Microsoft gets the Windows 8 blues

It now looks increasingly likely that Microsoft will have to perform a dramatic u-turn on the Windows 8 interface.

"Metro" name dropped from Windows 8

A lot of people have expressed distaste for Windows 8's Metro design, so Microsoft has gotten rid of Metro...well, just the name.

Microsoft under heavy fire for Windows 8 browser blockade



Microsoft has come under heavy fire from Mozilla for allegedly blocking third-party browsers from operating in Windows 8 (RT-ARM) Classic mode.

Video: Windows 8 is all about touch


Microsoft's touch language for Windows 8 PCs requires digitizers that support a minimum of 5 fingers. 


Microsoft redesigns IE for a new Metro age



Redmond has revamped it flagship Internet Explorer (IE) 10 browser to match the style and feel of Windows 8 Metro - a slick UI targeted at tablets and other mobile devices.  



Google confirms Metro version of Chrome

Google is toiling away at a Windows 8 Metro-optimized version of its Web browser.

Skype beta comes to Windows Phone

Microsoft's today - at last - releasing a beta version of Skype for Windows Phone, giving users free audio and video calls over 3G, 4G or Wifi. The full release is due in April.

Mozilla’s Firefox is going Metro

The Mozilla Foundation is coding a specialized version of its flagship Firefox browser for Microsoft Windows 8 Metro. 
 


Nvidia hella loves Android (and Windows 8)



Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang has seen the future of mobile devices - and it is Google's versatile Android operating system.

Is Intel threatened by Microsoft's Metro?

Divorces are never pretty and the very public WinTel breakup was certainly no exception.

Microsoft details Windows 8 UI

Microsoft exec Steve Sinofsky has taken to the blogosphere in an effort to explain the revamped UI (user interface) powering Redmond's long-awaited Windows 8.

Leaked pics show new Windows 8 interface

Microsoft's released a preview build of Windows 8 to some of its partners - and several of those partners have helpfully released it to the press, revealing a new ribbon interface.

LA mass transit gets a whole lot greener

It's the end of an era in Los Angeles, where the city's Metro system reports that it has retired its last diesel bus.