Windows 8 Coverage
Three years after Microsoft redeemed for the sins of Vista with the launch of Windows 7, another new Windows is upon us. Quite unlike its conservative predecessor, Windows 8 represents a huge departure from the way things used to work. A touch-based “Modern UI” interface now lies at the heart of the Windows experience, which brings a wave of tablet hardware to go along with it. Here’s everything you need to know about the tectonic shift the Windows universe is undergoing – and where it will take us.
At the Microsoft Build conference, CEO Steve Ballmer announced that an official Facebook app is on the way to Windows 8. It's been a long, hard wait, W8 users - and now it's over.
Wzor.net, a Russian site that previously leaked images of what appeared to be the first significant Windows 8.1 update, has also leaked shots of something called "Windows 8.1 with Bing." Could this be Microsoft's stab at making the OS completely free?
Looking to position Windows 8 more competitively in the PC and tablet landscape, Microsoft has slashed the price of the operating system licenses on the manufacturer side of the business.
Is HP’s new Spectre 13t x2 a do-it-all powerhouse, or does this system’s versatility come with unwanted baggage?
- Pros: Solid build quality, Pleasing keyboard, Intuitive hinge ...
- Cons: Lackluster processor performance, Disappointing battery ...
Insider sources suggest that Microsoft Office for iPad is far from dead, and could in fact be arriving earlier than the Windows 8-optimized edition — read the latest from the rumor mill here.
For some of us, the mere mention of the words "Internet Explorer" is enough to make us scream in a bout of unprecedented furry. Thankfully, there is a solution. Check out our quick guide on how to uninstall or hide Microsoft's browser once and for all.
According to Microsoft, Windows 8 might not be as much of a disappointment for Redmond as you might think, if one figure is any indication. Read on to learn more here.
Microsoft published an official blog post asking people to help their friends and family stop using Windows XP, which Microsoft will cease to support this coming April. Read on to learn more.
Finally, the Metro/Modern interface gets an alternative Web browsing option. Mozilla has announced that it has released the beta of the Firefox Windows 8 app. Read on to learn more here.