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Geek at heart, Martin follows tech news and developments with an unparalleled passion. When he is not blogging for Everything Microsoft, he blogs at his own site Ghacks Technology News

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Microsoft Surface Pro pricing and availability revealed by German shopping site

Microsoft’s Surface device family comes in two flavors: first the Surface RT which is powered by ARM hardware and Windows 8 RT, and second the Surface Pro, powered by Intel…

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Windows 8 Box Shots appear on Amazon

Windows 8 will be released this month, and there are still a lot of uncertainties about the operating system due to a lack of communication by Microsoft. It is not…

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Windows 8 PCs go on sale at hsn.com

How much will you have to pay for a PC running Windows 8? That’s one of the questions that we could not really answer until now. Microsoft is keeping tight…

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Final Windows 8 Pricing revealed

Microsoft has been extremely tight lipped about the price of its upcoming Windows 8 operating system.The company previously only announced plans to run promotions for people buying eligible PCs with…

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Microsoft reveals Office 2013 pricing

Microsoft today has revealed the final pricing structure for all versions of Office 2013. The company decided to make available subscription-based and standalone packages of the latest version of Office.…

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Rise of Windows 8 chips: first Intel, now AMD

Chip giant Intel on Friday last week announced that it won’t support Linux on its upcoming Clover Trail Atom processor. The very same day, AMD announced that it is concentrating…

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Windows Store Apps official name for Metro apps

I’m not sure how you feel about the whole “we don’t call it Metro anymore” announcement that we discussed some time ago here on Everything Microsoft, but ever since Microsoft…

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Windows 8: Unpatched Flash vulnerability leaves users at risk

Microsoft introduces several changes to Internet Explorer 10 in its Windows 8 operating system. You may for instance know that Windows 8 ships with two different Internet Explorer versions: first…

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Samsung Ativ S and Ativ Tab 10.1 price reveal

Take this with a grain of salt as the prices have not yet been confirmed by Samsung officially. Samsung has revealed several of its upcoming devices, mobile phones, tablets and…

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How to install unsigned drivers in Windows 8

If you are trying to get old trusted hardware working under Windows 8, or other hardware were no signed drivers have been created by the manufacturer yet, you may have…

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Four ways to bypass the Windows 8 startpage

The startpage of the Windows 8 operating system and the new user interface that goes along with it is a fundamental change that many Windows users may have issues adopting…

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Buy Windows 8 Pro for $69.99 until January 2013, then $199

Take the following with a grain of salt as it has not been confirmed officially by Microsoft. Tom Warren over at The Verge reports that sources close to Microsoft have…

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How to use a custom image for Windows 8′s start page background

If you had the chance to play around with the final version of Windows 8, you may have noticed that Microsoft has limited backgrounds of the start page of the…

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How to add desktop programs to the Windows 8 start page

When you look at the list of programs on your Windows 8 start page, you may notice that desktop programs and Modern UI apps are displayed both on the page.…

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How to close Modern UI (Metro) apps more comfortable

If you want to close Moder UI apps (Metro apps) in Windows 8 you have two ways to do so. First, you can open the Windows Task Manager with Ctr-Shift-Esc,…

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How to disable Fast Start in Windows 8

Windows 8 Release Preview users find an option to turn fast startup on or off in the power options control panel applet. Fast startup, also known as hybrid boot, basically…

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Windows 8 start screen backgrounds are colorful

I like my operating system to be as minimalistic as possible. This may make me a minority in times where everything needs to be glamorous and colorful, but that’s how…

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Windows 8 Pro to retail for €59.99?

Microsoft has not revealed the retail price of its upcoming Windows 8 operating system yet. What the Redmond company has revealed up to this point is a promotional offer for…

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