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Office 2013 trial is up for grabs
— 9:39 AM on November 16, 2012

While Office 2013 was released to manufacturing just over a month ago, the productivity suite isn't actually due out until the first quarter of...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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Windows 7 update brings some DX11.1 features
— 10:55 AM on November 15, 2012

Last week, a Microsoft developer stated that DirectX 11.1 would remain a Windows 8-only feature. That remark was true—but, as it turns out, only...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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Was Sinofsky's departure a power play by Ballmer?
— 6:00 AM on November 14, 2012

I think we were all surprised to see Windows chief Steven Sinofsky step down on Monday. At the time, some speculated that Sinofsky was...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Steven Sinofsky steps down as Windows chief
— 9:30 PM on November 12, 2012

Windows is under new management. In a surprise executive shakeup earlier today, Microsoft announced...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Windows

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Intel joins the data-parallel computing fraternity with Xeon Phi
— 3:00 PM on November 12, 2012

The supercomputing-related announcements are coming fast and thick today, and we have one truly novel entry in the bunch, as Intel formally unveils its first...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Servers

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DirectX 11.1 won't come to Windows 7
— 12:03 PM on November 12, 2012

When Microsoft released DirectX 11 as part of Windows 7, it back-ported the API to the previous version of the OS. That may not...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Operating systems

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Nvidia intros Tesla K20 series as Titan snags Top500 lead
— 9:11 AM on November 12, 2012

Nvidia's big Kepler chip is finally an official product. We first got a peek at the GK110's architecture way back in May, but products...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Servers

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Piledriver goes Opteron in 6300 series
— 12:06 PM on November 5, 2012

As expected, AMD has rolled out a new lineup of Opteron processors based on its eight-way Piledriver chip. This is the same basic 32-nm silicon...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers

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Proprietary controller debuts in Intel DC S3700 server SSD
— 10:43 AM on November 5, 2012

Hot on the heels of releasing its 335 Series solid-state drive for desktop users, Intel has uncorked another new SSD. The DC S3700...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Servers

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Etc.
— 8:58 AM on November 5, 2012

Morning, folks. Hope you had a good weekend. I am typing to you this morning from my recently upgraded main PC. On Friday, I did something...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems

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64-bit ARM support for Windows is in the works
— 6:00 AM on November 2, 2012

This should come as no surprise, but it's noteworthy nonetheless. The folks at PC World have gotten confirmation that ARM is working with Microsoft...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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My six days with Windows 8
— 12:32 AM on November 2, 2012

So, I installed Windows 8 on my desktop PC last week. It was late on the eve of the launch. The download link for the $39.99...

Type: Blog post Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Google Now's underpinnings explored
— 11:38 AM on November 1, 2012

The Jelly Bean version of Google's Android OS is coveted primarily for the Project Butter responsiveness enhancements that smooth out UI navigation. The more...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Internet Operating systems

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Poll: What will be the fate of Windows RT?
— 12:04 PM on October 31, 2012

Windows RT is a curious beast. It features the tablet-friendly Modern UI Style and is compatible with the ARM-based processors found in most modern...

Poll Question: • What will happen to WinRT?

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

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Acer delays Windows RT tablet
— 10:57 AM on October 31, 2012

There are a couple of Windows RT devices out there right now, and more are on the way. Acer won't be throwing its hat...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

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Ballmer touts early Windows 8 adoption
— 5:10 PM on October 30, 2012

The pundits may be harping on the allegedly lukewarm response to Windows 8, but Microsoft doesn't sound unhappy. As PC World reports, Microsoft CEO Steve...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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AMD's ARM core will be licensed, not AMD's own creation
— 10:31 AM on October 30, 2012

Yesterday's announcement from AMD about its plans to build ARM-compatible Opteron processors is very big news, but it shouldn't come as a shock, since...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers

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Chrome Remote Desktop gains audio, comes out of beta
— 9:38 AM on October 30, 2012

Just over a year ago, Google introduced, in beta form, an interesting Chrome extension dubbed Chrome Remote Desktop. The extension provided cross-platform Remote Desktop-like...

Type: News story Tags: Software

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