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  • In Pictures: User guide to Windows 10

    If you’re going for an immediate upgrade to Windows 10 from your Windows 7 or Windows 8/8.1 computer, this guide will get you up to speed as quickly as possible.

    Written by Howard Wen29 July 15 08:28
  • Windows 8 growth spurt: Better late than never

    Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 now power more personal computers than the still-strong, senior-citizen Windows XP, according to the latest statistics from analytics vendor Net Applications.

    Written by Gregg Keizer02 June 15 05:15
  • Trying Windows 10 Tech Preview? Keep these 7 things in mind

    Microsoft has kicked off the Windows 10 public testing period, but the company wants the fearless enthusiasts willing to participate in the Insider Program to be aware of a number of things before they jump in.

    Written by Juan Carlos Perez02 Oct. 14 09:47
  • With Windows 10, a contrite Microsoft will try to atone for Windows 8 mistakes

    Humbled by businesses' dislike for Windows 8, Microsoft has issued a mea culpa, offered the world a first peek at Windows 10 and pledged that the new OS will delight IT executives. But the true test of whether Microsoft can move past its Windows 8 mistakes will come when Windows 10 is commercially released at some point next summer.

    Written by Juan Carlos Perez01 Oct. 14 09:47
  • With new OS, Microsoft will try to put Windows 8 era behind it

    After spending the past two years in damage control mode over Windows 8, Microsoft will officially begin a new era for its OS on Tuesday, when it's expected to unveil a preview of Windows' next major version during an event focused on enterprise customers.

    Written by Juan Carlos Perez29 Sept. 14 15:21
  • Microsoft heads back to the desktop

    Microsoft has flopped on smartphones and tablets. At the same time, its Windows 8.x has continued to be such an abject failure, with a mere <a href="">13.4% share of the PC market</a>, that it's trailing even legendary fiasco Vista in market acceptance.

    Written by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols18 Sept. 14 21:07
  • Sydney Water ramps up mobility

    Sydney Water is boosting its mobility credentials with the rollout of Apple iPads and Windows 8 smartphones across most of its workforce.

    Written by Nadia Cameron04 Sept. 14 12:10
  • Microsoft Pulls Latest Software Update as It Looks Ahead to Windows 9

    The last time Microsoft pushed out a major update to Windows 8.1, users who didn't install it were punished by having their right to download future security updates blocked. This time users who did download the latest update are being punished by having to uninstall it because of some nasty glitches the company didn't find until it had been available for more than a week.

    Written by Bill Snyder19 Aug. 14 00:15
  • Microsoft previews new devices, promotes Windows in Taipei

    Walk around the halls of Computex, the massive regional trade show taking place in Taipei this week, and you'll quickly realize that Microsoft's business is under attack like never before. In portable and mobile electronics, companies are increasingly choosing Google's Android operating system rather than Windows.

    Written by Martyn Williams04 June 14 19:54