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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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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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Google strengthens Android relationship with Intel in IoT

Google's Android Things IoT OS will be coming to Intel's Joule 570x board computer

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With change to cumulative Windows updates, Microsoft admits IE's fading role in the enterprise

Starting in February, IE security updates will again be separate, letting business that abandoned the browser receive smaller downloads

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Microsoft makes minor concessions on Windows 10 data collection

Will stop harvesting app usage data under ‘Basic’ setting

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Fix Windows 10 problems with these free Microsoft tools

A handful of free tools can be used to repair most problems on Windows 10 PCs -- and they’re all provided by Microsoft. Here’s how to use them

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Bash on Windows is becoming Linux for Windows users

Microsoft's Windows Subsystem for Linux is evolving into a credible alternative to running Linux inside Windows on VMs

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Microsoft is retiring the Blue Screen of Death for some users

Microsoft is turning the BSOD into a GSOD for users of its Windows 10 beta

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It's time to start planning for SQL Server on Linux

You can treat SQL Server on Linux as a new deployment option, not a whole new database. That means you can choose the operating system that best fits your project

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Small is beautiful: Raspberry Pi's Linux comes to the x86 world

The minimal Debian-based Linux for Raspberry Pi, now available for x86-powered PCs, is a boot-and-run environment for Linux novices, students, and tinkerers

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5 recovery environments for tricky Windows 10 repairs

If Automatic Repair doesn’t do the trick to restore a Windows PC to normal startup and runtime behavior, consider other options. These third-party recovery tools shine when the going gets tough

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How to reduce Windows 10's on-disk footprint

Over time, as Windows 10 is patched repeatedly, installer files can become outdated or orphaned and occupy a lot of disk space. Two utilities can help with that

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Microsoft stops sales of Windows 7 Professional to OEMs

After extending deadline by two years, Microsoft puts a fork in the world's most popular operating system

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The paranoid user’s guide to Windows 10 privacy

Here are ways that you can avoid, remove, or turn off the Windows 10 features that track you

3 ways Windows Server 2016 is tackling security

Windows Server 2016 could be a generational shift in security on par with Bill Gates’ introduction of Trustworthy Computing in 2002

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ResinOS delivers Docker containers for IoT devices

Open source Linux-based OS puts Docker containers on embedded hardware, including the Raspberry Pi and Intel Edison

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Why Microsoft doesn't need Windows anymore

Perhaps it's time to bid adieu to the venerable OS, now that Microsoft has planted itself in the cloud and app business

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Get more done: 16 helpful Windows 10 tools

Microsoft has stuffed Windows 10 full of productivity-enhancing tools and features that streamline common pain points

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New Microsoft tool shows how Windows 10 might affect devices

The Windows Upgrade Analytics Service analyzes app compatibility and helps to automate deployment

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Support family and friends with Windows 10’s new Quick Assist app

A new remote-access tool in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update makes it easy to help another person with their Windows 10 computer

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