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Windows 7, XP vulnerabilities doubled in 2013, but IE's Flash made Windows 8 biggest loser

Secunia analyzed reported vulnerabilites in the top 50 most-used software products

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Microsoft again urges customers to ditch XP, Office 2003

Individuals and businesses sticking with the OS and suite after support ends in April face security risks, technical obsolescence, it warns.

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Why Julie Larson-Green's 'demotion' is actually a massive responsibility at Microsoft

Julie Larson-Green is now responsible for the look and feel of Microsoft software and services—a critical role as Microsoft evolves.

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One tweak can make your Windows PC virtually invulnerable

A study from Avecto found that almost all of the vulnerabilities reported by Microsoft in 2013 could be mitigated with one easy change to user privileges.

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How to make the Windows desktop look good on high-DPI displays

Windows wasn't made to work well with pixel-packed displays. Here's how to force the issue.

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Microsoft makes Skype and Lync more compatible, adds Lync for Android tablets

Microsoft will open its SharePoint conference in Las Vegas by revealing updates to its Lync service as well as better communication between Lync and Skype.

Microsoft nudges us more firmly toward Windows 8

But extends end-of-sales date for business PCs running Windows 7 Professional

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Smart Defrag 3 sports a newfound speed and a Metro-style interface

The third major incarnation of Iobit's free defragger offers a new, more modern interface, better workflow, and it faster. It's a winner, if you need anything more than Window's own utility.

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Chromebooks can now run Windows desktops, via VMware

Organizations will be able to run their Windows applications on Google Chromebooks with VMware's new desktop virtualization service

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Apple tops Android in business activations, but Surface claims the workday usage crown

A pair of reports from Good Technology and Chitika Insights reveal the differences between mobile business users and the consumer market at large.