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Windows 10 to get two-factor authentication built-in

The new OS will feature enhancements in areas like identity protection, data security and malware resistance

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Microsoft Patch Tuesday tackles three critical vulnerabilities, including 'Sandworm'

The Sandworm vulnerability gets a fix with this month's round of corrective fixes for Microsoft software. Internet Explorer gets a fix, too.

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Windows 10 hack reveals desktop Notification Center

Unannounced feature will give users a single view for all app notifications.

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Someone crammed Windows 95 onto Android Wear, because why not?

Give smartwatches another 10 years, and maybe they'll run Crysis.

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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These are Windows 10's new keyboard shortcuts

Not all the changes in Windows 10 are overt. New keyboard shortcuts inbound!

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Windows 10 will woo gamers with supercharged DirectX 12 graphics API

DirectX 12 aims to reduce CPU bottlenecks to deliver better performance on the PC hardware you already own, and its coming with Windows 10.

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Why Windows 10 isn't named 9: Windows 95 legacy code?

An interesting rumor has popped up suggesting why Microsoft decided to use the name Windows 10, skipping right over Windows 9.

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Trying Windows 10 Tech Preview? Keep these 7 things in mind

The software you'll install on your PC is an early stage version of the OS that'll have bugs and will change a lot over time

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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Xen Project discloses serious vulnerability that impacts virtualized servers

Major cloud providers like Amazon and Rackspace were forced to reboot some of their servers in order to apply the patch

OpenVPN servers can be vulnerable to Shellshock Bash vulnerability

Some OpenVPN configuration options open remote attack vectors for Bash vulnerabilities, the VPN provider warns.

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Hurry! Wait! Go! Joomla stumbles with patch for serious vulnerability

Joomla patches were reissued after the first versions broke the update process of existing installations

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Windows 10 Technical Preview is available to download

Brave souls can get a very, very early taste of Windows 10 today.

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Video: Watch 'Continuum,' Windows 10's elegant UI swapping for 2-in-1 devices

Windows 10 can dynamically shift its interface to function with keyboards, then touchscreens, and back again. Here's a video of the Continuum feature in action.