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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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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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Hidden tricks and fixes in Windows 10 build 9879

From the Insider Hub app, to unsticking Caps Lock, to OneDrive problems galore: There's much more to build 9879 than meets the eye

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Microsoft quietly yanks botched October patch KB 3000061

Microsoft appears to have pulled last month's MS 14-058/KB 3000061 kernel mode driver patch without warning or explanation

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Microsoft's Black Tuesday toll: KB 3003743, IE11, EMET 5, and security webcasts

Amid its patching woes, the demise of Microsoft's security webcasts and deployment priority info hits enterprises hard

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New Windows 10 Technical Preview arrives: Build 9879

Microsoft releases build 9879 of the Windows 10 Technical Preview to the Fast ring of the Windows Insider Program

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Microsoft open-sources server-side .Net, launches Visual Studio 2015 preview

In a dramatic shift, Microsoft takes a big step into open source, with the aim of spreading Microsoft development across iOS, Android, OS X, and Linux

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RHEL takes up Docker management with Atomic Host

RHEL 7 Atomic Host provides management for both legacy Red Hat infrastructure and new container-based applications

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