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Yes, Windows patches are a mess, but you should still install them

March and April patches had their share of bugs, but with a Word zero-day threatening now's the time to update your Windows PCs. Here's how to navigate the minefields

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Windows 10 Privacy: How to disable the Location features

Windows 10’s Creators Update makes it easier to disable location tracking and also erase location history.

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More Shadow Brokers fallout: DoublePulsar zero-day infects scores of Windows PCs

If you haven't installed the March Windows patch MS17-010, you need to hop to it

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Is Linux good for gaming?

Also in today’s open source roundup: Ubuntu 17.10 code name released, and DistroWatch reviews Ubuntu 17.04.

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Microsoft re-issues much-maligned Windows patch KB 3150513 -- again

It won't die! Microsoft is pushing its 10th refresh of the hated 'upgrade enabling' patch to every version of Windows

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Microsoft fine-tunes WebAssembly for Edge browser

By tweaking when the Chakra JavaScript engine parses WebAssembly functions, the Edge browser provides faster web app performance

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Microsoft will cut OneDrive and Skype access to standalone Office users

Skype for Business and OneDrive for Business access will go away unless you give Microsoft more money by subscribing to Office 365

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Microsoft switches to twice-yearly Windows 10 update plan

The newly announced synchronized twice-a-year pace puts a big crimp in historic Win10 development cycles

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There's a way to undo the damage caused by Microsoft's update blocker

GitHub poster releases patch files that repair Kaby Lake and Ryzen PCs that Microsoft blocked from Windows Update

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Windows 10's power throttling may help battery-hungry laptops

A feature available for Windows 10 Insiders could extend your battery life by about 11 percent, Microsoft claims

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Docker, Microsoft, HPE partner to port legacy apps to containers

The Docker Modernize Traditional Apps Program will help relieve the heavy lifting of porting legacy applications to containers

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Ubuntu Budgie 17.04 review

Also in today’s open source roundup: LinuxInsider reviews Tiny Core Linux 8.0, and 16 examples of LS commands for beginners.

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39% off Exploring Raspberry Pi: Interfacing to the Real World with Embedded Linux, Paperback - Deal Alert

The innovators guide to bringing Raspberry Pi to life. This book favors engineering principles over a 'recipe' approach to give you the skills you need to design and build your own projects. You'll understand the fundamental...

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Is it safe to install North Korea Linux?

Also in today’s open source roundup: Videos about North Korea Linux (Red Star OS), and watch videos about life inside of North Korea.

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Shadow Brokers lessons: First, don’t panic

If you're worried about zero-days and hacking tools but not outdated software and obsolete systems in your network, then you're doing security wrong

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Microsoft Surface Studio review: A magnificent, pricey all-in-one PC

In our review of the Microsoft Surface Studio, we'll show you how it and the Surface Dial propel the all-in-one PC category forward.

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Linux: 5 best desktop distributions

Also in today’s open source roundup: 10 reasons you should try Linux, and DistroWatch reviews Maui Linux.

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Docker debuts containerized kit for building Linux distros

LinuxKit provides tools for creating container-centric Linux distros, and the Moby Project helps integrate container elements Docker has released to the community

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