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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. Full Story »
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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Microsoft Suspends Windows 8.1 Update Release to Businesses

Microsoft on Tuesday suspended serving Windows 8.1 Update to businesses that rely on WSUS (Windows Server Update Services), saying that a bug would prevent devices from recognizing future updates.

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Windows 8.1 Update is Required for Future Windows 8.1 Patches

After today's rollout of the Windows 8.1 Update, sticking with plain old Windows 8.1 could be a security risk.

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Windows XP Survival Guide: How to Upgrade (or Not)

Whether you're fleeing to a new OS or battening down the XP hatches, read this to survive unscathed.

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The Windows XP Upgrade Question: Windows 7 Or Windows 8?

Ready or not, it's time to move on from Windows XP. Here's how to choose your next operating system.

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Why Windows is Free, But Not on Your PC

One of the bigger announcements at Microsoft's Build conference on Tuesday was a plan to make Windows free on smartphones, handheld tablets, and small Internet-connected gadgets.

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Microsoft Gives Businesses Reason to Adopt Windows 8.1

Microsoft is delivering a way to turn legacy Win32 business apps into modern touch apps that run on Windows 8.1, a feature it hopes will help prod businesses toward adopting the new operating system.

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Windows for the Next Billion Devices: Meet Windows for the Internet of Things

Robots and keyboards and makers, oh my! Microsoft's Windows for the Internet of Things aims beyond traditional computers.

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2-in-1 Devices Face a Long, Slow Slog to Credibility

Microsoft's efforts to push the concept of a "2-in-1" device, a tablet that does double duty as a notebook, will continue to struggle, an analyst said Tuesday.

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3 Free Alternatives to Windows for Desktop PCs

It's an increasingly mobile world -- and the mobile future of Windows is dubious. To better accommodate end users, CIOs would be wise to consider these three alternatives to Windows on the desktop -- Chrome, Android and Ubuntu.

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Windows 8.1 Update Offers an Olive Branch for Mouse Users

Windows 8.1 Update brings a tiny handful of mouse-centric improvements and a hodgepodge of interface tweaks.