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Fri, April 18, 2014 - Microsoft's Windows XP has reached its end-of-support deadline, but it's not easy saying goodbye to the most dominant operating system of its time. Two Aberdeen Group analysts share their (differing) thoughts on the end of Windows XP.
Fri, April 18, 2014 - 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.
Thu, April 17, 2014 - But the more Microsoft pushes change, the more enterprises will resist
Thu, April 17, 2014 - Microsoft on Wednesday extended the Windows 8.1 Update migration deadline for businesses by three months, but again told consumers they had less than four weeks to make the move before the company shuts off their patch faucet.
Thu, April 17, 2014 - Since February, Qihoo 360 has been rolling out Windows XP security software to 200 million users
Wed, April 16, 2014 - Reduces after-retirement support costs for large enterprises as much as 95%
Tue, April 15, 2014 - Red Hat plans to incorporate advanced Linux tools such as systemd and SELinux into Docker
Tue, April 15, 2014 - Spend some time with a BlackBerry 10 device and you just might put your iPhone away for good. CIO.com contributor Paul Mah did. Here he outlines the nine steps it takes to move from an iPhone 5S to a BlackBerry Z30.
Tue, April 15, 2014 - XPocalypse? What XPocalypse? A big chunk of antimalware software vendor Avast's users are sticking with XP despite the many risks.
Tue, April 15, 2014 - Microsoft on Monday conceded that Google's Chrome OS and the Chromebooks the operating system powers are capable of doing real work, a reversal of its "Scroogled" campaign that once blasted the laptops as worthless.
Mon, April 14, 2014 - Because everyone wants a pizza to commemorate their favorite Windows XP browser, right?
Mon, April 14, 2014 - As Android's popularity continues to climb, it's increasingly joining the workplace. In its early days, Android had little in the way of security, relegating it to personal use. But over the years, Google has upped the ante in terms of Android security, as have third-party vendors.
Mon, April 14, 2014 - Microsoft pays some companies to produce Windows 8 versions of their products. Without this type of financial assistance, or various other incentives, is Windows 8 and especially Windows Phone development worth the effort?
Mon, April 14, 2014 - Microsoft has revealed how it will squeeze Windows 8.1 onto devices with storage space as small as 16GB to fulfill a promise earlier this year that OEMs could produce low-cost tablets and laptops.