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Surface, Windows RT tablets receiving promised update soon (but not Windows 10)

Windows RT was a compromise for ARM-based tablets, and so is its upgrade path: new features, but not the whole, new operating system.

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Cybercriminals adopt recently patched zero-day exploit in a flash

It only took four days for a recently patched vulnerability in Flash Player to start being used in large-scale attacks

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Samsung will stop blocking Microsoft software updates 'within a few days'

The Korean company will no longer block Microsoft's update service from running on PCs it sells.

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My worst week with Windows 10 Preview: When downloads go very, very wrong

First an upgrade to Windows 10 on a notebook went bad, then Windows 10 Mobile build 10149. When Microsoft's previews glitch, they glitch hard.

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New build 10149 of Windows 10 Mobile updates browser, adds flashlight

Early adopter members of the Windows Insider Program get a new glimpse at Microsoft's mobile future in Windows 10 Mobile Build 10149.

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Windows 10's futuristic wallpaper was created with lasers, smoke machines, and crystal dust

Here's what the default wallpaper on Windows 10 will look like.

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If you want Windows 10, get a Windows 7/8.1 PC, already

Microsoft says Windows 10 will be free but not for XP and Vista users, even if they've been trying Windows 10 on the Insider program.

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The US Navy's warfare systems command just paid millions to stay on Windows XP

Windows XP and other obsolete systems remain critical to the Navy's operations.

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Windows Insiders will need a Microsoft account to get the release version of Windows 10

Those of you who plan to upgrade a Windows 8 or Windows 7 PC won't need an account to upgrade to Windows 10, however.

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Expect Windows 10 Mobile to improve significantly in July, Microsoft exec says

Don't worry, says Microsoft. As Windows 10 nears completion, the company will soon reallocate its development resources to Windows 10 Mobile.

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Microsoft reorg solidifies role of Surface, HoloLens and other devices to sell Windows

By uniting its Windows and Devices group under Terry Myerson, Microsoft wants to "drive Windows as a service across devices of all types," per CEO Satya Nadella.

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Hands-on: Windows 10 Mobile build 10136 shows polished Cortana, new Photo app

The new Windows 10 Mobile Build 10136 contains tons of minor UI improvements, and one much more significant one: Cortana is almost complete.

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New build of Windows 10 mobile brings Cortana, camera improvements

The slightly tricky upgrade, Windows 10 Mobile Build 10136 also adds performance improvements and UI tweaks.