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Red Hat's secrets of success

Red Hat has done it again. The company reported fourth quarter revenues of $629 million, up 16 percent year-over-year. This translates to over $2.4 billion in annual revenues.

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How to create a repair/recovery partition in Windows 10

Windows can and will crash — and after it does it may not boot normally. To be prepared for worst-case scenarios, learn how to create a bootable recovery partition on your system drive.

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Windows 10 Creators Update FAQ: Everything you need to know

Microsoft's free Windows 10 Creators Update has finally arrived. Here's everything you need to know, from features to launch date details.

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Tested: Microsoft Edge is the only browser to run Netflix in 4K

In 2016, Microsoft Edge was the only major PC browser to run Netflix in 1080p. With the Windows 10 Creators Update, it's now made the jump to 4K.

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How Delivery Optimization in Windows 10 Creators Update helps avoid data overage fees

Part of the Windows 10 Creators Update includes a feature called Delivery Optimization, which will help you avoid re-downloading the same patches and app updates over and over across the multiple PCs in your home.

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Windows 10's next major update arrives April 11

After months of waiting, beta tests, and trickles of information about new features, the next major update for Windows 10 will arrive on April 11. Microsoft announced Wednesday that the Creators Update, as it’s known, will start...

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Windows 10 Creators Update Review: Microsoft makes it fun

The Creators Update may not have everything Microsoft promised, but what's there is fun: gaming, inking, e-reading and more.

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Windows 10 Creators Update: The Best New Features

Gaming, inking, e-reading, and even privacy all get a boost in this new version of WIndows 10.

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Microsoft winds up work on Windows 10 Creators Update

Work on Microsoft Windows 10's next feature upgrade, dubbed the Creators Update, appears to be done, with a release expected within two weeks.

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Microsoft releases Win10 Creators Update—but proceed with caution

ISOs for build 15063 may be available, but users would be wise not to install them until they're ready for prime time

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What you need to know about Windows 10, UWP and desktop apps

With the Creators Update, Microsoft is making it easier to wrap existing desktop apps in the new Universal Windows Platform format. Is that a stepping stone to more modern Windows 10 apps or recognition that traditional PC...

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Microsoft paces delivery of Windows 10 upgrades

If Microsoft rolls out next month's Microsoft Windows 10 upgrade as it did 2016's mid-year refresh, it will take about three months for the latest version to reach most eligible devices.

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iOS 10.3: All the new features worth checking out right now

From tracking your AirPods to leaving reviews in-app, here are all the best features now available on the latest version of iOS, 10.3.

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Consumers sue Microsoft, allege Windows 10 upgrade destroyed data, damaged PCs

Three people from Illinois have sued Microsoft, claiming that the free Windows 10 upgrade they installed on their PCs caused "data loss and damage."

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10 powerful, obscure Windows keyboard shortcuts you should know

These Windows keyboard shortcuts will take you beyond the basics.

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Microsoft delays tools for third-party Cortana integrations

Microsoft has delayed the release of its tools for connecting other services to the Cortana virtual assistant, a decision that could cause it to lose ground in a crowded industry.

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Microsoft OneDrive slowness irks Linux users; Netflix supports Linux on Firefox

In this week’s open source wrap, Linux users faced performance issues with Microsoft’s online services, Netflix went official with Linux support, and Gnome introduced night mode to the Linux desktop.

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Dell Precision 5520 is a beauty and a beast

This the best laptop for Linux power users.

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Windows 10 Creators Update could take months to roll out, data suggests

Data released by AdDuplex suggests that it took up to three months for most users to get the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, and the same could go for the upcoming Creators Update.

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