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Mingis on Tech: Windows 10 turns 1 -- now what?

It's been a year since Windows 10 rolled out. Executive News Editor Ken Mingis talks with Windows expert Preston Gralla about Microsoft's OS and what's new in the Anniversary Update.

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Google's tips and tricks guide for Android users

Also in today's open source roundup: A first look at Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon, and ways you can run Windows applications on a Linux computer

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Surface Pro 3's massive battery drain is a software problem, Microsoft says

Surface Pro 3 owners may not have to deal with a battery recall, after all

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Windows Server 2016 licensing and servicing options explained

There is a new bifurcated servicing model for Windows Server that depends in part on which installation option you choose

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Microsoft maps out F# language upgrade

F# 4.1 will include struct tuples, improved error messages, and backing for .Net Core

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A detailed list of changes in Linux 4.7

Also in today's open source roundup: How well do Android apps run on a Chromebook? And six hacks for Linux on Windows

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Microsoft cumulative update brings Windows 10 beta 1607 up to build 14393.5

KB 3176927 brings a handful of small patches and stability improvement for Edge extensions

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6 wacky hacks for Linux on Windows

After Microsoft rolled out its Linux subsystem for Windows 10, users worked out a number of surprising hacks. Here are some of our favorites

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3 ways to remove Windows 10's default apps

Microsoft makes it easy to remove some apps, but for others, you'll need assistance from a third-party utility.

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Master This Popular Windows OS Version in One Fell Swoop with 4 E-Books & Hundreds of Video Tutorials.

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Still undecided about Windows 10? Here's how to reserve that free upgrade

The July 29 deadline looms. Here's what you need to know to reserve your free upgrade, even if you're planning to stick with Windows 7 or 8.1 for now

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Excel refusing to open files? Blame the KB 3115322, 3115262 security updates

This month's monster security patch for Office breaks Excel when it tries to open HTML files, and it seems unlikely Microsoft will fix the problem

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Microsoft releases cumulative update, build 14393.3, for Windows 10 beta version 1607

There are good indications that we have in hand the final RTM version of Windows 10 Anniversary Update

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Why You'll Want Windows 10's Anniversary Update

Windows Ink, Cortana, and Microsoft Edge: Here's why you'll want Microsoft's Windows 10 Anniversary Update.

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Microsoft yanks buggy speed-up patch KB 3161608, replaces it with KB 3172605 and 3172614

Microsoft and Intel are in a standoff when it comes to Bluetooth bugs in the Windows Update speed-up fix, leaving users in the lurch

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This trick will stop Windows 10 Automatic Updates, but be careful

A little white lie could save Windows 10 Home users from automatic updates, but it comes with big responsibilities. Watch for the full details.

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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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