Don't-Miss Windows 8 Stories

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Universal apps herald cheaper Windows Store prices

Microsoft is wooing developers with the ability to write apps for Windows and Windows Phone alike, and wooing customers by bringing cheaper, Windows-Phone-style pricing to the Windows Store.

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Microsoft's easy WYSIWYG App Studio tool now creates universal Windows apps

The tool fits right it with Microsoft's new universal app initiative.

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Microsoft makes Windows free on phones, small tablets, and gizmos - but not PCs

Microsoft's fortune was built on selling its software, but now it's giving Windows away for free in the war against Android.

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Rejoice! The Start menu is coming back to Windows

Your cries have been heard, o' PC faithful.

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Microsoft details mouse-focused Windows 8.1 Update

The new update isn't as exhaustive as Windows 8.1 was itself, but it'll still bring a smile to the faces of traditional PC users.