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Apple hasn't exhausted its supply of Yosemite betas

Apple still has redemption codes available for its public beta of OS X Yosemite.
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Microsoft wants you to forget Windows 8

Unless MIcrosoft radically changes its habits, it will throw Windows 8 down a deep memory hole even before a successor ships.

Apple sends users scrambling for OS X Yosemite

Apple today released the public beta of OS X Yosemite, giving nondevelopers their first chance to preview an upcoming Mac operating system in 14 years.

Microsoft again writes off Surface inventory, renews profitability doubts

Microsoft again took a hit on its Surface business, the company acknowledged Tuesday.

QuickPoll: Is Apple smart to release a public beta of OS X Yosemite?

Apple is releasing its first public beta of OS X Yosemite. Is that a smart move?

Apple unwraps OS X Yosemite public beta Thursday

Apple will release its first public beta of OS X Yosemite early Thursday

Microsoft revenue lifted by cloud sales to businesses

Strong sales of cloud products to businesses helped lift Microsoft's revenue by 18 percent last quarter, though its profits declined.

OS X Yosemite public beta nears release

Apple may release a public beta for OS X Yosemite as early as next week, according to an online report Monday.

Lenovo spins 180, says it's still in the 8-in. Windows tablet game

Lenovo on Friday said it would continue selling sub-10-in. Windows tablets in the U.S., backing away from statements it made the day before.

Google starts work on Chrome bug that slurps Windows laptop juice

Google engineers have begun working on a fix for a months-old Chrome bug that drains Windows' laptop batteries, a move triggered by a story on Forbes' website.

Operating Systems In Depth

13 pieces of advice for Yosemite beta testers

For the first time since 2000, Apple is allowing pubic beta testers to try out a prerelease version of OS X. Ryan Faas tells testers what to do and what to avoid.

Two New Apps That Can Help Save You Money (Seriously)

Looking to spend less dough on stuff you want or need? I've got two new, free apps that can help.

OutSider App Tells You When the Weather is Right for Running

The folks at The Weather Channel have come up with another cool app,A OutSider, that's designed for weather geeks who are also runners, walkers, hikers and/or cyclists.

Getting started with Microsoft Azure RemoteApp

There are several deployment choices, but none is overly complex to set up.

How-to: Get started with Docker

Docker makes virtualization light, easy, and portable; follow this step-by-step guide from installing Docker to building a Docker container for the Apache Web server

Using Enlightenment as desktop environment

Over the last few months I've been living, quite happily, with GNOME Shell as the Desktop Environment on my Linux machines. Then, recently, I gave Enlightenment another try. I was blown away by how impressive it was (and, more importantly, how interesting it was).

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols: Give us the Windows 8 Start menu and no one will get hurt

It's looking like Microsoft won't be bringing back the Start menu until 2015. Way to put the customer first, Microsoft!

Review: Microsoft Office Online vs. Apple iWork for iCloud vs. Google Drive

Online word processors, spreadsheets, and presentation apps can be surprisingly useful, or surprisingly lame, and not even Microsoft aces Office document compatibility

Preston Gralla: Memo to Nadella: Copy IBM

Microsoft's situation in 2014 is eerily similar to IBM's in the late 1980s, and it can save itself the same way.

Apple's Continuity tack brings ubiquitous computing to Yosemite and iOS 8

At this year's WWDC, Apple showcased a variety of new technologies under the Continuity umbrella that take device communication to a more sophisticated level. Users are the winners, says columnist Michael deAgonia.