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Visual Studio toolkit will build bootable apps

The kit helps developers build apps that boot as OSes and are less dependent on hardware

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Android: Netflix launches downloads for offline viewing

Also in today’s open source roundup: A first look at Fedora 25, and a review of the Sony Xperia XZ Android phone.

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New Microsoft Security Essentials, KB 3205972, fixes right-click scan bug

Tests show 4.10.209.0 brings back the 'Scan with Microsoft Security Essentials' option in context menus

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Saying good-bye to Enterprise Windows

After nearly a decade of examining and advocating for Microsoft's enterprise tech, J. Peter Bruzzese is passing on the torch to a new columnist

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Microsoft deems Windows 10 Anniversary Update enterprise-ready

The version you're likely running right now, 14393.447, officially rolls out to the corporate crowd

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Android: 10 best first person shooter games

Also in today’s open source roundup: How to set up the i3WM window manager, and do you prefer Pacman or Apt?

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CERT to Microsoft: Keep EMET alive

Windows systems with Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit properly configured is more secure than a standalone Windows 10 system, says CERT

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Azure customer saves Microsoft from an RHEL disaster

Were it not for an alert customer, attackers could have compromised every RHEL instance on Microsoft Azure due to improper configuration of Red Hat Update Appliances

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A 7 year iPhone user switches to Android

Also in today’s open source roundup: DistroWatch reviews openSUSE 42.2 Leap, and will developers move from Linux to Windows 10?

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Microsoft modifies November patches to bypass Lenovo server conflicts

Installing any of a wide variety of security patches causes Lenovo servers to hang on the splash screen, but a fix is available

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Microsoft’s UWP toolkit shows signs of life

Microsoft is recalibrating Universal Windows Platform tooling with an eye toward code reuse and application portability

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50-plus jaw-dropping Black Friday 2016 tech deals

iPhones, Amazon gadgets, Android tablets, Windows 10 computers, Xbox bundles, big cheap TVs, and other Black Friday 2016 bargains

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The miracle of Lubuntu for older computers

Also in today’s open source roundup: Ars Technica reviews the System76 Oryx Pro, and Fedora Workstation 25 has been released.

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Fedora 25 stakes out leading edge, not bleeding edge

The latest version of Red Hat's Linux distribution brings features like the Wayland graphics server, and explores the line between stability and innovation

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Total War: Warhammer released for Linux

Also in today’s open source roundup: Linux-y things to be thankful for, and VirtualBox 5.1.10 has been released.

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Why a cross-platform Microsoft is good for your business

Microsoft is preaching the mantra ‘any developer, any app, any platform.’ But it’s not just dev tools. It’s about wider technology choices for the business

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Facebook app drains Android battery life

Also in today’s open source roundup: What’s new in Fedora 25 Workstation, and DistroWatch reviews Endless OS 3.0.5.

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Microsoft enhances troubleshooting support for OneDrive for Business

There’s a new tool from Microsoft that scans files for headache-inducing problems in OneDrive for Business

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