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Windows 10's futuristic wallpaper was created with lasers, smoke machines, and crystal dust

Here's what the default wallpaper on Windows 10 will look like.

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If you want Windows 10, get a Windows 7/8.1 PC, already

Microsoft says Windows 10 will be free but not for XP and Vista users, even if they've been trying Windows 10 on the Insider program.

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The US Navy's warfare systems command just paid millions to stay on Windows XP

Windows XP and other obsolete systems remain critical to the Navy's operations.

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Windows Insiders will need a Microsoft account to get the release version of Windows 10

Those of you who plan to upgrade a Windows 8 or Windows 7 PC won't need an account to upgrade to Windows 10, however.

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Expect Windows 10 Mobile to improve significantly in July, Microsoft exec says

Don't worry, says Microsoft. As Windows 10 nears completion, the company will soon reallocate its development resources to Windows 10 Mobile.

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Microsoft reorg solidifies role of Surface, HoloLens and other devices to sell Windows

By uniting its Windows and Devices group under Terry Myerson, Microsoft wants to "drive Windows as a service across devices of all types," per CEO Satya Nadella.

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Hands-on: Windows 10 Mobile build 10136 shows polished Cortana, new Photo app

The new Windows 10 Mobile Build 10136 contains tons of minor UI improvements, and one much more significant one: Cortana is almost complete.

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New build of Windows 10 mobile brings Cortana, camera improvements

The slightly tricky upgrade, Windows 10 Mobile Build 10136 also adds performance improvements and UI tweaks.

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Software applications have on average 24 vulnerabilities inherited from buggy components

Developers often unwittingly use components that contain flaws

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Xbox One-to-PC game streaming launched Monday

Preview program members can send games to their Windows 10 PCs ahead of public launch later this year.

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Next build of Windows 10 Mobile coming Tuesday, but it won't be simple

Upgrading to the latest Windows 10 build for phones won't be a straightforward process. You may want to downgrade from Windows 10 Mobile to Windows Phone 8.1 today.

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Here's how user feedback is shaping Windows 10

Microsoft has revealed how it uses the Windows Insider Program to change how Windows 10 is built.

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Toshiba will build a Cortana button into its Windows 10 laptops

Toshiba may be using the button to distinguish itself from other vendors rushing to ready Windows 10 hardware by this summer. It may also complement voice triggering of Cortana, which has been unreliable in beta.