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Microsoft cold-shoulders Server 2003 and XP users hit with Microsoft Update error 0x80248015

Microsoft has yet to provide a solution for customers who can't connect to Microsoft Update to install last week's out-of-band patch KB 3011780

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8 significant software releases of 2014

Interesting, annoying and possibly game-changing releases from Facebook, Microsoft, Google, Apple and more.

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Four ways Linux is headed for no-downtime kernel patching

These technologies are competing to provide the best way to patch the Linux kernel without reboots or downtime

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Linux admins: It's time to relearn the art of compiling apps

Expect package compatibility issues ahead, and the need to rely on the old way of installing open source software

Apple delivers another Yosemite beta as Wi-Fi issues persist

It's not clear what this second beta of Apple's OS is designed to fix

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Little Suse wakes up, Linux shakes up

After years of playing second fiddle to Red Hat Enterprise Linux, can Suse Linux complete its post-Novell comeback?

Debian devs vote down anti-systemd measure, sponsor steps down

Project leader Ian Jackson resigns from technical committee after the measure to slow systemd adoption fails

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Microsoft brings Docker CLI to Windows

The Windows CLI brings Microsoft closer to full Docker container support, but many more pieces must still click into place

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Review: Acer Aspire Switch 10 flips the price tag

If you're looking for a bargain-basement, light-duty Windows 8.1 machine, the Switch 10 is a solid choice

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SDN in action: Hands-on with Cumulus Linux

Imagine being able to manage scores of network switches as easily as scores of servers; Cumulus Linux makes it happen

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Prominent developers pulling out of Debian as voting deadline nears

Four prominent members of the Debian community have stepped down or reduced their involvement in the open source project as a result of an increasingly bitter argument over the future of the widely influential Linux distribution.

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Microsoft redoes SChannel patch, releases MS14-068/KB 3011780, KB 3000850

Three unexpected patches barreled out of the Automatic Update/WSUS chute, including a massive Windows 8.1 patch rollup

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Suse jumps into software-defined storage

As its steady post-Novell recovery continues, Suse moves into enterprise software-defined storage

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More patch problems reported with MS14-066/KB 2992611/WinShock

Botched patch is still on Automatic Update. If Amazon, IBM, and BlackBerry can offer straight talk, why not Microsoft?

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OS X Yosemite update fails to solve Mac Wi-Fi mess

Early reports say OS X 10.10.1 does not resuscitate Mac Wi-Fi connections

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How to set up 802.1X client settings in Windows

802.1X provides security for wired and Wi-Fi networks

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Microsoft does it again, botches KB 2992611 SChannel patch

Last Tuesday's MS14-066 causes some servers to inexplicably hang, AWS or IIS to break, and Microsoft Access to roll over and play dead

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4 ways Docker is remaking Linux

Red Hat, Ubuntu, Suse, and CoreOS are following different paths for adopting Docker and its virtualization technology

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