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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.

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Don’t waste your money trying to upgrade your Windows XP PC

Technically, upgrading Windows XP to a newer OS is an option, but it doesn’t make any sense from a financial perspective.

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Microsoft shows off next-gen Windows for connected cars

So far, it's just a prototype. But even the basic Windows for the car demo gives clues into what Microsoft plans.

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XPocalypse Now: Security experts size up the cyberthreats

What's the worst that could happen when Microsoft ends Windows XP support? Do you really want to find out?

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Build 2014, Day 1: The highlights, the surprises

Microsoft made a splash on the very first day with impressive upgrades coming for Windows, Windows Phone and more.

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Microsoft makes Windows free on phones, small tablets, and gizmos - but not PCs

Microsoft's fortune was built on selling its software, but now it's giving Windows away for free in the war against Android.

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Windows XP still going strong despite looming end of support deadline

Microsoft may be giving up on Windows XP, but many users don't appear to be ready to do the same.