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Windows 8 Update: Microsoft urges Windows 8 upgrade for security's sake

Tim Greene | Oct. 30, 2013
Microsoft: Windows XP machines are six times more likely to become infected than machines running Windows 8

All hands on deck
Microsoft's corporate Vice President of Surface Computing Panos Panay personally hawked the product recently at malls around the country. He addressed about 150 potential customers at Fashion Centre at Pentagon City in Arlington, Va., according to a story in the Washington Post, in advance of the official launch of the new Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 tablets.

He also popped up at the Westfield Century City mall in Los Angeles, for a similar engagement, according to a story in the Los Angeles Times.

While he seems a bit overqualified for pitching computers directly to consumers, it's hard to fault his enthusiasm.

Calling all cars
Windows 8 is making its way into police cars in the U.K., or at least into trials at the Hertfordshire Constabulary, according to a TabTimes report.

The tablet in question is a ruggedized 8.4-inch Panasonic that officers can carry with them to access police applications.


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