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Rush to defend against Heartbleed leads to mistakes with certificates, patches

Some reissued SSL certificates use the same vulnerable key as the ones they replace, and some sites moved to a vulnerable version of OpenSSL

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Microsoft backs down, will fix Internet Explorer vulnerability—even on Windows XP

Like a patient parent, Microsoft protects its Windows XP children just this once, even though the company officially ended support almost a month ago. But Microsoft still really wants you to upgrade your OS.

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Windows XP refuses to go down without a fight

Support ends, usage dips, but XP users are still legion.

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IE zero day is the first sign of the XPocalypse

The browser vulnerability is just the first of many to come in the post-Microsoft support era.

Critical zero-day endangers all versions of Internet Explorer—and XP isn't getting a fix

It didn't take long for all the barking about the death of Windows XP to gain some teeth.

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Microsoft CEO Nadella to Wall Street: 'We want Windows to be ubiquitous'

In his first earnings call, Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella seemed willing to try try new things as Microsoft pushes to build a stronger Windows ecosystem.

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The Windows 8.1 Start menu could show up this summer

We know for certain that the Start menu is coming back to Windows 8.1. But when that will happen is still a mystery that has the rumor mill working overtime.

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Report: New Start menu and free cloud-based Windows to debut this fall

A report allegedly from a notorious Windows leaker claims a free, Windows-as-a-service will debut this fall, called Windows Cloud.

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Buy once, play anywhere: First universal Windows apps hit Microsoft app stores

"Buy once, play anywhere" comes to Microsoft's ecosystem.

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The future of Live Tiles could be more widget-like and interactive

The forward-looking folks at Microsoft Research demo'd Live Tiles that scroll and expand. It's still just an experiment, but it sure sounds cool.

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Patch Tuesday: Last call for Windows XP

Microsoft has released the final patches for Windows XP. Support is officially expired, and you’re on your own.

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Windows 8.1 Update is required for future Windows 8.1 patches

There's no need to worry unless you've disabled automatic updates.

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Obituary: Windows XP passes away, leaving behind millions of mourning supporters

Windows XP, Microsoft's beloved seventh major operating system, has died at the hands of its creators. It was 12.