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Windows 10 upgrade stuck at 99 percent? Here are your options

Now that we're down to the wire, many upgraders report that the installer hangs. If this happens to you, take one of these paths of action

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The Get Windows 10 campaign will see its day in court

Lawsuits filed in Florida and Israel against Microsoft seek class-action status

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Mingis on Tech: Windows 10 turns 1 -- now what?

It's been a year since Windows 10 rolled out. Executive News Editor Ken Mingis talks with Windows expert Preston Gralla about Microsoft's OS and what's new in the Anniversary Update.

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Google's tips and tricks guide for Android users

Also in today's open source roundup: A first look at Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon, and ways you can run Windows applications on a Linux computer

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Surface Pro 3's massive battery drain is a software problem, Microsoft says

Surface Pro 3 owners may not have to deal with a battery recall, after all

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Windows Server 2016 licensing and servicing options explained

There is a new bifurcated servicing model for Windows Server that depends in part on which installation option you choose

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Cloud service gives access to an ARM server running Linux OS

The Linaro Developer Cloud has gone live, and users can apply to test an ARM-based server with Linux

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Microsoft maps out F# language upgrade

F# 4.1 will include struct tuples, improved error messages, and backing for .Net Core

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OpenVZ 7.0 runs Linux VMs like containers

The virtualization solution provides an alternative to Docker's application-centric philosophy

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A detailed list of changes in Linux 4.7

Also in today's open source roundup: How well do Android apps run on a Chromebook? And six hacks for Linux on Windows

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Microsoft cumulative update brings Windows 10 beta 1607 up to build 14393.5

KB 3176927 brings a handful of small patches and stability improvement for Edge extensions

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6 wacky hacks for Linux on Windows

After Microsoft rolled out its Linux subsystem for Windows 10, users worked out a number of surprising hacks. Here are some of our favorites

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3 ways to remove Windows 10's default apps

Microsoft makes it easy to remove some apps, but for others, you'll need assistance from a third-party utility.

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Master This Popular Windows OS Version in One Fell Swoop with 4 E-Books & Hundreds of Video Tutorials.

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Linux kernel 4.7 released

Also in today's open source roundup: DistroWatch reviews Slackware 14.2, and Prisma has been released for Android

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OpenBSD 6.0 tightens security by losing Linux compatibility

The newest version of OpenBSD closes potential security loopholes -- such as its Linux compatibility layer

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Still undecided about Windows 10? Here's how to reserve that free upgrade

The July 29 deadline looms. Here's what you need to know to reserve your free upgrade, even if you're planning to stick with Windows 7 or 8.1 for now

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Excel refusing to open files? Blame the KB 3115322, 3115262 security updates

This month's monster security patch for Office breaks Excel when it tries to open HTML files, and it seems unlikely Microsoft will fix the problem

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