Don't-Miss Windows 8 Stories

Why small screens won't cure Microsoft's Windows tablet blues

Small-screen Windows slates are poised to flood store shelves, but they aren't a magic pill for Microsoft's struggling tablet OS.

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Windows Blue hides 4K display support, tons of new features, developer says

An in-depth comparison of the APIs used by Windows 8.1 suggests that Blue tablets could support 4K resolutions and lock-screen calls, and possibly replace the Search charm with something more useful.

Microsoft turns Siri against Apple in hilarious new Windows 8 ad

Who knew a soulless digital assistant could be so hilariously inept?

And the study says: Windows 8 users rarely touch Metro apps

The difference is touch: tablet and touchscreen laptop users adopted more Windows Store apps than users with non-touch displays.

Touchscreen notebooks snag 10 percent of the laptop market, report claims

Touchscreen adoption is definitely coming along, just not as fast as the PC industry hoped it would.

How to prepare your business for Windows 8

Windows 8 won't be adopted as a standard at your business anytime soon, according to a new Forrester report. But that doesn't mean IT shouldn't prepare for it to sneak through the BYOD side door. Here are five ways to be ready for Windows 8.

Windows 8 won't hit critical mass in enterprises, Forrester says

Windows 8, the most significant upgrade to Microsoft's operating system since Windows 95 and one of the most important products in the company's history, will not achieve enough adoption in enterprises to be considered a standard, according to Forrester Research.

New tablet boots Ubuntu Linux, Android, and Windows 8

Can't decide among operating systems? This tablet lets you have it three ways.

Dell XPS 10

Dell slashes the price of its Windows RT tablet to $300

Dell's XPS 10 is officially selling for less than any Windows tablet we've seen. Should you bite the bullet or wait for more enticing hardware?

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Microsoft confirms Windows 8.1 (a.k.a "Blue") will be free

Windows Blue is now Windows 8.1, and it's going to be a free update for Windows 8 and Windows RT users.

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Is Windows 8 really killing the PC market?

The multitude says Windows 8 sucks. Microsoft says it's sold 100 million licenses. Where does the truth lie?

iTunes snub is another nail in the Windows RT coffin

Apple's cold shoulder isn't a death blow for Windows RT, but it is another critical knock against the beleaguered operating system.

Best case, Mozilla's Firefox for Windows 8 will ship in October

Firefox for Windows 8's "Modern" user interface (UI) will likely wrap up development this fall, Mozilla said on its website in a best case-worst case schedule.