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10 cool tablets that are coming soon

Mobile World Congress in Barcelona showed a preview of what's to come in the realm of tablets

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VMware heads to court over GPL violations

The Software Freedom Conservancy alleges VMware is using GPL-licensed code in its proprietary products. VMware disagrees. It's time for a judge to decide

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Open source jobs: It's a seller's market

This week's survey from the Linux Foundation confirms that open source skills are in high demand

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Red Hat's Atomic Host promises safer, sleeker Docker

RHEL Atomic Host boasts of better controls and security over containers, promotes Docker as a building block for hybrid clouds

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For job seekers, the big data gold rush is slowing

Enterprises aren't seeing the ROI they expected, leading to reduced bonuses for big data experts, but the pause could be temporary

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Project Spartan leaked: Here's how Cortana will work in Microsoft's new browser

Leaked build of Microsoft's lightweight new browser showcases the Cortana virtual assistant

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Apple unveils new Photos app in OS X Yosemite public beta

Yosemite 10.10.3 preview is expanded from devs only to all comers

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Microsoft to developers: Practice Windows 10 convergence

At Mobile World Congress, Microsoft urges developers toward Windows universal apps that can be written once for use on multiple devices

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WZor leaks Windows Server 10 Preview build 9926, overview of new Nano Server

Build 9926 is likely unstable, but the pared-down Nano Server may be Windows Server's future

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Snowed in? That’s why you set up remote access

Remote power control, automated network testing, and plenty of error checking are almost as good as being there

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20 epic Microsoft Windows Automatic Update meltdowns

These legendary clunkers made Patch Tuesday a living hell for Windows users the world over

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WZor leaks screenshots of new Windows 10 build 10022, Server 9926

Windows 10 Pro Technical Preview 3 and maybe Windows Server Technical Preview 2 are due this week, but screenshots show little of interest

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Windows 10: The best tips, tricks, and tweaks

Windows 10 may still be in beta, but it already has some fun and handy, hidden new features worth exploring

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Microsoft helps Lenovo, deletes Superfish 'crapware' and rogue cert

Microsoft today updated its free Windows Defender and Security Essentials antivirus programs to sniff out and delete the rogue certificate linked to Superfish Visual Discovery, the "crapware" that blew up in Lenovo's face this week.

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Microsoft to double price of XP's post-retirement support

The price of renewals of custom support agreements will rise to $400 for each Windows XP PC, says licensing expert

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Microsoft enlists Mozilla to speed up JavaScript in Windows 10

Microsoft's Chakra JavaScript engine is getting a performance boost courtesy of Mozilla's asm.js

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Microsoft surreptitiously reissues KB 3013455 for Vista, Windows Server 2003

The lack of documentation leaves users to guess what the Windows patch does and how to install it

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First look: Windows 10 preview for smartphones is off to a slow start

The newly released Windows 10 TP holds a few worthwhile improvements and one example of a universal app

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