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Half of all enterprises to start Windows 10 rollouts in the next year

Gartner expects that half of all enterprises will at least begin their roll-outs of Windows 10 by January 2017, according to a report the analyst firm released Monday.

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In Sailfish struggles, a cautionary tale for alternative mobile OSes

With Android and iOS dominating the mobile OS market, it's tough going for alternatives like Sailfish, now in survival mode as its maker, Jolla, moves to lay off "a big part" of its personnel.

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10 odd, offbeat, and downright weird places you'll find Linux

Why worry about the desktop when you've conquered everything else?

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Microsoft goes all-out for enterprise with its latest Windows 10 update

Microsoft released its first major Windows 10 update on Thursday, and it includes a bunch of features aimed at improving the operating system for business users.

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New Windows 10 beta build is all about bug fixes

Microsoft on Thursday launched another beta build of Windows 10 to public testers that's crammed full of bug fixes and performance improvements.


After beating Dark Souls and Pokemon, Twitch is installing Arch Linux

Twitch is using the power of the crowd to install Arch Linux, but a mischievous botnet attempted to take over and install Gentoo Linux, instead.


Fedora 23 lands with GNOME 3.18, Wayland progress, and a new upgrade system

The newest version of Fedora is here, making life easier for PC users today while simultaneously paving the way for the future.

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FreeBSD hits 64-bit ARM chips, demoed on 96-core server

FreeBSD follows Linux to ARM servers


Windows 10 adoption keeps slowing as Microsoft plans aggressive upgrades

Slowing Windows 10 adoption may explain why updates will become automatic next year.

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New beta build of Windows 10 enhances Microsoft Edge

As part of a massive suite of Windows 10 news on Thursday, Microsoft rolled out a new beta version of its PC and tablet operating system to members of the Windows Insider Program.

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Microsoft to users: You'll download Windows 10, and you'll like it

Microsoft really wants people to get on the Windows 10 bandwagon, so much so that the company plans to start automatically downloading its new operating system to some users' computers next year.


Kubuntu's founder resigns, accuses Canonical of defrauding donors and violating copyright

Kubuntu Linux founder Jonathan Riddell has stepped away from the project while leveling blistering accusations towards the Ubuntu Community Council and Canonical.

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Microsoft doesn't see Windows 10's mandatory data collection as a privacy risk

Microsoft Corporate Vice President Joe Belfiore says the telemetry data that its new operating system collects is so important to the health of the Windows ecosystem that the company has to take it.

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What's new in 6 Ubuntu 15.10 offshoot 'flavors,' from Kubuntu to Ubuntu GNOME

Ubuntu 15.10 "Wily Werewolf" didn't have many notable changes, but its official offshoots shake things up a bit.


Ubuntu 15.10 'Wily Werewolf' arrives with few changes as Ubuntu Phone work continues

The latest version of Ubuntu is here, but you won't find much beyond software version bumps in Wily Werewolf.