Major changes were afoot in the technology world in 2012, highlighted by Microsoft’s introduction of an entirely new operating system. And as you might imagine, Windows 8 claims more than a few spots in our 2012 list of the most-read stories published on PCWorld.
But we don’t just limit our list to stories published in the past year. Our list of top 20 stories includes articles published in previous years that continued to draw in readers in 2012. Even with a new operating system from Microsoft—and a new look for PCWorld, a number of how-to articles remained relevant throughout the year.
Here’s a look back at the most-read stories on PCWorld during the past 12 months.
We posted this how-to on getting your YouTube favorites off the Web and onto your PC in late 2011, but it was in the past year that our readers really looked for ways to give the likes of Keyboard Cat and Gangnam Style a permanent home.