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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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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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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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Microsoft discusses Windows 8's dueling Metro, desktop UIs
— 11:39 AM on August 31, 2011

Windows 8's tile-based Metro interface is undoubtedly the operating system's most controversial new feature. Critics have bashed Microsoft for catering to tablets with...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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Windows 8 offers native ISO mounting support
— 11:46 AM on August 30, 2011

Microsoft has a new post up on its Building Windows 8 blog. This time, the company is detailing the operating system's native support...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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Microsoft wraps ribbon around Windows 8 Explorer interface
— 1:44 PM on August 29, 2011

Think Windows 8 is all about tablet-centric tiles? Think again. The Building Windows 8 blog has an interesting post on changes...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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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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Pirates to face tougher challenge with Windows 8
— 2:23 PM on August 19, 2011

Windows 8 is coming, and Microsoft naturally wants to make the new OS difficult to pirate. ExtremeTech has a few details on Redmond's...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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Poll: Do you shut down, sleep, or hibernate?
— 1:54 PM on August 17, 2011

For ages, I've been in the habit of never turning off my primary PC. It's a desktop, and old habits die hard. However,...

Poll Question: • When not in use, my primary PC is usually:

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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Google to acquire Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion
— 9:33 AM on August 15, 2011

Looks like Google is serious about this whole Android thing. The search giant has coughed up $12.5 billion to purchase Motorola Mobility. Whoa. As...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Personal tech

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Chromium OS tablet UI demoed on video
— 6:00 AM on August 9, 2011

With Android invading an ever-growing number of tablets and phones, and netbooks falling out of favor with trendy first-worlders, I've always assumed that Google would...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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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 backā€”not just because the operating system lacked polish, but also because it required...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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'Only' 999 more days left for XP security updates
— 11:07 AM on July 12, 2011

Yesterday marked an interesting milestone for Windows XP. In 1,000 days (or 999 as of today), Microsoft will stop providing security updates for...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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Ubuntu ushers me out of the Windows XP era
— 11:02 PM on July 7, 2011

Well, it finally happened. Windows XP is no longer the primary OS on any of my day-to-day machines. The last holdout was my laptop,...

Type: Blog post Tags: Operating systems

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HP confirms talks to license WebOS
— 9:33 AM on June 30, 2011

That certainly didn't take long. Barely a month after publicly entertaining the notion of licensing its webOS mobile operating system to other firms, HP...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Personal tech

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Steve Jobs dazzles developers with new OSes, iCloud
— 3:33 PM on June 6, 2011

Wow. I've been enjoying Apple keynotes for the better part of the last decade (hey, Steve Jobs is quite the showman), and today's Worldwide Developers...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Mac 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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