Users will need Microsoft's free Windows 8.1 update to get game-specific performance improvements.
It's like Windows 8.1, but with Bing as the default search engine in Internet Explorer. So, uh, it's like Windows 8.1?
Microsoft is still selling Windows 7 to Chinese government offices.
Partitioning software doesn't get any better, but this program's best trick is creating Windows to Go (portable Windows) installations from any version of Windows 8.
Support ends, usage dips, but XP users are still legion.
It's easy to dump all your desktop bloatware in one fell swoop, but what about all those programs you don't need on the modern side of Windows? A new app helps you dump modern apps in bulk.
The forward-looking folks at Microsoft Research demo'd Live Tiles that scroll and expand. It's still just an experiment, but it sure sounds cool.
Basically a file copy program with some smarts, PCTransfer grabs the important stuff from your old installation and transfers it to your new one.
The tool fits right it with Microsoft's new universal app initiative.
Ready or not, it's time to move on from Windows XP. Here's how to choose your next operating system.