Dell's Chief Commercial Officer SteveFelice told Reuters this week that he thinks disaffection on iPads bycorporate IT departments makes a chance to sell mobile devices thatrun on Windows -- something they are familiar with."On thecommercial side there are a lot of concerns about security,interoperability, systems and device management, and I think Dell isin the best position to meet those," Felice saiys.


In extra to bringing a run at Windows 8Dell may as well fire up its Android tablets again, but that is to bewatched. "We have a road map for tablets that we have notdeclared until," he says. "You\ will watch someannouncements...for the back half of the year. We do not think thatthis market is closed off in any way."


Two postings by Microsoft indicate thatit is not only destiny that tablets dependent on Windows 8 becompared to iPads, Microsoft is really encouraging the comparison.First, the company supports a Web page that instructs Windows 8developers how to reshape their iPad applications into Metro styleapplications, and points to a site that details how much they canacquire paid for those applications. It as well touts sure Metronavigation and control characteristics like being superior to thoseemployed by Apple.

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The second posting on the BuildingWindows 8 blog outlines the display results that Windows 8 tabletscan support. It turns out the maximum display resolution is higher ascompared to that for the new iPad and its famous Retina display. Thepost is about how to write Metro applications thus they feel good onany display size on any result above minimum Windows 8 requirements,but it is hard to miss that the maximum result is greater as comparedto the new iPad's.


IDC reports that the growth of PC salesin 2011 were slow and that it will remain slow via midyear. It saysthere is few wish at the end of this year and the beginning of nextfor increased growth, but that will dependent on Windows 8. "2012and 2013 will bring significant modifications for Microsoft and thePC community," says IDC analyst Jay Chou. "Windows 8 andUltrabooks are a definitive step in the right direction torecapturing the relevance of the PC, but its promise of meshing atablet experience on a PC body will probably mean a period of trialand error, thus the market will probably see modest growth in thenear term."


That is a much more of pressure onWindows 8, which clearly has been tuned for touchscreen tablets.Microsoft may be attempting to assist it the PC market by itspersistent apply of the term PC for things that are clearly not PCs.For example, it refers to its Windows on ARM devices - mainly tablets- as WOA PCs.


This old general consensus earned newheadlines this week when Bloomberg reported that anonymous sourcesconfirmed October as the launch month. In extra to pointing up thehysteria surrounding the pending release, the story as well served tokeep forth few detail about what Windows 8 devices will be ready toroll on release day. The same unnamed sources say three ARM tabletsand more as compared to 40.


The visceral rantings of a formerMicrosoft employee struggling to arrive to grips on Windows 8 weresuddenly ended about a week ago when his fixing windows8.com sitewent blank. Therefore did his Twitter account, according to NetworkWorld blogger Andy Patrizio. He surprises if Microsoft might havebeen behind shutting down the site and its mostly negative postsabout the frustrations of learning the new operating system.