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Windows for the next billion devices: Meet Windows for the Internet of Things

Robots and keyboards and makers, oh my! Microsoft's Windows for the Internet of Things aims beyond traditional computers.

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Hands-on: Windows 8.1 Update helps solve mouse and keyboard woes

Don't use touch? Neither do 60 percent of Windows PC users. The Windows 8.1 Update releasing April 8th aims to make the transition easier for mouse-and-keyboard faithful.

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Wall Street Beat: Mixed news for tech puts dent in sector confidence

Nasdaq Computer index closes down for the week

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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

Bill Gates: WhatsApp was pricey, Office needs 'more than a tuneup'

In a sweeping interview with Rolling Stone, Bill Gates reveals his affinity with Zuckerberg and lauds innovation in California, even though 'half of the companies are silly.'

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Microsoft will release a new version of Office for Mac this year

At the CeBit trade show in Germany, a company official said there should be more news of the office suite in the second quarter.

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Ubuntu 14.04 beta 1 offers a sneak peek at 'Trusty Tahr'

Here's a glimpse of what's in store for Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Xubuntu and Ubuntu GNOME.

What you need to know about the GnuTLS Linux bug

A flaw similar to Apple's 'goto fail' bug leaves many Linux variants vulnerable to man-in-the-middle attacks.

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Linux Foundation to offer introductory Linux MOOC on edX

The online learning platform is now including material from six nonacademic institutions to meet user demand

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Red Hat Enterprise Linux now on Amazon's GovCloud

The base images are managed by Red Hat and cost from $0.084 per hour

Linux group could hasten 64-bit Android for ARM mobile devices

The Linaro consortium is making contributions to the development of the Chrome browser for 64-bit Android

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Yes, Microsoft will use a popup to push users off of Windows XP

Believe it or not, this will be a legitimate message from Microsoft. Although we can't blame you if you don't click.

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Wind River updates VxWorks OS to join 'Internet of things'

VxWorks features a modular architecture and the option to run a 20KB micro-kernel.