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Metro-flavored Chrome coming to Windows 8
— 9:40 AM on June 8, 2012

Folks using the Windows 8 Release Preview will soon have another browser to try out: Chrome, the "dev channel" release of which is about...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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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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Poll: What will happen first?
— 12:39 PM on May 30, 2012

It's time to peer into our crystal balls and predict the future. There are a number of things in the tech industry that should—or at...

Poll Question: • What will happen first?

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Storage Operating systems

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Rumor: Much of HP Enyo team to leave for Google
— 9:51 AM on May 25, 2012

Last December, after months of uncertainty, HP announced its plans for the ill-fated webOS: the mobile operating system would be surrendered to the open-source...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Personal tech

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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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Win8 taskbar, mouse tracking tweaked for multi-monitor configs
— 12:06 PM on May 22, 2012

Think Windows 8 is optimized solely for touchscreen displays? Think again. In its Building Windows 8 Blog, Microsoft has detailed numerous enhancements...

Type: News story Tags: Displays Operating 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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Video mockup shows Metro version of Firefox
— 1:46 PM on May 17, 2012

I apparently missed this last week, but it's worth a look if you haven't seen it. Ever wonder what Firefox will look like in Windows...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Chrome 19 arrives with tab syncing
— 4:57 PM on May 15, 2012

Google has started quietly rolling out the latest Chrome update, and there's a new feature that ought to please folks who juggle multiple PCs...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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Buyers of new Win7 PCs to get cheap Win8 upgrades
— 4:27 PM on May 14, 2012

Windows 8 is coming later this year, as almost everyone knows—and that might make some folks think twice about buying a Windows 7 machine in...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Workstations

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Mozilla, Google bemoan Windows RT browser lockdown
— 9:46 AM on May 10, 2012

The ARM version of Windows 8 (a.k.a. Windows RT) is meant to feature both the Metro and Desktop environments, and in Microsoft's words, it's

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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DVD playback dropped from core Windows 8 features
— 9:37 AM on May 4, 2012

If you want to watch a DVD movie on Windows 8, you're going to need to spring for the Media Center upgrade. In a...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Operating systems

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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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Mozilla to unify Firefox visuals across PCs, phones, tablets
— 5:01 PM on May 2, 2012

More user-interface changes are coming to Firefox—and this time, Mozilla isn't just freshening up the desktop version of its browser. In a presentation at the...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software

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New Steam beta offers remote library management
— 10:48 AM on May 2, 2012

Valve has made a habit out of deeply discounting games on Steam. There's a new deal every day and often a multitude of games...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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