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Debian community splits over systemd, but fork still unlikely

Unix admins threaten to fork Debian if systemd makes it into the next version of the Linux distribution

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Windows 10 build 9860 gets two rapid-fire patches, KB 3008956 and KB 3010668

Microsoft is advising users to install the updates to fix problems with missing text and a power/sleep issue

Windows 10 to get two-factor authentication built-in

The new OS will feature enhancements in areas like identity protection, data security and malware resistance

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ECMAScript 6 returns JavaScript to original intent

The committee behind ECMAScript wants a quicker release schedule to keep up with the pace of Web innovation

New material could lead to longer-lasting batteries

Researchers have stabilized the higher-density lithium-air batteries with new material

Apple hands 8 execs stock awards worth up to $27M

Execs under CEO Tim Cook receive uniform stock grants, part of Apple's 'internal equity' compensation philosophy

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Google teams with Oxford on artificial intelligence

AI technology could be a boost to Google search, robotics, Maps, and Google+

Cyber espionage group launches sophisticated phishing attacks against Outlook Web App users

Pawn Storm attacks target military agencies, embassies, defense contractors, and media organizations, Trend Micro says

Microsoft Q1 sales jump, but Nokia drags down earnings

The company exceeded Wall Street expectations for both sales and earnings in the first quarter of fiscal 2015

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Ubuntu Unicorn horns in on CoreOS territory

Ubuntu 14.10's emphasis on containers and orchestration sets it on a collision course with the Docker-powered CoreOS

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Nginx has big plans for JavaScript

The company plans to let you use JavaScript as an application language in its eponymous Web server

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Devops, agile development cut through federal agency's red tape

Scrum, waterfall approaches, paired with Jenkins, Git, Chef tools as well as Java and Spring add up to higher efficiency and better tech management

HP gives Moonshot server its first Xeon chip

The Moonshot ProLiant m710 uses a novel design to reduce energy and space requirements

Apple to stop SSL 3.0 support for push notifications next week

Apple is one of many companies moving to shut down the vulnerable encryption protocol for good

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Amazon's Directory Service isn't an Azure killer yet

Amazon's new directory services offering guns for Azure Active Directory users, but it works best with other Amazon IT replacements

Google rethinks webmail with Inbox, raising questions about Gmail's future

The new app is built from the ground up to deal with email overload

Jive integrates enterprise social suite with Google Docs

The enterprise social networking company already has 'connectors' for Gmail and Google Drive

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Microsoft misses Windows bug, hackers slip past patch

Last week's security update 'not robust enough,' say researchers who co-reported flaw

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