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Still searching for a killer app in Windows 10 Anniversary Update

Or have we reached the point where killer apps just don’t matter?

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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?

Bruised by past mistakes, tech firms brace for 'leap second'

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.

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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

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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.

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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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Microsoft's big Windows 10 update launches on August 2

Microsoft officially confirmed Wednesday morning that its latest major refresh of Windows 10 will be released publicly in a little over a month on August 2.

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Microsoft helps troubleshoot Windows 10 activation with new beta

As Microsoft hurtles towards the release of its major Windows 10 Anniversary Update, the company has introduced a tool that's supposed to help PC owners solve common problems with activating the operating system on their computers.

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Say hello to Fedora 24, a Linux OS for a containerized world

Fedora 24 is the first 2016 release from the Red Hat-sponsored Fedora Project, and it made its debut on Tuesday. Included in the software are several key new features for enterprises. Here's a look at some of the highlights.

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Major Windows 10 update nears as Microsoft stops adding features

Microsoft is hurtling towards the consumer release of its big Windows 10 Anniversary Update with the latest beta build for its operating system. Testers are being enlisted in a "Bug Bash" to help find and fix issues.

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Slideshow: Here's a sneak peek at what's coming in the next Linux Mint

The beta version of Linux Mint 18 'Sarah' made its debut this week, and a final release won't be far behind. Here's a look at what's coming to this popular free and open-source operating system.

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Apple to webcast next week's WWDC keynote

As has been its habit, Apple will limit the live stream to those using Safari on OS X or iOS, or through its Apple TV box.

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Petition condemns Windows 10 upgrade practices, asks EFF to investigate

"Microsoft's practices with their newest operating system, named Windows 10, has been ignorantly unethical at best and malicious at worst," wrote the petition organizer, Todd Kleinpaste.

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Samsung's Tizen 3.0 to take on Android and iOS starting in September

Many alternative mobile operating systems like Firefox have fallen by the wayside while Android and iOS continue to dominate, but Samsung's Tizen has survived.

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Mesosphere open sources DC/OS data center management platform

Cloud computing startup Mesosphere has decided to open source its platform for managing data center resources, with the backing of over 60 tech companies, including Microsoft, Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Cisco Systems.

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Apple may rebrand OS X as 'MacOS' this summer

Apple may be preparing to rebrand its OS X operating system as MacOS.

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Microsoft's 'blue screen of death' is getting more descriptive with QR codes

A new blue screen of death shows that Microsoft's crashes may be getting a bit more informative.

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CIOs need to avoid a mistaken path to DevOps

Fundamental operational changes required for DevOps.

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