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Bad vibe brews about Windows 10

Windows 10's vibe on social media has soured since Microsoft launched the operating system last week, Adobe said today, citing new data from its metrics platform.

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HoloLens for the enterprise due within a year

Microsoft is preparing to release its augmented reality headset HoloLens within the next year and it will be focused on the enterprise.

Patch halt looms for half of all IE users

With just over four months left before Microsoft stops serving security updates to most versions of Internet Explorer other than IE11, nearly half of all IE users are running a soon-to-be-retired edition.

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The Takeaway: Why Windows 10 wants your upload bandwidth

Some new Windows 10 users have been caught off guard by a new peer-to-peer service in the OS that relies on a customer's upload bandwidth to distribute updates and apps.

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Developers will get their hands on Microsoft's HoloLens within a year

HoloLens is coming soon-ish, but it may take even longer to becoming the Minecraft machine of your dreams.

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Enterprise guide to Windows 10

When to dive in, what new features will be available and how to avoid a messy upgrade.

Windows 10 visual tour: The good, the bad, and the missing

Windows 10 tour: The good, the bad, and the missing

Microsoft’s latest OS shows polish, promise, and pain almost everywhere you look

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Windows 10's usage share jumps 4x in three days

Microsoft's Windows 10 got off to a roaring start in its first few days.

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Microsoft scores with free Windows 10 upgrade as downloads tally 10x Windows 8's first-day sales

The large jump was no surprise, since Microsoft is giving away Windows 10 upgrades to the bulk of systems running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1.

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Don't get fooled into clicking phony Windows 10 upgrade emails

Fraudulent emails encouraging you to upgrade to Windows 10 will drop ransomware, not Microsoft's new OS, onto your PC.

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Windows 10 superguide: Everything you need to know

Learn all about Windows 10's free upgrade, killer new features, and availability.

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Mozilla slams Microsoft over Windows 10's default browser switcheroo

In a letter from Mozilla CEO Chris Beard to Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella, Beard criticized the way Windows 10 setup changed the default browser.

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Windows 10's inquiring minds: How Hello and Cortana get to know you very, very well

Tell Cortana about yourself so she can search better for you. Teach Hello what you look like for instant logins. These services are useful--if you give them your data.

Windows 10 installed on 14 million devices since launch

Microsoft wants to have the operating system on 1 billion devices in a few years

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LaaS (Linux as a Service) -- What you can expect when you build a Linux server in the cloud

Linux servers in the cloud -- cheaper and better than ever

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Business as usual for enterprise migrations to Windows 10

Windows 10 may be a radical change from its predecessors, maybe even the last version of the OS, but for enterprises planning to migrate to the new operating system, it will be the same old, same old, analysts said.

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10 things Windows 10 failed to fix or flat-out broke

Windows 10, you're a great operating system, but...please put these deficiencies on your update list somewhere.

Windows 10's launch was a bit bumpy, but people seem to like it

Users and reviewers complain of bugs, but overall impressions of the operating system seem favorable

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