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Windows 9: It's make-or-break time for Microsoft

Windows 8 has been a debacle on several fronts, and the Windows name is so tarnished that only a hit new version will save it

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Windows Tech Preview: Your pregame guide to Microsoft's big event

A concise list of what you need to know before Microsoft launches its next Windows extravaganza on Tuesday

With new OS, Microsoft will try to put Windows 8 era behind it

The company is expected to unveil a preview of the Windows 8 successor on Tuesday

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Shellshocked: Yes, it's a huge threat, and here's why

InfoWorld's Paul Venezia describes in technical detail what he's seeing on his own servers -- and it's not good

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Surface Mini saga portends end of Windows RT

Recently revealed details about Microsoft's aborted Surface Mini are a likely indicator that Windows RT is headed the way of the dodo

HP leads Microsoft in Metro app usage

Only 17 percent of Microsoft's usage was on Surface Pros, showing that people who have a choice rarely chose Metro apps

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How to choose the right Linux distro

RHEL/CentOS, Fedora, Ubuntu, Debian, and OpenSuse have far more similarities than differences, but choosing the wrong one for the job can make life much harder

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Microsoft exec: 'Windows 9' to be announced next week

A tightly-guarded detail on the next version of Windows may have slipped out.

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iOS 8's iCloud Drive reveals the dark side of empowered users

Apple's iCloud Drive deployment was sure to mess up people's access to documents -- and it did

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The skinny on thin Linux

In the leap from Web to cloud, the new shape of the Linux server is thin, light, and fine-tuned to a single purpose

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Microsoft mind games surround Windows Technical Preview

Whether Microsoft will release a public Technical Preview of Windows 9 at its Sept. 30 press conference remains in doubt

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New leaked screenshots reveal more about Windows 9

New info from build 9841, including a resizable Start Menu and multiple virtual desktops, adds to expectations for Windows Technical Preview

4 ways Docker fundamentally changes application development

How Docker containers streamline development and deployment, encourage best practices, and enable a new breed of micro-services based applications

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Windows 9: A new hope

Three UI changes show a positive new direction away from the unloved Windows 8

Micro Focus buying Novell, Suse Linux owner for $1.2 billion

Micro Focus is picking up Attachmate for a little over half of what Attachmate paid for Novell just three years ago

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Apple issues third OS X Yosemite public beta

Apple yesterday released the third public beta of OS X Yosemite, shipping the preview a few days earlier than expected.

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What to expect with Windows 9

With Build 9834 leaks and confirmations springing up all over, here’s what to expect from Microsoft on Sept. 30

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Docker nets $40 million in funding, hopes to hook bigger fish: Enterprises

Developers and admins are already onboard; now Docker wants to lure enterprises with training and new features

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