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Analysts Have Mixed Emotions in Bidding Farewell to Windows XP

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. Full Story »

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.

News analysis

Windows' New Normal Shows Software-as-a-Service Ambitions

But the more Microsoft pushes change, the more enterprises will resist


Microsoft Extends Windows 8.1 Update Migration Deadline for Business

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.


Windows XP's Retirement Turns Into Major Security Project for Chinese Firm

Since February, Qihoo 360 has been rolling out Windows XP security software to 200 million users


Microsoft Slashes Windows XP Custom Support Prices Just Days Before Axing Public Patches

Reduces after-retirement support costs for large enterprises as much as 95%


Windows XP Lives On: Avast Survey Shows 27 Percent of its XP Users Don't Plan to Switch

XPocalypse? What XPocalypse? A big chunk of antimalware software vendor Avast's users are sticking with XP despite the many risks.


Microsoft's Internet Explorer 8 Lives On--As a Pizza

Because everyone wants a pizza to commemorate their favorite Windows XP browser, right?

How To

Is Windows 8 Development Worth the Trouble?

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?


Microsoft Puts the Squeeze on Windows to Shoehorn it Into 16GB Devices

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.


Intel Brings Windows 8.1 to Schools with New Education Hybrid

Intel this week showed off a laptop-tablet hybrid with Windows 8.1 for the education market, where Chromebooks and tablets are also fighting for position.


IRS Misses XP Deadline, Pays Microsoft Millions for Patches

The IRS acknowledged this week that it missed the April 8 cut-off for Windows XP support, and will be paying Microsoft millions for an extra year of security patches.


Windows 8.1 Update Deep-Dive Review: An OS That Makes More Sense

In Windows 8.1 Update, Microsoft may be finally getting it right: The latest version of its operating system finally bridges the gap between touch and traditional computing.


Windows XP Expiration Couldn't Save PC Market in Q1

PC upgrades due to the expiration of Windows XP peaked in 2012 and 2013, and are starting to taper in 2014, IDC said


Windows XP is Still Running Thousands of Websites Worldwide

It's not just desktop users who refuse to move on from Windows XP. Thousands of websites are still enamored with the now-unsupported OS, too.