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Microsoft: 600 Million Windows 7 Licenses Sold

A passel of PC users appear to be happy with Windows 7 but that version isn't even the Windows operating system with the most users.


Microsoft to Run Linux on Azure

After years of battling Linux as a competitive threat, Microsoft is now offering Linux-based operating systems on its Windows Azure cloud service.

Flame Malware Spreading Itself Via Bogus Windows Updates

The program is creating bogus certificates that allow it to fool Windows into thinking that certain components of Flame are Microsoft products.


Intel Open to Windows Phone OS on Smartphones

Intel is open to bringing Microsoft's Windows Phone OS to smartphones based on its x86 chips, but only if it is commercially viable, the company said on Tuesday...

Windows 8's Built-in AV to Be Security of Last Resort

Microsoft's Windows 8 will activate its built-in antivirus software only if it senses that the PC is not protected by another security program, says McAfee.


Ubuntu OS for Smartphones May Come Next Year

The Ubuntu operating system for smartphones is getting closer to release, with Canonical officials hinting the release will possibly come as early as later this...

Windows 8 Upgrades Cost $15, But You Should Wait

Securing your upgrade now might seem like a deal, but on second thought, consider whether today's hardware is best equipped to run Microsoft's new operating system.


Windows 8 iPad Rivals Ahoy!

As Microsoft's refreshed operating system nears release, tablets running Windows 8 are starting to appear -- and the next batch may be at Computex.

Confirmed: Windows 8 Upgrades for $15

Microsoft confirms it will kick off a Windows 8 upgrade program this week, giving buyers of new Windows 7 PCs the chance to get the unreleased Windows 8 at a steep discount.

Fedora Linux Capitulates to Microsoft Boot Certificate

In order to get its Linux distribution to run on the next generation of secured desktop computing hardware, the Fedora Project will obtain a digital signature from Microsoft, a developer from the project announced Wednesday.

How to Download and Install the Microsoft Windows 8 Release Preview

The latest fine-tuned beta version of Window 8 is now available for your testing pleasure. It's free.


Windows 8 Release Preview Impressions

Microsoft's Windows 8 Release Preview demonstrates just how far the company has come with its new OS. Will it be enough to convert the naysayers?


Microsoft Thwarts Start Button Hacks as New Windows 8 Build Launches

Microsoft wants to kill the Start button on Windows 8 so badly it is working proactively to stop people from coding their own Start button into the OS.


Microsoft to Ship Windows 8 Release Preview Today

Microsoft will ship Windows 8 Release Preview Thursday, several days earlier than expected, according to a blog briefly posted by the company.


Chrome OS Update Adds Traditional Desktop Feel

The problem Google faces is that its Web-centric laptops have not caught on with regular users in any significant way.