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Windows XP decline stalls as users hold onto aged OS despite 2014 deadline

The decline in usage share of Windows XP, which is slated for retirement in 53 weeks, has slowed significantly, hinting that millions of its users will hold onto the operating system much longer than some, including Microsoft, expect.

As Windows RT doubts mount, Microsoft exec claims 'bright future' for OS

Michael Angiulo, Microsoft's corporate vice president of Windows planning, argues that Windows RT will get stronger over time. But his claims rely on a few big assumptions.

IDC joins 'ditch Windows RT' bandwagon

Microsoft's two-pronged OS push into tablets -- Windows RT and Windows 8 -- confuses customers, and the company should focus on the more robust Windows 8, an IDC analyst said today.

Dropbox spruces up its desktop interface for Windows and Mac

Dropbox has upped its game on the desktop with new features for Windows and Mac that show your latest Dropbox activity at a glance.

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ModernMix runs Modern apps on the Windows 8 desktop

A Michigan developer last week started selling a $5 utility that lets Windows 8 customers shun the new Modern UI by running apps on the classic desktop.

Windows RT takes a hit as Samsung halts European sales of Ativ Tab tablets

Windows RT, Microsoft’s first tablet-focused operating system, is not proving popular in Europe.

EU fines Microsoft $732 million over browser ballot debacle

European Union antitrust officials today hit Microsoft with a $732 million fine for failing to live up to a 2009 settlement that requires it to offer Windows users a choice of alternate browsers.

Report: EU to hit Microsoft with 'large fine' Wednesday

European antitrust regulators will reportedly slap Microsoft with a "large fine" Wednesday for failing to live up to a 2009 settlement that requires it to offer Windows users a browser ballot.

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30 years of PCWorld, 30 pivotal moments in PC history

PCWorld celebrates its 30th birthday this month—and the technological progress we’ve seen since 1983 has been remarkable. Join us on a walk through history as we revisit some of the PC platform’s greatest moments.

Windows 8 uptake slows for third straight month

Windows 8's uptake pace slowed in February for the third straight month, Net Applications said today.

Windows RT OS

CEO says ARM will learn from its mistakes with Windows RT

Microsoft's new version of Windows written for ARM processors may not be an unqualified success, but ARM's CEO Warren East said the software maker will learn from its mistakes with Windows RT and come back with a better product.

Searching for Windows at Mobile World Congress

Microsoft didn't have a booth at the big mobile trade show in Barcelona, but that didn't stop us from spotting laptops, tablets, and phones running various flavors of Windows.

Siri competitor Indigo offers personal assistant services for Android and Windows users

Indigo, from Artificial Solutions, is a voice-activated personal assistant app that works on Android and Windows phones and tablets.