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12/17/2010
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Top 10 Software Stories Of 2010

In any year, there are winners and losers, those that successfully rode--or shaped--the tide, and those smashed by the waves of change. As virtual battles raged on Xboxes, Kinects, and other platforms, software developers waged war over market share and steadily loosening budget dollars. Eagerly awaited new products and beta versions made their debuts, jockeying for position and sales. The past year was, of course, no exception. In the rapid-paced world of social media, granddaddy MySpace all-bu
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The once seemingly nonstop adds -- "I'm a PC and Windows 7 was my idea" -- apparently worked. Windows 7's rollout was a success, both at corporations and among home users. In December, the U.S. Air Force, for example, announced the fastest operating system upgrade in its history, as it moves PCs at Peterson Air Force Base from Vista to Windows 7. The software giant's latest OS helped propel its revenue in 2010 -- although an exclusive InformationWeek analysis found that Microsoft added revenue previously assigned to other groups to its OS division.

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