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Windows 9 inbound: Microsoft to unveil Windows 'Threshold' in September, reports say

A Windows 9 technical preview will likely be available to give developers and enthusiasts a chance to try out the operating system's new pro-desktop features.

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Parallels Desktop 10 brings Yosemite support, better Windows-Mac integration

The virtualization application will support Apple's latest release while offering improved performance for many common tasks.

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HP Stream revealed: Microsoft's Chromebook killer is a Chromebook clone

German-language site Mobile Geeks recently uncovered specs on the HP Stream 14. It looks nice, but can it run Windows well enough?

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Microsoft pulls its August Windows update after users report crashes

Microsoft has pulled the links to its August update for Windows 8.1 and recommends that users uninstall it. If you've already downloaded the updates, however, there is a fix.

Why Support Matters: Thwarting Data Loss Through Upgrading Windows

Once Microsoft flips the switch to turn off XP support, your already vulnerable systems and data will become even riskier and costlier to maintain. Upgrading Windows is the key to preventing serious problems.

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Report: Windows 'Threshold' public preview will debut this fall

A report from ZDnet says Microsoft is almost ready to make the shift away from Windows 8.

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BlackBerry patches vulnerabilities in BlackBerry OS, enterprise server software

The flaws could allow attackers to access data stored on BlackBerry phones or sensitive credentials logged on servers

Researchers: Users should patch critical flaw in Adobe Reader and Acrobat

The security patches released by Adobe include one affecting Adobe Reader that's being exploited by attackers.

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Windows 9: Goodbye, Charms bar, hello virtual desktops?

The Windows 9 reports keep filing in and boy oh boy does this upcoming release sound the like modern OS Windows fans have been waiting for.

Five Tips for Upgrading from Windows XP to Windows 7 or Windows 8

Ready to upgrade from Windows XP? Here are some tips to making that transition seamless.

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Symantec patches privilege escalation flaws in Endpoint Protection

Exploit code for the flaws was released Tuesday

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Microsoft waves goodbye to major Windows updates with August release

The August update will include improvements to the touchpad and Micracast support, which will be quietly rolled out to Windows PC owners. Microsoft has also abandoned its strategy of major milestone updates.

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Cisco patches traffic snooping flaw in operating systems used by its networking gear

The vulnerability affects the OSPF routing protocol implementation on Cisco networking equipment

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Windows Server 2003 support expiration could push sales next year

The tale is akin to what happened when Microsoft ended Windows XP support, which lead to PC upgrades

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Red Hat aims at standardization with Linux for 64-bit ARM servers

Red Hat wants Linux for ARM servers to avoid the fragmentation that plagued Unix in decades past