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'Ghost' vulnerability poses high risk to Linux distributions

Flaw in the GNU C Library can be exploited remotely for full control and should be patched as soon as possible, according to Qualys


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Enterprises: Get ready to pay to go slow on Windows 10

Details remain murky, but Microsoft's biggest customers will have to pay for a traditional update cadence, say analysts

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In Microsoft's mobile-first, cloud-first strategy, Windows takes a supporting role

The operating system that built Microsoft will serve as a conduit for the cloud services that now earn far more for the company

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Apple readies another crack at ending Yosemite's Wi-Fi ills

Quickening tempo of 10.10.2 beta releases hints at impending final release

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Microsoft is looking a lot like Apple — and Nadella like Jobs

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is showing the same kind of leadership that Steve Jobs used to rescue Apple

2015 Open Source Rookies of the Year

The top 10 rookie open source projects

Black Duck presents its Open Source Rookies of the Year -- the 10 most exciting, active new projects germinated by the global open source community

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CoreOS Rocket hits second stage, still aimed at Docker

With the release of Rocket 0.2.0, CoreOS hints that its developers are trying to learn from Docker's legacy

All signs point to the demise of Microsoft's Surface tablet

Microsoft is within a whisker of calling it quits on its failed experiment with the Surface tablet

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6 big changes coming to Fedora 22

Systemd, Python 3, and Docker deployments are a few changes under consideration for Fedora 22

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Downloading Windows 10 build 9926? Get KB 3034229 ASAP

Here’s what to do immediately after you install the Windows 10 January Technical Preview

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Microsoft touts $7-per-user monthly pricing for Windows subscription packages

Microsoft has released details on the first-ever per-user Microsoft Windows subscription

Windows 10 and the mystery of the missing cloud

Azure, one of the strongest cards in Microsoft's hand, was absent from the Windows 10 preview event

Spartan and IE11 to coexist in Windows 10

Just months after Microsoft promised an end to duality in Windows, its new OS will include two very different browsers

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What’s new in Suse Linux 12

From more cloud connections to auto-updating to Gnome, Suse 12 has a lot to offer

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Microsoft announces Office 2016 suite, touch-enabled Office for Windows 10 apps

Office for Windows 10 apps will be free to use on phones and tablets -- no Office 365 subscription required

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Windows 10 January Technical Preview: Show me the bits

The dog-and-pony show is over, but a key question remains: Why isn't Microsoft releasing the January Technical Preview?

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‘It just works’? Not so for too many Apple users

Apple's journey from 'it just works' to 'it just needs more work' may undermine the company’s reputation for quality

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Windows 10 upgrades will be free for existing Windows users -- at first

With a free upgrade path from Windows 7 and up, Microsoft is going all-out to get existing users onto Windows 10 -- but what awaits afterward?

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Windows 10, inspired by Apple's OS X

Apple has reshaped the destiny of the PC, and Microsoft appears to now be following its lead

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