Nix Notepad. Pack away Paint. These free utilities do image editing, file management, screenshots and more, much, much better than Windows’ own versions can.
The next refresh of Windows will place more emphasis on desktop-friendliness, and it's said to be right around the corner.
Microsoft easily blew away analyst estimates, thanks to its consumer businesses and Surface tablet. But Windows revenues decreased.
Images from a prolific Windows leaker show Metro apps pinned to the desktop taskbar.
Sure, you can rip your PC apart and eyeball troublesome hardware directly - but there's an easier way to find drivers for unknown devices.
What's old is new again on a handful of HP desktops and laptops.
The xPC, a Windows computer that can "transform" into a notebook or tablet PC, will ship by June, its backers say.
Microsoft said the decision will assist customers with their migrations away from Windows XP.
Microsoft is patching Windows XP on this month's Patch Tuesday, shoring up a vulnerability that can lead to computers being taken over entirely by attackers.
Worldwide PC shipments dipped again in the fourth quarter of 2013, but analysts said that they believe the market is leveling out. Lenovo continued to hold the top spot as the world's leading PC supplier.