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Microsoft details mouse-focused Windows 8.1 Update

The new update isn't as exhaustive as Windows 8.1 was itself, but it'll still bring a smile to the faces of traditional PC users.

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Windows XP still going strong despite looming end of support deadline

Microsoft may be giving up on Windows XP, but many users don't appear to be ready to do the same.

The Right Path: How upgrading your office from XP yields bottom-line benefits

Time has run out for Windows XP support. But the good news is, upgrading to Windows 7 or 8 will be much better for your business in the long run.

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A closer look at your Windows XP investment

Some users are balking at being “forced” to spend more money to upgrade, but they’ve already received a remarkable ROI on XP.

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A thin lifeline for XP users: New Malwarebytes suite will support the older OS

The new Anti-Malware Premium suite unites five technologies under a new interface, including a behavior-based detection engine and a brute-force startup-and-scan tool.

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Windows leaker Wzor vanishes after feds arrest Microsoft mole

Noted Russian leak website disappears, Twitter account vanishes the day after a Russian national was accused of sharing Microsoft trade secrets

Ex-Microsoft employee charged with leaking Windows RT, activation server code

Big mistake: Allegedly used Hotmail, SkyDrive to share trade secrets with French blogger

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Bugs & Fixes: 18 vulnerabilities in IE, squashed

A seemingly quiet Patch Tuesday lumps a bucket of browser vulnerabilities into one, big item. Windows and Silverlight bugs are also squashed.

Avast: Windows XP users already attacked 6 times more often than Windows 7 users

And that's BEFORE Microsoft discontinues Windows XP security support on April 8.

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Microsoft woos Windows XP holdouts with $50 gift cards

Unfortunately, that $50 can't go to the purchase price of the new PC you need to buy to get the gift card.