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Unix tip: Getting smarter and faster with vi

Some handy tricks for using vi more effectively amd efficiently

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AMD strengthens gaming and VR on Linux with graphics improvements

Windows is the indisputable platform of choice for gaming and VR, but Linux is catching up fast as graphics companies ramp driver up and hardware support for the OS.

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Microsoft wants to enable cellular PCs, but will carriers bite?

Microsoft is aiming to help users stay connected by supporting the installation of programmable SIM cards in PCs and Windows tablets and having users purchase cellular data service though the Windows Store.

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8 free virtual appliances you’ll love

These prebuilt LAMP, MEAN, ELK, WordPress, and other handy stacks amount to gain without pain for developers and admins.

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How to Block Ads in Windows 10

Some Windows 10 ads are pretty unobtrusive, but several get right up in your face. Here’s how to disable them with a few simple menu tweaks.

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Lenovo Yogabook Review: Innovative touch capabilities trapped in an otherwise basic computer

You use touch all the time on your smartphone and tablet, and now you can do it on the Yoga Book, too, with its combination touch keyboard and drawing surface

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Enterprises face Windows 10 support deadlines as service model kicks into gear

Enterprises that have adopted Windows 10 will face the demise of three versions of the operating system in the next 18 months.

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Microsoft: Skip the ‘Home Hub’ and make a high-end speaker

A Surface speaker for $100 would be a must-buy for home and office.

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Say goodbye to the MS-DOS command prompt

It had a good 36-year run, but its day is done.

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Oculus Touch VR controller unboxing

Oculus's motion-tracked Touch controllers are about as close as you can get to using your hands in virtual reality.

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What it’s like to go mudslinging in a Polaris RZR in Forza Horizon 3 (and the real world)

The reality meets the virtual.

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Windows 10 posts user-share gains after multi-month stall

After a two-month stretch of no growth, Windows 10 in November gained user share, powering more than a quarter of all Windows PCs for the first time, new data showed.

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Microsoft declares summer's Windows 10 upgrade fit for business

Microsoft has pushed its Windows 10 August upgrade to the Current Branch for Business release track.

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Unix tip: Making umask work for you

How the umask setting works

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How No Man’s Sky resurrected itself from no man’s land

Hello Games has expanded the No Man's Sky universe. Now, we will see if they can win some gamers back.

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Microsoft's decision to retire security tool is myopic

Microsoft's claim that Windows 10 made an important enterprise anti-exploit tool obsolete is wrong, said security analyst Will Dormann.

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Review: 2 ultraportables from Acer and Dell add speed, efficiency

Acer's Swift 7 and Dell's XPS 13 ultraportables both take advantage of Intel's new Kirby Lake processor. We compare the two.

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10 reasons to love the USB-C ports on the new MacBook Pro

There are numerous advantages to Apple's latest I/O transition

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