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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

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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

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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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.

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Windows 10: 12 things you need to know

Microsoft's OS is due next year and will run on all devices

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Shellshock flaw could pose risks to payments industry

No problems have been reported yet, but those in the industry should patch if possible

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.

Microsoft blends the old and new with Windows 10

Microsoft unveiled a major update to its operating system, called Windows 10. The company did a lot to make Windows 10 feel familiar to people who are used to running older, Win32 style apps. We got a first look at some of the new features.

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Attention enthusiasts: Windows 10 Technical Preview landing Wednesday

It'll be delivered via a new "Windows Insider" program that will let testers discuss issues with Microsoft engineers.

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Cisco, Oracle find dozens of their products affected by Shellshock

Cisco has identified 71 products vulnerable to Shellshock and Oracle 51, but the number is likely to increase

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Tasked with promoting Office 365? Microsoft has a website for you

The new Office 365 Customer Success Center is for 'champions' responsible for driving adoption of the suite, the company says.

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With Windows 9, Microsoft will try to put Windows 8 era behind it

The company is expected to unveil a preview of the Windows 8 successor on Tuesday. Will it fix Windows 8?

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Windows 9 Technical Preview page briefly appears online, named 'Windows TH'

These days it seems the biggest leaks come from the vendors themselves. Microsoft is the latest company to tip its hand by offering the next version of Windows to IT pros on a publicly accessible web page.