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In his own words: the best quotes of Steve Ballmer

As he steps down from Microsoft's board, here's a look back at some of his most memorable quotes

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Three easy ways to get the weather on your desktop

Checking the weather is easy in Windows 8.1 thanks to the live tiles, but for desktop-only types there are also several ways to have weather at-a-glance.

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Microsoft offers custom Windows OS to all first generation Intel Galileo owners

The company says it is committed to supporting the second generation as well, all in the name of promoting Windows as the answer to the Internet of Things.

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Report: Windows 'Threshold' public preview will debut this fall

A report from ZDnet says Microsoft is almost ready to make the shift away from Windows 8.

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Dress up your Word document with page numbers, a table of contents and more

Word's tools and wizards make it easy to show off your work with professional-looking formats.

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How to securely overwrite deleted files with a built-in Windows tool

When you delete a file in Windows, you're just removing the pointer. The data is still there. Here's how to make sure that data is gone, baby, gone.

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Nadella leaves no doubt about who is in charge in first six months as CEO

He's had his share of hits and misses but he's made his presence felt from the start.

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Microsoft waves goodbye to major Windows updates with August release

The August update will include improvements to the touchpad and Micracast support, which will be quietly rolled out to Windows PC owners. Microsoft has also abandoned its strategy of major milestone updates.

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15 Windows 9 features we want to see in Microsoft's next OS

Windows 9 can right the wrongs (both real and perceived) inflicted by Windows 8, as well as make Microsoft more competitive with Apple and Google.

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Stealthy, tricky 'Poweliks' malware hides in your system registry - but not your hard drive

The malware is persistent across system reboots, despite not having any files on disk