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Windows 8's antivirus will play nice with third-party tools
— 5:31 PM on June 4, 2012

For three years now, Microsoft has offered its own, free antivirus software—Security Essentials—as an alternative to third-party tools. The company is going one step further...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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It's official: Microsoft offers Windows 8 upgrade discounts
— 6:00 AM on June 4, 2012

The rumors were true: as of last Saturday, buying a Windows 7 PC may entitle you to a cheap upgrade to Windows 8. Microsoft...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Windows 8 Release Preview now available
— 3:33 PM on May 31, 2012

Microsoft teased an early June debut for the Windows 8 Release Preview last month, but I guess it decided to pull the trigger early....

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Microsoft may kill Start menu hacks for Windows 8
— 9:54 AM on May 31, 2012

In Windows 8, Microsoft is killing the Start menu and replacing it with the Metro Start screen. That move essentially forces users to dance back...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Windows 8 may have Flash in Metro after all
— 6:00 AM on May 24, 2012

Last September, after many months of unwavering HTML5 advocacy, Microsoft announced that the Metro version of Internet Explorer in Windows 8 wouldn't support Adobe...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Operating systems Windows

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Windows 8 Desktop to ditch Aero
— 6:00 AM on May 21, 2012

Microsoft's Aero interface managed to survive the transition from Windows Vista to Windows 7 mostly unscathed, but it's nearing the end of its run. Just...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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It's official: Microsoft to kill its Windows Live brand
— 6:00 AM on May 4, 2012

The rumor mill predicted it some time ago, and now, Microsoft has made it official: Windows 8 will herald the death of the Windows...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Windows

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Windows 8 Release Preview due early June
— 9:41 AM on April 24, 2012

Two months after the Consumer Preview, and seven months after the Developer Preview, Microsoft is getting ready to release a third preview build...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Windows 8 to scale with high-DPI tablets
— 5:56 PM on March 22, 2012

High-DPI displays seem to be the wave of the future, especially on tablets—just look at the iPad 3 and the upcoming Transformer Infinity Series....

Type: News story Tags: Displays Windows Personal tech

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Report: Few Win8 ARM tablets will be available at launch
— 6:00 AM on March 20, 2012

Unnamed tipsters have fed some juicy details to Bloomberg about Microsoft's Windows 8 release plans. Now, the site claims to know not just when...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Windows

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Microsoft plugs 'critical' Remote Desktop holes
— 5:36 PM on March 13, 2012

Today is patch Tuesday, and if you have Remote Desktop enabled in Windows, you might want to let Automatic Updates do its thing and reboot...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Windows 8-powered Nokia tablet said to be in the works
— 9:38 AM on March 12, 2012

Microsoft and Nokia are like two peas in a pod lately—and have been so ever since they formally partnered up in February 2011. It's...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Windows Personal tech

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Stardock offers substitute Start menu for Windows 8
— 4:56 PM on March 6, 2012

That didn't take long. Barely a week after the Windows 8 Consumer Preview's release, someone has whipped up a substitute for the decommissioned Start...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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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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Zune, Windows Live brands said to be on the chopping block
— 4:42 PM on February 24, 2012

Microsoft is cleaning house, it sounds like. We found out this morning that the company might cut down on the number of OS editions with...

Type: News story Tags: Software 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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