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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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Microsoft posts Windows 8.1 video preview, preps Outlook for Windows RT
— 3:13 PM on June 5, 2013

The public preview release of Windows 8.1 is about three weeks away, and to get us all hyped up, Microsoft has posted a video...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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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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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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Microsoft: 100 million Win8 licenses sold, Windows Blue is coming
— 9:17 AM on May 7, 2013

How's Windows 8 selling? About as well as Windows 7 did three years ago, judging by numbers posted this morning on the official Windows...

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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Acer shunning Windows RT—for now
— 6:00 AM on May 6, 2013

Windows 8 tablets keep getting cheaper. The latest models are available for well under $500, and if that early listing we saw last week...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Windows

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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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Microsoft confirms mini Windows tablets
— 6:00 AM on April 22, 2013

The rumor mill has been predicting the arrival of smaller Windows tablets for a while. Microsoft lent weight to those predictions when it lowered...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Windows Personal tech

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Microsoft beats earnings forecasts despite flat Windows growth
— 1:09 PM on April 19, 2013

How did Microsoft weather last quarter's slump in PC shipments? Not too badly, by the looks of it. The software giant has posted...

Type: News story Tags: Software 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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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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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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