Windows 8 http://www.kplu.org en With Weak Windows 8 Adoption, Microsoft Sales Fall Short http://www.kplu.org/post/weak-windows-8-adoption-microsoft-sales-fall-short <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Microsoft sales and profit rose less than analysts expected in the most recent quarter as the&nbsp;company continues to struggle with slow adoption of its latest operating system.</span></p><p>Microsoft launched Windows 8 last year, but it was a radical makeover and sales have been disappointing. The company also rolled out its own tablet to compete with Apple’s iPad but that hasn’t sold well and Microsoft wrote off almost a billion dollars in the recent quarter related to tablet inventory.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 23:11:59 +0000 Ashley Gross 9379 at http://www.kplu.org With Weak Windows 8 Adoption, Microsoft Sales Fall Short Is Windows 8 doomed? http://www.kplu.org/post/windows-8-doomed <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When computer sales </span><a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/04/10/us-pc-data-idUSBRE93914P20130410" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">declined 14 percent</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;in the first quarter of this year, fingers immediately began pointing at Microsoft.</span></p><p>The release of a new version of Windows is supposed to stimulate PC sales. But Windows 8 has received a lukewarm reception.</p><p><a href="http://www.stratnews.com/" target="_blank">Strategic News Service</a> publisher and KPLU technology commentator Mark Anderson doesn’t mince words. He thinks Windows 8 is a bomb.</p><p> Tue, 28 May 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Dave Meyer & Mark Anderson 8892 at http://www.kplu.org Is Windows 8 doomed? Microsoft quarterly sales rose, but PC makers still waiting for a boost http://www.kplu.org/post/microsoft-quarterly-sales-rose-pc-makers-still-waiting-boost <p></p><p>Microsoft says sales rose about 3 percent in its most recent quarter. But analysts say the company still has to contend with a slowing market for personal computers. Fri, 25 Jan 2013 17:00:30 +0000 Ashley Gross 7636 at http://www.kplu.org Microsoft quarterly sales rose, but PC makers still waiting for a boost Maine firm sues Microsoft over Windows 8 elements http://www.kplu.org/post/maine-firm-sues-microsoft-over-windows-8-elements <p></p><p>PORTLAND, Maine – A small technology company based in Portland, Maine, has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Microsoft over elements included in Windows 8.</p><p> Thu, 01 Nov 2012 21:38:34 +0000 The Associated Press 6926 at http://www.kplu.org