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Sophos false positive detection ruins weekend for some Windows users
Windows 10's new beta lets computers download updates from other PCs
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
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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.
I have a Chromebook, how can I access my iCloud photos from it?
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.
When will Android 7.0 Nougat be released?
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.
Here are the key security features coming to Windows 10 next week
Here's a look at Windows Information Protection and Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection, two new features that will be launching next week with the latest major update to Windows 10.
Mobile OS once considered dead comes back to life in Indian smartphone
Alternative mobile operating systems are struggling to survive while Android and iOS dominate, but an operating system called Sailfish -- which was on the brink of disappearing -- is back after a short absence.
Still searching for a killer app in Windows 10 Anniversary Update
Or have we reached the point where killer apps just don’t matter?
Windows 10 migration a low priority for some CIOs
Microsoft is urging consumers and businesses alike to upgrade to its new operating system, but why are some CIOs standing pat for now?
Latest leap second plan poses a dilemma for conscientious sysadmins
Conscientious sysadmins face a dilemma on December 31, when a new leap second will threaten the stability of computer systems and networks.
Is Windows 10 beta build 14393 the final Windows 10 Anniversary Update?
Though the beta released yesterday has a significant, known bug, build 14393 will likely be RTM
Microsoft will miss its one billion Windows 10 device target
Last year, Microsoft announced that it planned to have a billion devices running Windows 10 by the middle of 2018. Now, the company is saying that was too ambitious.
Apple previews macOS Sierra to the public
Mac owners interested in trying Sierra must register with the beta program, then enroll their devices to download the initial preview and subsequent updates from the Mac App Store.
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