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Windows 8 No Better Than Vista: Samsung Executive

A major executive at one of Microsoft's most important hardware partners has slammed the Redmond-based firm's newest operating system (OS), Windows 8. In a recent meeting with reporters, Samsung memory chip division president Jun Dong-soo said ... Microsoft's new OS had done nothing to stop the decline of PC hardware sales. "The global PC industry is steadily shrinking despite the launch of Windows 8," Dong-soo said. Samsung Exec: Windows 8 No Better Than Vista The Samsung executive then slammed Microsoft's newest OS by saying, "I think the Windows 8 system is no better than the previous Windows ... (view more)

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HP, Acer, Samsung Angry Over Microsoft Tablet?

While the prospect of Microsoft manufacturing its own tablet computer will bring about a number of firsts for the software giant, one in particular will present an unusual dilemma: this will be the first time Microsoft competes against its very own ... hardware partners. Here's the issue: Microsoft will be trying to sell its Windows 8 operating system (OS) to hardware makers at the same time it will be trying to convince consumers to buy its Surface tablet computer, instead of PCs and slate devices made by those same hardware partners. As shown in a recent product unveiling, Surface will come in ... (view more)

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