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VMware touts new technologies for managing containers and live migration of virtual machines

At the VMworld conference in San Francisco, VMware demonstrated how to move a live virtual machine across two different data centers, and showed off its new container management software.

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Supporting Linux wasn't 'worthwhile,' says creator of one of 2015's best PC games

On the plus side, Obsidian says actually creating a Linux port of Pillars of Eternity wasn't difficult.

Microsoft may offer some Windows 10 patch notes to enterprises

Windows 10 Enterprise has been installed in about 1.5 million business devices in less than a month. Now Microsoft is considering how to best offer patch information to users of its new OS.

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Former Google engineer revs up a new Linux filesystem

An ex-Googler is writing a file system, Bcachefs, to match the speed of traditional Linux file systems with the advanced scalability and reliability of newer file systems.

Microsoft buddies up to Docker with Windows Server Containers

Microsoft has released a technical preview of the first publically available version of Windows Server Containers, which will be built into Windows Server 2016, the next version of Microsoft's operating system for servers.

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Meet Kali Linux 2.0, a distro built to hammer your security

The newest version of Kali Linux is built so you can update its penetration testing tools with less hassle.

Amazon, Microsoft strengthen tools to store app and enterprise data in their clouds

Amazon and Microsoft are going after developers and IT departments with upgraded tools and cloud storage offerings.

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Microsoft releases first new Insider Preview build since Windows 10's launch

Microsoft has kicked off its Windows as a service plans with the launch of its first Insider update for Windows 10 Tuesday.

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New build of Windows 10 Mobile brings fixes and some massive bugs

Earliest adopters of Microsoft's new mobile operating system will see some improvements, along with broken features in Build 10512.

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KDE unveils Plasma Mobile, a free and open Linux OS for phones

Make room, Ubuntu Touch. KDE's Plasma Mobile also has plans to bring Linux to phones.

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Microsoft suspends Windows 10 previews as the OS nears launch

They won't be gone for long, however. Microsoft is shifting over from sending Windows 10 builds from its Insider program to sending them using its production channels.

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Microsoft boosts stability for Windows 10 Mobile with new beta release

Build 10166 is short on new features, but long on bug fixes, including solving a few major problems.

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Google releases Android M Developer Preview 2 with bug fixes and new APIs

Android M is on track for the fall, and the latest Developer Preview includes near-final APIs.