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The operating system is dead. Long live the operating system?

Is the operating system really being replaced by containers, serverless computing, and unikernels?

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Unikraft project promises to simplify unikernel creation

NEC and Xen Project toolkit combines reusable libraries of operating system components and a menu-driven build system


Review: The best Linux distros for Docker and containers

Alpine Linux, CoreOS Container Linux, RancherOS, Red Hat Project Atomic, and VMware Photon OS compared

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CoreOS review: Linux for containers and Kubernetes

CoreOS Container Linux provides a safe, consistent, and reliable foundation for container clusters—but it’s not easy

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Review: Red Hat does Docker the hard way

Project Atomic pours Kubernetes and Red Hat engineering into a state-of-the-art container host, but be prepared to roll up your sleeves

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Review: VMware’s Photon OS shines for Docker containers

Optimized for the VMware hypervisor, Photon OS is an easy-to-use container OS with all the advantages of virtual hardware

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RancherOS: A simpler Linux for Docker lovers

Rancher Labs takes the container paradigm to its final destination with a completely Dockerized operating system

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Review: Alpine Linux is made for Docker

Stripped-down Linux distribution shines for containers and appliances, but you have to earn it


7 features Microsoft left out of Windows 10

Microsoft teased several interesting updates that didn’t make the final cut

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Microsoft plots changes to Windows 10's release lingo

Forget 'Current Branch for Business,' learn 'Semi-Annual Channel (Broad)' instead when company syncs jargon with Office 365

Microsoft sets May 9 as original Windows 10's retirement date

Version 1507, the mid-2015 debut release, disappears from the patching list; next up is version 1511, which will likely follow in early October

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Why enterprises are embracing Windows 10 so fast

When Windows 10 came out in July 2015, many enterprises said they’d adopt it in 18-24 months. That would be right about now. All indications are that Windows 10 is hitting its stride in business, in many cases ahead of schedule.

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Microsoft finally reveals what data Windows 10 collects from your PC

Microsoft finally reveals the diagnostic data Windows 10 collects, as the Creators Update makes it easier to understand what information the operating system wants.

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Windows 10's next major update arrives April 11

The Creators Update includes features for Edge, gaming, and more

Microsoft releases Win10 Creators Update—but proceed with caution

ISOs for build 15063 may be available, but users would be wise not to install them until they're ready for prime time

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How to fix 5 Windows 10 headaches

Microsoft's Windows 10 OS is a lot better than its predecessor, but it still has some annoying quirks. We help you solve them

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First look: Android O developer preview

With a scattershot set of improvements, the new Android version is a fairly minor affair, but there’s nothing that does harm

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