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Windows XP's user share nose-dives

Maybe people are listening to Microsoft's demand that they ditch Windows XP.

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Ballmer departure could disrupt Microsoft's fragile transition plans

Microsoft's CEO couldn't have picked a more sensitive time to pack up his boxes.

Touchscreens won't kill the keyboard -- entirely, Microsoft researcher says

If touchscreens eventually become the new normal, does this mean an end to legacy keyboards, as well as devices like the BlackBerry Q10? Not entirely, researchers believe.

Who will be Microsoft's new CEO? Place your bets -- literally

Think you know who will be Microsoft's next chief executive? U.K. betting house Ladbrokes is betting that the odds-on favorite will come from outside the company.

Developers cry foul as PC, tablet makers get Windows 8.1

Microsoft has started sending Windows 8.1 to its hardware manufacturers, hitting the so-called RTM milestone for the much-awaited update to Windows 8.

Windows 8 users prefer third-party antivirus to bundled tool

Microsoft's Security Essentials (MSE) remains a hugely popular consumer antivirus product but new figures suggest that its Windows 8 successor, Defender, is losing out to third-party alternatives.

Steve Ballmer's wackiest, craziest, downright funniest moments at Microsoft

When Steve Ballmer retires from Microsoft, the tech world is going to lose a whole lot of funny.

Microsoft's next CEO: Let's handicap the candidates

With less than 12 months to decide on a replacement for Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer, members of the company's executive committee will have their work cut out for them. Here are five possibilities to fill the CEO post.

Sayonara, Steve: How a new Microsoft CEO can breathe new life into Windows

A new Microsoft CEO can reshape the company in ways Steve simply can't at this stage of his career, and that could be a boon for besmirched desktop lovers.

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Microsoft details 3D printing in Windows 8.1

Window's new 3D printing integrations points to Microsoft betting that 3D printers will become a ubiquitous desktop accessory.