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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Computing

How to reset your Windows 8 password

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Windows 9 will eliminate the Windows 8 Charms menu, report says

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Windows 8.1 Update 2 could arrive next week

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Computing

Chinese government officials visit Microsoft offices without warning

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Mobile

Wacom brings Bamboo Paper app to Android and Windows 8

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Computing

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

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

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