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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.

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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.

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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

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Don't panic! Microsoft isn't killing its Video and Music stores

A Microsoft boss rushed to reaffirm the company's commitment to Xbox Music and Video after comments from CEO Satya Nadella had people wondering if the services were destined for the dead pool.

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Leaked 'Windows 9' screenshots reveal more detail about reborn Start Menu

It's not here yet, but recent leaks have given us another look at the refreshed Start menu for Windows due in 2015.

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Emergency vBulletin patch fixes dangerous SQL injection vulnerability

Attackers could exploit the flaw to steal information from the databases of websites running vBulletin 5