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Windows 8

Windows 8 was released by software giant Microsoft as it sought to regain lost market share to rivals Apple and Google, whose iOS and Android operating systems dominate the smartphone and tablet markets.

Microsoft addresses unhappy users with new version of Windows 8

Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer opens the Microsoft developers' conference in San Francisco. Photo: Reuters

Microsoft has released a test version of its Windows 8.1 software, bringing back the “start” button and adding a host of features it hopes will appeal to users, while spurring developers into writing more applications for it.

Friday, 28 June, 2013, 2:22am

Cherished 'Start' button returns to Microsoft Windows

Microsoft said recently that it had sold than 100 million licences for Windows 8 but updated the operating system after listening to customers. Photo: SCMP

Microsoft has unveiled an update to its latest Windows operating system that included a return of a “Start” button that had been missed by longtime users of the computer software.

31 May 2013 - 10:44am

Apple falls on China Mobile comment

Apple falls on China Mobile comment

Apple shares fell further yesterday after China Mobile chief executive Li Yue said he would not add the iPhone to the world's largest wireless network without a deal favourable for his firm.

7 Dec 2012 - 3:23am

Microsoft's Windows of opportunity?

Microsoft's new Windows operating system has launched around the world in 37 languages and 140 markets. Photo: AFP

Microsoft introduced the biggest overhaul of its flagship Windows software in two decades, reflecting the rising stakes in its competition with Apple and Google for customers who are shunning personal computers and flocking to mobile devices.

27 Oct 2012 - 3:25am

Microsoft's new Windows 8 operating system priced at HK$319

The new Windows 8 operating system was launched yesterday at the Happy Valley Racecourse. Photo: Jonathan Wong

Microsoft yesterday launched its latest operating system, pricing it as low as HK$319 in a bid to keep its dominance of the industry.

27 Oct 2012 - 3:43am

Microsoft unveils Surface tablet computer in mainland China

Microsoft's tablet. Photo: NYT

The software giant Microsoft unveiled its new tablet computer Surface in Shanghai yesterday, aiming to compete against Apple's iPad in the mainland market.

Surface, which will hit the mainland market on Friday, will be sold at a price from 3,688 yuan (HK$4,570) for a 32-gigabyte version.

Microsoft will also launch Windows 8 on the mainland the same day.

24 Oct 2012 - 4:01am

Windows pain in Microsoft shake-up

Windows pain in Microsoft shake-up

Over the years, Keith McCarthy has become used to a certain way of doing things on his personal computers, which, like most others, have long run on Microsoft's Windows software.

23 Oct 2012 - 4:59am