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Last month, I got access to the RTM version of Windows 8 via the Dreamspark subscription. Since it was the final version, I decided to give it a chance. And on September 29th, I finally installed Windows 8 on my primary system as the only OS. I was certain that if I had installed it along with Windows 7 as a dual boot setup, I would keep on switching back and forth between the two operating systems and that wouldn’t be doing a fair assessment and would just lead to decrease in productivity. So, here’s my initial experience with Windows 8 RTM and how it has evolved over time.

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Microsoft has started a new promotional campaign where it is allowing existing Windows XP, Vista or 7 users to upgrade to Windows 8 for only $19.99 or Rs 1,999 INR.

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Microsoft has announced that 670 million Windows 7 licenses have been sold.

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One of the most iconic changes in Windows 8 is the lack of a start button as well as a start menu. While the new Start Page is a lot more informative and interactive, it will undoubtedly confuse a lot of users. This has prompted some manufacturers like Samsung to bring back the Start Menu through software patches. Pokki is amongst those that are trying to fix Windows 8.

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Microsoft has officially revealed the pricing of its much-anticipated Surface RT tablet.

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Xbox Music is a beautiful-looking service which comes with some asterisks, which Microsoft needs to knock off very soon.

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Microsoft will make a massive marketing push following the launch of Windows 8, spending more than $1.5 billion.

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Windows 8 training videos intended for Microsoft Store (and holiday pop-up shop) sales associates have surfaced.

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Microsoft has just pushed out a sizable (170MB) post-RTM Windows 8 update.

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Windows 8 is only a month away from being generally available, and are only 2,000 apps in the Windows Store. This is rather concerning.

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Microsoft’s Developer Marathon in India Sets Guinness World Record

Microsoft’s Windows AppFest held at KTPO, Bangalore, has set the Guinness World Record for “Most Participants in a Software Development Marathon in One Location” with 2567 developers participating to design, build, and test Windows 8 apps.

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This tutorial will show you how to share files between your computers using Windows 8 and Homegroups.

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Windows 8 has opened up a whole new world of opportunities and speculation too. Now that I have had a chance to play with Windows 8 a little, I’d like to share some of my conclusions about it.

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This tutorial will show you how to configure mail accounts in Windows 8.

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One of the best features in Windows has been the ability to hibernate your PC and then log back in to the same state later on. However, the hibernate option is not traditionally available in Windows 8 and requires users to enable it.

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