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VMware updates desktop virtualization software for Mac and PC

VMware has released new versions of its desktop virtualization products with support for Windows 10 and more.

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Microsoft starts public test of Cortana app for Android smartphones

Microsoft now lets anyone with an Android phone try out its app that brings the virtual assistant from Windows 10 to a non-Microsoft platform.

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Windows through the ages

Twenty-five years later, we look back at Microsoft's popular operating system.

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Windows 10 follows in Windows 95’s footsteps 20 years later

With Windows 95, Microsoft began the PC’s shift from software platform to communications tool, while introducing several features that persist today.

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The Windows 10 developer’s dilemma: Go Universal or stick with the desktop?

Microsoft’s Universal Windows Platform offers code-once-run-anywhere upside, but development drawbacks abound

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How to reclaim your privacy in Windows 10, piece by piece

Windows 10 has deep cloud hooks and shares a lot of data with Microsoft in order to create a smart, seamless experience across devices. If you prefer to keep some privacy, here's how to disable all of it.

10 reasons you should not upgrade to Windows 10

10 reasons you shouldn't upgrade to Windows 10

You may be better off sticking with Win7 or Win8.1, given a wide range of Win10 trade-offs and shortcomings

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Latest Windows 10 preview cripples 64-bit Chrome

Microsoft's latest Insider build of Windows 10 has crippled the 64-bit version of Google's Chrome browser.

Vaio PCs to return to overseas markets this fall

Vaio, Sony's former laptop brand, is returning to overseas markets this fall, with sales of Windows 10 devices in the U.S. and Brazil.

Parallels Desktop 11 lets Mac users say 'Hey Cortana'

Parallels Desktop 11 launched late Tuesday, with support for the latest desktop operating systems, along with new marquee features like the ability to run

Microsoft pushes emergency update for Internet Explorer vulnerability

Windows users are encouraged to update their computers as soon as possible, after Microsoft pushed out a patch for an issue in Internet Explorer that lets attackers remotely run malicious code with whatever privileges the current user...

Microsoft releases first beta for the next version of Windows

Microsoft has kicked off its Windows as a service plans with the launch of its first Insider update for Windows 10 Tuesday.

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Who's upgrading to Windows 10?

Windows 8.1 users have been half again as likely to upgrade to Windows 10 as their compatriots running Windows 7, data from a Web metrics vendor showed.

New Windows 10 virtual machine images let anyone test Microsoft's Edge browser

Web developers who want to make sure that their sites and apps run well on Microsoft's new Edge browser can now download a virtual machine that works with popular virtualization software on Mac OS X, Windows and Linux. 

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Edge browser fails to win over Windows 10 users

Microsoft's new Edge browser is being used by a only minority of those running Windows 10, according to data from a pair of analytics vendors.

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Microsoft waives Windows 10 'branches' for now

Microsoft will not begin using Windows 10's multiple update tracks, or "branches," until later this year, analysts said, and in the interim will continue to push all updates to everyone at the same time.

Free Windows 10 upgrade will have 'no financial impact' on Microsoft

Letting consumers get the latest version of its operating system won't mean much in terms of the tech giant's finances

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Microsoft's rollout of Windows 10 gets B+ grade

Microsoft has done a good job rolling out Windows 10 in the first two weeks, analysts said today, and the general vibe for the new OS has been positive, despite glitches that dampened some enthusiasm.

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