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PC Plus Android: Microsoft to face computer makers' rebellion at CES

Windows 8.1 PCs that also run Android should 'scare the heck' out of Microsoft, says analyst

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Easily find far-flung customization options with Windows' secret GodMode

All of Windows' customization options, all in one place.

After mixed Black Friday sales, Microsoft’s holiday hopes could hinge on its stores

A few faithful retailers are a good start, but Microsoft's stand-alone stores and Best Buy stores-within-stores give buyers a curated experience that could help sales for the holidays and beyond.

Windows versions may be split for consumers, business

Microsoft may revisit its earlier policy of separate release schedules for business and consumer versions of Windows.

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Windows XP retirement nears

After a dozen years, Windows XP is ready to retire, and Microsoft promises to cut off tech support and security updates soon.

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Microsoft times Build conference to fall outside Apple's shadow

The developer event moves up a couple months to April 2014.

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The king of Black Friday: 7-inch Android tablets

According to NPD, sales of familiar products -- TVs and tablets -- led the way on Black Friday, although emerging categories (headphones?!) also recorded strong showings.

Windows 7 gets reprieve for PC makers

Microsoft tells Neowin.net that there is no end-of-life for Windows 7, at least from PC makers.

Microsoft to patch critical TIFF hole next week

A vulnerability that allowed attackers to potentially take over your PC using malicious TIFF images will be patched, Microsoft says.

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Microsoft CEO watch continues: Mulally commits to Ford, not Microsoft

Ford chief executive Alan Mulally says, again, that he's interested in leaving the car maker. Bloomberg reports that Mulally isn't going anywhere through 2014.

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Bing Maps Preview is Microsoft's answer to Google Earth

Microsoft unveiled a preview app for Windows 8.1, with terrain and several famous world cities (plus Fresno, Calif.) redone in glorious 3D.

Windows XP holdouts: 3 reasons you must upgrade now. Yes, now.

Not just because Microsoft stops supporting it in April, but because you'll enjoy modern features and much better security.

Windows tablet shipments to grow, but won't challenge Android, iOS

IDC is projecting Windows tablets to have a 10.2 percent market share by 2017, increasing from an expected 3 percent this year.