China bars Windows 8 for new government computers

In a setback to software giant Microsoft, China Tuesday said it will prohibit Windows 8 on new government computers apparently to minimise computer security risks that may arise as the US-based firm last month ended support to Windows XP.

China faces security risks after Windows XP demise

China is trying to counter possible security risks for state agencies after Microsoft stopped providing security updates for the Windows XP operating system, a government official said here today.

Google updates Chrome for Windows 8 with OS-like function

Google has reportedly updated its Chrome for Windows 8 with features that essentially converts the browser app into a Chrome OS.

Cyber sleuths caution Windows XP users against hacking attempts

Indian cyber security sleuths have issued an alert for those using the popular `Window XP` as operating system in their computers and laptops and advised "immediate" upgrade of software against hacking attempts.

Microsoft accused of not offering users choice of OS

A Spanish group of open-source software developers has accused Microsoft of making it difficult for users of Windows 8 to install alternatives.

Indian IT students design apps for Windows 8

Over 10,000 students across India joined forces Tuesday to unleash their creativity at the Microsoft Student AppFest.

Microsoft releases final test version of Windows 8

Software giant Microsoft Corp. released the final test version of Windows 8 on Thursday.

Microsoft unveils three Windows 8 versions

Software giant Microsoft has announced three different editions of its upcoming operating system Windows 8.

Microsoft unveils Windows 8 for consumer testing

The test "beta" version of the revamped system was introduced at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the planet`s largest cell phone trade show.

Microsoft to unveil Windows 8 for public test

Windows 8, as the first Microsoft OS compatible with low-power microprocessors will run on tablets as well as desktops and laptops.

Microsoft redesigns Windows logo

Microsoft announced that it was redesigning the logo of Windows software.

Microsoft gives sneak preview of `Windows 8`

Windows 8 is a next-generation OS designed to work on both personal computers & touchscreen tablets.

Windows 8 for PCs, tablets next year

Microsoft will ship Windows 8 for desktop computers and tablets next year.