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Leaked Windows 10 build 10125 shows Start menu improvements and more

The latest leaked build shows cosmetic changes to icons, but also several important improvements to Windows 10 and Edge

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Is an IPO right for Canonical?

An IPO would be a major break from its privately held past, and if handled wrong could knock it off its newfound course

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Digging into the Win10 licensing info Microsoft yanked from its Partner Network Blog

Yesterday, Microsoft pulled the only official, clear description we’ve seen of Windows 10 upgrade licensing

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Microsoft issues patch KB 3065979 to fix Win7 GDI+ drawing problems brought on by KB 3045171

If you hit a GsDraw error (1) message after installing last week’s patches, KB 3065979 should fix it

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Objective-C is the past, Swift is the future

How far does Swift soar over Objective-C? Let us count the ways

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Intel takes on CoreOS with its own container-based Linux

Clear Linux, Intel's new container-based distribution, bristles with ideas for how to run containers and perform OS management

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Windows 10 build 10122: The new, the mysteriously changed, and the future

Here’s what to expect from the newly released build 10122

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Where Windows 10 stands right now

Windows 10 betas are coming fast and furious. Discover what Microsoft has released so far

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Microsoft releases 13 optional Windows patches

Microsoft reissues one patch and adds 12 new fixes, including one for a problem with VM images in Azure that is poorly described in KB 3040272

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Microsoft fingers KB 3020369 as culprit in Stage 3 of 3 reboot hangs

A week after the fact, MS says the re-issued April stack update hangs in certain installation sequences

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Windows goes Node for Microsoft's Internet of things

The Chakra JavaScript engine will bridge the gap to run Node.js on Windows on ARM systems

OS X edition shares April 2015

Even with free annual upgrades, Apple faces stubborn OS X fragmentation

Mac laggards signal difficulty of matching PC upgrade results with mobile's homogenization

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Microsoft updates KB 3057110, KB 3045171 cause Windows 7 PCs to crash

GDI+ updates freeze Win7 and earlier PCs when using GsDraw and other drawing tools to create text outline-based path objects

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Containers have arrived -- and no one knows how to secure them

When you add yet another layer to the stack, you add security complexity, no matter what the proponents of Docker or competing container solutions say

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Microsoft's latest on Windows 10 to pirates: No deal

Microsoft now says its free offer does not apply to non-genuine copies, but plans to make upgrades 'very attractive' to some counterfeits

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Windows patch KB 3022345 triggers apparent sys file corruption

The problem appears to be common to versions 1, 2, 3 and 4 of the patch

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Microsoft re-re-re-issues controversial Windows 10 patch KB 3035583

Against a backdrop of increasing concern for Microsoft's patching ways, the re-appearance of KB 3035583 does not inspire confidence

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Windows Schannel patch KB 3061518 causes problems with DSLS Catia, Enovia

If you’re running the Dassault Systèmes license service for the Catia or Enovia CAD program, avoid KB 3061518

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