Microsoft is no longer legally required to remind Windows users in the European Union that they have a choice of browsers beyond IE, as has been the case for the past five years.
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Windows 10 tablets can be a success, but OEMs need to think harder about how they implement security on them, especially if they want to sell to enterprise.
It's easy to touch-enable your existing Windows PC, and to do so without breaking the bank! Here are a few recommendations, along with pros and cons for each method.
The electronics retailer is also taking $50 off a Steam Machine gaming PC console and offering a Lenovo Windows 8.1 desktop for $199.99, though its deals are only available in its retail stores.
PC sales are declining - despite the end-of-XP support bump - while Mac sales were up 18 percent in Q2 and 21 percent in Q3 of 2014. Why isn't the Mac declining along with Windows PCs?
Cheaper notebooks are getting PCs selling again after a long lull.
How low can the price of a Windows PC go? At this week's IFA show in Berlin, PC makers are rolling out new PCs with outrageously aggressive pricing. Here's how they're cutting costs.
Newly released figures from two popular web analytics firms show a PC market that is essentially static. The most interesting detail: Apple's push to update its installed base to the latest OS X version has largely succeeded, while Microsoft is less successful with its efforts to get Windows 8 users to move to the free 8.1 update.
Google delivers a faster, better and more secure version of its Chrome Web browser for Windows. Indeed, the 64-bit version may just be today's best Windows Web browser.
The challenges facing Microsoft Windows are many, but none so big as the casual PC user's changing habits.
If you need a Windows 8.1 computer that's flexible enough to be a tablet, a laptop (if you add the optional keyboard) and even (if you add the optional docking station) a desktop PC, then the Surface Pro 3 manages the trade-offs as well as anything on the market.
The consensus says that Windows XP has boosted corporate PC sales and acted as a performance enhancing drug. There's an argument that enterprises may keep refreshing PCs because the installed base is ancient.
Google dramatically reduced idle times in Microsoft Windows to make its Chrome browser seem "peppier" but the real result was shorter battery life on laptops, and the waste of unknown megawatts of power.
The PC industry worldwide sold 136 million desktop PCs last year, along with 160 million traditional notebooks driven by keyboards and touchpads. Those big numbers explain why Microsoft is feverishly improving the desktop experience for "the next iteration of Windows."
Like the Alienware Alpha, this living-room PC will make use of Steam Big Picture Mode while it waits for Valve to finish tweaking its Steam Controller and SteamOS.
Although Google promises that this new 64-bit browser will be faster and more secure than its current 32-bit version, when it comes to speed, it's not there yet.
Two-in-one devices, hybrids, Intel juggling Android and Windows are the common themes at Computex. Sounds like a replay of the PC industry's last two years.
Is Microsoft planning to turn Windows into a subscription service akin to Office 365? Some leakers say yes. My sources say no. Here's why.
Chrome browser users can now say "OK Google" to initiate a search or tell Google to set a reminder.
Once again, the "death" of Windows XP might actually be breathing new life into the flailing PC market.
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