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OpenSSL mystery patches due for release Thursday

No details are available yet, but one flaw is of 'high' severity

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Microsoft may speed up Windows updates with peer-to-peer distribution

The latest Windows 10 leak includes an option to pull updates from 'multiple sources,' suggesting a P2P system.

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Microsoft and friends get Lenovo's Superfish scourge under control

Microsoft, Lenovo, and others in the PC industry have cleaned up Lenovo PCs with the Superfish adware pre-installed.

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Google Chrome beta brings push notifications to your browser

They aren't ready for the stable version yet, but website push notifications to your desktop are one step closer to being done.

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Windows 10's 'Fast' updates will soon move even faster and break more things

Microsoft says it's speeding the pace of Windows 10 preview builds for those on the 'Fast' track, so anyone afraid of bugs may want to slow things down.

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Sorry, Intel: As Windows XP upgrade cycle wanes, so does company's revenue forecast

Intel lowers its revenue guidance by almost $1 billion as the post-Windows-XP surge in sales peters out.

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Windows PCs remained vulnerable to Stuxnet-like attacks despite 2010 patch

A Microsoft patch for an exploit used by the Stuxnet worm was incomplete, researchers found

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Microsoft fixes FREAK vulnerability in Patch Tuesday update

Microsoft has issued critical patches for Windows, Internet Explorer and Office.

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Meet Windows 93, a glimpse at what Windows could have been if Bill Gates loved LSD

It's truly amazing what you can accomplish in a browser tab with just HTML 5, JavaScript, and CSS. This web app is a perfect time waster that takes you back in time to an alternate universe where Microsoft was focused on fun.

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Playing Minecraft no longer makes your PC a juicy target for hackers

Minecraft fans no longer need a system-wide install of Java to play with their blocks. Mojang's popular game now brings Java with it and only lets it out when it's time to play.

How to automatically switch default printers based on your location

Juggling too many printers in your life? This quick trick will let Windows take care of all the hassle for you.

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Microsoft's betting big on cross-device universal apps, but can it deliver?

'Write once, run everywhere' is a big promise to make.

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Rejoice! Xbox One wireless controller adapter finally coming to Windows PCs

As part of Microsoft's efforts to bring WIndows and Xbox closer together, it'll finally release an Xbox One wireless controller adapter for PCs.