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Watch Out, Chromebooks: Super-Cheap Windows 8 Machines Are Coming

Chromebooks are great if you want a super-cheap computer, but they’re not without their limitations; you (basically) have to run everything in a browser. And Microsoft is aiming to give them some competition with full Windows 8 machines around those same, dumb low price points.


What To Expect From The Next Generation Of Windows

The tech world is abuzz with speculation on what Microsoft is planning for the next generation of its operating system to replace Windows 8.


Microsoft, Please Don't Give Up On The Future

It wasn’t long ago that Microsoft started a bold charge into future. A new touch-friendly operating system, a transforming, first party tablet-computer, a game console designed not just to play games but to take over your TV. But now, Microsoft is in full retreat, and we’re at risk of losing all the great stuff that it risked so much to accomplish.


Why Microsoft Is Dumping Support For Windows 8.1

In a move certain to raise the ire of users of Microsoft’s Windows operating system the software giant has announced that next month it will cease support for Windows 8.1. But that operating system is barely eight months old and already an upgraded version of the Windows 8 system that failed to impress many users since its release in 2012. Microsoft has this month already killed off support for the long-lasting Windows XP system, so why is it ending support for Windows 8.1?


Windows 8.1 Update 1: Tips To Get Started

If you’ve got a Windows 8 or 8.1 laptop or PC, make sure you install the most significant and important update yet. If you’re new to Windows 8, though, there are a few tweaks you can run or tips you can follow to improve your experience.


Microsoft's New 'Windows In The Car' Concept Takes On Apple's CarPlay

Microsoft’s no stranger to in-car entertainment systems; it’s been powering a number of auto-makers’ interfaces for years. But now, Microsoft is getting serious about its own, Windows Phone-centric car integration system — and it looks an awful lot like Apple’s own CarPlay.


Make The Switch From Windows XP

As of Tuesday, the venerable Windows XP operating system is going kaput. Microsoft is pulling update support for the OS, leaving it vulnerable to rapidly mutating cyber threats. There’s precious little time to make sure your computer isn’t left to the wilds of the Internet. Here’s how to make the jump to the modern era of personal computing.


Windows 8.1 Update Hands-On: Terrific Tweaks For The Mouse Faithful

Windows 8.1 did a whole bunch to make Windows 8 feel more homey by tweaking tiny fit and finish issues. And it worked great. The next Windows 8.1 update (creatively called “Windows 8.1 Update”) is pretty much the same thing all over again, but this time with mouse-users specifically in mind. And after trying it out we can say that once again, little tweaks really add up.


Microsoft Snooped On A Blogger's Email To Hunt Down A Windows 8 Leaker

An indictment filed in the US federal court today reveals that Microsoft snooped through a blogger’s Hotmail account trying to plug an internal leak of pre-release Windows 8 software. That sounds like an outrageous violation of privacy because that’s exactly what it is. Microsoft claims they had the legal right under its terms of service.


Windows 8.1's Newest Update Finally Caters To Keyboard And Mouse Users

At Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Microsoft made an announcement that should be music to the ears of thousands of frustrated Windows 8.1 users. In an upcoming update, it’s bringing back the Power and Close buttons to apps within the Modern (nee Metro) interface, making them much easier to use without a touchscreen.


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