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How to learn Unix/Linux

Some tips for how to get started and how to stay on track for learning how to be a command line pro.

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Windows 10 Creators Update Review: Microsoft makes it fun

The Creators Update may not have everything Microsoft promised, but what's there is fun: gaming, inking, e-reading and more.

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Windows 10 Creators Update: The Best New Features

Gaming, inking, e-reading, and even privacy all get a boost in this new version of WIndows 10.

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What you need to know about Windows 10, UWP and desktop apps

With the Creators Update, Microsoft is making it easier to wrap existing desktop apps in the new Universal Windows Platform format.

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Excel for Windows finally gets real-time collaboration

People working on Excel spreadsheets will be able to do so live from Microsoft’s app for Windows. Microsoft launched a beta update for the app’s real-time co-authoring feature, allowing testers to collaborate with one another on the...

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Microsoft winds up work on Windows 10 Creators Update

Work on Microsoft Windows 10's next feature upgrade, dubbed the Creators Update, appears to be done, with a release expected within two weeks.

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Microsoft paces delivery of Windows 10 upgrades

If Microsoft rolls out next month's Microsoft Windows 10 upgrade as it did 2016's mid-year refresh, it will take about three months for the latest version to reach most eligible devices.

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Consumers sue Microsoft, allege Windows 10 upgrade destroyed data, damaged PCs

Three people from Illinois have sued Microsoft, claiming that the free Windows 10 upgrade they installed on their PCs caused "data loss and damage."

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Apple releases macOS Sierra 10.12.4: Here's what's new

Hopefully you’ll sleep better at night, thanks to the new Night Shift feature.

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Lesser known but still handy Linux commands

Some of the less obvious Linux commands might still come in very handy from time to time

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After getting pwned and owned, Microsoft vows to fix Edge security

Microsoft is working to reduce the attack surface and restrict unauthorized access of its Edge browser.

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Microsoft delays tools for third-party Cortana integrations

Microsoft has delayed the release of its tools for connecting other services to the Cortana virtual assistant, a decision that could cause it to lose ground in a crowded industry.

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Newly leaked documents show low-level CIA Mac and iPhone hacks

The CIA has had tools to infect Apple Mac computers by connecting malicious Thunderbolt Ethernet adapters to them since 2012, according to new documents purported to be from the agency and published by WikiLeaks.

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iPhone, Mac owners: How to stymie hackers extorting Apple, threatening to wipe devices

Hackers claiming to have hundreds of millions of iCloud credentials have threatened to wipe date from iPhones, iPads and Macs.

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Microsoft is playing Windows hardball

Lucky us. Microsoft is no longer supporting older Windows on newer processors.

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Mingis on Tech: A dive into Windows 10 Creators Update and the future of OSes

Coming soon to a PC near you: Windows 10 Creators Update. But what comes after that in the years ahead for PCs, and Macs, and mobile devices? Are we headed for a voice-activated future?

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How to fix five Windows 10 headaches

Microsoft's Windows 10 OS is a lot better than its predecessor, but it still has some annoying quirks. We help you solve them.

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Surface Studio First Look: Features and specs

You know Microsoft's Surface Studio is different as soon as you see the gorgeous display and try the innovative touch experience. Here's what it was like for us.

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