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Windows launches 8.1 Preview as a free download

Microsoft has released a preview version of Windows 8.1. It’s available as a free update from the Windows Store, and Microsoft will also offer a free downloadable ISO if you want to install the software on a computer that’s not already running Windows 8. Download information is available at the Windows site, and while you […]

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Microsoft:100 million Windows 8 licenses sold, upcoming Windows Blue designed with user feedback in mind

It’s been about half a year since Microsoft released Windows 8, and while the OS has received mixed reviews Microsoft has sold quite a few copies. Microsoft’s Tami Reller says that more than 100 million Windows 8 licenses have been sold to date. That doesn’t mean 100 million people pulled out their wallets and bought […]

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Pre-release build of Windows Blue (next-gen Windows) leaked

Windows 8 may have launched less than half a year ago, but Microsoft is already working on new versions of its flagship operating system, code-named Windows Blue. And as usual, it hasn’t taken long for leaked copies of Microsoft’s pre-release software to hit the internet. A user at Polish site WinForum has posted pictures showing […]

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Rumor: Microsoft to start releasing new versions of Windows annually

Microsoft may be preparing to take a page out of Apple’s playbook for its next major operating system update. The Verge reports that in mid-2013 Microsoft will launch the next version of Windows, code-named Windows Blue. But it won’t be the same kind of major event we’ve seen every few years from Microsoft. Instead, Microsoft […]