Microsoft also announced details of a program to offer Windows 8 at a discount to consumers who buy Windows 7 PCs
People who buy Windows 7 PCs between June 2 and the end of January will qualify to upgrade the OS to Windows 8 at a discount
The downside of running Windows 8 Consumer Preview with a mouse and keyboard.
The first laptops out of the gate at one of Asia's largest tech shows are Windows 8 tablets with detachable docks from Asus and Acer.
Consumerization threatens the hegemony of Windows by pushing people to other devices that don't run it.
$99 'Signature Upgrade,' done in company's retail stores, scrubs junk from machines
Windows 7 machines don't guarantee a good Windows 8 experience.
OS kicks out to recovery tools after second boot failure.
As company preps Windows OS to run on ARM hardware, it assures developers that their x86/64 experience will translate.
'Windows to Go' runs images of company desktops on workers' personal PCs.
Windows 8 PCs and laptops with touchscreens will cost a bit more to buy, says Michael Dell.
New OS makes it easier for parents to keep tabs on and control their children's PC and online usage, says Microsoft.
Acer calls Windows 8 a "breakthrough" for the PC industry
Lenovo's first Windows 8 tablet will be based on Intel chips.
Microsoft has limited the upgrade path confirmation to 2009's Windows 7.