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Mozilla debuts in-browser PDF, patches 13 Firefox bugs

Mozilla Tuesday released Firefox 19, adding a built-in PDF viewer to the browser and patching 13 security vulnerabilities.

Microsoft steps up 'Scroogle' campaign against Google with advocacy twist

As Microsoft pushed Outlook.com out of preview mode today, analysts said the company's "Scroogled" attack ads, which fired shots at Google's Gmail two weeks ago, were effective.

Microsoft quietly raises prices of Mac Office by up to 17 percent

Microsoft has quietly raised prices of Office for the Mac as much as 17% and stopped selling multi-license packages of the application suite.

Microsoft reopens 128GB Surface Pro online orders

Microsoft also hinted that supplies would remain tight, and to expect future shortages.

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Office 2013 retail licensing change ties suite to specific PC forever

A retail copy of Office 2013 is permanently tied to the first PC on which it's installed, preventing customers from deleting the suite from one machine they own and installing it on another.

Microsoft warns of looming retirement for Windows 7 RTM

Microsoft is reminding customers that Windows 7's first edition, which shipped more than three years ago, will be dropped from support in early April.

Mozilla delivers 'Metro' Firefox browser to testers

The preliminary Metro browser has reached the source code repository that feeds into Mozilla's 'Nightly' build channel

Hapless Vista turns 6, shuffles toward obscurity

Six years after its long-delayed but well-publicized release, Windows Vista now accounts for less than 6% of all Windows machines, according to Net Applications.

Microsoft preps monster security update for next week

Microsoft will issue 12 security updates next week, including two for Internet Explorer, that will patch a near-record 57 vulnerabilities in the browser, Windows, Office and the enterprise-critical Exchange Server email software.

Microsoft to open five more retail stores by summer

Microsoft will open five new retail stores by summer, including one it's transmuting from a "pop-up" outlet created last year to drive holiday sales.

Microsoft Office subscription plan sparks questions, and here are answers

Subscribe to software? Why would I do that? Microsoft's sweetened the deal with more rights and some extra benefits.

Big Windows 8 discount ends today

It's the last day you can upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for $39.99.

Pay-as-you-go Office 365 cripples apps if subscription expires

Microsoft's new pay-as-you-go Office 365 subscription plans differ from traditional buy-once software in one important aspect: When customers stop paying, the applications stop working.

Mozilla plans to automatically block nearly all Firefox plug-ins

The latest version of Adobe's Flash Player is the only plug-in that will be spared

Google offers $3.14M in potential prizes at annual Pwnium hacking contest

Google Monday announced it would again host its Pwnium hacking contest at a March security conference, but boosted the maximum amount it will pay to $3.14 million and changed the target to the browser-based Chrome OS.