Maybe it's a little early to be getting in line for these gadgets, but they are coming.
Moving from developer preview to completed build, the App Launcher lets users open Web-based apps outside of the Chrome browser.
Leaked on various file-sharing sites, the alleged update could provide better support for the mouse and keyboard, The Verge reports.
As the official launch of Windows 8 looms, and with the Release Preview now out in the wild, here's our guide to using the new Metro UI.
Everything you need to know about installing and getting the most out of Microsoft's Windows 8 Release Preview and its Metro interface.
It's not in the build handed out at last week's Professional Developers Conference, but CNET News' Ina Fried gets an in-depth look at the taskbar and other new features.
The desktop in the Windows 8 beta offers no Start button and a few shortcuts. How can you easily populate it with your favorite programs?
Chaitanya Sareen, who has managed every version of Windows since 7, shares his thoughts with us about the always-evolving state of the desktop operating system.
Windows 8.1 Update 1 could include some under-the-hood changes to reduce memory and disk space requirements for cheaper tablets.
Get more out of the space available on your display--no matter what size--to increase your view of the Windows desktop, Windows Explorer, Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Ribbonized applications.
With Windows Blue, aka Windows 8.1, Microsoft is reintroducing a Start button and adding a boot-straight-to-desktop option. Here's how these may work.