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Microsoft rolls out KB 4010250 Flash Player update for Windows 8.1 and 10

In a bit of nostalgia, today's patch is attached to a Security Bulletin and not included in cumulative updates

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5 signs that you are a Linux geek

Also in today’s open source roundup: Linus Torvalds releases Linux 4.10, and the top 5 best rising Linux distros for 2017.

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Surprise! Microsoft issues Flash patches for Internet Explorer, Edge

After announcing last week that February's patches would be delayed until March, Microsoft alerts large customers that security patches are due today—but details remain sketchy

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Windows 10: Maps and Mail

Windows 10's Maps and Mail apps were once deemed inadequate by many, but have recently grown into highly useful tools.

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Windows 10 install problems — and how to solve them

Having trouble installing and setting up Win10? You aren’t alone. Here are many of the most common problems, along with a few solutions

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Security fixes delayed as Microsoft postpones Patch Tuesday

Known security vulnerabilities in SMB and Flash are left unpatched, indicating an unprecedented problem, but Microsoft isn't talking

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Microsoft quietly prolongs life of original Windows 10

Adds 40+ days to support lifespan of version 1507, the mid-2015 debut edition

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Linux desktops: You've come a long way baby!

Also in today’s open source roundup: 13 weird and wonderful Linux distros for 2017, and download YouTube videos in Ubuntu with the Ktube Media Downloader

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New Windows 10 SDK prods devs to embrace Windows' future

The new Windows 10 SDK is all about moving beyond the Windows legacy, into the Universal Windows Platform, then the eventual multi-OS workflows

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What you need to know about Windows 10 versions and lifespan

Microsoft uses a lot of confusing verbiage to describe Windows 10 versions, branches, updates and builds; here's what it all means

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Should you run Linux without a desktop environment?

Also in today’s open source roundup: Second build of ChromX released for desktops and laptops, and is 8 GB too much RAM for a smartphone?

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22% off Intel NUC Kit Mini PC - Deal Alert

Intel's NUC Kit is equipped with Intel’s newest architecture, the 6th generation Intel Core i5-6260U processor. Intel Iris graphics 540 with 4K display for brilliant resolution. Room for a 2.5” drive and an M.2 SSD for lightning fast...

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Linux: The best distros for gaming?

Also in today’s open source roundup: 5 of the most popular Linux gaming distros, and the 8 best Linux gaming distros

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Which Windows 10 should your business install? This one

Microsoft's mixed-up metaphors of Windows 10 rings and branches can be confusing. We cut to the chase to offer clear recommendations

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How to use Microsoft’s Paint 3D app

Paint 3D is coming with the Windows 10 Creators Update. But we can show you how to create cool 3D scenes right now.

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Microsoft unveils a bonanza of security capabilities

New features for Windows and Office 365 aim to help businesses with cybersecurity

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Slimmer, nimbler Visual Studio 2017 will ship March 7

A multitude of improvements are planned for coding, startup and testing

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How SUSE is becoming a key player in the IoT market

I talked to the SUSE CTO to understand more about their IoT strategy

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