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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.

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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.