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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 to link wares in global partnership

The companies will integrate Microsoft's Windows and Office with'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.

Straight A's for Microsoft CEO Nadella at the 60-Day Mark

What we've seen so far suggests that Microsoft's new CEO is his own man and willing to buck the company's traditional ways.

DHS Warns Against Using Internet Explorer Until Bug is Patched

A vulnerability discovered in Internet Explorer over the weekend is serious--serious enough that the Department of Homeland Security is advising users to stop using it until it's been patched.

Microsoft CEO Nadella to Wall Street: 'We Want Windows to Be Ubiquitous'

CEO Satya Nadella seemed willing to try new things as Microsoft pushes to build a stronger Windows ecosystem.

Microsoft Surface Mini Likely to Ship Soon

Microsoft may be prepping to ship a mini version of its Surface tablets within a month, based on an listing for a case custom made for the device.

Fave Raves: 33 Tech Pros Share Their Favorite IT Products

What IT pros like, in their own words.

IE6: Retired But Not Dead Yet

Microsoft may have retired Internet Explorer 6 (IE6) last week, but it's still keeping track of the ancient browser's user share on a death watch-like website that's been running for more than three years.

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