Gregg KeizerSenior Reporter, Computerworld

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Lawsuit alleges Microsoft's Windows 10 upgrade destroyed data and damaged PCs

Three people from Illinois have sued Microsoft, claiming that the free Windows 10 upgrade they installed on their PCs caused "data loss and damage."

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Bill Gates again is the world's richest man

Bill Gates, co-founder and former CEO of Microsoft, was the world's richest person in 2016, Forbes said today.

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Microsoft quietly teases new Creators Update inside Windows 10's settings

Microsoft has begun a low-key promotion for the next Windows 10 feature upgrade with the release of this month's Patch Tuesday updates.

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Firefox 52 brings modern PC games to your browser, bans plug-ins

Mozilla today updated Firefox to version 52, which adds a variety of new features and plugs 28 security vulnerabilities, a half dozen of them considered "critical."

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Microsoft's decision to scrap February security updates unnerves patch experts

Patch experts struggled with Microsoft's decision to cancel this month's updates, pointing out that known vulnerabilities will go unpatched and IT planning was disrupted.

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Microsoft's premium Outlook.com subscriptions launch with extra features and no ads

It's finally here: Microsoft officially launched a premium-grade Outlook.com email service in the U.S. that omits ads, provides five inboxes and (hurray!) supports personalized addresses.

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Microsoft shelves all February security updates

Microsoft today took the unprecedented step of postponing an entire month's slate of security updates for Windows and its other products.

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Quicken shifts to software subscription model, but there's a big catch

Quicken in January moved to a software-by-subscription model for Canadian customers, and may do the same for those in the U.S.

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Microsoft labels Windows 7 'outdated' as it pushes Windows users to Windows 10

Microsoft on Monday reminded Windows 7 customers that they need to hurry -- they have just three years of support remaining. Instead, they need to migrate to Windows 10.

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EFF warily applauds the Windows 10 Creators Update's privacy concessions

Recent concessions by Microsoft in the data its Windows 10 "phones home" to company servers won cautious praise from one critic this week.

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Firefox's Windows XP and Vista support will finally end in 2017

Mozilla plans to end support for its Firefox browser running on Windows XP and Windows Vista sometime in 2017.

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Windows 10's share climbs above 25% after stalling for two months

After a two-month stretch of no growth, Windows 10 in November gained user share, powering more than a quarter of all Windows PCs for the first time, new data showed.

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Another 40 million people bolt from Microsoft's browsers as mass exodus continues

Microsoft's browsers hemorrhaged another 40 million users last month, according to analytics vendor Net Applications.

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It's all Windows 10: Microsoft stops sales of Windows 7 Pro, Windows 8.1 to PC makers

Microsoft today quietly put an end to sales of Windows 7 licenses to computer makers.

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Windows: When no growth is an improvement

Microsoft said revenue in the September quarter for the More Personal Computing group was down 2%, the second consecutive quarter of year-over-year declines.