Not sold on Windows 10? We have the keys to keeping your Win7 system running the way you like it
Stories by Woody Leonhard
It's a few days before Windows 10 is officially slated to drop, and still, confusion abounds. Worse, many fallacies regarding Microsoft's plans around upgrades and support for Win10 remain in circulation, despite efforts to dispel them.
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Hated Windows 8? Good news: Many of the features in Windows 10 aren't nearly as annoying
Microsoft rolled out the widely anticipated Windows Technical Preview yesterday morning, playing to a handpicked crowd of Microsoft reporters and analysts. Although Microsoft didn't have the technical will to broadcast the event live, you can see a recording of the 40-minute presentation on YouTube.
Dell's big, fast, 15-inch flagship laptop and its amazing touchscreen give the MacBook Pro Retina a run for its money
Online word processors, spreadsheets, and presentation apps can be surprisingly useful, or surprisingly lame, and not even Microsoft aces Office document compatibility
Love it or hate it, Microsoft Office has torn up the competition, leaving all manner of software carrion in its wake
Word Online and Excel Online are surprisingly capable, but PowerPoint Online and Office document compatibility are still half-baked
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Changes to default settings, dubious new features -- if you expect something amazing to turn you on to Windows 8, you haven’t been following along
We billion-plus customers would like the next head honcho in Redmond to address these dozen action items
Before you install Windows 8.1, make sure you understand the gotchas and how not to get bit
Don't like the Metro interface? Here's the best way to banish it and boost your productivity.
Windows 8.1 follows Windows 8 in typical Microsoft "version 2.0" fashion, changing a bit of eye candy and dangling several worthwhile improvements -- but hardly solving the underlying problem. Touch-loving tablet users are still saddled with a touch-hostile Windows desktop, while point-and-clickers who live and breathe the Windows desktop still can't make Metro go away.