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So you've downloaded Microsoft's Windows 10 Technical Preview. Let PCWorld show you around your new OS with our newbie's guide to Windows 10, complete with tips and tricks.
The current preview is all about making businesses happy, but Microsoft hasn’t forgotten about the user on the street. Look for news about Cortana, Internet Explorer and more, probably at the Consumer Electronics Show.
The software you'll install on your PC is an early stage version of the OS that'll have bugs and will change a lot over time
ARM's mbed OS will be free for use on ARM chips when it's released next year.
Microsoft's OS is due next year and will run on all devices
At this point, Microsoft's next OS is literally a work in progress. But some of the changes in UI are available to view, and they're both lovely and productive.
Microsoft executives said Windows 10 is Microsoft's response to feedback to consumers and businesses who still weren't satisfied with Windows 8. And you'll get to try it out for yourself.
The company is expected to unveil a preview of the Windows 8 successor on Tuesday. Will it fix Windows 8?
The audacious Ubuntu Edge smartphone may have fizzled out, but Ubuntu Touch lives on--and it just hit 'release to manufacturing' status.
The good news: Patches are already rolling out. The bad news: This devastating vulnerability could be around for a long, long time.
Apple is the first smartphone maker to abide by a new California anti-theft law by inserting a "kill switch" into iOS 8, which powers the iPhone 6.
Rejoice, PC power users: It looks like virtual desktops may finally be coming to Windows 9.
The leaked screenshots show a Windows-7-like Start menu next to a mini-bar of Windows 8.1 Tiles, an awkward compromise that might not satisfy anyone.