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Windows 10 is a great operating system. It's well suited to the needs of users and has a bunch of great features that make it a truly 21st century-ready OS for the masses. But that suitability really depends on whether you've got the Home or Pro version. Here's why you don't want Windows 10 home.

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There's certainly a market out there for a lightweight version of Windows 10; long have the masses complained about the increasingly bloated size of the OS over the years. And, while a "Lite" SKU has recently been spotted in the wild, it's not the skim-flavoured thing we'd like it to be. Rather, it's aimed at Chromebooks, going from reports.

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Rumours are spreading that Microsoft is ready to throw in the towel with Microsoft Edge, the browser that replaced the much-maligned Internet Explorer in the release of Windows 10. Not even four years in, Edge has failed to throw off the bad reputation of its predecessor, and now it looks like Microsoft is getting ready to start again from scratch. Here's everything we know so far.

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The ribbon interface introduced in Microsoft Office 2007 was easily one of the most radical changes the company ever made to its productivity software. But Microsoft has made other, more subtle, changes to Office over the years, going so far as to keep the icons for Word, Excel and the like up-to-date. The last time these icons saw any attention was back in 2013, so I suppose it was about time they were refreshed.

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The last place you'd expect to find malware — other than inside the supermassive black hole at the centre of the Milky Way — is the official Windows binaries for VLC, the free, ubiquitous media player. Yet, if you typed the name into Microsoft's Bing search engine a few days ago, you'd have been presented with a suspicious site warning. So, what went wrong?

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While the likes of Microsoft, Apple and other well known brands get most of the attention in the tech press, there's one company that has been there all the way since the birth of personal computing. Intel's processors and memory chips have been a foundational part of the world we live in for decades. But with many companies now entering the silicon business, Intel's market dominance is reducing.

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Microsoft is offering a bunch of great deals on Surface, Xbox One and Xbox Live products. You can save up to $700 on different products with lots of different PCs and going deals on offer. Here are the five best deals they have going.

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The Windows 10 1809 update has been a bit of a disaster, with Microsoft force to halt the rollout after a spate of horror stories about user files being deleted. It got us to thinking about the company's previous big OS fail - the endlessly maligned Windows Vista.

Even now, more than a decade after the operating system was discontinued, Vista remains a running punchline. So what went wrong? In a recent blog post, ex-Microsoft VP Ben Fathi finally revealed some answers.

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Earlier this week, it was reported that Microsoft stores were stocking various Alexa devices. And now the reason behind that has become apparent. Microsoft has announced that you'll be able to make Skype calls using Alexa.

Shared from Businessinsider

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Microsoft's new Surface Pro 6 is a capable machine for a pretty good price. For existing Surface Pro aficionados, there isn't much here to tell you about. The most exciting update is the enticing performance bump that comes from Intel's eighth-generation Core i5 and Core i7 chips, which boasts more cores than previous models.

But the Surface Pro 6 is missing something that could affect you now or later, and it's a major deal breaker in my books: There's no USB-C or Thunderbolt 3 port.

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Google's cloud-based Chrome OS has morphed into an impressive computing platform now that it's compatible with Android apps and, more recently, Linux apps. But what about Windows apps, you might wonder?