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Windows 8


In an effort to bridge the divide between desktops, notebooks, and tablets, Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system is very touch-oriented. Our software news, reviews, and guides help you get the most out of the company’s newest environment so that you never have to feel lost.


Why should Nintendo's DSi XL, Sony's PlayStation Vita, and Nvidia's Shield have all the fun? We take Dell's Windows 8.1-based Venue 8 Pro, powered by an Atom processor, and try turning it into a portable PC...

news - DECEMBER 1 1

This should be a good sign that consumers are accepting Windows 8.1 while ditching Windows XP.

Windows 8 on the Community

Windows 8 experts answer your questions

news - NOVEMBER 4 0

Acer announces the successor to its Acer Aspire Switch 10, the Acer Aspire Switch 12, which comes with a new Broadwell-Y processor, a larger 12.5" screen with 1080p resolution, more storage and potentially a...

Tutorial - NOVEMBER 29

In spite of leaving many disappointments to Windows 8 users, Microsoft took a brave step by introducing Windows 8.1, of course with some fixes and...

news - SEPTEMBER 29 1

We expect to hear that Microsoft will charge Windows 7 users a mere $30 tomorrow during its press event.

news - SEPTEMBER 11 0

Microsoft may be simplifying branding to ease consumer confusion.

news - AUGUST 28 0

New Windows and Windows Phone Store policies have forced a large number of apps to be kicked out.

news - AUGUST 18 1

Microsoft is investigating Blue Screen of Death problems related to four recent updates.

news - AUGUST 11 1

Cortana is showing up in Windows 9.

news - AUGUST 4 0

This will be a rather small update.

news - JULY 23 6

The next version of Windows will merge three platforms into one.

news - JULY 17 2

Microsoft VP Tony Prophet talks about running Modern UI apps in windowed mode.

news - JULY 16 2

Update 3 may pave the way for Windows 9 if the new OS is falling behind schedule.

news - JULY 15 3

A screenshot from a leaked build reveals the Start Button and Menu.

news - JULY 10 3

Is our first taste of Windows 9 just around the corner?

news - JULY 9 1

So much for getting this tablet during the summer.

news - JULY 7 0

False alarm, people; the Surface Mini is back in production.

news - JULY 3 0

Many users currently can't upgrade to Windows 8.1.

news - JUNE 30 3

Microsoft may not sell the Surface Mini.

news - JUNE 25 1

There's a third update in the works, sources say.

news - MAY 27 0

Toshiba is adding a couple more PCs to its back-to-school line of computers.

news - MAY 27 1

Microsoft has a discounted version of Windows 8.1.

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