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<p>For those who checked out the Windows 7 beta or release candidate, you'll remember the default desktop featured a betta fish. The final desktop shipping with Windows 7 showcases the Windows logo and some swirly accents, instead.</p>

Windows 8.1 overtakes Windows 8 in desktop OS arena

Friendlier to PC users than its prececessor, Windows 8.1 continues to eke out a higher share while Windows 8 slips downward.

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Go incognito when launching Chrome on Windows

Need to keep your browsing habits private or just trying to avoid cookies? Read on to find out how you can launch Chrome into incognito automatically.

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Budget geek: Secrets of my cheap-tastic tech life

From a $0 standing desk to a $30-per-month smartphone plan, Crave's Amanda Kooser is exploring the less expensive side of technology.

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Easily edit PDFs on Windows

Want to blank out confidential information in a PDF without a lot of fuss? Check out PDF Eraser for your PC.

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Windows XP continues to hang on.

Windows XP stays strong despite end of support

XP still accounted for 26 percent of all desktop OS traffic tracked last month by Net Applications.

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Calculate your PC's energy use

Microsoft's free Joulemeter utility gives you a rough estimate of a Windows system's power consumption. Plus: tips for reducing your electronics energy bill.

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Windows XP continues to hang on.

Why Windows XP users are more vulnerable to threats

Beyond losing official support from Microsoft, the 13-year-old OS was developed in a simpler time when today's cyberthreats were far in the future.

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Microsoft to Windows XP users: The jig is up

Today marks the last day of official support for XP. So what does that mean for the aged operating system and its many steadfast users?

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Microsoft’s IE11 update knows which device you're using

The refresh of Internet Explorer stays in sync from laptop to tablet to phone, and features an enterprise mode for desktop as well as reading and data-saving modes for mobile.

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Windows XP was one of the most popular versions of Windows, and ditched the plain grey color scheme for blues and greens.

Windows XP hangs tough as support deadline looms

Microsoft cuts off support for XP in another week, yet the 13-year-old OS still holds a significant chunk of the market as seen by Net Applications.

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Windows XP starts countdown to end-of-support on April 8

Beginning Saturday, Microsoft will start pop-up notifications to remind users that as of April 8 it will cease providing any kind of patches or fixes to Windows XP.

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Microsoft's Joe Belfiore kicks off the company's event at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

Windows 8.1 update coming in spring, to improve controls, allow lower end hardware

Microsoft is hoping to address some of the big issues with Windows 8 and improve the customer experience.

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