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Microsoft: here's the new reality of Windows patches

Do you like cumulative updates? You'd better. Windows 10 users shouldn't expect Microsoft to bend on the just-take-it policy the company has adopted for the new OS.

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Microsoft's 'More Personal Computing' is the next major hardware company

Microsoft has created a $43 billion business, a potential Apple-and-OEM-esque company-within-a-company, that could be used to take up the slack if its partners falter.

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Microsoft's latest Windows 10 Insider build helps cure a major activation headache

Microsoft today shipped the latest Windows 10 preview to Insider testers, smoothing the activation process.

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Microsoft gets an earful as Office for Mac 2016 users amp ire over crashes

Users of Microsoft's Office for Mac 2016 who upgraded to OS X 10.11, aka El Capitan, have become increasingly frustrated by repeated crashes of the Office apps.

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The stunning Surface Book may reignite PC maker hostility towards Microsoft

Microsoft's foray into notebooks with the Surface Book is certain to tick off its computer-making partners, but there's little they can do except to grin and bear it.

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Windows 10 users back away from the Edge browser

Microsoft's new Edge browser has been largely ignored by U.S. users of Windows 10, an online measurement company said.

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Microsoft will livestream Tuesday's big Surface Pro 4, Lumia hardware event

Microsoft on Tuesday will live-stream the New York City event where it's expected to unveil a new Surface Pro 2-in-1 and a pair of flagship smartphones.

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Microsoft acknowledges Office 2016-OS X El Capitan crashes but lacks ETA for fix

Microsoft has acknowledged that Office for Mac 2016 users are encountering frequent crashes and implied that it's working on a fix, but offered no timetable for when it will be delivered.

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Office 2016 for Mac users plagued by crashes after upgrading to OS X El Capitan

After Apple released the new OS X El Capitan on Wednesday, users streamed to a Microsoft support discussion forum to report that Office 2016 for Mac regularly crashed, crippling their productivity.

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Windows devices account for 80% of malware infections transmitted via mobile networks

Microsoft may have just a single-digit slice of the mobile market, but there's one segment of mobile it's winning: Malware infections delivered via mobile networks.

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Windows 10 hasn't supercharged Bing usage

Search queries on Microsoft's Bing in the U.S. last month increased by 1%, a slow start to what a company manager predicted would be a big boost delivered by Windows 10.

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Intuit puts venerable Quicken up on the block

Intuit plans to sell its Quicken unit, the group that creates the personal finance software that made the company famous.

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Who's upgrading to Windows 10?

Windows 8.1 users have been half again as likely to upgrade to Windows 10 as their compatriots running Windows 7, data from a Web metrics vendor showed.

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Firefox's 'Idea Town' testing program will let users try out bleeding-edge features

Mozilla plans to launch a new testing program in August that let's Firefox users try out potential changes to the browser.

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Microsoft suspends Windows 10 previews as the OS nears launch

They won't be gone for long, however. Microsoft is shifting over from sending Windows 10 builds from its Insider program to sending them using its production channels.