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The Windows 8 Consumer Preview is now available
— 9:50 AM on February 29, 2012

Right on schedule, Microsoft made the Windows 8 Consumer Preview available earlier this morning. You can head to the official portal for more information....

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Windows 8 editions listed in HP driver notes
— 9:28 AM on February 24, 2012

Now, this could simply be a placeholder, not a genuine list of the upcoming Windows 8 editions. Still, it's an interesting slip-up by HP. As...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Windows 7, Vista to get extended support
— 9:37 AM on February 21, 2012

Microsoft is extending an olive branch to stragglers. According to ComputerWorld, the company has quietly prolonged the support period for consumer editions of both...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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It's official: The new Windows logo is a monochrome trapezoid
— 12:56 PM on February 17, 2012

Score one for the rumor mill. Microsoft officially unveiled the Windows 8 logo on its Windows Blog this morning, and as expected, it's...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Apple parades its Mountain Lion
— 6:00 AM on February 17, 2012

Well, now we know what the next release of OS X will look like. Apple has officially lifted the curtain over OS X Mountain Lion,...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Mac

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Toshiba pegs Windows 8 launch in fourth quarter
— 9:45 AM on February 16, 2012

Don't expect Windows 8 before October. That's the (perhaps unintentional) subtext of a recent Toshiba presentation captured by the folks at NetbookItalia. In the presentation,...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Windows logo to get a Metro makeover
— 9:33 AM on February 14, 2012

Goodbye, multi-colored Windows flag inside a blue bubble. Hello, quadrisected monochrome trapezoid. The Verge reports that the familiar Windows logo is going to get...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Microsoft details Windows on ARM in new blog post
— 4:10 PM on February 9, 2012

Windows head honcho Steven Sinofsky has posted a whopper of a blog post about Windows on ARM. The 8,600-word piece starts off with a...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows Personal tech

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Windows 8 Consumer Preview due February 29
— 2:59 PM on February 8, 2012

Three weeks to go until you can get your hands on the Windows 8 Consumer Preview. As CNet News reports, Microsoft has revealed the...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Report: Media Center to have limited role in Windows 8
— 1:23 PM on February 8, 2012

Microsoft has outlined a number of the big changes coming in Windows 8, including the addition of a touch-friendly Metro UI. Metro's big fonts...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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Leaked Windows 8 shots show missing Start orb
— 9:39 AM on February 6, 2012

Microsoft seems to be erasing all traces of the Start menu we all know and love, at least in Windows 8's default configuration. Last year's...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Windows Phone 8, Windows 8 to have shared kernel
— 6:00 AM on February 3, 2012

We know that Windows 8 is taking a page out of Windows Phone 7's playbook by implementing the same Metro user interface. According to the...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows Personal tech

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Microsoft outlines Explorer tweaks in Win8 beta
— 5:34 PM on January 30, 2012

The upcoming Windows 8 public beta will no doubt offer a myriad of improvements over last year's developer preview. Microsoft has outlined a handful of...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Win8 mobile broadband improvements explained
— 9:48 AM on January 24, 2012

With its Metro interface, Windows 8 will have more than a few things in common with Windows Phone 7. Judging by the latest update...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems Windows

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Bulldozer scheduling patch for Windows arrives
— 4:12 PM on January 16, 2012

In case you missed it while we were out at CES, Microsoft has (for real, this time) released a patch for Windows 7 that adjusts...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Operating systems

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Windows 8 brings new refresh, reset options
— 11:01 AM on January 6, 2012

Recovering Windows 8 PCs should be a little bit easier thanks to a couple of new features Microsoft has integrated into the OS. The...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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Windows 8 to implement picture passwords
— 1:00 PM on December 19, 2011

Thanks to Windows 8, you won't have to wait for Thanksgiving to make rude gestures at family members. In the latest update to the...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Update: MS releases, yanks Win7 hotfix for Bulldozer scheduling
— 10:25 AM on December 16, 2011

Some weeks ago, we took a look at the issue of thread scheduling and performance on AMD's Bulldozer-based FX processors. Since current versions...

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