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Gregg Keizer covers Microsoft, security issues, Apple, Web browsers and general technology breaking news for Computerworld.

Microsoft Build

Microsoft webcasts BUILD developers conference keynotes, other content

Want to know what Microsoft is up to? Tune in Tuesday to live webcasts of keynotes from Redmond's BUILD developers conference or view them later on demand.

Yahoo to ignore Microsoft's 'Do Not Track' signal from IE10

Yahoo will ignore "Do Not Track" privacy requests sent by Microsoft's Internet Explorer 10 browser, calling its ally's unilateral decision "signal abuse" and pointing to a possible rift between the search partners.

Windows 8 Start

Survey: Consumers unaware of Windows 8, unimpressed with Surface RT

An Associated Press poll found that fewer than half of U.S. consumers have heard of Windows 8, hinting that Microsoft faces a tough task convincing buyers that they need to jump on the bandwagon.

Windows Store: enough apps to prevent Win RT flop, say analysts

The apps available for Microsoft's new Windows operating systems are good enough to entice early buyers of tablets and other touch devices, analysts said.

on techhive.com

Microsoft starts $40 Windows 8 upgrade sales

Microsoft today opened its virtual store and began selling upgrades to Windows 8 Pro for $39.99, making good on a promise made last summer.

EU antitrust regulators let Microsoft limit browsers on Windows RT

European Union regulators will not force Microsoft to open its Windows RT operating system to rival browsers, the Brussels-based antitrust agency said Wednesday.

Windows XP turns 11, still not dead yet

On the same day Microsoft loudly proclaims Windows 8 in New York, the aging-but-still-going Windows XP today quietly celebrated its 11th birthday.

Microsoft kicks off free Office 2013 upgrades

The deal, stuck with the official title of "Microsoft Office Pre-launch Offer," started Oct. 19 and ends April 30, 2013.

Windows' share of Microsoft sales falls to four-year low

The Windows division's share of Microsoft's revenue last quarter dropped to a four-year low as Windows 7 sales stalled before the launch of Windows 8.

Apple tries to kill its own Java on most Macs

Apple yesterday started scrubbing most Macs of older Java browser plug-ins, a move that will force users to download the software from Oracle.

on macworld.com

Analyst: 'No free lunch' with Office on Windows RT for business

Owners of Windows RT hardware must get a commercial license for Office 2013 to use those devices' bundled Office apps at and for work

Internet Explorer 10

Microsoft breaks silence, slates preview of Windows 7's IE10 for November

Microsoft today said it will ship a preview of Internet Explorer 10 (IE10) for Windows 7 next month, but would not commit to a timetable for a final release.

Microsoft runs out of $499 Surface RT for pre-orders

Microsoft has exhausted its initial supply of the lowest-priced Surface RT tablet, which now is backordered by three weeks.

on techhive.com

A Windows 8 pricing FAQ: What we know, so far

Microsoft and its retail partners revealed a few more details about Windows 8 pricing, clarifying what the Redmond, Wash., developer has purposefully left muddy in the months leading up to its release next week. We try to answer the most-pressing questions.

Mozilla pulls new Firefox version over security concerns

A vulnerability could allow a malicious website to capture a person's Web history