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It’s easy to focus on how Windows 8’s new interface doesn’t feel at home on a traditional desktop PC or laptop. But that’s only one part of Windows 8 – the Windows 8 desktop includes a variety of useful improvements.

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While some people prefer to have their temperatures displayed in Fahrenheit, there are a lot of us that would rather have it displayed in Celsius, here’s how you can make the change to the Windows 8 Weather Tile.

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Our first edition of WIG for November is filled with news link coverage on topics such as Gmail has become the #1 e-mail service in the world, Borderlands 2 video game characters are being killed off by a sabotage attack, Ubuntu 11.04 has reached its end of life, and more.

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With Google’s new Chromebooks out at just $249, many people who once wrote them off as too expensive for their limited functionality are giving them a second look. But will you really find Chrome OS useful?

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Windows 8 comes with a new hybrid boot system, this means that your PC is never really off. It also means that Windows has the permission to wake your PC as it needs. Here’s how to stop it from waking up your PC to do maintenance tasks.

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The Windows Task Manager is a built-in tool that allows you to check which services are running in the background, how much resources are being used by which software programs, and the all-to-common task of killing programs that are not responding.

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Travelling around in large starships is great for long distance journeys or if you have a lot of cargo and supplies to move, but once you reach your destination you sometimes need something smaller to get the job done. Launch this awesome squadron of fighters on your desktop with the first in our series of Starfighters Wallpaper collections.

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The CC and BCC fields when sending email work similarly. CC stands for “carbon copy,” while BCC stands for “blind carbon copy.” While these terms may have been immediately obvious when email was invented, they’re antiquated today.

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There is a handy feature in most modern browsers that allows you to go back and see what pages you have visited on a particular day. But what if you don’t want your browser to keep track of your browsing history? Here’s how to disable it.

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With security like that no one would ever be able to hack their way in!

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Nothing quite like a little ‘friendly persuasion’ eh?

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We’re fairly certain the guys at ThrashLab just put this video together for a chance to film themselves smashing things in slow motion. We’re completely OK with that.

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We clearly tapped into a subject you all have a strong opinion about with this week’s Ask the Readers post; read on to see how your fellow readers manage their email on, off, and across desktops and devices.

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Why do some new technologies cause ripples and reactionary backlash in society but others slip into our daily lives almost entirely uncontested? It turns out there’s a rather specific combination of things the new technology must do to upset the public.

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If you love The Matrix and Minecraft, then you will definitely enjoy this humorous video mashup of the two.

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