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Visual Studio 15 preview adds TypeScript and C++ improvements

Microsoft's fourth preview of Visual Studio 15 also focuses on faster installation

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Microsoft upgrades Mac Office to 64-bit for all customers

Microsoft on Monday released 64-bit versions of its Office 2016 applications for the Mac.

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EFF condemns Windows 10 data collection

The Electronic Frontier Foundation is lambasting Microsoft over Windows 10's telemetry technology, and wants it to "come clean" with customers.

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

The Linux kernel is improving faster than ever, gaining 7.8 patches per hour and 4,600 lines of new code every day.

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EZ file extraction on Unix

Put all the commands you need for extracting from archives in a script and you'll never find yourself scrambling for the right syntax

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Windows smartphone sales collapse

Sales of Windows smartphones plunged 76% in the second quarter of this year compared to 2015.

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Microsoft PowerShell goes open source and lands on Linux and Mac

Sysadmins, rejoice: PowerShell is coming to Linux. Microsoft announced that its automation and scripting system is breaking out of the confines of Windows and going open source.

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Parallels Desktop 12 brings Windows and Xbox to macOS

Performance, memory handling many useful improvements for the new edition of the popular virtualization software for Mac

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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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Microsoft's new plan to save Edge: reward points

Microsoft today made a play to boost its Edge browser with an awards program that gives users points for using the Windows 10 application.

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$39 for 54 Hours of Training with the Linux Essentials Bundle - Deal Alert

These 5 courses will take you from newbie to Linux pro. Complete with two classes designed for Linux beginners, the Linux Essentials Bundle is the first step to a system administrator career, or to making a lateral move to your IT...

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1.4 billion Android devices vulnerable to hijacking thanks to Linux TCP bug

8 out of 10 Android devices vulnerable to spying since they are vulnerable to the Linux TCP bug.

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After the Anniversary Update: What’s next for Windows 10?

Now that Microsoft's Anniversary Update of Windows 10 is live, the company is planning two major updates for next year.

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Intel debuts Project Alloy VR headset

The biggest news out of the Intel Developer Forum this year is Project Alloy — Intel’s push in virtual and augmented reality.

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Microsoft will bring holographic 'mixed reality' to every Windows 10 PC

Microsoft is bringing Windows Holographic to the masses with a forthcoming update to Windows 10, in a move to make it easier to use mixed reality hardware on any PC.

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Windows vs. Unix: Those pesky line terminators

Easy ways to keep petty differences from spoiling your day

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End to free upgrade halts rapid Windows 10 growth

Windows 10's usage share growth sank after Microsoft ended the free upgrade it had offered customers for a year.

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Cortana: The spy in Windows 10

Cortana, Windows 10’s built-in virtual assistant, is both really cool and really creepy.

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