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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS plays better with high-res displays, forms Ubuntu's tablet backbone

Ubuntu 14.04 'Trusty Tahr' is here as Canonical's latest LTS release. It's more about stability than new features, but still begins a new era for Ubuntu.

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How to prevent Windows 8.1's desktop taskbar from showing in Metro apps

The Windows 8.1 update made Microsoft's Metro vision much more PC-friendly, but the newly universal desktop taskbar can block the UI in Metro apps. Here's how to make it stop.

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Bing gets personal ahead of Cortana launch

Bing.com is getting Google Now-ish with new personalized cards on the Bing homepage.

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Don't wait for Windows 9: How to get a Start Menu, windowed Metro apps today

A Start Menu and the ability to run Metro apps in desktop windows are coming to Windows 8.1 at some unspecified time in the future, but you can get it today thanks to some helpful software.

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Buy once, play anywhere: First universal Windows apps hit Microsoft app stores

"Buy once, play anywhere" comes to Microsoft's ecosystem.

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Windows 8.1 Update tip: Clean up that disk space now

Now that you're used to the new Windows 8.1 Update, it's time to clear up some space on that hard drive.

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IObit PCTransfer Review: A little help transferring your data from XP

Basically a file copy program with some smarts, PCTransfer grabs the important stuff from your old installation and transfers it to your new one.

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Windows 8.1 Update is required for future Windows 8.1 patches

There's no need to worry unless you've disabled automatic updates.

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Three power user menu options every Windows 8.1 user should know

You may already be using it to shut down your PC, but there's so much more to the power user menu. Here are three options you should be using regularly.

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Windows XP survival guide: How to upgrade (or not)

Whether you’re fleeing to a new OS or battening down the XP hatches, read this to survive unscathed.