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Nadella wins praise for public debut as CEO

Tech industry onlookers give Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella high marks for his first public presentation last week.

Microsoft's rules, not Metro, killed Metro Firefox dead

Windows 8.1's tile- and touch-based UI is not in trouble, the engineer who led the Metro Firefox development argues.

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Windows leaker Wzor vanishes after feds arrest Microsoft mole

Noted Russian leak website disappears, Twitter account vanishes the day after a Russian national was accused of sharing Microsoft trade secrets

Ex-Microsoft employee charged with leaking Windows RT, activation server code

Big mistake: Allegedly used Hotmail, SkyDrive to share trade secrets with French blogger

Microsoft isn't getting help from its friends to kill XP

An expert questions Microsoft's strategic sense, calls XP upgrades a shakedown worthy of the 'Sopranos.'

Google slightly delays kill switch for Chrome add-ons

Gives extension developers until May 1 to put their work in the Chrome Web Store; new policy will probably take affect with Chrome 35

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Microsoft's hardware chief shifting to services when Nokia's Elop arrives

Julie Larson-Green, who now runs Surface and Xbox, takes a lower-level job with the group responsible for Office

Windows 8 may be selling, but different figures define its use

Calculations show that between 165 million and 184 million copies of Windows 8 are being used to access the Web.

Microsoft tools protect IE10 until Patch Tuesday arrives

Microsoft has delivered a stopgap defense for active attacks against Internet Explorer 10, and is not likely to ship a patch before March 11.

Google triggers Chrome 'kill switch' for unapproved plugins

All extensions on Windows must be installed from the Chrome Web Store; those that were not will be permanently disabled

Mozilla defends in-app Firefox ads as financial necessity

Use of the so-called Directory Tiles that include ads will help keep Firefox free of charge and support Mozilla's ongoing projects, the chair of the Mozilla Foundation says.

Microsoft nudges us more firmly toward Windows 8

But extends end-of-sales date for business PCs running Windows 7 Professional

Apple's iTunes is almost as big as Microsoft's Windows business

Apple's revenue from music, apps and services equal 91% of what Microsoft made from the group that sells Windows to computer makers.

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Windows XP isn't the only software getting the knife in 8 weeks

Microsoft will also end support for Office 2003 and Exchange 2003 as well.