windows
HP Would Very Much Rather You Buy a Windows 7 PC

HP is bringing back Windows 7 "by popular demand"—it's not clear from whom—and making it pretty difficult to buy a computer with Windows 8. Who needs the future when you've got the very recent past? Read More >>

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A US Army Base Is Running a Bunch of Illegal Windows 7 Copies

Given the United States' intolerance for copyright infringement and the piraters that propagate it, you'd think they would be a little more keen on making sure that his men were playing by the book themselves. As it turns out, a whole mess of computers running unlicensed, illegal copies of Windows 7 belong to none other than the US Army itself. Read More >>

apps
Leap Motion Controller Hands-On: The Future Is Magic (Now With Apps!)

Greasy fingers are the bane of touchscreens, obscuring the display behind snail trails of oil and streaks of grime. Forget that mess. Leap Motion has promised hands-free PC navigation for months now, and after some hands-on time we can confirm that the future is here, and it's amazing. Read More >>

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My Windows 7 Launch Party Disaster, or How I Emailed Steve Ballmer Porn

Back in the summer of ’69 (well, 2009), Windows 7 was launched, amid much fanfare. Microsoft, desperate to get things right in the wake of that god-awful Vista, got desperate with its marketing: it bribed people to have Windows 7 launch parties. Yes, parties. With Windows. This is the story of a survivor. Read More >>

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How to Make Windows 8 Look and Feel Like Windows 7

If you have a PC with Windows 8 but miss Windows 7, there's no need to downgrade. Following a few simple steps, you can make Microsoft's current operating system look and feel almost identical to its predecessor. Here's how to bring back the Start menu and the attractive aero glass theme how to hide other Windows 8 elements like the Charms menu. Read More >>

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Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7 Is Finally Available for Download

Windows 7 users are finally getting Internet Explorer 10. They'll be auto-upgraded in a few weeks, but you can go ahead and download the updated browser starting today. Read More >>

security
Microsoft: Kill All Your Gadgets. Now.

Windows Gadgets users beware, having that little weather indicator or stock ticker on your desktop could allow hackers to hijack your machine. Microsoft's issued a temporary fix that pretty much kills the information-toting widgets. Read More >>

factoid
Windows 8 Boots Over Twice as Fast as Windows 7

Last September at its BUILD event, Microsoft claimed their new operating system would boot faster than its predecessors. Windows 8 is not even finished yet, but it's already proving that statement true, as it's posting quicker boot times than the relatively decent Windows 7. Read More >>

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Dirt 3 Is Your Bank-Holiday-Driver-and-Caravan-Avoidance-Strategy Deal of the Day

It's a bank holiday and appropriately, the roads have been filled with bewildered day-trippers, tootling about the place as they've aimed to make the most of the bonus workless day. Read More >>

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A Cheap Folding Bike Is Your Commuter's-Best-Friend Deal of the Day

In 2012, we are truly living in the ‘foldaway age’ – almost everything around us can be folded up and stored safely, whether it be ironing boards, beds, dead spies, or even bicycles. Yes – imagine! Read More >>

android apps
OnLive Desktop Now Available for Android Tablets (Updated: Only If You Live In the US -- Whoops)

We may still be waiting for the iPad version to become available here in the UK, but the OnLive Desktop service—which provides remote access to a server-powered version of Windows 7—is now available for Android Tablets. Read More >>

factoid
Microsoft Sells More Windows 7 than Every Mac, iOS, and Android Device Combined

If it doesn't have "8" or "Phone" after it, nobody thinks or cares about Windows anymore. But let's not forget that Microsoft is still selling a gargantuan tower of operating systems every second—and it matches everything else combined. Read More >>

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Why Wait For Windows 8 Tablets When You Can Make a Windows 7 One Work Just Like It?

That’s what Evolve III thought, and with the help of Microsoft, it’s done just that – turned Windows 7 into Windows 8 on a 10-inch tablet. Read More >>

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