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Analysts: Windows 8 downgrade rights crucial to success

But if lots of consumers downgrade to Windows 7, that's not a good sign for Windows 8 and Microsoft.

Intel needs to build PC buzz at IDF, say analysts

Intel needs to generate a lot of excitement at its annual developer conference this week -- not just around the company but around the whole PC industry.

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HP tries to trump iMac with SpectreONE

With an expected iMac refresh imminent, Hewlett-Packard goes preemptive and unwraps a Windows 8 competitor.

HP turnaround tough but on target, CEO says

Analysis: Windows 8, servers, and cloud services accompany a restructuring that Whitman says will put HP back on track.

HP all-in-one PC gets trackpad to control Windows 8

Instead of a touchscreen, users will navigate the user interface of Microsoft's operating system with a wireless trackpad.

Intel's lowered revenue projections bad sign for PC industry

It's another hit for an industry that has been repeatedly hammered by the growing popularity of small, cool tablets and several years of a slow economy.

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Two more tiny, sub-$100 Linux PCs join the fray

Priced as low as $49, these new devices expand PC users' options.

Apple patches Java 6 for OS X Snow Leopard, Lion

Apple today issued a Java update for OS X Lion and Snow Leopard to make it more difficult for hackers to exploit other vulnerabilities.

NEC sells shares in Lenovo; Japan PC joint venture unaffected

NEC has sold for about US$230 million shares in Chinese computer maker Lenovo it acquired last year when the companies formed a joint venture to produce PCs in...

Windows 8: Hate It Already? Why Waiting for Windows 9 Won't Help

We take a speculative look at the future of Microsoft's operating system.

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TechHive: What's New in Firefox 15 for Desktops and Android

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Between the memory improvements in desktop Firefox and the overhauled Android app, Mozilla seems to be getting its groove back.

Extreme Tech: 22 Devices That Go All Out

Check out these 22 devices that push the limits of technology in almost every way.

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