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Microsoft heads back to the desktop

After failing on smartphones and tablets, Microsoft is hoping it can find redemption back on the desktop.

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Mojang Unchained: Why Microsoft wants <i>Minecraft</i> maker

Microsoft will pay $2.5 billion for Mojang, the developer of the very popular Minecraft game, a move some analysts see as a purchase of the massive community around the game as much as an acquisition of the game itself.

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Apple delivers final non-security Mavericks update

Apple on Wednesday released OS X 10.9.5, what is most likely the last non-security update for Mavericks, just weeks before the company will ship Yosemite.

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Microsoft sets Windows 9 reveal for Sept. 30

Microsoft issued invitations on Monday for a Sept. 30 event where it will unveil the next version of Windows, according to multiple online reports.

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Nadella regime board shuffle continues at Microsoft

Microsoft's board of directors continued to morph yesterday as it turned over two members, the latest move in the biggest shuffling of the board since the company went public nearly three decades ago.

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Apple issues third OS X Yosemite public beta

Apple yesterday released the third public beta of OS X Yosemite, shipping the preview a few days earlier than expected.

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4 Windows tablet/keyboard combos take on the Surface Pro

Microsoft's Surface Pro can be used as both a tablet and a laptop. We test four devices from Acer, HP, Lenovo and Toshiba that make the same claim.

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Windows 9 video leaks: Virtual desktops and Notification Center in action

Another day, more Windows 9 leaks, this time of the new virtual desktops and Notification Center. I've got the videos, and you'll want to see them.

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Leaked video shows Windows 9 Start menu in action -- I want it now!

A leaked video shows the Windows 9 Start menu in interactive glory. If it's for real, this Start menu beats out all other previous versions, as you can see in the video I've embedded. I'd like to get my hands on it right now.

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Windows 9 leaks show the desktop rules again

Desktop users, rejoice. A new batch of leaked screenshots from Windows 9 shows an operating system designed for desktop users, not just for those with tablets.

Microsoft pulls OneDrive for Business patch issued Tuesday

Microsoft yesterday pulled another patch, this one released Tuesday, meant to fix OneDrive for Business, the online storage service for employees running Office 365.

Microsoft expands Windows on Devices program

Microsoft wants to put a small version of Windows 8 on more developer boards

Total chooses Linux for its supercomputer

Oil giant using enterprise Linux from SUSE to run its high-performance computing environment.

Former Red Hat CTO now head of Google Cloud

Brian Stevens, the former chief technology officer for Red Hat, is now managing Google Cloud.

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Apple starts selling lower-cost iCloud storage, adds iCloud Drive to beta website

Apple on Wednesday flipped the switch on its new iCloud storage plan prices.

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Microsoft Patch Tuesday thwarts nosey malware

Cyberattackers curious about the contents of users' hard drives will have a tougher time finding that information because of the latest patch Microsoft issued Tuesday.

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Attack of the killer Windows laptops: Say goodbye to Chromebooks

A slew of new $200 Windows laptops, including a new Asus EeeBook, are taking direct aim at Chromebooks in the upcoming buying season. Will this kill off Chromebooks for good, or can they survive the onslaught?

Windows 9

Here's what free upgrades could do for Windows 9's uptake

A free Windows 9 'Threshold' would allow Microsoft to push more than half of all Windows 8 users to the upgrade within months, share data shows.

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