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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.

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Yes, Microsoft will use a popup to push users off of Windows XP

Believe it or not, this will be a legitimate message from Microsoft. Although we can't blame you if you don't click.

Windows XP will continue receiving security support in China

Windows XP still reigns as the most popular PC OS in the nation

Microsoft isn't getting help from its friends to kill XP

An expert questions Microsoft's strategic sense, calls XP upgrades a shakedown worthy of the 'Sopranos.'