Microsoft Windows 8 event

Microsoft officially pulls the curtain back on Windows 8

  • Roger Cheng 10/25/2012 3:51:57 PM
    One-click uninstall - it should give you the confidence to try an app, Mike says.
  • Roger Cheng 10/25/2012 3:52:19 PM
    You can try it without downloading licenses or going through the trouble of a long install.
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  • seth.rosenblatt 10/25/2012 3:53:51 PM
    Windows 8 fixes a lot of the legacy problems that plague Windows 7 and earlier, but it does it by ditching the old system for the new
  • sarahtew 10/25/2012 3:54:16 PM
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    Showing off the hybrids
  • Roger Cheng 10/25/2012 3:54:42 PM
    Mike notes that these games from the Windows Store will be able to run on Windows RT devices too.
  • Roger Cheng 10/25/2012 3:54:44 PM
    Julie now talking about games, playing Jetpack Joyride. Mike says games is a hot category, but there's so much more.
  • seth.rosenblatt 10/25/2012 3:54:55 PM
    Sorry, not hybrids - RT devices
  • Jay Greene 10/25/2012 3:54:58 PM
    The Lenovo Yoga has some buzz among the folks in Redmond. The screen twists around to cover the keyboard. Very trim.
  • john.falcone 10/25/2012 3:55:12 PM
    Our earlier coverage of the Lenovo Yoga: www.cnet.com
  • Roger Cheng 10/25/2012 3:55:19 PM
    Julie touts 12 hours of battery life for the Lenovo Yoga.
  • seth.rosenblatt 10/25/2012 3:55:28 PM
    And therein lies the problem. You can't tell an RT from an 8 just by looking at them.
  • john.falcone 10/25/2012 3:55:39 PM
    CNET's earlier coverage of the Dell XPS 10: reviews.cnet.com
  • Roger Cheng 10/25/2012 3:55:41 PM
    Now we're on to some Windows RT devices. The Lenovo Yoga and Dell XPS 10 get shown off briefly.
  • john.falcone 10/25/2012 3:56:08 PM
    Our first impressions of the Samsung Ativ Tab: reviews.cnet.com
  • Jay Greene 10/25/2012 3:56:29 PM
    Here's the Surface. This is probably to most anticipated of the new devices that run Windows RT.
  • Roger Cheng 10/25/2012 3:56:34 PM
    Talking about Microsoft Surface.
  • john.falcone 10/25/2012 3:56:42 PM
    Our full Surface RT review: reviews.cnet.com
  • seth.rosenblatt 10/25/2012 3:56:52 PM
    Surface RT review: reviews.cnet.com
  • Roger Cheng 10/25/2012 3:56:55 PM
    Julie and Mike wrap up to some crazy loud applause from the people sitting RIGHT behind us. Thanks guys!
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  • Roger Cheng 10/25/2012 3:57:21 PM
    Cue another commercial for Windows 8.
  • sarahtew 10/25/2012 3:57:23 PM
  • john.falcone 10/25/2012 3:57:26 PM
    Microsoft Surface and its rivals: The first wave of Windows RT tablets (all Windows RT products, compared ):
    news.cnet.com
  • Roger Cheng 10/25/2012 3:57:27 PM
    CEO Steve Ballmer on stage now.
  • sarahtew 10/25/2012 3:57:29 PM
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  • Roger Cheng 10/25/2012 3:57:34 PM
    Wow, he's loud and excited.
  • Jay Greene 10/25/2012 3:57:37 PM
    Microsoft is holding a separate press conference about the Surface later today.
  • Roger Cheng 10/25/2012 3:57:41 PM
    "Yeah, I'm excited," he says.
  • Roger Cheng 10/25/2012 3:58:09 PM
    Starting tonight at 12:01 a.m., you can buy a "spectacular" new WIndows device from us or our partners, he says.
  • sarahtew 10/25/2012 3:58:18 PM
  • Roger Cheng 10/25/2012 3:58:22 PM
    We've truly re-imagined Windows and kicked off a new era, Ballmer says.
  • sarahtew 10/25/2012 3:58:25 PM
  • Roger Cheng 10/25/2012 3:58:35 PM
    The "new era" theme also keeps popping up this morning.
  • Jay Greene 10/25/2012 3:58:36 PM
    Ballmer is skilled a presenting. He's good at inflection, at improving and picking up on cues from the audience. He's the best of the speakers so far.
  • sarahtew 10/25/2012 3:58:52 PM
  • Roger Cheng 10/25/2012 3:58:59 PM
    Ballmer talks about how personal your Windows 8 device will be.
  • Roger Cheng 10/25/2012 3:59:20 PM
    Live tiles will effortlessly update your start screen as things change in your world, he says.
  • Roger Cheng 10/25/2012 3:59:29 PM
    Windows 8 connects to your stuff in the cloud, he says.
  • Roger Cheng 10/25/2012 3:59:40 PM
    The experience is "magical," he says.
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