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The first preview of Windows 11 is now available

Microsoft today released the first preview build of Windows 11 to those in the Dev Channel of the company’s Windows Insider program. If you have joined the Insider program and meet Microsoft&#82

Microsoft announces Windows 11, generally available by the holidays

After weeks of leaks and hype, Microsoft today officially announced Windows 11, the next version of its desktop operating system. While the company may have once said that Windows 10 was the last vers

Microsoft urges Windows users to install emergency security patch

Microsoft has warned Windows users to install an “emergency” out-of-band security patch. The software giant said in an advisory that a security flaw in some versions of Internet Explorer c

Tesla’s 8.1 software update brings Autopilot 2.0 cars up to speed

Tesla is releasing new 8.1 software out to vehicles, which includes updates to Autopilot for hardware that supports version 2.0 of the advanced driver assistance features. These late model cars are ge

Microsoft Releases New Windows 10 Mobile Build, Promises Free Upgrades For 8.1 Users In 2016

Two quick hits from the world of Microsoft before you head off and plunge your upper body in eggnog: A new Windows 10 Mobile build is out for users on both the Fast and Slow rings of the Insider progr

VLC Touches Down For Windows 8.1

If you are a Windows 8.1 user, the VLC team has a little gift for you this Friday: An app. As Neowin notes, if you have the former edition installed, you will want to yank that one, and then install

Microsoft Updates Windows 8.1 And Surface Tablets

It's a big day in the Windows world, with Microsoft rolling out a grip of security patches, updates for Surface tablets, and new capabilities for Windows 8.1 as part of its August update. Regarding

Microsoft Announces August Update To Windows 8.1, But Don’t Call It Update 2

Microsoft has a number of upgrades coming for Windows 8.1 on the 12th, but the company today announced in a blog post that the new features and tweaks don't constitute an 'Update 2' to the operating s

Windows 8.1 Scoots Past Windows 8’s Market Share

Windows 8.1 has finally bested its predecessor, with its market share edging higher than Windows 8’s in May, according to NetMarketShare. In May, Windows 8.1 ended with 6.35% global desktop mar

A Closer Look At Windows 8.1 Update 1

As TechCrunch previously reported, Microsoft today detailed Windows 8.1 Update 1, announcing that starting April 8th, the new code will begin to roll out to the operating system's users around the wor

Purported Registry Tweak Allows Windows 8.1 Users To Snag Update 1 Before Its Public Release

We aren’t supposed to get our mitts on Windows 8.1 Update 1 for more than a month yet, but it seems that a simple registry tweak is letting folks not only get their hands on the new code, but al

Microsoft Said To Be Considering A Free Version Of Windows 8.1

Microsoft is looking at a cost conscious crisis, relative to both mobile and desktop hardware, and on the heels of the news that it might be reducing its Windows Phone software license fee, there&#821

Windows 8.1 Update 1 Reportedly Pushed Back To April

Slipping software release schedules are hardly new. Today ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley reported that she is now hearing, contrary to prior information, that Windows 8.1 Update 1 will ship not in March, but i

As Windows 8.1 Overtakes Vista’s Market Share, Update 1 Leaks Online

In January, Windows 8.1 scooted past Vista's market share, taking the fourth-place slot behind 7, XP, and 8. In the month, Windows 8.1 picked up moderate market share, and Windows 8 eased as expected,

Windows 8.x Busts Past 10% Market Share As Windows 7 Rises, XP Falls

According to Net Applications, Windows 8.x crossed the 10% barrier in December of 2013. Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ended the year with 6.89% and 3.60% apiece for a combined 10.49% total market share. I

Windows 8.1 Surpasses Windows Vista Among Steam Users, Drives Windows 8.x Over The 18% Mark

The Windows 8.x family of operating systems had a <a href="">rough November</a>, but

Windows 8.1 Doubles Its Market Share In October To 1.72%, Handily Beating Windows 8’s Initial Rollout

Microsoft's Windows 8.1 grew quickly in the first month of its general availability, outpacing the launch of its predecessor, Windows 8, according to numbers out today from NetMarketShare. In Octob

Apple Follows In Microsoft’s Windows 8.1 Footsteps, Makes OS X Updates Free

Apple announced today at its event at San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Gardens that its forthcoming update to OS X, Mavericks, will come at no cost to consumers. This is a change for Apple, a comp

Microsoft Releases Code To Fix Surface RT Tablets Borked By Windows RT 8.1 Upgrade

The Windows RT 8.1 upgrade <a href="">is on hiatus</a> until Microsoft can fix an

Microsoft Yanks Windows RT 8.1 Update “Temporarily” Following Discovery Of A “Situation”

If you are a Windows RT user looking forward to moving to Windows RT 8.1, you can't -- at least for a little while. Today Microsoft removed the update from the Windows Store following the discovery of
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