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Chinese Version of Windows 8 Release Preview Leaked Online

Based on screenshots posted by users and a brief preview video, the leak appears genuine and offers some improvements over the original Windows 8 beta.


Fedora 17 Takes to the Cloud

The newest release of the Red Hat-sponsored Fedora Linux distribution includes a number of technologies that haven't made their way into Red Hat Enterprise Linux...

Samsung Preps Two New Chromebooks as Google Updates Chrome OS, Apps

Samsung will launch this week two new Chrome OS-based computers, a laptop and desktop that have been designed to be significantly faster and more versatile than...

Tech Survivors: Geek Technologies That Still Thrive 25 to 50 Years Later

These 17 technologies remain core to the computing experience for IT, engineers, and developers.

With Motorola's Help, Google May Introduce Android to the Office

Samsung, the biggest maker of Android devices, is already trying to sell both tablets and smartphones for workplaces, while Lenovo is doing the same with tablets.

What Windows 8? Microsoft Pushes XP-to-Win 7 Migration

Microsoft is pushing businesses to move from XP to Windows 7, with little mention of Windows 8.


Linux Mint 13 Rallies Behind Gnome

With the new version of Linux Mint, released Wednesday, the developers behind the open source Linux distribution have put all energies behind Gnome, offering two...

Windows 8 Puts End to Endless Reboots

Microsoft yesterday promised that a feature it's added to Windows 8 will put a stop to endless reboots.


Ballmer: Windows 8 Will Bring 'Rebirth' of Microsoft OS

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer thinks that Windows 8 is the most important piece of work the Redmond-based company has ever done.


Should You Pay $99 to Have Microsoft Remove Bloatware from Your PC?

PC makers lard up their machines with all sorts of trial programs you would never want. Now Microsoft is offering to get rid of it, for a fee. But it seems crazy to pay someone to remove software you never wanted in the first place.


Linux 3.4 Released Quickly, After Smooth Development Cycle

Just over two months after its last major release, Linus Torvalds has posted the newest version of the open source Linux kernel, which supports new graphics...

Flashback Malware Didn't Glean Big Bucks

The Mac-based Flashback botnet scam wasn't as profitable as its hacker originators expected, Symantec says.

China Approves Google Acquisition of Motorola Mobility

Chinese regulatory authorities have approved Google's acquisition of Motorola Mobility, paving the way for the deal to close within the week.

Top 20 Windows 8 Features

From Metro Start to reduced hardware requirements, here is a look at the best new features Windows 8 users will love.

Windows 8: Microsoft Tries to Rein in Crapware

Bloatware may still creep onto your new Dell, HP, or Lenovo PC, even though Microsoft is reportedly getting ready to take on Windows 8 bloat.