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How we got from Windows XP to Windows 8.1

Summary: This week Windows XP ended an amazing run of more than 12 years, but its influence lives on. Here's a brief history of Windows in the 21st Century.

April 10, 2014 by Ed Bott

Microsoft likely to patch zero-day next week

Summary: It looks like a fairly busy Patch Tuesday in December. There are two open zero-day vulnerabilities in Windows. It's likely there will be a patch for one, but not the other.

December 5, 2013 by Larry Seltzer

Chromebooks: Sometimes less is more

Summary: When it comes to mobile tech, it's not always best to go big if a lesser option makes more sense.

November 12, 2013 by James Kendrick

Windows 8 Blue continues Microsoft's tradition of confusing names

Summary: Some people find the Windows naming system confusing, and Blue continues the trend. But examine NT's history and it all makes sense, if only on the Planet Zog.

March 26, 2013 by By Jack Schofield for Jack's Blog | March 26, 2013 -- 16:39 GMT (09:39 PDT)

Windows XP is a ticking time-bomb with only 500 days to go

Summary: Although businesses have been upgrading from Windows XP for more than three years, the deadline is approaching, and there are still around 500 million users to move with only 500 days to go

November 23, 2012 by By Jack Schofield for Jack's Blog | November 23, 2012 -- 16:43 GMT (08:43 PST)

Soluto: The state of Windows 8

Summary: Does Windows 8 crash more or less than Windows 7? What devices is it installed on? How many BSoDs are users seeing per month? Soluto answers these -- and more -- questions.

November 16, 2012 by Adrian Kingsley-Hughes

Windows 8 is a one way street for consumer PC users

Summary: If you buy a Windows 8-powered HP consumer PC, or from any other PC vendor, you'll get no help from them if you decide you'd rather have Windows 7. And Linux? Forget about it!

November 8, 2012 by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols

Windows 8: The road to RTM

Summary: ZDNet has been following Microsoft's new desktop operating system all the way from Developer Preview to Release To Manufacturing. Here's how it went.

October 24, 2012 by Charles McLellan

Five ways to skip Windows 8

Summary: As Microsoft's partners and fans edge away from Windows 8 on the desktop, it's time to re-consider the alternatives.

July 29, 2012 by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols