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Microsoft launches free, 90-day trial of Windows 10

It's the Windows 10 Enterprise edition, but it gives you a chance to test-drive the new OS before deciding if you really want to upgrade from Windows 7 or 8.1.

By July 30, 2015


Will California regulators overstep on the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger?

Commentary: A 2012 law forbids the states' Public Utility Commission from regulating Internet services. But the pending merger of ISPs could allow the opportunity to do just that.

By April 13, 2015


​How to make folders private on a Windows 8.1 family PC

Choosing File Explorer's "Stop sharing" option doesn't prevent other administrator accounts from accessing your default folders for pictures, documents, videos, and music. Here's how to privatize your personal folders on a multiuser PC.

By May 9, 2014


Using Windows 8.1? It's time to get the update

On Tuesday, Microsoft will make Windows 8.1 Update available. To continue to get patches, 8.1 users need to move to it soon.

By April 7, 2014


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.

By March 19, 2014


Microsoft employee e-mail also hit by Syrian Electronic Army

After some of the company's social-networking accounts were hacked, Microsoft says some of its e-mail accounts were also compromised.

By January 15, 2014


Syrian Electronic Army hacks into Xbox Twitter accounts too

News spread that the hacking group got into the Microsoft News Twitter account, but apparently it also breached Xbox's Twitter and Instagram accounts.

By January 13, 2014


Xbox.com, other Microsoft sites hit by service disruption

Error message indicates that the Azure-hosted sites are experiencing a DNS disruption.

By November 21, 2013


Five rules for trouble-free software updates

It often pays to wait before installing new versions of your system software and applications.

By October 31, 2013


How to run Windows 8.1 for free for 90 days

Microsoft offers a free 90-day evaluation version of Windows 8.1 Enterprise edition just as it did with Windows 8.

By October 25, 2013