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GNOME 3.18 lands with Google Drive, integrated Linux firmware updates, new apps

Google Drive is finally on Linux, but that's not the only major improvement in GNOME 3.18

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Microsoft will let business users opt out of Windows 10 tracking

Privacy concerns have swirled around Windows 10 since its launch at the end of July. Microsoft responded Monday.

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Why Windows 10 is the most secure Windows ever

With Device Guard and Credential Guard, Windows enjoys unprecedented protection from malware and advanced persistent threats

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It's the year of the Linux desktop, for Dell, in China

Nearly half of all PCs that Dell sells into China are preloaded with NeoKylin Linux, according to a report.

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12 technologies that tick off Linux creator Linus Torvalds

If you enjoy a sharply-worded insult, read on. This slideshow’s for you.

GNOME bakes in native Drive integration as Google's cloud continues to shun Linux

After years of broken promises from Google about Linux support, GNOME desktop is taking matters into its own hands and natively integrating Google Drive into its file system.

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Kubuntu 15.10 will use KDE's polished Plasma 5.4 desktop

In a sea of same-y feeling Linux desktops, KDE's Plasma 5.4 is a breath of fresh air--and it's coming to Kubuntu 15.10.

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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.