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Microsoft Reaffirms Desktop is the Core of Windows
Apr 16, 2014 - in News
Someone at Microsoft loves us.
Windows 8.1 Update 1: How to Download it Now
Apr 8, 2014 - in News
Want the Update for Windows 8.1 right now? This is how you can manually install it.
Mozilla Scraps Firefox Metro Over Flat Adoption Rate
Mar 17, 2014 - in News
End of the line before Metro Firefox ever got off the ground.
Download Windows 8.1 Update 1 Early, If You Dare
Mar 7, 2014 - in News
You can grab the update now if you're feeling adventurous.
Windows 9 Expected To Push Consumers Off Windows XP
Mar 3, 2014 - in News
It's time to go people. The Windows XP party will be over soon.
Why Windows 8 Has New Start Screen and Metro Apps
Feb 19, 2014 - in News
A Microsoft UX designer talks about why we need the Start Screen in Windows 8.
Microsoft Considers Allowing Android Apps on WP8
Feb 15, 2014 - in News
Could this help or kill the Windows Phone platform?
Windows 8.1 Update Boots to Desktop Only on Non-Touch
Feb 7, 2014 - in News
Update 1 seems to cater to the mouse and keyboard user.
Windows 8.1 Update 1 Could Boot Directly to Desktop
Jan 31, 2014 - in News
More Windows 8.1 rumors to chew on.
New Windows 8.1 GDR1 May Arrive in March
Jan 27, 2014 - in News
Unnamed sources are shaking up our Windows 8 roadmap.
Next Windows Release Could Mesh Metro Apps With Desktop
Jan 23, 2014 - in News
Looks like the "Metro" apps will invade the desktop in the next Windows 8 update.
HP Bringing Back Windows 7 'By Popular Demand'
Jan 21, 2014 - in News
Bringing seven back.
Could Windows 9 Come This Year?
Jan 20, 2014 - in News
Windows leaker WZOR believes Windows 9 will arrive later this year.
Windows 8.1 Preview Support Comes to an End
Jan 15, 2014 - in News
Microsoft is pulling the plug on the preview build of Windows 8.1
Microsoft's April 2015 "Threshold" Release May Be Windows 9
Jan 14, 2014 - in News
Microsoft is reportedly trying to distance itself from Windows 8.
HP Launches 11.6 inch Pavilion x2 with Pentium CPU
Dec 27, 2013 - in News
This model has the Pentium N3510.
Start Menu Could Return to Windows in Spring 2014
Dec 15, 2013 - in News
That's probably wishful thinking.
Windows Spring 2015 Update Codenamed "Threshold"
Dec 4, 2013 - in News
Threshold is expected to be Blue's sequel.
Microsoft Envisions One Windows OS To Rule Them All
Nov 26, 2013 - in News
And in the darkness bind them.
Lenovo Launches Flex 10 Bay Trail Laptop
Nov 24, 2013 - in News
This dual-mode laptop can bend over backwards for you.
First Nokia Lumia Tablet Unveiled, Runs Windows RT
Oct 22, 2013 - in News
A new Windows 8.1 tablet with Lumia branding.
Microsoft Talks Cross-Play Between Xbox One, Windows 8
Oct 17, 2013 - in News
Sounds like we may never see Windows 8 gamers battling against Xbox One owners in real time.
Windows 8 Support Will End in Two Years
Oct 16, 2013 - in News
Microsoft is pushing Windows 8 users to stay updated.
Microsoft Pays Out $100,000 for Windows 8.1 Flaw
Oct 10, 2013 - in News
That's a lot of moolah.
Steve Ballmer Releases Final Shareholder Letter as CEO
Oct 8, 2013 - in News
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer makes his last annual report to stockholders.
Windows 8 Picture Passwords Easy to Crack, say Researchers
Oct 5, 2013 - in News
Researchers have found a way to get past Picture Gesture Authentication.
Microsoft Investors Want Bill Gates Out as Chairman
Oct 2, 2013 - in News
Three investors want Gates out as chairman of the board, and are making waves.
Lenovo Launches Four New Windows 8 All-In-Ones
Oct 1, 2013 - in News
Here are four new AIO desktops, one of which has a 21:9 aspect ratio.
Microsoft Keeping Close Eye on SteamOS, Steam Machines
Sep 28, 2013 - in News
Microsoft is keeping a very close eye on this possible Windows 8 / Xbox One competitor.
Bill Gates Says Ctrl+Alt+Delete is IBM's Fault
Sep 26, 2013 - in News
Gates doesn't want the blame for Ctrl + Alt + Delete.