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Microsoft steps up Windows XP upgrade efforts
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Microsoft steps up Windows XP upgrade efforts

Software giant plans to rollout desktop notifications to PC users still on XP later this week.
3 Mar 2014
BlackBerry market share crashes below two per cent
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BlackBerry market share crashes below two per cent

BlackBerry CEO insists company is in it for the long haul, as market share slumps dramatically.
14 Nov 2013
Android KitKat 4.4 release date arrives
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Android KitKat 4.4 release date arrives

Google beefs up messaging, contacts, voice and management features.
1 Nov 2013
Early Windows 8.1 access granted to TechNet and MSDN members
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Early Windows 8.1 access granted to TechNet and MSDN members

Updated: Microsoft backtracks on decision not to grant TechNet and MSDN members early access to Windows 8.1
10 Sep 2013
Windows 8.1 Enterprise Preview released
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Windows 8.1 Enterprise Preview released

Microsoft takes the wraps off enterprise preview version of Windows 8.1
31 Jul 2013
Windows Blue upgrade not an admission of failure
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Windows Blue upgrade not an admission of failure

Microsoft hits out at negative press reports ahead of release of Windows Blue.
13 May 2013
Facebook Home launch: Industry reacts
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Facebook Home launch: Industry reacts

Android overlay could provide social media giant with smartphone testbed.
5 Apr 2013
Firefox OS for smartphones launched by Mozilla
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Firefox OS for smartphones launched by Mozilla

Mozilla partners with Alcatel, LG and ZTE for first wave of new OS smartphones.
25 Feb 2013
Ubuntu tablet OS makes its debut
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Ubuntu tablet OS makes its debut

Updated: Canonical brings Ubuntu OS to tablets.
22 Feb 2013
Windows 8 Pro upgrade price to soar by 400% from 1 February
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Windows 8 Pro upgrade price to soar by 400% from 1 February

Software giant confirms Windows 8 prices will go up from the end of the month.
21 Jan 2013
RIM chief outlines pricing strategy for BlackBerry 10 range
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RIM chief outlines pricing strategy for BlackBerry 10 range

Smartphone maker's CMO claims at least six BB10 models will drop this year.
10 Jan 2013
Microsoft preps NHS for Windows XP upgrades
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Microsoft preps NHS for Windows XP upgrades

Software giant's new authentication software will allow NHS workers to use Windows 7 and 8 machines to access patient data via Spine.
21 Nov 2012
Microsoft prepares for grand unveiling of Windows 8
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Microsoft prepares for grand unveiling of Windows 8

As the software giant gets set to release radically overhauled operating system, analysts share their thoughts on how they think it will sell.
25 Oct 2012
Windows 7 becomes world's most popular desktop operating
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Windows 7 becomes world's most popular desktop operating

Latest figures from NetMarketShare suggest Microsoft may have succeeded in ending Windows XP's stronghold on desktop PCs.
3 Sep 2012
Microsoft releases Windows 8 RTM through TechNet
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Microsoft releases Windows 8 RTM through TechNet

MSDN subscribers also get a look in on latest Windows OS.
16 Aug 2012
Windows 8 Release Preview now available
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Windows 8 Release Preview now available

Microsoft takes wraps off preview edition of next generation Windows operating system.
1 Jun 2012
ARM-based Windows 8 tablets facing delays
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ARM-based Windows 8 tablets facing delays

Sources claim Windows RT operating system could need a post-launch patch at the very least.
25 May 2012
Microsoft calls on users to ditch XP
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Microsoft calls on users to ditch XP

Software giant Microsoft warns against holding onto XP until Windows 8 drops.
10 Apr 2012
RIM announces its next OS: BBX
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RIM announces its next OS: BBX

QNX, Android, HTML5, WebGL, Flash and open source: BBX-OS promises to support almost everything mobile except BlackBerry.
19 Oct 2011
Windows 8 'lock-out' fight rumbles on
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Windows 8 'lock-out' fight rumbles on

Microsoft is accused of using a security feature to sustain market dominance with Windows 8.
26 Sep 2011
Microsoft Windows Server 8 review: First Look
Windows Server 8 gets a Metro-style Start screen, just like the client version.
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Microsoft Windows Server 8 review: First Look

Microsoft has unveiled Windows Server 8 - but is there more to this upcoming server operating system than just the new Metro user interface? Mary Bran…
14 Sep 2011
Microsoft Windows 8 review: First Look
The Metro interface for the Start screen; swipe at the side to open the ‘charms’ for searching, sharing and managing devices
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Microsoft Windows 8 review: First Look

Windows 8 aims to combine a touchscreen Windows Phone 7-style interface with a traditional full-power desktop. Mary Branscombe gets hands on to see if…
13 Sep 2011
Head to Head: Mac OS X 10.7 Lion vs Windows 7
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Head to Head: Mac OS X 10.7 Lion vs Windows 7

The eternal question: which is better, Windows or Mac OS? With the release of a new Mac OS, 10.7 Lion, David Ludlow takes another look at this age-old…
16 Aug 2011