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Here's what Windows 8.1's Start button looks like
— 6:00 AM on June 7, 2013

We've all heard about the return of the Start button. We've all weathered the disappointment of learning that, while the button is coming back, the...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Windows 8.1's Start button, boot-to-desktop mode confirmed
— 9:05 AM on May 30, 2013

Rumors about Windows 8.1 have been swirling for a while. Today, Microsoft is weighing in with official details. Numerous sites have posted...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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Report: Windows 8.1 expected in late October
— 11:35 AM on May 16, 2013

Earlier this week, Microsoft announced that Windows 8.1 would be a free upgrade for Windows 8 users. We also learned that a public preview...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Windows 8.1 will be a free upgrade for Win8 users
— 10:58 AM on May 14, 2013

Well, it's official. Windows Blue will be a free upgrade for folks...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems

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It's official: Windows Blue public preview coming in June
— 9:11 AM on May 8, 2013

Microsoft is getting awfully chatty about Windows Blue this week. Yesterday, company CFO and marketing chief Tami Reller teased the upcoming OS update. Now,...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Linux versions of Portal, Left 4 Dead 2 hit Steam
— 10:41 AM on May 6, 2013

Valve's collection of Linux-friendly games has grown. On Friday, the developer announced a Left 4 Dead 2 beta for the alternative OS. ...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Operating systems

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Report: Next-gen Chromebooks on the way
— 11:55 AM on April 29, 2013

Despite their bargain-basement prices, Chromebooks just don't seem to be that popular. Web tracking firm NetMarketShare says the Chrome OS-powered machines make up...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems

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Intel: $200 Atom notebooks to run Android
— 9:19 AM on April 26, 2013

Last week, Intel CEO Paul Otellini revealed that touch-friendly notebooks based on the firm's upcoming Bay Trail Atom refresh would cost as little as...

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

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Rumor: Windows 8.1 will have a Start button, but no Start menu
— 9:10 AM on April 22, 2013

Well, this is a little disappointing. Remember that rumor about Windows 8.1 bringing back the Start button? According to The Verge, which quotes "sources...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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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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