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Microsoft CodePlex: 15 open source gems for every Windows admin
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Microsoft's Cortana voice assistant could well come to Windows 9

It could be a race between Apple and Microsoft as to who gets a voice assistant on the desktop first

Top 25 free tools for every Windows desktop

Whatever your poison -- Windows 7 or 8, updated or not -- there's a desktop tool begging to become part of your repertoire

Two tricks to automate the export of live VMs in Windows Server

A little-known Hyper-V export feature and Jeff Hicks' free PowerShell script can make an admin's work a lot easier

5 free Windows Server tools you should know about

These hidden gems can be real life-savers for IT admins

Windows 7: 10 top tools for power users

Windows 7 works fine out of the box, but why settle for "fine"? From an all-in-one system utility to an enhanced clipboard, these 10 tools can give Windows 7 -- and your productivity -- a serious boost

Bossie Awards 2013: The best open source desktop and mobile software

InfoWorld's top picks in open source desktop productivity, utility, and mobility

Microsoft CodePlex: 12 open source gems for every Windows admin

We mined Microsoft’s open source hosting repository to unearth 12 invaluable Windows admin tools -- and they're all free

Microsoft broadens Bing beyond simple search

Following in Google's and Apple's footsteps, Bing is now central service for stitching together Internet-powered services with local apps

Suffer not: 10 Windows Start menus for Windows 8.1

Although Windows 8's Start menu is still MIA in Windows 'Blue,' a smorgasbord of replacements can fill the void

Windows 8 users snub Metro apps, stick to traditional Windows software

The majority of Windows 8 PC owners launch less than one app a day

The lazy geek's guide to a home media center

Apple TV and iTunes let you fulfill the digital entertainment dream, especially if you add an iPad to the mix

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