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Microsoft to patch Windows 8 Flash bug before OS is released

No patching before release meant the forthcoming operating system would be vulnerable to attack immediately after it was made available

Why a dearth of apps will hobble Windows RT and Windows 8 success

The success of Windows RT, and to a lesser extent Windows 8, will hinge on the quality and quantity of apps in the Windows Store next month.

Airlines prepare to adopt Apple iOS6 Passport features

Apple's mobile operating system can automatically retrieve a boarding pass when a traveler arrives and zap payment when stopping at Starbuck's.

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Itanium fans cheer Oracle's return after slamming its choice to stop porting

Oracle did the right thing this week when it pledged to resume porting its software to Hewlett-Packard's Itanium-based servers, but it should never have pulled...

Tool allows Mac OS X hackers with root access to easily extract keychain data

A new tool allows Mac OS X attackers with root OS access to easily steal the keychain password data of logged in users and reinforces the dangers of granting...

Give Windows 8 the Start menu it deserves

Most of the complaints about Windows 8 are about the lack of a Start menu and the inability to boot to the desktop. These Start menu replacements fix that.

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Qubes OS 1.0 isolates programs inside virtual machines for increased security

The first stable version of Qubes OS, an open source desktop operating system designed to provide a greater level of security by isolating programs inside...

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Windows 7 dethrones XP for desktop crown

Don't expect Windows 8 to ever beat out Windows 7 for desktop market share because Microsoft's new OS is built more for tablets.

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Get PCWorld's '50 Essential Windows 7 Tips' Superguide

Master Windows 7 with these 50 tips, tricks, and secret utilities.

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OS X Mountain Lion on one-fifth of all Macs

Mountain Lion's increase was sharper than that of its predecessor.

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Linux Users Targeted by Password-Stealing 'Wirenet' Trojan

Malware writers are interested in Linux after all.

Time to Give Java the Boot?

Analysis: The programming language has become one of the weakest links in a PC’s and Mac's defenses against external threats, and is slowly -- and rightly -- being abandoned.

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Russia Yanks Google From Android Tablets

The government develops an Android-like operating systems that doesn't collect customer data for Google; first for military, it will be offered to consumers as well.

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