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Microsoft: Metro Start screen is the evolution of the Start menu
— 10:09 AM on October 6, 2011

The new Metro Start screen in the Windows 8 Developer Preview has drawn a wide spectrum of responses—some positive, some not so much. In a...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Windows 8 will store settings in the cloud via Windows Live
— 4:43 PM on September 26, 2011

If you jump back and forth between multiple PCs on a regular basis, you probably know how annoying it is to keep track of various...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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Windows 8, iTunes app stores to have a lot in common
— 9:29 AM on September 19, 2011

Microsoft looks set to take a page from Apple's playbook with its Metro app store. More details are beginning to emerge about the company's business...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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It's official: Windows 8 on ARM won't run x86 apps
— 9:50 AM on September 16, 2011

Remember back in May, when Intel claimed that there would be four different versions of Windows 8 for ARM and that none of them...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Windows 8's Metro browser won't support plug-ins—or Flash
— 4:06 AM on September 15, 2011

There's been talk of replacing Flash with HTML5 across many corners of the industry, but Microsoft might have taken the boldest step yet. On the...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software Windows

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Windows 8 to have a kinder, gentler BSOD screen
— 12:57 PM on September 14, 2011

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Xbox Live will make a cameo in Windows 8
— 6:00 AM on September 14, 2011

It looks like Games for Windows Live and Xbox Live are on a collision course. On his blog yesterday afternoon, Xbox Live Programming Director Larry...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software Windows

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Nvidia announces Windows 8 Developer Program
— 2:42 PM on September 13, 2011

ARM seems to have taken a back seat at Microsoft's Build conference, since both the first Windows 8 tablet and the Developer Preview build are...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Software Windows

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Developers receive Windows 8 tablets; Windows 8 DP build coming
— 1:39 PM on September 13, 2011

As the Intel Developer Forum chugs along in San Francisco, Microsoft is hosting the Build developer conference in Anaheim, a few hundred miles south. The...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Windows

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Report: First Windows 8 tablet might be Intel-powered
— 6:00 AM on September 12, 2011

So, that Windows 8 tablet Microsoft and Samsung are expected to demo at the Build conference this week? Word has it the tablet—or one...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Windows Personal tech

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Windows 8 to cut boot times dramatically
— 9:40 AM on September 9, 2011

Judging by our latest poll, nearly half of TR readers still shut down their PC when it's not in use. Those folks will no...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Windows 8 to spruce up Explorer file management
— 6:00 AM on August 24, 2011

In Monday's preview of USB 3.0 support in Windows 8, Microsoft's Steven Sinofsky hinted that we'd soon get a glimpse of the upcoming operating...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Microsoft building native USB 3.0 support into Windows 8
— 6:00 AM on August 23, 2011

Getting those blue USB ports on your motherboard to work should be much simpler next year. According to the Building Windows 8 blog on MSDN,...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Input devices Operating systems Windows

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Microsoft: Windows 8 won't require a hardware upgrade
— 6:00 AM on July 13, 2011

The arrival of Windows Vista caused quite a fuss a few years back—not just because the operating system lacked polish, but also because it required...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Could we see a Microsoft-branded tablet next year?
— 9:26 AM on June 8, 2011

In the wake of last week's Windows 8 demos, it's pretty clear Microsoft's new operating system will power a whole host of new tablet...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Windows Personal tech

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Could Windows 8's new UI be a sign of things to come?
— 1:44 PM on June 3, 2011

If what Microsoft showed earlier this week is any indication, Windows 8 looks set to abandon age-old user interface paradigms and serve up a full-screen,...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows Mac

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Microsoft demos Windows 8's new interface
— 12:33 AM on June 2, 2011

Late yesterday, Microsoft lifted the veil off Windows 8, previewing a new user interface designed to bridge the gap between conventional PCs and touch-enabled...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Windows

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Ballmer should resign, says hedge fund manager
— 9:48 AM on May 26, 2011

Should Steve Ballmer step down as Microsoft's CEO? While his tenure continues to see Microsoft rake in billions of dollars in profits every quarter,...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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