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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8 Windows 8 tips and tricks for new users

Are you struggling to learn Windows 8? These eight top tips will help you grasp Microsoft's new OS quickly.

Breaking! Microsoft plans to replace your actual windows with Windows 8

Microsoft announces a bold new plan to remove all windows and replace them with a new product it is calling Live Tiles, which bear little resemblance to the transparent windows you've been using to peer out at the world beyond.

Microsoft will allow mature games in the Windows 8 Store afterall

The Windows 8 Store's guidelines prevent UK video game publishers from selling many of their most popular games through Microsoft's new service. On the new operating system's launch day, Microsoft said it would ease ratings restrictions…

How to Install Windows 8

Heard the hype? Curious to try Windows 8 for yourself? Here's how to get the shiny new OS up and running in a jiffy, if you're bold enough to take Microsoft's $40 upgrade option seriously.

What I love and what I hate about Windows 8

Radical design changes mean there is both plenty to adore in Windows 8, and plenty to abhor.

As Surface hits stores in China, Ballmer talks it up while Apple boss calls it ‘compromised, confusing’

Microsoft's new Surface tablet launches on Friday. Ballmer's been singing its praises in various interviews, while Apple boss Tim Cook has been doing what he can to dampen any excitement.

Review: Windows 8 tries to unite two worlds and ends up botching them both

Microsoft attempts a precarious balance between what worked in the past and what’s needed for the future with Windows 8, but ends up coming up short on both.