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Windows 10 release date is delayed -- unless you're ''special'' [u]

The Windows 10 release date is July 29 -- or so we were told. But it's looking like it's delayed, if you read between the bloggy lines of Terry Myerson, Microsoft's Windows honcho...

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As Windows 7 breaks the 1B-device mark, Microsoft's challenge will be to force it back to zero

Windows 7 has approached the user share numbers set by Windows XP six years ago, hinting that Windows 7 could persist on devices long after its 2020 retirement.

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Third build of Windows 10 in one week a sign of OS stability

The new operating system is nearing its final release.

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Microsoft confirms 'waves' roll-out of Windows 10

While at least some Insider participants -- perhaps all -- will get the final build on Wednesday, July 29, others eligible for the free upgrade will have to wait as Microsoft slowly expands distribution.

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Wi-Fi password-sharing feature in Windows 10 raises security concerns

The option would allow anyone with a network's password to share access to it with all their friends.

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Microsoft's Office 2016 preview gets real-time editing in Word and more

New features also include support for hand-written equations and providing information through Bing.

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Hands on: Meet the convertible Chromebook Flip

A $249 Chromebook that's made of metal and able to flip a full 360 degrees? Darn tootin'. Time to go hands on with the new Chromebook Flip.

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Latest Windows 10 SDK preview helps developers build cooler photo apps

Microsoft added a handful of image and photography-related features in a new version of the Windows 10 SDK that will become will become generally available, along with the OS itself, at the end of the month.

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From CoreOS to Nano: Micro OSes strip down for containers

CoreOS, Red Hat, Ubuntu, VMware, Rancher, and Microsoft put unique twists on the stripped-down, container-focused, cloud-scale operating system.

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With a month to go, Microsoft issues new Windows 10 build with Edge browser brand

Microsoft on Monday released another build of Windows 10, the first with the Edge browser branding.

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Microsoft adds midrange Surface Pro 3 with i7 chip, 128GB storage

The new model is built for people who want more speed and don't mind less storage

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Samsung to stop Windows Update shenanigans

Samsung will stop disabling Windows Update on its PCs and tablets, bowing to complaints that it had interfered with the way users intended the patch service to work.

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Red Hat builds on its open-source storage portfolio

Red Hat continues to make inroads into the enterprise storage software market, improving two of its core storage technologies and striking partnerships with key IT system resellers.

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Nadella's new mission for Microsoft: Help people 'achieve more'

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella laid out his new mission for the company in an email sent out Thursday to all employees.

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Microsoft trumpets value of free Windows 10 upgrade in on-screen nag notice

Microsoft has changed the "Get Windows 10" ad displayed on Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 devices to tout the value of the free upgrade in dollars and cents.

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Samsung acknowledges it changes Windows Update settings on its PCs

Samsung denied it had blocked a Windows update on its hardware but acknowledged that it was manipulating Microsoft's Windows Update, a charge leveled Tuesday by a researcher.

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Microsoft at a crossroads in the automotive tech market

Microsoft is being squeezed out of the in-vehicle infotainment business, but it's by no means giving up on the automotive industry. It may have a future as an OS-agnostic provider of cloud-based services.

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Upgrading Windows Server 2003: The procrastinator's guide

Yes, this is something you really need to get going on. Here are some factors to consider in your planning.

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