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Modern-style Firefox for Windows 8 pushed back to March

Previously set to launch with Firefox 27 in January, the touch-optimized browser will now arrive six weeks later with the Firefox 28 update.

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2013 in Review: PCWorld's top stories

The Windows 8.1 update was a big story for PC users, but it wasn't the only thing to land on our list of most-read stories for 2013.

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Chromebooks' success punches Microsoft in the gut

Amazon, NPD Group trumpet sales of the bare-bones laptops in 2013 to consumers and businesses

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2013 in Video: Microsoft's year in review

Take a look back at an eventful year for Microsoft in this video report.

Microsoft's 2013 in review

Microsoft struggled to stay relevant in the world of desktop and mobile computing, but its games division continued to achieve success. In this year in review we’ll take a look at the Microsoft stories of 2013.

Windows 8.1 Preview will die soon, Microsoft warns

The free trial version expires in January, and users may not be able to access some data unless they license the paid version.

Frustrated users complain about SkyDrive problems after Windows 8.1 update

The drumbeat of reports that Windows 8.1 has affected the SkyDrive cloud storage has grown louder.

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Microsoft pulls Surface update; fix delayed until 'after the holidays'

Microsoft withdraws a firmware update to its Surface Pro 2 tablet and will wait until 2014 to issue a fix.

Report: Windows Start menu to return in Windows 8.2

A report released Monday claims that Microsoft will bring back an optional Start menu (not page) within the next major Windows update. Will Windows 8's Start page be banished?

Windows 8 uptake needle sticks as growth stalls

According to figures from Net Applications, Windows 8's uptake stalled in November; Windows 7 continued to gain ground.

15 Cyber Monday tech deals that actually make sense

Not every Cyber Monday deal is at hot, hot, hot as advertised. But we managed to find some worthy bargains on HDTVs, smartphones, cameras, tablets and more.

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Microsoft exec: 'We are not going to have three' Windows platforms

Windows RT, Windows Phone, or Windows 8: Not all will survive. But which versions of Microsoft face the axe in the future?

How to buy the best Windows 8 device

Whether it's a laptop, desktop, tablet, or hybrid, we'll tell you how to pick out the right Windows 8 device for you.

Xbox One: Exploring its synergies in the Microsoft ecosystem

So you've got a game console. Now what?

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Microsoft debuts 3D printing app for Windows 8.1

Microsoft's 3D Builder app will allow users to print 3D objects, either from an included library or elsewhere on the Web. But calling it a "builder" is somewhat of a misnomer.