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Switch to Mac: How to find your favorite Windows features in OS X

Moving to the Mac? OS X can do everything your Windows machine can—the trick is knowing where to look. In this Macworld video, PC World associate editor Alex Wawro explains where you'll find your preferences, how to access familiar programs, and more.

It's game over for Games for Windows Live: Microsoft shutters PC marketplace

Microsoft shutters the marketplace for its PC games distribution service, effectively plunging it into limbo.

Learn which startup programs are safe to remove

Free utility Should I Remove It? uses crowd-sourcing to help you figure out which items you can ditch.

Windows XP's retirement could spark a hacker feeding frenzy

Cyber criminals will bank their Windows XP zero-day vulnerabilities until after Microsoft stops patching the aged operating system next April, a security expert argued today.

Lenovo's Reach cloud service aims to replace local apps

Lenovo opens its Reach consumer cloud service for public preview. Reach is a "cloud-desktop" service through which applications can be launched without downloading and installing them locally on mobile devices and PCs.

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Acer: Expect more Android and Chromebooks, less Windows

Acer says it's trying to grow its non-Windows business "as soon as possible," which means more Chromebooks and Android-powered devices from the manufacturer.

Intel's 'Bay Trail' Atom chip could blur the line between PCs, tablets

Aggressive pricing plus support for Android and Windows 8 could pave the way for versatile new machines.

How to fix your PC's worst annoyances

Slow startups. Endless software updates. Locked screens. Find relief here.

How to sidestep accidental mouse clicks

Clicking the wrong place at the wrong time can have disastrous results. But if you catch yourself in time, there's a fix.

Google Drive blurs the line between Windows and the web with new desktop shortcuts

Google Drive installations will soon start spawning shortcuts to Drive, Docs, Sheets, and Slides on your desktop, continuing Google's foray into Microsoft's turf.