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Windows 10 inches up slightly in desktop OS market

Microsoft's new OS clipped off a 6.6 percent slice of desktop OS traffic in September as measured by Web tracker NetMarketShare, just a small increase from August.

By October 1, 2015


Firefox bakes instant messaging into latest version

The new version also adds some minor updates and bug fixes at a time when Firefox continues to trail Google Chrome among desktop browser users.

By September 23, 2015


Windows 10 scores 5% slice of desktop market

A month into its official debut, Microsoft's new system software is ahead of Windows 8 and Mac OS X Yosemite in desktop traffic, according to Web tracker NetMarketShare.

By September 1, 2015


Mozilla unveils first public preview of Firefox for iPhone, iPad

The preview will first launch in New Zealand but then spread to other countries as Firefox tries to break into the world of iOS.

By September 4, 2015


Windows 10 likely to land at PC makers this week

Microsoft is in the final phase of preparation ahead of the July 29 launch date for the next big update to its marquee software.

By July 6, 2015


Yahoo tests Google-powered search results, ads

Yahoo already has a 10-year deal to use Microsoft's Bing to power some search results. The software giant can't be happy Google is eyeing its territory.

By July 2, 2015


Microsoft shakes up exec ranks as Windows 10 looms

The world's biggest software maker is creating a new group charged with making its Windows software work across all devices. Microsoft is also jettisoning some top executives, including former Nokia chief Stephen Elop.

By June 17, 2015


Google Chrome targets Flash in hunt for better power usage

The search giant says Adobe Flash "puts a squeeze on your laptop's battery." Its solution: automatically pause unnecessary Flash content in the Chrome browser.

By June 5, 2015


Microsoft prices Windows 10 licenses at $119 for Home, $199 for Pro

Not eligible for a free upgrade? The software maker reveals what a single license will cost for the newest version of Windows -- the same as Windows 8.

By June 1, 2015


Microsoft's Windows 10 finally has a release date: July 29

The next iteration of the software maker's operating system is slated to arrive in time for the summer.

By June 1, 2015