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Samsung to stop Windows Update shenanigans

Company bows to pressure, will halt practice of changing patch service's settings on its hardware 'within a few days'

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Cause for celebration: Microsoft managed to get recent patches relatively right

In a run unrivaled in its recent patching history, there were few botched patches from Redmond in May and June

Satya Nadella's new mission for Microsoft: help people 'achieve more'

In an email to employees, Microsoft CEO says he sees 'tough choices' ahead for the company as it enters a new fiscal year

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Microsoft's quiet campaign to undermine the Mac

If you thought Microsoft was finally treating the Mac as an equal citizen, you'll be disappointed in the reality

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Automating OS X Server with the serverctl command

Apple has been building new options like serverctl to automate server setups again

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Samsung sneakily disables Windows Update on some PCs

The switch supposedly helps maintain driver compatibility, but raises security concerns in the process

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Upgrading Windows Server 2003: The procrastinator's guide

Yes, this is something you really need to get going on. Here are some factors to consider in your planning

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iOS 9 will delete apps to make room for upgrade, reinstall them later

Apple aims to avoid a repeat of 2014's iOS 8 installation fiasco

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Apple sticks to schedule, releases second El Capitan beta

2015's OS X will be the last to support the aged-but-still-popular Java 6

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Microsoft takes yet another shot at defining 'free' for Windows 10 testers

Everything's free of charge as long -- as users remain on the Insider branch forever

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Microsoft tweaks Windows 10 preview program as it enters OS's final stretch

Insiders will get stable build on July 29 for free, whether they had Windows 7/8.1 or not

10 questions, 10 answers for Windows 10

Windows 10's launch is less than six weeks away, but lots of questions still remain about the new operating system. We've got some answers

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LibreOffice debuts in the Mac App Store

Getting an open source project into the storefront of Apple's walled garden is tough. But LibreOffice has done it, thanks to hard work from community member Collabora

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Joyent hits the sweet spot between containers, VMs for Ubuntu

The first release of Joyent's Triton Elastic Container Infrastructure offers the ability to run Ubuntu Linux a la containers, for better performance and elasticity

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Zero-day exploit lets App Store malware steal OS X and iOS passwords

Researchers discover an exploit that lets OS X and iOS malware in the App Store steal passwords and app data, as well as hijack session tokens

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Microsoft reorg solidifies role of Surface, HoloLens, and other devices to sell Windows

By uniting its Windows and Devices group under Terry Myerson, Microsoft wants to "drive Windows as a service across devices of all types," per CEO Satya Nadella.

Latest build of Windows 10 rolls out to more testers

Members of the Windows Insider Program's 'Slow ring' can now install the next version of Windows 10

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Windows 10 wish list: 10 things users are still begging for

Tabbed Windows. A customizable login screen. Tens of thousands of votes have poured in for these features and more, but time's running out for these features to make it into Windows 10's launch version.

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