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Windows RTMs, PCWorld Lab Testing and Mechwarrior Tactics

PCWorld Editors discuss the Windows 8 final release, important Windows 8 dates and how the PCWorld Labs tests gear. We also talk about some gaming news, including Mechwarrior Tactics and Star Wars: The Old Republic going free to play.


Windows 8 Leaked in Final Form

Microsoft froze the code for its revamped operating system on Wednesday, and by Thursday an apparently pirated version was found online.

Microsoft Looks to Drop Metro Brand

A trademark challenge is apparently prompting Microsoft to rename the colorful geometric interface featured in Windows 8 across platforms.


KDE 4.9 Brings Fresh Stability and Performance to the Linux Desktop

The Dolphin file manager and the Okular document viewer are among the components to receive key improvements in this latest update to the popular KDE Software Compilation.

Oracle-HP Ruling Highlights Risks of IT Vendor Partnerships

The strongly worded order by a California judge saying Oracle has to keep porting its software to Hewlett-Packard's Itanium-based servers is not the end of the...

Google's Android 4.0 Being Ported to $25 Raspberry Pi PC

Developers are porting Google's Android 4.0 OS, code-named Ice Cream Sandwich, to the Raspberry Pi PC, which starts at US$25 and is the size of a credit card.

Windows 8 Heads to PC Makers, But Questions Remain

If the world is going to embrace the changes in Microsoft's OS, the company will have to address a few lingering issues first.


Microsoft Calls Windows 8 Complete, But Analysts are Concerned

Microsoft today announced that it's wrapped up Windows 8 and declared that the operating system has met the "release to manufacturing" (RTM) milestone.


Microsoft Releases Windows 8; Windows Store Open for Business

Microsoft completes its boldest, but riskiest version of Windows, and releases it to PC builders.


Analysts Make Holiday Tech Predictions

Analysts Make Holiday Tech Predictions


MATE 1.4: The GNOME 2 Desktop Clone Gets a Key Update

Now available for numerous Linux distributions, this traditional desktop environment just gained several new features.

Is OS X Snow Leopard Retired?

Apple's refusal to put into writing its operating system support policy leaves Snow Leopard users wondering whether their copy of OS X has been retired.


SolusOS: A New Linux Distro with a Focus on the Familiar

This distribution has a brand-new desktop environment that's designed to be a GNOME 2 twin.