Articles about Windows 8
Over the past year, I've used Windows 8 (and Windows 8.1) on at least 20 different PCs in a broad range of form factors, ranging from a Vista-era desktop to an amazingly light Haswell-powered Ultrabook with a Gorilla Glass cover. Here's a quick tour of these devices, along with my lessons learned from each one.
Windows 8 tablets are getting better and better, but the competition still holds the lead in some key areas.
There's a whole bunch of Windows tablets getting ready to hit the market, but not until later this year. The ThinkPad Tablet 2 is a top tablet out now, and here's what makes it so good.
If you've been running the Windows 8.1 Preview for any length of time, you'll have to look closely to see the small but significant changes in the RTM code. Here are a few things to watch out for.
I've become more impressed with the way Windows 8 works on tablets over time, but would like to see these touch gestures implemented to make it even better.
Windows 8 tablets may be behind the iPad and Android tablets in market share but they have significant advantages over the competition. Here are 10 of them.
It's probably a safe bet to say that the first year of Windows 8 didn't go as Microsoft had hoped or planned. So what went wrong? It wasn't just one mistake. Instead, a series of strategic missteps and bad bets got Microsoft's flashy new OS off to a very rocky start.
It's not just a service pack. Windows 8.1 is filled with dozens of significant improvements, large and small, that improve its usability. The built-in apps also get some major upgrades and additions. Is this enough to silence the skeptics?
When Microsoft releases Windows 8.1 later this year, it will include a slew of usability changes designed to address user complaints. I've put together my own list of small changes that would make Windows 8.1 more usable. Maybe they'll make it into Windows 8.2 next year.
The latest ThinkPad from Lenovo has a large trackpad with unique 5-button configuration and is made to withstand the bumps of the road.
XP will be falling off the Microsoft support wagon within a year, and Windows 8 is, ah, unattractive. Here are the best of your alternative choices.
Windows 8 tablets are starting to appear in earnest and it's a good time to find some good apps to get new owners started. If you've purchased a Surface tablet or other brand, these apps will help get you going.
The ThinkPad Tablet 2 is a 10.1-inch slate running Windows 8 Pro. It has an Intel Atom inside for 10+ hours of battery life. This is a firsthand look at the tablet and accessories.
Microsoft and Intel have come together to show strength in numbers with a pop-up shop that's carrying the largest single collection of Windows 8 machines in Scandinavia.
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