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Microsoft Rules Netbooks Now, Linux Lurks

Microsoft Windows powers most netbooks today, but several market factors may push Linux into a more competitive position.

Windows 7's Browser Option is a Win for Users

In Microsoft's Windows 7, IE On-Off Option a Win for Users

Internet Explorer 8: Security Features for Business

Microsoft hopes to return IE to its past glory with Internet Explorer 8.

Microsoft's Biggest Enemy Now: Apple, Linux, or Itself?

In a meeting with financial analysts last week, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer laid out who he thinks are the biggest threats to his company.

Windows 7: The Six Versions Explained

Despite pleas from users to stop the confusion and craft one version of Windows 7, Microsoft will offer six.

Three Reasons Microsoft Will Fail With Retail

One of the biggest questions about the recently proposed Microsoft retail stores is what they will look like and what they will look like and what they will sell.

Windows 7: How Will It Help Your Business?

The lion's share of attention about the Windows 7 beta has been on consumer features.

Untangling Windows Upgrades

Five ways to curb confusion over Windows upgrade choices and policies.


Ballmer: Stay on Windows XP and You Will Face a Backlash

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is warning IT organizations that they risk provoking an end user backlash if they don't move off of Windows XP.


Ballmer Chides Enterprise XP Laggards

Since when did Steve Ballmer start sounding like Steve Jobs?


XP Users, Plan Your Windows Upgrade -- Right Now

XP users might not move to Vista, but the jump to Windows 7 is inevitable.


Windows 7, Linux Battle for Netbook Supremacy

Linux had the early lead but doesn't have the marketing might to threaten Microsoft on netbooks, analysts say. Problem is, until Windows 7 arrives, Microsoft's stuck pitching old XP to this new market.

XP Holdouts Remain a Hurdle for Windows 7

With the just-released Windows 7 beta, Microsoft is touting the OS's ease of use and ability to run on all types of computers. But it's an open question whether Microsoft can convince its most skeptical critics: Windows XP holdouts.


Dip in Windows Is Just a Blip on the Radar

Recent Windows market share declines should blow over shortly.


Microsoft's Top Three 2008 Mistakes

Here are three Microsoft stumbles from the past year that will put more pressure on the company to survive and thrive in 2009.