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    Antivirus on Windows 8: Looking at your options

    Posted July 26, 2012 - 2:14 pm

    Microsoft will include antivirus in Windows 8 for the first time in the history of Windows. But will this software--the new version of Windows Defender--provide adequate protection against viruses, spyware, and other malware? Let's take a closer look at what Windows Defender provides, and whether its features are enough to keep you safe.
  • Video-game publishing CEO trash talks Windows 8

    Posted July 26, 2012 - 1:17 pm

    Microsoft has a lot riding on Windows 8, so the company can’t be happy about a public flailing its new operating system received from a big-time game publisher.
  • Fedora Linux moves forward with UEFI secure boot plans

    Posted July 25, 2012 - 1:31 pm

    Windows 8's Secure Boot technology has been a hot topic this summer, causing no end of discussion and debate among the various Linux distributions, which are struggling to figure out the best approach for getting around it.
  • 5 things OS X Mountain Lion can teach Windows 8

    Posted July 25, 2012 - 10:16 am

    Apple's OS X Mountain Lion will launch Wednesday, so it's a good time for Windows users to peer across the border at what features in Mountain Lion might prove useful.
  • Dell to introduce new Wyse thin clients for Windows 8 OS

    Posted July 25, 2012 - 5:25 am

    It's been just 60 days since Dell completed the acquisition of thin-client company Wyse, but the business unit is moving forward with plans to release new thin clients designed to work with Microsoft's upcoming Windows 8 OS.
  • Windows 8 features that will benefit businesses

    Posted July 24, 2012 - 2:57 pm

    The new OS will be released October 26. Here's how businesses will benefit from upgrading.
  • Apple opens up lead on Android in enterprise mobile app dev

    Posted July 24, 2012 - 2:54 pm

    Developers are rapidly losing interest in Windows Phone 7, but see potential in Windows 8
  • Review

    7 days with a Windows 8 tablet: Not quite the best of both worlds

    Posted July 23, 2012 - 4:48 pm

    Can a Windows 8 tablet really be the one machine that does it all? We spent 7 days putting the Samsung Series 7 through its paces.
  • Microsoft ready to cash in on Windows 8 gamble

    Posted July 23, 2012 - 2:52 pm

    Microsoft revealed the date this week when it plans to start collecting on its bets. As of October 26--the official release date for Windows 8--all the cards will be on the table, and we will see if the gamble will pay off or not.
  • Intel: more than 40 touchscreen Windows 8 Ultrabooks coming

    Posted July 18, 2012 - 9:39 pm

    It will soon rain touchscreen laptops equipped with Windows 8, according to recent statements by Intel CEO Paul Otellini, who maintains that the PC market is not doomed.
  • Microsoft sets Windows 8 launch as Oct. 26

    Posted July 18, 2012 - 5:53 pm

    Microsoft today announced that it will start selling Windows 8 on Friday, Oct. 26, a little more than three months from now.
  • Three great DVD playback alternatives for Windows 8

    Posted July 17, 2012 - 7:40 am

    With Windows 8, Microsoft decided to remove DVD playback functionality from Windows Media Player. That's bad news for those of use with vast DVD collections. Here are 3 DVD playback alternatives worth a look.
  • Windows 8 update: IDC says Windows 8 stalls PC sales

    Posted July 16, 2012 - 7:59 am

    Anticipation of Windows 8 devices coming out this fall has predictably led to sluggish sales of PCs in the past quarter as customers wait to decide whether they want in on the new operating system, according to an IDC report.
  • The best time to buy a laptop may be now: prices at record lows

    Posted July 14, 2012 - 7:35 am

    If you've been waiting for the perfect time to purchase a new laptop, you may want to grab your credit card now. Price-predicting service Decide.com says late June to mid-July is one of the best times of the year to get the best deal on a new notebook.
  • New Windows 8-ready hybrid tablet, convertible laptop from Fujitsu

    Posted July 14, 2012 - 7:35 am

    Fujitsu Monday unveiled two devices optimized for Windows 8: the business-friendly Stylistic Q702 slate tablet--which has an optional keyboard dock--and the 13.3-inch Lifebook T902 convertible laptop.
  • Windows 8 may not be sold solo

    Posted July 13, 2012 - 2:59 pm

    Windows 8 users may not have the option to buy a full retail copy of the operating system when it launches this October.
  • Metal iPad minis, T-Mobile iPhones, and Amazon smartphones

    Posted July 11, 2012 - 10:41 am

    The WSJ calls it a “smartphone,” but at a screen size “between 4 and 5 inches,” Amazon’s test units are something like Samsung’s Galaxy Note line: a really big phone, or a tablet you can take calls on, preferably with headphones.
  • Ballmer admits Microsoft Surface tablet 'just a design point'

    Posted July 11, 2012 - 10:40 am

    At their Worldwide Partner Conference, CEO Steve Ballmer says partners are still the most important hardware providers, Surface just an example of "stunning Windows devices" to come.
  • Microsoft plans to sell a few million Surface tablets

    Posted July 10, 2012 - 9:07 pm

    Microsoft hopes to sell at least a few million of its Surface tablets after Windows 8 debuts in October, according to company chief executive Steve Ballmer. The Microsoft chief made the comments during the opening keynote for Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference in Toronto. Ever since Microsoft announced Surface, critics have debated whether the company will follow Apple's lead and start designing its own hardware on a regular basis or whether Surface is just a limited-edition “reference design” meant to inspire its hardware partners to do better.
  • Microsoft to back giant Windows 8 touchscreens

    Posted July 9, 2012 - 8:50 pm

    Microsoft is buying the maker of the world's largest multi-touch displays in an effort to create Windows 8 devices that can be used for collaboration.
  • Running Windows 8 on your Mac

    Posted July 9, 2012 - 4:56 pm

    Maybe you have to do it for work. Maybe you're just curious. Maybe you're a glutton for punishment who lives on the bleeding edge. Maybe you lost a bet. Whatever the reason, you want to run the Windows 8 Preview Release.
  • Windows 8 falls further behind Windows 7 in pre-launch stats

    Posted July 9, 2012 - 2:41 pm

    Users remain significantly less enthused about Windows 8 than they were three years ago about the then-unfinished Windows 7, according to data from Net Applications.
  • Adding and managing users in Windows 8

    Posted July 9, 2012 - 7:49 am

    Windows 8 will soon be here, and if you plan to set up a system to be shared by more than one person, you’ll want to know how to add and manage user accounts. As with many aspects of the Windows operating system, things have changed in Windows 8, and you’ll have to learn how to get around in the new OS.
  • Windows 8, OS X upgrades by the numbers

    Posted July 9, 2012 - 7:23 am

    Like 2009, this year is one of dueling operating system upgrades, when the two biggest OS rivals face off with new editions.
  • Windows upgrade pricing: How low will it go?

    Posted July 3, 2012 - 8:55 pm

    Microsoft will offer its cheapest upgrade pricing yet, with upgrades to Windows 8 Pro available for just $40, through January 31, 2013.

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