Archives: November 2012

Surface tablet with Windows 8 Pro: DOA

November 30, 2012
Now that we know several key points about the Surface Pro, Microsoft's claim that it 'isn't just any tablet' certainly rings true -- but not in a good way
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Smartphone giants and wannabes square off

November 30, 2012
iOS and Android jockey for supremacy, while Windows Phone and BlackBerry scramble for footing
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40 million copies of Windows 8 sold? Don't believe it

November 29, 2012
Microsoft would like the world to think Windows 8 is selling like gangbusters -- on a par with Windows 7 out of the chute. Take a chill pill and look at the numbers
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Microsoft CAL and server license prices headed up

November 29, 2012
Significant price increases loom for enterprise products, but you probably don't need to worry about it -- yet
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The stats that would really tell us how Windows 8 is doing

November 27, 2012
Microsoft is claiming it has already sold 40 million Windows 8 licenses, but it isn't releasing any stats that would give a real look at how the OS is doing
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F5 BIG-IP cloudbursts onto Amazon Web Services scene

November 27, 2012
Company envisions clients moving entire applications into Amazon cloud while using BIG-IP as a front end and management suite
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Buggy Windows 8 patch: Old problem, new solutions

November 26, 2012
New patches seem to be the culprit causing 64-bit Windows 8 Pro systems to lock up. Experienced Windows users face a complex and unfamiliar fix
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Eucalyptus open source cloud aims at simpler management

November 26, 2012
A new version of the AWS-friendly cloud platform also yields broader storage support
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How Microsoft fudges Windows 8 sales figures

November 20, 2012
Industry analysts say we'll know more about Windows 8 sales in January, but given Microsoft's well-orchestrated obfuscation, we'll actually know less
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Microsoft's call for more H-1B visas and green cards draws ire

November 20, 2012
The Economic Policy Institute asserts that Microsoft's claims of a U.S. IT labor shortage are disingenuous and self-serving
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