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Lessons from the rise and fall of an open source project
Samsung's Tizen 4.0 OS is in development and due out in September
Google strengthens Android relationship with Intel in IoT
Intel may have cut ties with Android on smartphones and tablets, but the company's partnership with Google on Android for the internet of things is growing stronger.
How to Clean-install Windows without Bloatware
You can get rid of bloatware or other troublesome software by doing a clean install of Windows 10. Here’s how it works.
Microsoft CMO: Forced Windows 10 upgrade was 'painful' at one point
Microsoft Chief Marketing Officer said in an interview that foisting a Windows 10 upgrade on users wasn't entirely the right thing to do.
Why you should try Linux today: 6 compelling reasons
There's never been a better time to give Linux a try on your PC. Here's why.
Happy 25th once again to Linux, 'the little OS that definitely could'
Aug. 25 may be Linux's official birthday, but Oct. 5 is in many ways the day it began to make a real mark on the world.
Killer keyboard shortcuts to help you master Windows
These Windows keyboard shortcuts help you navigate your PC faster, master documents, wrangle various virtual desktops, and shut down and secure a computer, using just a few keys.
Sophos false positive detection ruins weekend for some Windows users
A bad malware signature caused Sophos antivirus products to detect a critical Windows file as malicious, preventing some users from accessing their computers.
Windows 10's new beta lets computers download updates from other PCs
Microsoft is trying to make it faster for people to download Windows updates by using the vast network of PCs around the world to deliver them.
A new OpenSUSE Linux is coming to town, and it's all about stability
The first beta version of OpenSUSE Leap 42.2 is now available, giving enterprises and other stability-minded users the chance to check it out and get a taste of what's coming.
The next version of Fedora picks up Rust
The first public alpha of Fedora 25 rolls in Mozilla's Rust language as a standard-issue component
Linux's brilliant career, in pictures
Aug. 25 marks the 25th anniversary of Linux, the free and open source operating system that's used around the globe in smarphones, tablets, desktop PCs, servers, supercomputers, and more.
Linux at 25: How Linux changed the world
A devoted practitioner offers an eyewitness account of the rise of Linux and the open source movement, plus analysis of where Linux is taking us now
Another day, another 4,600 lines of Linux kernel code
The Linux kernel is improving faster than ever, gaining 7.8 patches per hour and 4,600 lines of new code every day.
It's time to say goodbye to Linux 4.6
If you're using a version of Linux based on the 4.6 series of the Linux kernel, the software's lead maintainer has a message for you: It's time to upgrade.
After the Anniversary Update: What’s next for Windows 10?
Now that Microsoft's Anniversary Update of Windows 10 is live, the company is planning two major updates for next year.
Windows 10 Anniversary Update: The good, the bad and the 'meh' (with video)
The Windows 10 Anniversary Update brings incremental improvements in Edge, the Start menu and Windows Ink, among others -- but Cortana haters won't be happy.
Windows 10 Anniversary Update: The good, the bad and the 'meh'
The new version of Windows 10 is a solid, if not dramatic, upgrade.
After 20 years of Windows Server, Microsoft looks to agile future
Windows Server 2016 still comes with a traditional, graphical server interface, but that’s not the future for the server operating system, according to its chief architect.
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