PCs are still a leading computing platform, but increasingly under fire from new devices.
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A new study that measures app usage on Windows 8 PCs finds that Metro style apps are gaining traction slowly. But a surprising result suggests that app developers who deliberately break Microsoft's design guidelines are most likely to win users over.
If you want an old-style, hard-working, windows, icons, menus, and pointer desktop, then what you want is Linux Mint 15.
Mint isn't just an outstanding Linux desktop, it's the best new desktop operating system of any kind available now.
HP's business is likely to see a rough quarter with a Dell price war making life more difficult. However, HP's restructuring efforts should help earnings.
Dell stressed its uber-small, entry-level workstations will offer higher performance for "desktop PC prices."
The broader availability of Microsoft's latest operating sytem has done little to prop up the ailing PC market in Western Europe.
A new approach to virtualization could vaporize malware on desktops, mobile operating systems and even cloud-based Desktop-as-a-Service.
Microsoft is continuing to roll out fixes and updates for its Surface Pro and Surface RT tablet/PC hybrids as part of its monthly Patch Tuesday process.
Microsoft plans to make its first update to Windows 8, codenamed Blue, free to existing Windows 8 users, company officials have confirmed.
The new computer should outmuscle Android consoles using mobile chips, and may be able to run the Linux version of Steambox.
Drop in Japanese currency has pushed the cost of component imports, prompting the Japanese PC maker to jack up prices of their new PC offerings effective July.
Call it capitulation. Call it listening to customers. But whatever you call it, making Windows 8 more usable with expected coming Blue tweaks is a positive, not a negative.
It sounds like a good idea until you realize the level of effort isn't actually worth it.
Sometimes you just want a cheap and cheerful PC to handle some simple tasks. This build – excluding Windows, a display, and peripherals, comes in at under $300.
Joining AMD's previous lines of desktop RAM, the new RG2133 memory series runs at 2133MHz and starts at $155 for a 16GB kit.