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Windows 10, the pre-review: Six things build 10240 reveals about the new OS

This near-final Windows 10 takes the best of Windows 7 and 8 and also springs forward with Cortana, Hello, and a surprisingly rough Edge browser.

Surface RT tablets won't get their Windows 10-like update until September

Surface RT tablets aren't getting Windows 10, but they will get a minor upgrade with some new feature in September.

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HP says not to panic, you'll be able to have a Windows 10 PC on launch date

Microsoft said PC makers would likely miss the party, but HP joins Dell in begging to differ. Both companies say they'll be ready with Windows 10 machines on July 29.

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Windows 10 build 10240 shows 'blazing fast' Edge, as Office 365 subscriptions loom

As Microsoft engineers burn the midnight oil, you'll see buffing, polishing...and Universal Office app pricing.

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Microsoft sets Windows 10 on the RTM launch pad for July 29 takeoff, report says

The Verge reports that Build 10240, due out today, will be the one Microsoft sends to PC vendors and presents for the official launch on July 29.

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Windows 10's touch-friendly Office apps ditch their 'preview' status

Microsoft's hard work has paid off since the preview period began in February. The company's new Office app in the Windows Store are ready for non-preview action.

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Microsoft Patch Tuesday waves goodbye to Windows Server 2003

Microsoft scrambled to cover a vulnerability unearthed in last weekend's Hacking Team breach.

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Michael Dell: Dell will ship Windows 10 PCs on July 29

Microsoft apparently hasn't yet shipped a final version of the operating system to its partners, but that doesn't seem to be fazing Michael Dell.

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Windows 10 PCs will miss the Windows 10 launch

The OS will ship on July 29, but PC makers need time to test the software before selling PCs with it. Microsoft's cutting it too close for them to make the date.

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Microsoft details Windows 10's retail launch party plans

Microsoft is once again kicking off the Window 10 debut with lots of promos and marketing events worldwide. Here's a taste of what's to come at retail stores near you later in July.

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The grim reaper approaches for Windows Server 2003

Come Tuesday, Microsoft will end support for its 12-year-old server operating system

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Microsoft boosts stability for Windows 10 Mobile with new beta release

Build 10166 is short on new features, but long on bug fixes, including solving a few major problems.

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PCWorld's July Digital Edition: Windows 10 is coming

Enjoy the best of PCWorld.com in a curated Enhanced Edition for Android, iOS, and Kindle, or in a PDF Replica Edition.