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Wi-Fi password-sharing feature in Windows 10 raises security concerns

The option would allow anyone with a network's password to share access to it with all their friends

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From CoreOS to Nano: Micro OSes strip down for containers

CoreOS, Red Hat, Ubuntu, VMware, Rancher, and Microsoft put unique twists on the stripped-down, container-focused, cloud-scale operating system.

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In 4 hours of video instruction, you'll walk through the first steps that are needed to get a fully operational server environment. 5 will win. Enter the drawing today!

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Black Monday: SCOTUS refuses to hear Google vs Oracle case

While Google has to prepare a fair use defense, the rest of the software industry is in serious trouble.

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First look: ASUS Chromebook Flip

If you are looking for an affordable tablet that can double as a laptop, Chromebook Flip is for you.

New build of Windows 10 Mobile updates browser, adds flashlight

Early adopter members of the Windows Insider Program get a new glimpse at Microsoft's mobile future

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Samsung teams with Red Hat to build enterprise apps

The apps will run on Red Hat's new mobile application platform.

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Apple releases new developer betas of iOS 9, watchOS 2, and OS X El Capitan

Public betas of OS X and iOS 9 are coming next month, but developers just got new versions of those, plus watchOS 2.

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3 reasons IoT developers should steer clear of Brillo OS

As much as I like Android, I don't like the direction Google is taking it, and believe Google has similar plans for Brillo.

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The US Navy's warfare systems command just paid millions to stay on Windows XP

Windows XP and other obsolete systems remain critical to the Navy's operations.

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What will happen to Linux when Linus Torvalds quits?

One may wonder what would happen to Linux if Linus gets bored with it and wants to do something else.

New build of Windows 10 mobile brings Cortana, camera improvements

The slightly tricky upgrade also adds performance improvements and UI tweaks.

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Google launches program that pays hackers to hunt down Android security flaws

Android’s always been particularly community oriented, and now Google’s leveraging that aspect of it to help it make its mobile operating system more secure.

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Android vs. iOS: 9 reasons you shouldn't ditch Google's mobile OS

Apple is making aggressive moves to bring Android users to iOS. Don't buy into the hype.

Xbox One-to-PC game streaming launched Monday

Preview program members can send games to their Windows 10 PCs ahead of public launch later this year

Dell adds Pluribus, brings Linux-based OS to its data center switches

Dell will now offer Pluribus’ Open Netvisor Linux operating system on its S6000-ON and S-4048-ON 10G/40G switches.

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MATE 1.10: Lighter and better

The latest release of MATE desktop environment is here!

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Is Chrome OS getting native Chromecast support?

The move would let you stream your entire desktop to Chromecast.

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