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Red Hat broadens programming language support

RHEL can now support multiple versions of a single programming language, such as Python


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What's new and important in Windows 10 build 10061

Here's the best source for all the details, and the big picture

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Where Windows 10 stands right now

Windows 10 betas are coming fast and furious. Discover what Microsoft has released so far

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Microsoft kicks off two-month Spartan bug bounty program

Offers up to $15K for top-notch reports and exploits of the still-under-construction browser slated to ship with Windows 10

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Review: Docker Swarm soars, and the sky's the limit

Swarm combines easy cluster creation and management with powerful container scheduling, but HA and other key features are still in the works

Intel's Compute Stick goes on sale for $149 with Windows 8.1

A Compute Stick with Ubuntu Linux will go on sale this summer for $110

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Mesos adds Kubernetes, containers to data center management system

Mesosphere's DCOS, for managing Linux systems and applications at scale, takes on container-management duties, thanks to Google's Kubernetes

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Optional Windows 8.1 update KB 3022345 fails to install with error 800F0922

At least one of the 34 patches Microsoft released yesterday is having big problems

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Apple's OS X 'Rootpipe' patch flops, fails to fix flaw

Researcher finds 'trivial way' to exploit privilege escalation vulnerability after Apple tries to plug Yosemite hole

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Ubuntu 15.04 combines OpenStack and LXD hypervisor in one package

Canonical's new Linux distribution unveils its LXD container runtime, which offers the best features of both containers and VMs

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How Windows 10 could launch by July

Microsoft is likely to show something resembling a release candidate at the Build conference next week

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Windows 10 will launch in late July, says AMD CEO

AMD CEO Lisa Su let slip during last week's earnings call that Windows 10 would launch in late July. Was she right?

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KB 2952664 triggers daily telemetry run in Windows 7 -- and may be snooping on users

Microsoft bills the 'compatibility update' as way to ease the upgrade process to Windows 10 -- but it's collecting data daily

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IE11 patch KB 3038314 blocks search engines and may fail with error 80092004

The latest IE11 patch prevents some Windows users from adding Google as a search provider -- if it finishes installing at all

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Microsoft to release massive set of 34 non-security patches Tuesday

Here's what we know about those 34 patches headed for the Automatic Update chute

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Open source patent protection extended to popular software

Docker, Puppet, LibreOffice, and the Go language are the latest additions to the Open Invention Network's extensive patent nonaggression umbrella

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Yosemite 10.10.3 breaks some applications and HTTPS sites

The latest Yosemite update dropped the Geotrust/Equifax root certificate from its root store, leaving some users flummoxed. Here's how to fix the problem

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Google extends Chrome for Windows XP support until the end of 2015

Google isn't giving up on XP yet, but it hopes you will once Windows 10 rolls around

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What if Microsoft really did open-source Windows?

When Microsoft said it wouldn't rule out putting Windows in the open source domain, people scoffed -- but it could be a shrewd business move for the cloud era

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