the most nightmarish components. It was ugly, disorganized, and slow. Not anymore. Part of Microsoft's "now Windows is actually pretty great" initiative means making search un-horrible. Finally.
An unhappy side of Microsoft's corporate environment was potentially exposed in the comments of a blog post written by an unnamed employee. The post details the company's annual meeting and while the content is tame, some of the feedback is scathing.