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Microsoft released the 9860 build of its Windows 10 Technical Preview a few days ago and now the company is offering up some of the installation statistics it has gathered since its release. It's not a shock to learn that 41 percent of 9860 testers have installed the build on a desktop PC, since that is what this version of Windows 10 is targeting.

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On September 30, 2014, Microsoft finally revealed to the world their next version of Windows. Speculation about the name had been ongoing for months, especially with the known internal name of 'Threshold' being used widely in the press. Would Microsoft call it just Windows? What about Windows One or the more traditional Windows 9?

Microsoft threw everyone a curve ball by announcing the name as jumping from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10. No official reason is known, although the most obvious is to make Windows 10 seem like a big deal as an update.

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Microsoft has been busy testing and updating Windows 10 and we have been just as busy trying to keep track of all the new features that have been added. For that reason, we have decided to compile a list things that make Windows 10 stand apart, one build version at a time.

Windows 10 is not due until mid-2015 but with regular updates and a free installation, the Technical Preview lets you try it out today. How far will the OS evolve over the next nine months? We have no idea, but we are going to start keeping track. Here is what is new so far.

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On October 9, 2014, Lenovo announced a series of new computing devices in London. Perhaps the most interesting one was the ultrathin Ultrabook the Yoga 3 Pro. Weighing in at just 2.6 pounds and 12.8 mm thin, it sure looked like a drool worth laptop for 2014.

Notwithstanding the $1,349 premium price tag, the Yoga 3 Pro is ushering in a new era of super-thin laptops due to its new 'watchband' hinge and Intel Core M Broadwell processor. Our 256 GB version in Sliver just showed up two-weeks ahead of initial estimates. So, without further ado, here is our unboxing and quick tour.

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Microsoft has just launched the first update for its Windows 10 Technical Preview, based on feedback from its many users. In fact, Microsoft has gone out of its way to make sure that it gets as much feedback as possible for its OS. In a blog post, Microsoft's Gabe Aul, the leader of the Operating Systems Group's Data and Fundamentals Team, writes about just how that feedback is translated into actual new features and bug fixes for future builds.

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