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Two new leaked Windows 9 screenshots show good news for users of traditional PCs -- it looks as if the operating system will be actually useful for them, and not just for those with touch-based devices. I've got screenshots and details.

July 22, 2014 11:15 AM EDT

This medical supply company has a number of older, less tech-savvy users. But how many ways are there to misunderstand "click on the Start button"?

July 22, 2014 6:00 AM EDT

It's been a long, hard effort, but this pilot fish's organization has finally managed to get rid of all its Windows XP computers -- almost. Now how to get rid of that last one-tenth of 1 percent?

July 21, 2014 6:00 AM EDT

Chrome Beta download: You are about to participate in a great adventure.

Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) brings beta browser, with DirectWrite support. Beta 37 should quell complaints that Windows font rendering is slow and blurry. The ancient Graphics Device Interface (GDI) calls have finally been replaced -- by using the outer limits of DirectWrite.

In IT Blogwatch, bloggers initially eulogize: GDI API RIP.

July 18, 2014 6:10 AM EDT

Microsoft's plans to lay off 18,000 people in the next year and decision to kill off the Nokia X line of low-cost Android phones may be more than short-term cost-cutting measures -- they could well portend Microsoft's selling off its Windows Phone line. So says at least one analyst. Is he on target?

July 17, 2014 1:42 PM EDT

The Apple-IBM blockbuster deal may finally give Apple its long-denied entrée into the enterprise. But it also may signal something even more surprising: That the future of innovation now belongs to Microsoft, not Apple. Here's why.

July 16, 2014 6:46 PM EDT

If you buy a Lumia 630 or 930 Windows Phone and want to use Google as your default search engine, you're out of luck: Microsoft has disabled that capability in those phones. For better or worse, you're stuck with Bing. Will this come back to bite Microsoft?

July 15, 2014 1:59 PM EDT

There's a screen shot circulating online that purports to show the new Windows 9 Start Menu in action. Is this really the future of Windows, or just a well-done fake?

July 14, 2014 11:41 AM EDT

Nadella memo: Open to interpretation.

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) CEO Satya Nadella enjoys writing a good memo. His latest tome written to employees -- published online Thursday -- has continued to incite bloggy controversy the entire weekend. After reading the screed, some bloggers predict job cuts or perhaps a flattened organization structure for Microsoft in the near future.

In IT Blogwatch, bloggers lie down on a couch.

July 14, 2014 6:16 AM EDT

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella yesterday hinted that job cuts were coming to Microsoft, and multiple sources are reporting that they're all but a done deal. Where might the cuts be, and how many people will be involved? I've rounded up the best thinking on how it all might shake out.

July 11, 2014 2:30 PM EDT
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