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Windows 8 up to 3.17%, but still faces big challenges

Windows 8, the latest operating system, was firstly released by Microsoft. It attracted many PC users for many new distinguished features. Take password in Windows 8 as an example. Users are allowed to create a text password firstly, and then set up a picture password or PIN code as a supplement. As a result, when Windows 8 users happen to forget their passwords, instead of password recovery Windows 8, they just need to change the log in with picture password or PIN code. So, how is the market share of Windows 8 now? According to the latest data from Net Applications, Windows 8 has captured 3.17 percent of the global desktop operating systems market share in March, after five months of its official launch. And If Windows RT and Windows 8 tablets are also taken into account, Windows 8 powered 3.31 percent. Windows 8 on touch devices sees a 0.12% market share while Windows RT sees a 0.02% share. Windows 7, the most popular system, topped with 44.73%. It is actually up by 0.18% percent, and in a testament to its enduring popularity. Windows 7 is followed by Windows XP with 38.73%. And Windows Vista occupied 4.99%, though maligned but ahead...
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Developers get Visual Studio 2012 and Windows 8

Microsoft has recently released the Visual Studio 2012 & the .NET Framework 4.5, offering the final tools for the development of Windows 8 apps.  According to Microsoft, Windows 8 OS will be released on October 26 for general public. The tooling came out approximately 2 months prior to its general availability. The latest version of tooling has been developed in accordance with the modernized Windows 8 platform. The developers got its first preview in September 2011 at Microsoft’s BUILD event. Many changes have been triggered by the developer feedback throughout the testing phase, particularly after the introduction of a revamped user interface by Microsoft in February with the beta release. On August 15, Microsoft altered its normal procedure of initial dibs for MSDN subscribers and rather, made the tooling available to the developers. However, the Windows 8 RTM can be accessed by the MSDN subscribers for testing purposes. Developers, who don’t have an MSDN subscription, can access a 90 days trial of the OS’s Enterprise edition.  The Windows 8 RTM has also been released to the TechNet subscribers, so that testing of the OS can be carried out by the IT professionals.        The release of Windows 8 to manufacturing at...
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