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  • Free Windows 10 upgrade will have 'no financial impact' on Microsoft

    When Microsoft announced that it would be offering consumers a free upgrade to Windows 10, it got a lot of people talking. After all, the company charged US$199 per license for consumers to upgrade to Windows 7 Professional just six years ago. So clearly, a free upgrade to a new OS would have to have a big impact on Microsoft's business, right?

    Written by Blair Hanley Frank15 Aug. 15 02:55
  • Apple updates Boot Camp to support Windows 10

    Apple has updated Boot Camp, its utility that allows Windows to run on a Mac, to support Windows 10, two weeks after Microsoft launched its latest OS.

    Written by Fred O'Connor14 Aug. 15 02:27
  • Microsoft confirms Windows RT won't get new universal apps

    Next month, Microsoft will update Windows RT 8.1 to give users a handful of new features like improvements to the Start menu and lock screen on their devices. Some reports have claimed that the changes will make the tablet's interface more closely resemble Windows 10, even though it's still powered by Windows 8.1.

    Written by Blair Hanley Frank11 Aug. 15 11:12
  • Mozilla CEO blasts Microsoft over Windows 10 defaults

    Mozilla CEO Chris Beard has blasted Microsoft in a pair of posts to the organization's blog, arguing that Windows 10's default browser settings are a "dramatic step backwards" for respecting user choice.

    Written by Blair Hanley Frank31 July 15 08:33
  • Windows 10 launches with its fair share of bugs

    Microsoft's been candid in claiming that Windows 10 will never be perfect. The company used millions of Windows Insider beta testers to help squash bugs before launch. But as more and more users download, install, and test the new OS, notable issues are coming to light.

    Written by Mark Hachman30 July 15 05:46
  • After Windows 8 debacle, OEMs wax rhapsodic over Windows 10

    After trying the patience of both consumers and the enterprise alike with Windows 8, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are hoping Windows 10 will reinvigorate the market for PCs, laptops and all-in-one devices.

    Written by Joab Jackson30 July 15 00:22