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Enter the brave new world of Windows 10 license activation

Historically, hardware upgrades on Windows PCs that involved major changes (new motherboard and/or CPU, for example) required a phone call to Microsoft to reactivate the Windows license. Microsoft has altered its licensing policy to...

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Apple to spring MacOS Sierra on Sept. 20

Amid hubbub about iPhone and Watch announcements, Apple quietly sets MacOS upgrade date

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Sophos false positive detection ruins weekend for some Windows users

Sophos antivirus products detected winlogon.exe as malicious, preventing some users from accessing their computers

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A new OpenSuse Linux is coming to town, and it's all about stability

Based on Suse Linux Enterprise, OpenSuse Leap 42.2 just hit beta

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The next version of Fedora picks up Rust

The first public alpha of Fedora 25 rolls in Mozilla's Rust language as a standard-issue component

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Linux at 25: A pictorial history

The open source operating system celebrates its 25th anniversary this month

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Linux at 25: How Linux changed the world

A devoted practitioner offers an eyewitness account of the rise of Linux and the open source movement, plus analysis of where Linux is taking us now

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Another day, another 4,600 lines of Linux kernel code

The vast majority of contributions come from paid developers

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It's time to say goodbye to Linux 4.6

If you're using a version of Linux based on the 4.6 series of the Linux kernel, the software's lead maintainer has a message for you: It's time to upgrade.

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Google’s new Fuchsia OS may take over the IoT

Analysts see the new OS as independent of Android and Chrome, set on different market

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End to free upgrade halts rapid Windows 10 growth

Early numbers for August put gains at between a quarter and a third of the last two months

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Bedrock Linux gathers disparate distros under one umbrella

Want the power of Gentoo, the packages of Arch, and the display manager of Ubuntu in one distribution? An experimental distro could make that possible, though not necessarily easy

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Jeffrey Snover: From Windows NT to Nano Server

Microsoft Technical Fellow Jeffrey Snover traces the roots of Windows Server and their persistence in the company's cloud

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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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 searching for a killer app in Windows 10 Anniversary Update

Or have we reached the point where killer apps just don’t matter?

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Microsoft steps up legal pressure against Windows 10 pirates

Files fifth lawsuit since February to stop alleged pirates from illegally activating Windows and Office

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Apple releases iOS 9.3.3, El Capitan 10.11.6, WatchOS 2.2.2, and TvOS 9.2.1 updates

The company released several bug fixes and security improvements for its products

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Microsoft touts $404 per user savings with Windows 10

Enterprises can recoup migration investment in just 13 months, according to a Microsoft-commissioned analysis

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8 noteworthy improvements in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update

Here are the highlights of the good stuff to look forward to in the next major release of Windows 10

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