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China readies home-grown Windows sub for fall launch

The new operating system is expected to launch initially on desktops in October, with support for mobile devices coming later.

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Windows XP still runs at more than half of businesses surveyed

Though Microsoft no longer supports the aged OS, a fair share of businesses haven't yet kicked the XP habit.

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Still running Windows XP? Antivirus products put to the test

Microsoft no longer supports XP users, but a host of antivirus products tested by AV-Test can still defend you from viruses.

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Windows XP still alive and kicking

Though no longer supported by Microsoft, XP commanded a quarter of all desktop OS traffic seen by Net Applications last month.

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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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Microsoft cautions against Windows XP hack

The hack seemingly allows XP users to continue to install security updates, but Microsoft is advising people not to use it.

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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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Microsoft fixes big bad Internet Explorer bug

A patch for the IE security flaw is available to download -- even for people using Windows XP. Also, chatting arrives on Snapchat and Groupon expands to bulk groceries.

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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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Send off Windows XP by blowing it up with Microsoft's help

From the good-sport department, Microsoft takes a shot at itself with a Web game that encourages players to send Windows XP back to the early naughts, permanently.

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Bad Clippy: Microsoft game destroys world of XP

Comixology joins forces with Amazon, Google to open up sales for Glass, and Microsoft wants you to kiss Windows XP goodbye in the humorous “Escape from XP.”

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Will.i.am goes wearable and the S5 arrives in CNET UK Podcast 384

As the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the Gear smartwatches hit shops, rapper Will.i.am is showing off his own secret wearable tech. Plus we bid a fond farewell to Windows XP, and find out how Game of Thrones has broken the Internet -- again.

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