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30 years as a sysadmin

The profession -- and everything it involves -- has changed dramatically, but it has been (and still is) a fun ride.

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Get your Mac ready for OS X 10.11 El Capitan

Preparation is everything, and these tips will help make for a smooth upgrade to El Capitan.

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OS X El Capitan review: Mac upgrade that's as solid as a rock

Lots of new features in Apple's latest version of OS X. Upgrade and get an improved Mac. It’s really that simple.

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Microsoft will let business users opt out of Windows 10 tracking

Privacy concerns have swirled around Windows 10 since its launch at the end of July. Microsoft responded Monday.

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Microsoft has built a Linux-based operating system

Don't get too excited; it's not going to power the next Windows....

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Why Windows 10 is the most secure Windows ever

With Device Guard and Credential Guard, Windows enjoys unprecedented protection from malware and advanced persistent threats

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How to upgrade to iOS 9 (and, if you need to, reinstall iOS 8)

Step-by-step instructions for installing the latest version of iOS—and how to reinstall iOS 8, just in case.

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It's the year of the Linux desktop, for Dell, in China

Nearly half of all PCs that Dell sells into China are preloaded with NeoKylin Linux, according to a report.

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12 technologies that tick off Linus Torvalds

If you enjoy a sharply-worded insult, read on. This slideshow’s for you.


Rackspace brings Ubuntu to its dedicated servers

One of the most popular Linux-based operating system is now available across Rackspace's cloud portfolio.

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El Capitan FAQ: Everything you need to know about OS X 10.11

Answers to general questions about El Capitan to help you decide about installing it on your Mac.

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Mark your calendar: Apple announces OS X El Capitan and iOS 9 release dates

It's going to be a busy September for iOS and Mac users.

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The evolution of iOS

A look at the evolution of Apple's mobile operating system.

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Six-legged, Ubuntu-powered spider drone is coming

Erle Robotics starts Indiegogo campaign for Spider drone, the first legged drone powered by Canonical’s Snappy Ubuntu Core.

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VirtualBox: Diagnose and fix 'VT-x/AMD-V hardware acceleration' errors

Fix VirtualBox's dread VT-x/AMD-V hardware acceleration error...

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7 top open source projects and the faces behind them

Open source is all about people and communitiesImage by Kat/FlickrMost, if not all, of us use open source projects throughout our day, but we seldom know about the people, heroes really, who created these projects and in some cases...

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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2 Beta brings improved container support

RHEL is optimizing its operating systems for those who are planning to deploy containers.

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Linux Foundation is giving away Chromebooks

Enroll in a Linux Foundation training course in the month of September and get a Chromebook for free.

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