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Microsoft invites reporters to see 'what's next for Windows' (hint: it's Windows 9)

Microsoft begins inviting reporters to see the next generation of Windows—almost certainly a preview of Windows 9.

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Cortana app reportedly heading for Windows 9

Microsoft's digital assistant, Cortana, is a mainstay of Windows Phone. For Windows 9, however, she'll be "just" an app.

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Windows 9 leak shows Storage Sense and Wi-Fi Sense coming over from Windows Phone

The next version of Windows could make it easier to get online and clear up storage space.

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Latest Windows 9 leak shows a unified notification center

Windows 9 will include a one-stop shop for system notifications if a leaked video is any indication.

Why Support Matters: Thwarting Data Loss Through Upgrading Windows

Once Microsoft flips the switch to turn off XP support, your already vulnerable systems and data will become even riskier and costlier to maintain. Upgrading Windows is the key to preventing serious problems.

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Leaked Windows 9 video shows new virtual desktops feature in action

Rejoice, PC power users: It looks like virtual desktops may finally be coming to Windows 9.

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VMware and Cisco patch vulnerabilities in data-center gear and software

Cisco fixed a vulnerability in server baseband management controllers and VMware in network virtualization products

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Windows 9 video leak shows option to kill Start page entirely

Another day, another Windows 9 leak. This time it's not just screenshots, but a live-action video showing how the Start menu works.

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Microsoft expands Windows on Devices program for the Internet of Things

Microsoft wants to put a small version of Windows 8 on more developer boards

Five Tips for Upgrading from Windows XP to Windows 7 or Windows 8

Ready to upgrade from Windows XP? Here are some tips to making that transition seamless.

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Vulnerability in popular Joomla e-commerce extension puts online shops at risk

The security issue might affect other extensions as well, researchers from Sucuri said

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VMware patches third-party components in vSphere platform

VCenter Server and ESXi patches update the bundled versions of Apache Struts, Apache Tomcat, glibc and JRE

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Microsoft Patch Tuesday thwarts nosey malware

This month's round of Patch Tuesday updates includes a critical fix for Internet Explorer

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Why Steve Ballmer wrote Windows' classic Crtl+Alt+Delete text himself

Windows 3.x's Crtl+Alt+Delete menu was a blue screen, but not THE blue screen.

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Forget Windows 9 and Windows Phone: Will it all be called just plain 'Windows'?

Microsoft appears to be getting away from version branding with its Windows Phone products. Is this the start of a bigger shift in Microsoft's naming conventions for Windows?