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Microsoft outlines Explorer tweaks in Win8 beta
— 5:34 PM on January 30, 2012

The upcoming Windows 8 public beta will no doubt offer a myriad of improvements over last year's developer preview. Microsoft has outlined a handful of...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Win8 mobile broadband improvements explained
— 9:48 AM on January 24, 2012

With its Metro interface, Windows 8 will have more than a few things in common with Windows Phone 7. Judging by the latest update...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems Windows

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Windows 8 to implement picture passwords
— 1:00 PM on December 19, 2011

Thanks to Windows 8, you won't have to wait for Thanksgiving to make rude gestures at family members. In the latest update to the...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Windows 8 app store to allow open-source software
— 2:46 PM on December 12, 2011

Apple's walled garden approach to software distribution looks set to become the norm rather than the exception, but it may not mean the marginalization of...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Windows

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IDC isn't optimistic about Windows 8's success
— 4:40 PM on December 5, 2011

Microsoft is betting on tablets and touch input big-time with Windows 8, but how will users of conventional PCs respond to the new operating system?...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Windows 8 on ARM may not support desktop apps
— 9:42 AM on December 2, 2011

The ARM incarnation of Windows 8 is sounding more and more like a raw deal. Remember back in September, when Microsoft said the ARM...

Type: News story Tags: Windows Personal tech

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HP plans Windows 8 tablets; webOS remains in limbo
— 10:07 AM on October 28, 2011

Now that HP's PC business is no longer on the chopping block, questions are arising about the company's tablet strategy. webOS is still in limbo,...

Type: News story Tags: Windows Personal tech

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HP said to be testing Windows 8 on the TouchPad
— 6:00 AM on October 25, 2011

HP seems eager to part with its webOS business, and the TouchPad apparently left store shelves for good after this summer's fire sale. However, the...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Windows Personal tech

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Microsoft touts record first-quarter results
— 9:51 AM on October 21, 2011

Intel and Apple aren't the only companies to post record financial results. Microsoft, too, has announced the first quarter of its 2012 fiscal year, ended...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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Microsoft: Metro Start screen is the evolution of the Start menu
— 10:09 AM on October 6, 2011

The new Metro Start screen in the Windows 8 Developer Preview has drawn a wide spectrum of responses—some positive, some not so much. In a...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Windows 8 will store settings in the cloud via Windows Live
— 4:43 PM on September 26, 2011

If you jump back and forth between multiple PCs on a regular basis, you probably know how annoying it is to keep track of various...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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Windows 8, iTunes app stores to have a lot in common
— 9:29 AM on September 19, 2011

Microsoft looks set to take a page from Apple's playbook with its Metro app store. More details are beginning to emerge about the company's business...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Windows 8 and the marginalization of geeks
— 10:23 AM on September 16, 2011

On Tuesday, Microsoft made the Windows 8 Developer Preview available publicly without demanding so much as a Windows Live login name and password in return....

Type: Blog post Tags: Operating systems Windows

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It's official: Windows 8 on ARM won't run x86 apps
— 9:50 AM on September 16, 2011

Remember back in May, when Intel claimed that there would be four different versions of Windows 8 for ARM and that none of them...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Windows 8's Metro browser won't support plug-ins—or Flash
— 4:06 AM on September 15, 2011

There's been talk of replacing Flash with HTML5 across many corners of the industry, but Microsoft might have taken the boldest step yet. On the...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software Windows

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Windows 8 to have a kinder, gentler BSOD screen
— 12:57 PM on September 14, 2011

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Xbox Live will make a cameo in Windows 8
— 6:00 AM on September 14, 2011

It looks like Games for Windows Live and Xbox Live are on a collision course. On his blog yesterday afternoon, Xbox Live Programming Director Larry...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software Windows

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Nvidia announces Windows 8 Developer Program
— 2:42 PM on September 13, 2011

ARM seems to have taken a back seat at Microsoft's Build conference, since both the first Windows 8 tablet and the Developer Preview build are...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Software Windows

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