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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.

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Forget dual-booting Android PCs, give us Chromebook-Windows hybrids

Dual-booting Android with Windows doesn't make sense, but a Windows Chromebook would be to die for.

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3 easy Linux alternatives for Windows XP refugees who don't want a new PC

Keep your old PC, and keep it safe, with one of these Linux distros. After all, a free, user-friendly OS is better than an old, unsupported one.

3 ways to get a new Windows 7 PC in the Windows 8 era

You can still buy or build a PC with Windows 7, or possibly downgrade from Windows 8. It just takes a little extra legwork.

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Microsoft sketches ambitious enhancements for Office 365

The most eye-catching innovation is a machine-learning capability to help employees identify their most important colleagues and content

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Tailor Windows to your workflow with these two helpful taskbar tweaks

Managed correctly, the Windows taskbar can be the center of your PC's universe. Here's how to seize control.

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Bugs & Fixes: Iobit's Start Menu 8 startles with ads

Yep, adware has appeared on Start Menu 8, and unfortunately it looks to be a feature rather than a bug.

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Windows 8.1 with Bing appears to pay for Windows... with Bing

Bing could be the revenue vehicle that will make Windows with Bing low-cost or free, according to a leak of the installer.

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Tablet slowdown seen after years of breakthrough growth

Tablet shipments will grow 19.3 percent in 2014 compared to last year, a signal that the rate of uptake of the devices is slowing.

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F-Secure report warns XP zero-day attack is imminent

The F-Secure H2 2013 Threat Report also cites government surveillance and Android malware as growing threats.