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Windows 10 revives the old smartphone-as-PC idea

The portable PC notion was very appealing four years ago, but technology advancements have since passed it by

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Windows 10 users back away from the Edge

Another metrics vendor weighs in with data that shows Edge run by just 12 percent of Windows 10 users in the U.S.

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Linux kernel dev Sarah Sharp quits, citing 'brutal' communications style

A prominent Linux kernel developer is stepping down from her direct work in the kernel community

Microsoft to live-stream Tuesday's Surface Pro 4, Lumia event

Microsoft on Tuesday will live-stream the New York City event where it's expected to unveil a new Surface Pro 2-in-1 and a pair of flagship smartphones.

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HP goes after Cisco, Arista with open source OS

HP teams with Broadcom, Intel, and VMware on OpenSwitch NOS

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Microsoft acknowledges Office 2016-El Capitan crashes but lacks ETA for fix

'We are working closely with Apple to resolve this issue,' says a company manager

Stealthy Microsoft Surface Pro 3 firmware update brings BSODs, mayhem

Microsoft has issued 19 separate firmware updates for the Surface Pro 3 in the past 15 months

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Sorry, Unix fans: OS X El Capitan kills root

Root is no longer supreme in El Capitan, but the real bad news is a breaking change in legacy driver support

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Microsoft stays in the on-premises email server game with launch of Exchange 2016

Updates include enhancement to search, eDiscovery, collaboration and more

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Windows 10 cumulative update 7, KB 3093266, hit by recurring update failures

There are many reports that the latest Windows 10 patch fails to install repeatedly -- and a few user suggestions to fix the problem

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Crank it to 11! Start menu tricks for Windows 10

The latest Start menu has few of Win7-era customizations -- but many new tricks worth knowing

Another day, another Windows 10 cumulative update, KB 3093466

We have yet another update to Windows 10 -- call it CU 7 -- with absolutely no description or explanation

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Microsoft stays mum on mystery Windows 7 patch

Another botched patch? It's hard to say when Microsoft releases, then pulls a Windows patch and offers no information on it


Oops! Microsoft accidentally leaks Lumia 950 and 950XL Windows 10 Phone details

Thanks for confirming the Lumia 950 and 950XL before the official launch, Microsoft!

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Apple launches OS X El Capitan

The performance and stability upgrade is free to Mac owners

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Microsoft reshuffles into 3 businesses for financial reporting

The reorg will make it easier to mask hardware's hard road to profit, says analyst

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Review: The best 13-inch laptops for Windows 10

Laptops and convertibles from Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, Lenovo, and Microsoft square off in our performance, workability, and battery tests

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Windows 10 and privacy: Whom should you trust?

We put Windows 10 to the test to see if Microsoft’s privacy claims match the reality

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