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Windows 8

Navigate the ins-and-outs of Windows 8 with how-tos, troubleshooting, news, and reviews.

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Microsoft Windows 8.1

If you're a dedicated Windows 8 hater, the update to Windows 8.1 isn't going to change your mind. For everyone else, this collection of tweaks, fixes, and new features is useful, but everything here should have shipped in the original version last year.

17 October 2013

4 stars Editors' rating 17 October 2013

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Windows 8.1 Update

With new functionality for the Start button and separate experiences for desktop and tablet users, the Windows 8.1 update finally gives people what they want.

3 April 2014

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Microsoft Windows RT

Windows RT is a strange beast. On the one hand, speed, security, and the best of Windows 8 make RT a pleasure to use. But app restrictions make Windows RT confusing, and the limited availability of apps undercuts the operating system's usefulness.

13 November 2012

3 stars Editors' rating 13 November 2012

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Microsoft OneDrive (Windows Phone)

If you have a mobile device running Windows Phone version 7.5 or higher, then SkyDrive is a must-have.

10 November 2012

5 stars Editors' rating 10 November 2012

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Windows Phone 8

Windows Phone 8 is absolutely worth using, especially if you enjoy a simpler, bolder interface. However, if you need a robust app selection now, stick with the more fully formed Android and iOS.

30 October 2012

4 stars Editors' rating 30 October 2012

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Microsoft Windows 7

Windows 7 is more than what Vista should have been, it's where Microsoft needed to go. How much damage Vista did and whether Windows 7 is enough for people to finally abandon Windows XP are questions that nobody has the answers to right now.

1 August 2009

4.5 stars Editors' rating 1 August 2009

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The pane points of Microsoft's 'one Windows'

Microsoft has said it doesn't intend to bring a single operating system to all devices that can run Windows. But if it did, there would be many interface issues to overcome.

By 2 August 2014

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Windows Phone Store hits more than 300,000 apps

And Microsoft expects the number to get much larger with the arrival of "universal" Windows apps.

By 9 August 2014

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Windows XP stays strong despite end of support

XP still accounted for 26 percent of all desktop OS traffic tracked last month by Net Applications.

By 1 May 2014

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How Microsoft can improve the Start menu

The Start menu is set to reappear in a future version of Windows. What can Microsoft do to make it more efficient and easier to organize?

By 4 July 2014