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With Windows 10, a contrite Microsoft tries to atone for Windows 8

Microsoft has issued a mea culpa for Windows 8 and pledged that Windows 10 will delight IT execs.

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Microsoft unveils 'spiritual successor' to Windows 7 by going to 10

Microsoft today unveiled the successor to its failed Windows 8 at an event in San Francisco, putting the Steven Sinofsky era behind it by, if nothing else, naming the new OS "Windows 10."

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Microsoft, frustrated as ever with H-1B policy, considers options

A two-day conference on high-skilled immigration policy, which attracted researchers from the U.S. and Europe, offered Microsoft an opportunity to voice frustration over U.S. immigration policy.

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Windows 8 user share nose-dives in September

September's numbers from Net Applications put the combined user share of Windows 8 and 8.1 at 12.3% of the world's desktop and notebook systems, a drop of 1.1 percentage points from August.

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12 things to know about Windows 10

Microsoft offered its first look at Windows 10 on Tuesday, touting a major release that will span all hardware from PCs to phones and try to address the ills that dogged Windows 8.

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'Critical point' for Windows starts Tuesday

The introduction of the newest Windows operating system will signal just how far Microsoft has retreated from Windows 8, which most have decried as a flop, in order to appeal to its most profitable customers.

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Eric Holder says 'worrisome' tech companies are eyeing encryption

US attorney general's remarks follow similar concerns from the FBI

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7 things to remember if you're trying out the Windows 10 preview

Microsoft has kicked off the Windows 10 public testing period. Here's what enthusiasts trying it out need to know.

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Microsoft skips a number, unveils Windows 10

Microsoft's new Windows 10, unveiled Tuesday, blends old and new in a way that will be familiar to Windows 7 users while also retaining much of its more modern tile interface.

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Google finding its rhythm with streaming music service

The $10-a-month, subscription-based service could launch in weeks.

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3D vendor sells $1,500 machine to make metal guns

Cody Wilson, creator of 3D plastic gun maker Defense Distributed, is preparing to sell a home-milling machine that can make metal gun parts.

Hacked celebrities 'dumb', says proposed EU digital commissioner

Legislation can't protect people from their own stupidity, Günther Oettinger told the European Parliament during his confirmation hearing.

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Leaker claims only some Windows 8.1 users will get free Windows 9 upgrades

For those currently running Windows 7, the upgrade will come with a price tag, according to tweets from "Wzor," a notorious spiller of Microsoft secrets.

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Update and upgrade roadmap crucial to Windows 9 success

Analysts today will be closely monitoring Microsoft's Windows event to hear how, or even whether, the company can reconcile its fast-paced release cycle with the more conservative needs of enterprises.

Google bows to pressure, removes news snippets from German search results

Google users looking for news from some German sites will see only a headline from now on.

Shellshock flaw poses risks to payments industry

The Shellshock flaw could pose a risk to the payments industry, but doesn't appear to have caused any problems yet, an official with a consortium run by major credit card companies warned Tuesday.

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Ex-NSA director Alexander calls for new cybersecurity model

Small and medium-size businesses should look into sharing cyber defenses, he says

Cray aims to stay in big leagues with upgraded XC40 supercomputer

Cray's XC40 will be used in the U.S. Department of Energy's Trinity and other supercomputers.

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