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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.

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Microsoft shrinks smartphone ambitions with mobile restructuring

The job cuts announced today likely signal the company will make fewer Windows phones

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Linux Mint 17.2 launches with big Cinnamon and MATE desktop improvements

While Ubuntu's looking ahead to the future, Linux Mint's focused on making the traditional desktop experience better than ever.

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Why Ubuntu plans to replace traditional Linux packages with something better

Ubuntu will embrace smarter, stand-alone Snappy images instead of relying on Deb packages and apt-get.

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Crytek's powerful CryEngine is the latest gaming engine to embrace Linux

CryEngine powers top-name titles like Crysis, Ryse: Son of Rome, and Star Citizen, and now it's coming to Linux.

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Samsung teams with Red Hat to build enterprise apps

The apps will run on Red Hat's new mobile application platform

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New build of Windows 10 mobile brings Cortana, camera improvements

The slightly tricky upgrade, Windows 10 Mobile Build 10136 also adds performance improvements and UI tweaks.

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Xbox One-to-PC game streaming launched Monday

Preview program members can send games to their Windows 10 PCs ahead of public launch later this year.

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Next build of Windows 10 Mobile coming Tuesday, but it won't be simple

Upgrading to the latest Windows 10 build for phones won't be a straightforward process. You may want to downgrade from Windows 10 Mobile to Windows Phone 8.1 today.

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Terix to pay Oracle $58M in settlement over Solaris support

It also can no longer distribute Solaris patches to its customers