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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Windows 8.1 Update 2 could arrive next week

The next update for Windows 8.1 could land as soon as next week, but don't expect any big changes to come with it.

Chinese government officials visit Microsoft offices without warning

Officials from the Chinese government made an unannounced visit to Microsoft offices, and it's unclear why they made the trip.

Wacom brings Bamboo Paper app to Android and Windows 8

Wacom's popular iOS drawing app Bamboo Paper is now available on Android, Amazon's Fire OS, and Windows 8. Wacom will offer several premium packages for free for a short time.

How to restore My Computer, Recycle Bin, and other Windows icons to your Win 8.1 desktop

Did the Windows desktop icons you've gotten so used to seeing disappear? Here's how to revive them in Windows 8.1.

$199 Windows 8.1 laptops to reportedly start hitting the market this fall

Microsoft reportedly said that $199 Windows 8-based laptops will be available starting sometime this fall.

5 real-life problems OS X Yosemite solves, and Windows 8.1 screws up

Unlike Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, Mac OS X Yosemite solves real world problems. And this is coming from a life-long Windows user.

State-run Chinese TV broadcast has harsh words for Windows 8 and Microsoft

The Chinese government doesn't like Windows 8, and an influential state-run TV network reiterated that sentiment.

New Start Menu for Windows reportedly won’t be out until 2015

The new Start Menu that was teased during Build 2014 won't see the light of day until after the calender flips to 2015. You can learn more here.