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Chromebooks can run Windows software with CrossOver for Android

It's now possible to install Steam and Windows-only games on your Chromebook. Using CrossOver for Android, a Windows compatibility layer runs on an Android compatibility layer.

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Windows 10 personal data collection is excessive, French privacy watchdog warns

Windows 10 breaches French law by collecting too much personal information from users and failing to secure it adequately, according to the French National Data Protection Commission (CNIL).

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Plex's new universal Windows app powers up media playback with key Windows 10 features

Plex has a very nice universal Windows app built specifically for Windows 10, but only for PCs and tablets for now.

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Microsoft edges ever closer to shipping Windows 10 Anniversary Update code with new build

Microsoft releases Windows 10 build 14393 for the PC and mobile devices. Is this the final build?

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Skype updates its Windows 10 app beta on desktop and mobile

Skype is bringing a new app to smartphones, computers, and tablets running Windows 10 on Monday, ahead of Microsoft's Windows 10 Anniversary Update launch.

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HP's Elite x3 will give Windows 10 a new flagship phone later this month

Not many are using smartphones with Microsoft's Windows 10 Mobile, but HP's flagship Elite x3 -- which ships this month -- could boost the sagging fortunes of the OS.

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If Microsoft can't install Windows 10 on your PC, it'll give you a new one

Terms and conditions apply, but if the company's stores can't perform a same-day upgrade on your Windows 10-compatible PC, it'll give you a new Dell notebook.

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Microsoft won't hit its deadline for 1 billion Windows 10 devices

Last year, Microsoft announced that it planned to have a billion devices running Windows 10 by the middle of 2018. Now, the company is saying that was too ambitious.

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Another near-final Windows 10 build adds an Amazon extension to Microsoft Edge

Microsoft has released Build 14390 of Windows 10 with just one noteworthy feature: an Amazon extension for the Edge browser. Microsoft also exhorts its beta testers to root out remaining bugs in the code.

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Ubuntu's Unity desktop shows the limits of Windows 10's Bash shell

Ubuntu's Unity desktop doesn't run properly on Windows 10, and neither do many other Linux applications.

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Raspberry Pi 3 creator hopes for Windows 10 desktop OS support

Raspberry Pi started off as a hobbyist device, and can now function as a Linux computer. And if support for Windows 10 desktop OS is added to the board computer, it could threaten the shipments conventional PCs.

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Confirmed: Only Microsoft Edge will play Netflix content at 1080p on your PC

Microsoft claims that Edge does something Chrome, Firefox, and Opera can't: Stream 1080p Netflix content on your PC. Turns out it's true.

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Microsoft fixes critical vulnerabilities in IE, Edge, Office, and Windows

Microsoft's new batch of security patches fixes 47 vulnerabilities across its products, including in Internet Explorer, Edge, Office, Windows and the .NET Framework.

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Yes, Windows 10 subscriptions are coming, at least for enterprise

Microsoft confirms it will offer Windows 10 as a monthly subscription for enterprises, again raising questions of how the model might be applied to consumers, and how Microsoft plans to monetize Windows over the coming years.

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Oil and water: Here's Ubuntu Linux's Unity desktop running natively on Windows 10

The Windows 10 Anniversary Update: where Linux and Windows change from oil and water to peanut butter and jelly.