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Windows for free? Microsoft toys with service-stuffed 'Windows 8.1 with Bing'

The mysterious Windows 8.1 with Bing build that popped up last week is Microsoft's experiment in subsidizing Windows with services, sources say.

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The biggest PC and productivity news from Mobile World Congress

For a show that's supposed to be all about mobile, MWC packed a ton of killer stuff that should appeal to PC buffs, Microsoft watchers, and people who just like to get things done.

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Why Julie Larson-Green's 'demotion' is actually a massive responsibility at Microsoft

Julie Larson-Green is now responsible for the look and feel of Microsoft software and services—a critical role as Microsoft evolves.

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Microsoft's hardware chief shifting to services when Nokia's Elop arrives

Julie Larson-Green, who now runs Surface and Xbox, takes a lower-level job with the group responsible for Office

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Microsoft rallies Windows for price war with Android

Microsoft reduces Windows 8 licensing costs and hardware requirements to go head-to-head with Google's laptops and tablets.

Windows 8 may be selling, but different figures define its use

Calculations show that between 165 million and 184 million copies of Windows 8 are being used to access the Web.

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Windows 8.1 update due in spring with concessions to mouse and keyboard users

Changes to the user interface will make it easier to hold onto your input devices. Microsoft will also loosen the hardware spec to allow for lower-cost gear.

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Use Windows' sorting options to find just the right file

File Explorer's underutilized View options makes sorting through files easy, and it's more powerful than you think.

Windows UI designer explains why forcing Metro on all is great for power users

Sure, Metro isn't great for getting things done, but a Microsoft designer says that's the entire point.

Microsoft nudges us more firmly toward Windows 8

But extends end-of-sales date for business PCs running Windows 7 Professional