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Red Hat's Atomic Host promises safer, sleeker Docker

RHEL Atomic Host boasts of better controls and security over containers, promotes Docker as a building block for hybrid clouds

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For job seekers, the big data gold rush is slowing

Enterprises aren't seeing the ROI they expected, leading to reduced bonuses for big data experts, but the pause could be temporary

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Project Spartan leaked: Here's how Cortana will work in Microsoft's new browser

Leaked build of Microsoft's lightweight new browser showcases the Cortana virtual assistant

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Apple unveils new Photos app in OS X Yosemite public beta

Yosemite 10.10.3 preview is expanded from devs only to all comers

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Microsoft to developers: Practice Windows 10 convergence

At Mobile World Congress, Microsoft urges developers toward Windows universal apps that can be written once for use on multiple devices

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WZor leaks Windows Server 10 Preview build 9926, overview of new Nano Server

Build 9926 is likely unstable, but the pared-down Nano Server may be Windows Server's future

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Snowed in? That’s why you set up remote access

Remote power control, automated network testing, and plenty of error checking are almost as good as being there

20 epic Microsoft Windows auto update meltdowns

20 epic Microsoft Windows Automatic Update meltdowns

These legendary clunkers made Patch Tuesday a living hell for Windows users the world over

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WZor leaks screenshots of new Windows 10 build 10022, Server 9926

Windows 10 Pro Technical Preview 3 and maybe Windows Server Technical Preview 2 are due this week, but screenshots show little of interest

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Windows 10: The best tips, tricks, and tweaks

Windows 10 may still be in beta, but it already has some fun and handy, hidden new features worth exploring

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Microsoft helps Lenovo, deletes Superfish 'crapware' and rogue cert

Microsoft today updated its free Windows Defender and Security Essentials antivirus programs to sniff out and delete the rogue certificate linked to Superfish Visual Discovery, the "crapware" that blew up in Lenovo's face this week.

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Microsoft to double price of XP's post-retirement support

The price of renewals of custom support agreements will rise to $400 for each Windows XP PC, says licensing expert

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Microsoft enlists Mozilla to speed up JavaScript in Windows 10

Microsoft's Chakra JavaScript engine is getting a performance boost courtesy of Mozilla's asm.js

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Microsoft surreptitiously reissues KB 3013455 for Vista, Windows Server 2003

The lack of documentation leaves users to guess what the Windows patch does and how to install it

Torvalds: 'People who start writing kernel code get hired really quickly'

Volunteer contributions to Linux reached their lowest recorded levels, report says

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Microsoft rereleases botched December patch KB 3004394 -- and it works

The first version of the Windows Root Cert patch caused massive headaches, but this new release has slipped by almost unnoticed

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First look: Windows 10 preview for smartphones is off to a slow start

The newly released Windows 10 TP holds a few worthwhile improvements and one example of a universal app

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Unpacking Microsoft's universal apps strategy

Write an app for one Microsoft platform and it will (more or less) run on all other Microsoft platforms, including Windows Phone -- thanks in large part to Windows 10

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