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Why Microsoft can afford to lose with Windows 8
The Windows 8 experiment may not give Microsoft a success anywhere near the scale of Windows 7, but that's not why the company created it. Microsoft did Windows 8 to shake up its own complacency about the desktop. Read More


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Windows 8 fails the 'dad test'
A couple of YouTube videos show 'normal' Windows users tackling Windows 8 for the first time. The results are sobering. Read More

What Firefox and Chrome bring to Windows 8 Metro
As Mozilla and Google build Metro-style browsers for Windows 8, a loophole in Microsoft's spec may let them sidestep ban on add-ins -- including Flash. Read More

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Microsoft urges firms to focus on severe RDP flaw
The software giant told companies to act quickly to protect vulnerable systems from hackers exploiting a technology for remotely accessing Windows computers. Read More

Microsoft slices Office 365 costs to woo enterprises
The cloud wars between Microsoft and its rivals are intensifying as the company has announced price cuts of up to 20 percent on Office 365 subscriptions for enterprises. Read More

Windows exploit leaked -- by Microsoft?
An attack exploiting a recently patched critical Windows flaws appeared on a Chinese site Thursday, but the source of the code appears to be Microsoft itself. Read More

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