Editor’s Note: There are few if any good reasons to cling to the original Windows 8 (or its bigger brother Windows 8.1) that Microsoft introduced released for general availability on October 26, 2012. The kindest thing that could be said was that it was a “rough” launch! With the arrival of June 10, 2014 Microsoft is ending support for Windows 8.1 and urging users to move up to the Windows 8.1 update. Not to do so would be even worse than clinging to an unsupported Windows XP…and the upate is free. Just do it! ;-)) Foster
Nokia released its first ever tablet to the world on Thurs. Nov. 22 and the response has been generally favorable with respect to the excellent engineering and design. It remains a mystery what Microsoft will do with this excellent tablet running Windows RT 8.1 when its purchase of Nokia’s devices division is complete in 2014. The following review is by one of the leading Microsoft commentators Mary Jo Foley who has used the Microsoft Surface RT with great success since it original release.
September 21, 2013 | Comments Off on Monday, Sept.23 Micorosoft Launches 2nd Generation of Surface Tablets
By Mary Jo Foley for All About Microsoft |September 20, 2013 — 13:49 GMT (06:49 PDT)
On Monday, September 23, Microsoft will be launching (but not shipping) its next-generation Surface tablets at an invitation-only event in New York City .
In the past few weeks, lots of leaks have revealed much of what’s expected to debut at the launch. Although Microsoft officials haven’t commented on or confirmed these specs, I’ve heard and seen information that leads me to believe they are correct.
The new Surfaces are going to look almost identical to the current Surfaces, as they are going to use the same 10.6-inch screens and VaporMg casing and be compatible with the same snap-on keyboard/covers that the current Surfaces use. Full Article …