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Windows 10 Wi-Fi password-sharing feature raises security concerns

The option would allow anyone with a network's password to share access to it with all their friends

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Samsung snubs Windows, but the joke's on us

Clearly, Samsung hates Windows Updates, but the company's decision to disable the software reveals its true contempt for the customer

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Another day, another preview: Windows 10 build 10159 brings Hero wallpaper

Microsoft claims build 10159 fixes 300 bugs found in build 10158, but the main distraction is the new wallpaper

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From CoreOS to Nano: Micro OSes strip down for containers

CoreOS, Red Hat, Ubuntu, VMware, Rancher, and Microsoft put unique twists on the stripped-down, container-focused, cloud-scale operating system

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What's new in Windows 10 build 10158

Solid new version of Windows 10 Insider Preview makes it look likely that Microsoft will indeed hit RTM by July 29

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Microsoft quietly pushes 17 new trusted root certificates to all Windows systems

The aging foundation of Certificate Authorities shows yet another crack as security experts are caught unaware

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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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