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Love it or hate it, Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system is a big departure from classic Windows with a new tiled start screen which aims to fit tablets as well as PCs.

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A close-up look at the Windows 8.1 Update

A close-up look at the Windows 8.1 Update

A major update to Windows 8.1 arrives via Windows Update on April 8. It's aimed at making the desktop experience easier for keyboard and mouse users. Here's a close-up of the changes you can expect.

published March 9, 2014 by

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What's new in Windows 8.1

What's new in Windows 8.1

If you're running Windows 8, you definitely want this free update. If you looked at Windows 8 and said "No, thanks," the new features and extensive refinements in this release make it worth a second look. Here's what you'll find inside.

published October 17, 2013 by

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Windows 8 after a year: 21 hardware hits and misses

Windows 8 after a year: 21 hardware hits and misses

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.

published September 26, 2013 by

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