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The pane points of Microsoft's 'one Windows'

Microsoft has said it doesn't intend to bring a single operating system to all devices that can run Windows. But if it did, there would be many interface issues to overcome.

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Microsoft OS chief sees a 'One Windows' future (Q&A)

[q&a] The head of Microsoft's unified operating system group, Terry Myerson, shares more details on Microsoft's vision for Windows.

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Ex Microsoft employee pleads guilty to theft of Windows 8 trade secrets

Alex Kibkalo has reached a plea deal with prosecutors.

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Ex Microsoft staffer arrested for allegedly stealing Win 8 trade secrets

A former Microsoft employee has been charged with passing on Microsoft trade secrets involving Windows 8.

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Microsoft Surface 2 4G LTE tablet lands at AT&T

For $679, you can get the Microsoft Windows RT 8.1 slate with 64GB and the perk of high-speed data on-the-go.

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Tablets buying guide

If you're in the market for a tablet, CNET's buying guide will set you on the right path.

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The Nokia Lumia 2520 lives in the shadow of the Surface 2

While the Nokia Lumia 2520 offers built-in cellular, it unfortunately doesn't quite measure up to the Microsoft Surface 2.

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The Nokia Lumia 2520 lives in the shadow of Surface 2

While the Nokia Lumia 2520 offers built-in cellular, it unfortunately doesn't quite measure up to the Microsoft Surface 2.

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Nokia Lumia 2520: Nokia's Windows RT Surface rival

The Nokia Lumia 2520 has a 10.1-inch, Full HD display, quad-core chip and the latest Windows RT software to challenge Microsoft's Surface.

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The company works to fix an update that bricked some Surface RT tablets, Apple's new iPhones head to more carriers, and Google's Hangouts app offers free voice calls.

Microsoft pulls problematic Windows RT update

The company works to fix an update that bricked some Surface RT tablets, Apple's new iPhones head to more carriers, and Google's Hangouts app offers free voice calls.

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Microsoft Surface Pro 2 reviewed: Small tweaks for a big tablet

This slate sequel has better battery life and performance, but the thick body feels more like a Surface Pro 1.5.

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Microsoft's Surface 2 is a high-quality tablet suffering from a lack of app support

The Microsoft Surface 2 gets some welcome hardware upgrades, but its biggest problems are software based.

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