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For Windows security, what we have is a failure to communicate

While we await the arrival of Windows 11, Microsoft would better serve users by telling them about the security solutions we already have on our systems.

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The most important Chrome OS feature of 2021 isn't coming from Google

What a weird and wild twist for the ever-evolving Chromebook saga.

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Apple: Macs are best choice for enterprise

Apple begins an aggressive push into enterprise IT, says business users will save more than $800 over three years if they get a Mac.

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Patch Tuesday, 'C release' updates to continue for Windows 11

It's official: For better or worse, Windows 11 will be serviced on a monthly basis just like Windows 10.

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Getting ready for 21H2 (and maybe Windows 11)

Windows 10 21H2 will be here before you know it (as will Windows 11). So now's a good time to get a handle on how, when and whether to update.

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How to fix a frozen Start menu or taskbar in Windows 10

Before you restart your PC, try this.

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Windows 11 Insider Previews: What’s in the latest build?

Get the latest info on new preview builds of Windows 11 as they roll out to Windows Insiders. Now updated for Insider Preview Build 22000.100, released on July 22, 2021.

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Windows 11: Déjà vu all over again?

Microsoft's Windows 11 documentation tells PC buyers to look for computers with 'Free upgrade to Windows 11' stickers. Where have we heard something like that before?

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Windows 10 Insider Previews: A guide to the builds

Get the latest info on new preview builds of Windows 10 as they roll out from Microsoft. Now updated for Build 19043.1147 (21H1) and Build 19044.1147 (21H2) for the Release Preview Channel, released on July 15, 2021.

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In the fight against ransomware, Microsoft must do more

The rash of ransomware attacks that have plagued companies in recent months highlights the need for Microsoft to do more to help users avoid being hit — and recover quickly if they are.

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Windows 365 — Microsoft’s cloud-based OS explained

Microsoft's new take on desktop-as-a-service is more than just a cloud-based version of Windows. It also allows the company to offer up ersatz hardware — virtual machines running on a vast cloud of Azure servers.

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A big July Patch Tuesday — and the ongoing print nightmare

This is a big and important update for the Microsoft Windows ecosystem, with 117 patches that address four publicly reported and four exploited vulnerabilities.

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Windows 365: The version of Windows that will change the PC world

Microsoft's announcement this week of Windows 365 points the way to a computing future that could look very different from what we have now. Some thoughts....

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Now that Windows is in the cloud, what about the Mac?

Windows 365 means any Mac, iPad, iPhone, or even Linux user can now run a a virtualized PC in the cloud. Can Apple do this?

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Say hello to the Windows 365 Cloud PC

It's finally here: A full Windows desktop-as-a-service is now ready to replace your Windows desktop on a PC.

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Say goodbye to all that: Microsoft ends Windows-as-a-Service

With the arrival of Windows 11, and its once-a-year update cadence, Microsoft is effectively turning its back on its Windows-as-a-service model.

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Not yet running Windows 10 21H1? It’s time

If you are still running Windows 10 2004 or 20H2, it’s time to move to 21H1. Here's how to do that and what to keep in mind as we roll toward the release of Windows 11.

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Hands on with Windows 11: First impressions

A few changes may take some getting used to, but in this early release, Windows 11 has some nice interface improvements that increase efficiency.

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