Don't-Miss Windows 8 Stories
Computer makers will get the final version of Windows 8.1 later this August, but you won't see it for a few months.
Buyers reject touchscreen laptops, spooked by higher prices and concerns about the value of Windows 8's touch-based user interface.
Microsoft makes a few more adjustments to Windows 8.1 before shipping the update to users, and OEMs, which should happen any day now.
Microsoft's Windows 8 app ecosystem badly needs a jolt to make it competitive with iOS and Android on tablets, analysts say.
PC shipments are already in a steady decline with the growing adoption of tablets, and buyers are not yet willing to pay a premium for machines with Microsoft's Windows 8, analysts point out.
After showing off 3D printing capabilities at three Microsoft locations, demos of MakerBot's device are expanding to 15 other stores around the U.S. It's part of an effort to show off the 3D printer support coming with Windows 8.1.
Windows 8's user share growth slowed significantly last month, hinting at further trouble for the struggling operating system, new statistics from an analytics company showed today.
Socialites who dig Windows 8's modern UI will be happy to find newfound support for lists, multiple accounts, and more in the Twitter app.
The Windows 8 Secure Boot mechanism can be bypassed on PCs from certain manufacturers because of oversights in how those vendors implemented the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) specification, according to a team of security researchers.
In a recent study, Windows 7 and Windows XP hold strong with users, but Windows Vista usage declines.
Windows 8 catches a lot of flak, but it's great for full-screen entertainment. Here are the best music and video apps the Windows Store has to offer.
A British broadcaster has successfully convinced a judge to require Microsoft to change the name of its SkyDrive cloud-storage service because of trademark issues.
One of Windows RT's earliest manufacturing supporters is turning its back on the Metro-only operating system.