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.

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Make it stop! 3 ways to tweak Windows 8 to look more like Windows 7

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Microsoft says games will make Windows Phone 8 a winner, but what’s different?

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Microsoft plays it cool regarding any future 7-inch Surface tablet plans

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How to Dual Boot Windows 7 and Windows 8

The thought of diving headlong into Microsoft's radically new Windows 8 operating system is a little scary to many computer owners. For those who are cautious, never fear: you can have the best of both worlds.

Mobile weekly wrap: Tablet makers want your vote (or money)

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