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Windows 8's antivirus will play nice with third-party tools
— 5:31 PM on June 4, 2012

For three years now, Microsoft has offered its own, free antivirus software—Security Essentials—as an alternative to third-party tools. The company is going one step further...

Type: News story Tags: Software Windows

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It's official: Microsoft offers Windows 8 upgrade discounts
— 6:00 AM on June 4, 2012

The rumors were true: as of last Saturday, buying a Windows 7 PC may entitle you to a cheap upgrade to Windows 8. Microsoft...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Windows 8 Release Preview now available
— 3:33 PM on May 31, 2012

Microsoft teased an early June debut for the Windows 8 Release Preview last month, but I guess it decided to pull the trigger early....

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Microsoft may kill Start menu hacks for Windows 8
— 9:54 AM on May 31, 2012

In Windows 8, Microsoft is killing the Start menu and replacing it with the Metro Start screen. That move essentially forces users to dance back...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Windows 8 may have Flash in Metro after all
— 6:00 AM on May 24, 2012

Last September, after many months of unwavering HTML5 advocacy, Microsoft announced that the Metro version of Internet Explorer in Windows 8 wouldn't support Adobe...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Operating systems Windows

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TR's Memorial Day 2012 system guide
— 6:24 PM on May 22, 2012

We've freshened up our system guide with new-and-improved builds featuring Ivy Bridge CPUs, 28-nm graphics processors, and cheaper-than-ever solid-state drives. Come and see what...

Type: Feature article Tags: Systems

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Via intros $49 Android PC board
— 11:08 AM on May 22, 2012

Android-powered mini PCs seem to be the hip new trend these days. The Raspberry Pi folks deserve a lot of the credit for inciting...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Systems

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Windows 8 Desktop to ditch Aero
— 6:00 AM on May 21, 2012

Microsoft's Aero interface managed to survive the transition from Windows Vista to Windows 7 mostly unscathed, but it's nearing the end of its run. Just...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Windows 8 frightens me, and here's why
— 9:43 PM on May 17, 2012

Some people just hate change. It can't be helped. Those people cling to old versions of their favorite software as long as they can. When...

Type: Blog post Tags: Operating systems Windows

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It's official: Microsoft to kill its Windows Live brand
— 6:00 AM on May 4, 2012

The rumor mill predicted it some time ago, and now, Microsoft has made it official: Windows 8 will herald the death of the Windows...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Windows

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Report: PC gaming hardware market will continue to grow
— 11:06 AM on May 3, 2012

The market for enthusiast-grade PC gaming hardware is doing well, according to the latest report from Jon Peddie Research. All told, it was...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Gaming

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Intel demos 4-inch Next Unit of Computing form factor
— 11:07 AM on April 30, 2012

We love ultra-small-form-factor PCs like Zotac's tiniest Zbox systems. Now, it looks like Intel is working on a new form factor that's...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Daddy's got a brand new ride
— 10:23 AM on April 27, 2012

Man, I cannot wait to get started on my next build. Nearly all the necessary components are already laid out on my workbench. Some were...

Type: Blog post Tags: Systems

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Windows 8 Release Preview due early June
— 9:41 AM on April 24, 2012

Two months after the Consumer Preview, and seven months after the Developer Preview, Microsoft is getting ready to release a third preview build...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Windows

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Gartner: PC shipments grew 1.9% last quarter
— 6:00 AM on April 13, 2012

The PC industry is gaining momentum again, judging by the latest preliminary data from Gartner. The market research firm says global PC shipments grew...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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Release roundup: a 7-series mobo and more
— 5:29 PM on April 12, 2012

This week in our look at miscellaneous product launches and announcements, we've got news from Biostar, iBuypower, and StarTech. Biostar launches...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Storage Systems

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Honey, Zotac shrunk the nettop
— 10:32 AM on April 11, 2012

Zotac's Zbox Nano AD10 is one of the smallest nettops we've ever seen. It's a fantastic mini PC, and now there's new version...

Type: News story Tags: Systems

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The death of the Apple tax
— 11:05 PM on March 29, 2012

The old adage says there are only two certainties in this world: death and taxes. Steve Jobs proved that not even the Reality Distortion...

Type: Blog post Tags: Systems Mobile computing Personal tech

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