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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$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.

Microsoft is ‘working proactively’ with China to resolve the Windows 8 ban issue

Microsoft hopes it can come to a resolution with the Chinese government after its Windows 8 operating system was banned from use on state PCs. You can learn more here.

Chinese government bans the use of Windows 8 on its PCs

Both US and Chinese governments have traded pot shots and jabs, with each accusing the other of hacking into their computer networks. Now, China has opted to ban the use of Windows 8 on all of its state PCs. Learn more here.

Windows XP usage is still going strong, even though Microsoft no longer supports it

Though Microsoft has stopped supporting Windows XP, millions of people are still using it. However, Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 got a bit more popular as well. Learn more here.