Microsoft has finally spilled most pricing details for Windows 8. But buying and upgrading is still confusing. Use this guide to find the cheapest, best way to upgrade. Oh, and be sure to read this if you plan to stick with Windows 7. You can avoid a big gotcha if you know your rights.
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Online retailer Newegg began taking preorders for Windows 8 today. Their product lineup includes pricing and packaging details that jumped the gun on Microsoft's official announcement.
Microsoft has finally taken its battle against Android directly to the source. In a German courtroom today, Microsoft's lawyers announced they were adding Google as a defendant in a patent-infringement lawsuit against Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility.
The advertising industry wants to change the definition of Do Not Track into something Orwell would be proud of. One influential member of the W3C working group says he's lost the energy to go on. Is it time to kill Do Not Track?
Adobe today announced the release of a major security update for its Flash Player and Air software. Microsoft delivered its version of that patch roughly an hour later, significantly improving on its embarrassingly late performance last month.
Microsoft's official launch party for Windows 8 is still weeks away, but one well-known retailer has jumped the gun. Cable shopping giant HSN has five Windows 8 PCs for sale on the web. All are, unfortunately, fully loaded.
Apple snuck support for the Do Not Track standard into iOS6, but may have violated the W3C standard in the process. Meanwhile, the W3C has formed a special group to deal with a pesky patent-infringement claim.
If the built-in apps in Windows 8 feel unpolished or incomplete, there's good reason: they are. That's all about to change, as Microsoft prepares to update all of those apps between now and launch day on October 26.
In an open letter, an influential U.S.-based lobbying group for the advertising industry has sharply criticized Microsoft's decision to enable Do Not Track as the default setting in Internet Explorer 10.
Microsoft and Google might be archrivals in business, but you don't have to get caught in the crossfire. Google is making excellent progress in its quest to add Windows 8 (Metro) support to Chrome. And Microsoft's flagship Windows 8 apps connect well with Gmail and other Google services. Here's how to get everything to work together.