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Why Windows 10 Isn't the Big Leap Forward Microsoft Says It Is

Going from Windows 8 to Windows 10 implies that Microsoft has big plans for the new version of its operating system. Given what we've seen so far, this appears to be the case – but is it really enough to justify skipping Windows 9?

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With Windows 10, Will Microsoft Truly Listen to Customers?

Microsoft has launched what it calls its 'largest-ever open collaborative development' effort to try to ensure its next operating system is what customers want. But has Microsoft really learned from the mistakes of Windows 8?

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Why IT Will Love Windows 10

Yes, the interface is a big improvement over Windows 8. The real appeal of Windows 10, though, might be the user and device management features that should have IT departments excited.

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Windows 10 Revealed: Microsoft's Next OS Fuses Windows 7 and 8

Microsoft executives said Windows 10 is Microsoft's response to feedback to consumers and businesses who still weren't satisfied with Windows 8. And you'll get to try it out for yourself.

Why Microsoft Needs to Reveal Windows 9 Sooner Than Later: The End of Windows 7

After October, there will be no way to buy a Windows 7 PC and nothing but Live Tiles on the horizon. Unless Microsoft, as widely anticipated, announces Windows 9.

As Sales Deadline Approaches, OEMs Continue to Push Windows 7 PCs to Consumers

Computer makers like Dell, HP and Lenovo must stop selling new PCs with Windows 7 Home Premium on Oct. 31

Top 25 Free Tools for Every Windows Desktop

Whatever your poison -- Windows 7 or 8, updated or not -- there's a desktop tool just begging to become part of your repertoire

Microsoft Strips Some Windows 7 Users of IE11 Patch Privileges

Microsoft has quietly stopped serving security updates to Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) on consumer and small business Windows 7 PCs unless the customer has successfully applied an April update for the browser.

A Visual History of OS Desktop Environments

A trip down memory lane, tracing major milestones in the evolution of the desktop environment.

Memo to Microsoft's Nadella: Copy IBM

Microsoft's situation in 2014 is eerily similar to IBM's in the late 1980s, and it can save itself the same way.

Oops! Tim Cook Tweets Photo of Mac Production Line Running Windows

Apple uses Windows to manufacture Macs on its production line, according to a photo tweeted by Apple chief executive Tim Cook.

Windows 7 Powers More Than Half of All PCs

As Windows XP continued its decline, users who deserted the obsolete operating system shifted to Windows 7, not the newer Windows 8, more circumstantial evidence that commercial customers, not consumers, now drive PC sales.

So Long, TrueCrypt: 5 Alternative Encryption Tools That Can Lock Down Your Data

Don't trust TrueCrypt anymore. Take a look at a few of the options available to you.

Windows Maintenance, Done Dirt-Cheap

You don't need to buy a utility suite. You just need what Microsoft brought to the party, plus a couple of freebies.

In Baffling Move, TrueCrypt Open-Source Crypto Project Shuts Down

In a bizarre move, the anonymous managers of the TrueCrypt open-source encryption project abruptly pulled the plug on the effort without explanation.

Microsoft and Salesforce.com to link wares in global partnership

The companies will integrate Microsoft's Windows and Office with Salesforce.com's CRM software

Upgrade From XP to Windows 7

You know you can't keep using Windows XP. Here's what you need to know about keeping your PC while upgrading the operating system.

Microsoft Sticks to Vow, Leaves XP Exposed to Ongoing Attacks

Microsoft refused to patch an Internet Explorer bug that hackers are already exploiting.

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