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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.

Windows Blue rumors hint at major Windows update this year

Windows Blue may not refer only to an update for Windows, but to a set of coordinated updates for several Microsoft products, including Windows Phone, Windows Server, Windows RT, and services such as SkyDrive and Outlook.com.

Microsoft warns of looming retirement for Windows 7 RTM

Microsoft is reminding customers that Windows 7's first edition, which shipped more than three years ago, will be dropped from support in early April.

Monster Microsoft Patch Tuesday focuses on Windows, Explorer, Exchange

Microsoft issued 12 security updates, covering 57 vulnerabilities, one of the largest sets of security updates the company has ever released.

Bill Gates offers candid answers during Reddit's ask-me-anything-session

Several questions touched on technology and the personalities surrounding the industry

Not just Linux: Windows can 'brick' Samsung laptops too

'Do not use UEFI on any Samsung laptops,' developer advises

Hapless Vista turns 6, shuffles toward obscurity

Six years after its long-delayed but well-publicized release, Windows Vista now accounts for less than 6% of all Windows machines, according to Net Applications.

Is 'Windows Blue' a set of coordinated updates for all Microsoft products?

Reports say that the Blue project will release Microsoft's flagship operating system from its stale two-year to three-year upgrade cycle.

Microsoft preps monster security update for next week

Microsoft will issue 12 security updates next week, including two for Internet Explorer, that will patch a near-record 57 vulnerabilities in the browser, Windows, Office and the enterprise-critical Exchange Server email software.

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Wine project aims to bring Windows apps to Android

A Wine project developer showed off an early version of Wine for Windows, which would permit users to run Windows programs on Android devices; but installation may require more technical expertise than many users would like.

Questions linger after Microsoft reports earnings

Sales of Windows 8 helped Microsoft report nearly $6.4 billion in profit on $21.5 billion in revenue, but it remains to be seen whether the new OS is a success.