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New Windows 10 Technical Preview build includes notifications, battery saver, data monitor

Build 9860 of Windows 10 adds new notifications capabilities via the Action Center, as well as the ability to sign up for more frequent build updates.

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Complaints mount about Apple's OS X Yosemite crippling Wi-Fi

There has been a steady stream of reports from users whose Wi-Fi connections were affected after installing the latest version of Mac OS X Yosemite.

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Alibaba's mobile OS in China boosted by Meizu partnership

Alibaba's YunOS has struggled to attract partners, amid Android's dominance

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Apple's Yosemite OS shares Spotlight search terms by default

An engineer who's studied the new OS criticized its privacy settings

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Alibaba partners with U.S.-based Quixey for mobile app search in China

Alibaba had previously provided funding to Quixey last year

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Meet ‘World Beyond Windows,’ the new PCWorld column dedicated to Linux, Chrome OS, and anything but Windows

The PC ecosystem extends far beyond the Microsoft campus. Welcome to the World Beyond Windows.

Steam for Linux tops 700 games as big-name games increasingly call it home

Surpassing 700 Steam for Linux titles and snagging Borderlands 2 is only the beginning.

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Meet Linux kernel 3.17's best new features: Xbox One controller support, laptop 'free fall' protection, and more

Linux 3.17 is out, and most of the new features are designed to make your hardware play nice with the open-source operating system.

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Swap files between your Android device and Chromebook with latest update

Chrome OS continues to add in features to rival desktop operating systems.

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Microsoft's custom Windows OS now on Galileo Gen2 board

Microsoft has expanded its program to put Windows on smaller, power-constrained devices. Intel's embedded board is one of the first to use it.

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How GNOME 3.14 is winning back disillusioned Linux users

After GNOME 3's radical changes turned off legions of Linux users, GNOME 3.14's tweaks are bringing lost sheep back into the fold.

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Windows 10 tips: Your first 30 minutes with the Tech Preview

So you've downloaded Microsoft's Windows 10 Technical Preview. Let PCWorld show you around your new OS with our newbie's guide to Windows 10, complete with tips and tricks.

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Windows 10 Technical Preview: The consumer goodies we expect to see next

The current preview is all about making businesses happy, but Microsoft hasn’t forgotten about the user on the street. Look for news about Cortana, Internet Explorer and more, probably at the Consumer Electronics Show.