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You have one week left to buy a Windows 7 PC

You have one week left to buy a Windows 7 PC

Two older versions of Windows are approaching their mandatory retirement date. If you want a new PC running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, you'll have fewer options beginning on Nov. 1. Here's what the end-of-sales deadline means.

3 hours ago by in PCs

The history of Microsoft's Surface

The history of Microsoft's Surface

Microsoft started working on the hybrid devices that now make up the Surface family back in 2009. The group has made some missteps along the way, but the lineup of new Windows 10 devices is genuinely impressive. Here's how the brand has evolved.

October 21, 2015 by in Windows 10

Steve Ballmer: The Legacy

This far-reaching discussion between ZDNet Editor in Chief Larry Dignan and Microsoft columnist Mary Jo Foley explores the Steve Ballmer legacy at Microsoft and Mary Jo's exclusive exit interview with Ballmer.

December 12, 2013 in Microsoft

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