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Surface RT with Andy Rathbone

Microsoft commits to 'many more' Windows RT tablets

Expect to hear lots more about Windows RT from Microsoft, based on ARM's success in smartphones.

Microsoft COO Kevin Turner

Microsoft to analysts: consumers are the gateway to cloud, enterprise usage

At Microsoft's financial analyst meeting, executives outline exactly where Microsoft's successes originate.

Microsoft makes Windows 8.1 more DIY-friendly with full versions

Microsoft forced Windows 8 users to upgrade from a previous edition. But Windows 8.1 will ship in standalone versions, making it much easier for new users to dive in.

Munich to hand out Ubuntu Linux CDs to ward off upcoming Windows XPocalypse

The open source operating system offers safe haven from the impending hacker free-for-all.

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer

Patch expert wants Microsoft's Ballmer to get to the bottom of buggy updates

A Microsoft MVP and Windows expert has sent company CEO Steve Ballmer a letter asking him to look into the worrisome trend of releasing sub-standard patches.

Windows 7 Reinstall

How to make a new disc and reinstall Windows 7 when you don't have the original disc.

Microsoft Patch Tuesday brings critical Explorer, Outlook fixes

Microsoft issued 13 bulletins—4 for them critical—that cover 47 vulnerabilities found across Internet Explorer, Outlook, SharePoint, Office and the Windows kernel.

Introducing Macworld's Switch to Mac ebook

Fall is the perfect time to make the switch from PC to Mac (or aid a loved one in doing so). Let the editors at Macworld help you make that journey with our new Switch to Mac Superguide, available for $4.99 on the iBookstore.

VMware releases Fusion 6 to support OS X Mavericks, Windows 8.1

VMware has released the latest version of Fusion, its app for running Windows and other OSes on your Mac. Its chief focus: support the latest versions of OS X and Windows

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Why Surface won't be submerged by Microsoft's Nokia acquisition

No, Surface isn't going away, and the Nokia acquisition may actually be a good thing for the fledgling hardware brand.

Elop rises, Larson-Green falls in Microsoft CEO handicapping

With Stephen Elop tapped to run Microsoft's devices division, the former Microsoft exec has jumped ahead in the pack of candidates vying to replace CEO Steve Ballmer.

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Windows 8 beats Vista's adoption rate in its first year

Microsoft got some good news from metrics company Net Applications, which said Windows 8's user share in August is now larger than Vista's at the same point in the latter's post-launch timeline.

Windows XP's user share nose-dives

Maybe people are listening to Microsoft's demand that they ditch Windows XP.

Microsoft will still patch Windows XP for a select group

Just because Microsoft doesn't plan on giving Windows XP patches to the public after April 8, 2014, doesn't mean it's going to stop making those patches; but it will distribute them very selectively.