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Windows 8.1 may boot to desktop, resurrect Start menu
— 9:10 AM on April 16, 2013

There are plenty of reasons to hate on Windows 8, but the biggest one is no doubt the new Start screen. A lot of us...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Windows Blue could be dubbed Windows 8.1
— 1:53 PM on April 2, 2013

We already know a fair bit about Windows Blue. Last month's leaked build gave us a good glimpse of the operating system, and word...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Report: Windows Blue public preview due in June
— 11:33 AM on March 28, 2013

Well, it looks like Microsoft might actually release the next version of Windows just a year after Windows 8. Quoting "sources familiar with Microsoft's plans,"...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Leaked 'Windows Blue' build has tweaked UI, new apps
— 9:14 AM on March 25, 2013

Microsoft is hard at work on the next version of Windows, which is code-named Windows Blue and which may be released as early as...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Nvidia's Huang not thrilled with Windows RT
— 9:06 AM on March 20, 2013

Jen-Hsun Huang, Nvidia's CEO, had a busy day at yesterday's GPU Technology Conference. We saw him announce next-gen GPUs, futue Tegra chips, and...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows Personal tech

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WSJ: Microsoft cuts Win8 OEM pricing for tablets
— 3:33 PM on March 6, 2013

It's no secret that Windows 8 PCs, especially tablets, aren't flying off store shelves. I expect the problem is two-fold: one, the hardware isn't quite...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems Windows

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Kickstarter funding sought for Gigabyte-built hackintosh board
— 11:09 AM on March 6, 2013

Over the last few years, all sorts of interesting projects have elicited funding via Kickstarter. This is the first time I've seen a PC...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Operating systems

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2% of Steam survey participants now using Linux
— 6:00 AM on March 5, 2013

Steam's hardware survey provides an interesting snapshot of the PC industry—or at least the portion of it that plays games using Valve's distribution service. ...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Operating systems

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John Carmack champions emulation for Linux games
— 9:38 AM on February 7, 2013

Valve's upcoming Steam box has fueled a lot of chatter about Linux as a gaming platform. John Carmack has an interesting take on the...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Operating systems

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Wine shown running Windows app on Android
— 6:00 AM on February 4, 2013

Ever fancied running Windows software on an Android device? If Wine creator Alexandre Julliard has his way, that might soon be possible. During a talk...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Linux-Unix Personal tech

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Get a cheap Win8 upgrade while you still can
— 10:43 AM on January 31, 2013

Contemplating an upgrade to Windows 8? Then you may want to pull the trigger now, even if you don't proceed with the installation straight away....

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Ubuntu for smartphones looks promising
— 11:40 AM on January 3, 2013

Is there room for another smartphone OS? Canonical seems to think so. The company behind Ubuntu is bringing its Linux distribution to...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems Personal tech

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Win8 share reached 1.72% in December
— 6:00 AM on January 2, 2013

December usage share numbers are in, and according to Net Applications, Windows...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Deal of the week: Games bargains and more
— 4:58 PM on December 21, 2012

It's probably already too late to shop online for physical Christmas gifts, but digital downloads are still fair game. And as it happens, Amazon has...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Displays Gaming Operating systems

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THQ files for bankruptcy
— 11:06 AM on December 20, 2012

Game publisher THQ has filed for bankruptcy. Worry not, though. The firm has already found an investor interested in buying most of its...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Operating systems

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Steam for Linux beta now open for all
— 6:00 AM on December 20, 2012

Valve has confirmed that it's working on console-like PCs for the living room. The systems will run Steam on top of Linux, and...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Operating systems Linux-Unix

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Microsoft: Windows 8 was thought up before the iPad came out
— 9:43 AM on December 14, 2012

One could easily assume Microsoft designed Windows 8 in response to the iPad. After all, tablets were seen as an iffy proposition before the iPad...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows Personal tech

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WebOS headed for Kickstarter-fueled smartphone return
— 11:59 AM on December 10, 2012

The mobile OS market is currently split four ways. Android and iOS are found on the lion's share of devices. Blackberry has been reduced almost...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems Personal tech

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