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Microsoft pushes 'in cloud' settings collection to simplify PC management

The company is offering corporate customers a new set of configuration settings designed to ease management of PCs for a wide swaths of users, including remote workers and students who need little more than a browser and a few...

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8 free and cheap ways to learn about Windows administration

These projects can help you get real on-the-job experience before you get the job.

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2020's most important Chrome OS advice and analysis

Calling all Chromebook owners: Your holiday reading list awaits you.

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How to transfer files to your new PC or Mac

There are several ways to transfer your files from your old computer to your new one. You can back up your files to the cloud or a hard drive, or you can use a few different applications. You can even transfer files from a PC to a new...

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Apple takes the Mac to the cloud

Though I’ve long thought that tomorrow's desktop will be cloud-based, even I didn't expect the next desktop-as-a-service would be macOS running on the AWS cloud.

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AWS now offers Mac mini in the cloud

Developers can now build across all Apple's products using hosted Mac minis on AWS.

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The best Linux apps for Chromebooks

Make your Chromebook even more capable with this carefully selected set of Linux apps for expanding Chrome OS's potential as a business tool.

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Mass-market Windows on the cloud will be here in the spring

Here comes Windows as a Desktop-as-a-Service: Microsoft Cloud PC.

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AMD grabs Xilinx for $35 billion in expansion play

Xilinx is in many fields where AMD does not play, allowing for some expansion of territory.

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Microsoft previews Edge browser on Linux

Microsoft has released a preview version of Edge on its Dev Channel that runs on Linux.

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Best productivity practices during the pandemic

There are ways companies (and schools) can not only adjust to the "New Normal" but actually thrive.

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Pandemic gives VDI a new lease on life

This year’s coronavirus-driven shift to remote work has renewed interest in Virtual Desktop Infrastructure and its cloud offshoot, Desktop-as-a-Service.

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Memory-Lane Monday: An ounce of prevention is worth a pounding headache

Not the greatest decision ever made.

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Edge computing: The next generation of innovation

The future of enterprise tech won't be confined to the data center mothership -- nor even the public cloud. Wedded to the internet of things, edge computing puts processing horsepower wherever it needs to go.

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Edge computing and 5G give business apps a boost

It’s not just cutting-edge apps that can benefit from edge computing and 5G networks.

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Four operating systems: One device. How the Chromebook will become the universal laptop.

Soon, you'll be able to run not just Chrome OS, Android, and Linux on your Chromebook but Windows applications as well. Here's how and what that will mean for your company's PCs and laptops.

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Linux apps on Chrome OS: An easy-to-follow guide

Linux apps can expand your Chromebook's capabilities and open up all sorts of interesting options — but first, you have to know where to begin.

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The new Surface Duo could be the perfect workstation

A Microsoft Surface Duo tied to an Azure back end running a cloud desktop solution like Workspot could be the start of something big.

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