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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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WinRT systems getting deep price cuts
— 9:12 AM on April 3, 2013

Windows RT tablets are getting cheaper. That may be good news for bargain hunters, but it's bad news for Microsoft. So says PC World, which...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Windows Personal tech

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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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Microsoft lowers resolution requirement for Win8 slates
— 9:18 AM on April 1, 2013

There's been some speculation that Microsoft plans to enter the fast-growing world of 7- and 8-inch tablets. This evidence suggests the company may do so...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Windows Personal tech

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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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The problem with Windows convertible tablets
— 10:56 PM on March 13, 2013

I've been spending a fair bit of time with Windows convertible tablets lately. I reviewed the Samsung ATIV Smart PC Pro 700T last week,...

Type: Blog post Tags: Mobile computing Windows Personal tech

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Deal of the week: High-capacity SSDs, IPS displays, and more
— 3:46 PM on March 8, 2013

Remember when Samsung's 840 Series 500GB SSD dipped to $280 last week? Well, good news: it's on sale again. Until midnight Pacific Time tonight, entering...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Displays Mobile computing Windows

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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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Firefox nightlies now include Modern UI browser
— 11:38 AM on February 14, 2013

The Modern UI version of Firefox for Windows 8 has been ripening for a while. Development began last March, and experimental builds appeared...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software Windows

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BlueStacks brings Android apps to the Surface Pro
— 12:29 PM on February 12, 2013

The Surface Pro may not have a ton of available storage out of the box, but at least you can fill it up with...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows 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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Win8 sales 'solid,' help Microsoft post record revenue
— 6:00 AM on January 25, 2013

There's been a lot of doom and gloom about Windows 8's popularity lately, but judging by Microsoft's latest quarterly results, at least some of the...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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Deal of the week: Windows 8, displays, storage, and games
— 5:52 PM on January 18, 2013

Bad news: Microsoft has announced that its Windows 8 upgrade promotion will end on February 1. From then on, prices for Windows 8 and...

Type: News story Tags: Storage Displays Gaming Windows

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Deal of the week: Monitors, PSUs, games, and more
— 5:19 PM on January 11, 2013

We have plenty of news from CES to keep us occupied this week, but we wouldn't want to skip our weekly deal post—especially considering some...

Type: News story Tags: Power Displays Gaming Windows

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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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HTC may be planning 7-, 12-inch WinRT tablets
— 6:00 AM on December 21, 2012

Look like another phone maker has a Windows RT tablet up its sleeve. Earlier this week, we heard that Nokia has a 10" device...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Windows Personal tech

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