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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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Microsoft reveals big plans for .Net Core

The open source runtime will get new APIs, language upgrades, and ARM processor backing

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Windows revenue ticks up slightly in June quarter

Second-quarter revenue for Microsoft's More Personal Computing division was down 4%, even though Windows revenue was up over the prior year.

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How to install Arch Linux on Dell XPS 13 (2016) in 7 steps

The easiest, step-by-step tutorial for installing Arch Linux on a Dell XPS 13 laptop.

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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?

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Windows 10 personal data collection is excessive, French privacy watchdog warns

Windows 10 breaches French law by collecting too much personal information from users and failing to secure it adequately, according to the French National Data Protection Commission (CNIL).

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What CIOs need to know about SQL Server 2016

Every release of SQL Server promises increased performance, better security and improved business intelligence. You get all of that with SQL Server 2016, plus other strategic options such as cloud integration and Linux support.

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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Skype sets a course for the cloud, ditching some apps on the way

Skype is leaving behind its peer-to-peer roots and going all in on the cloud. While the popular messaging app made it this far by facilitating connections between computers for video calls and other communications, it's moving to a...

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Review: 4 mini-PCs give you full power in a very small package

We review four mini-PCs that give you complete Windows computing power in extremely small form factors.

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Review: Windows 10 Anniversary Update fails to excite

The new upgrade introduces small improvements across the board, but nothing to sway Windows 7 stalwarts

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Microsoft steps up legal pressure against Windows 10 pirates

Microsoft last week filed the fifth lawsuit in as many months accusing unidentified individuals with illegally activating more than 1,000 copies of Windows and Office.

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Can Collabora and Nextcloud crack Office 365 dominance?

Nextcloud and Collabora partnership brings free of cost office suite and cloud syncing solution together.

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2 ways to get out of Windows 10 Safe Mode

You went into Windows Safe Mode to fix something, and now you can't get out. Luckily, you have two emergency exits. Watch for more details.

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Microsoft edges ever closer to shipping Windows 10 Anniversary Update code with new build

Microsoft releases Windows 10 build 14393 for the PC and mobile devices. Is this the final build?

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Skype updates its Windows 10 app beta on desktop and mobile

Skype is bringing a new app to smartphones, computers, and tablets running Windows 10 on Monday, ahead of Microsoft's Windows 10 Anniversary Update launch.

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How to create a bootable USB drive of Linux distros

This tutorial will walk you through creating a bootable Linux flash drive from Windows, macOS and Linux systems.

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HP's Elite X3 smartphone with Windows 10 will ship this month for $699

Not many are using smartphones with Microsoft's Windows 10 Mobile, but HP's flagship Elite X3 -- which ships this month -- could boost the sagging fortunes of the OS.

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