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Spec showdown: Microsoft's Lumia 532 makes more sense than Samsung's Tizen-based Z1

Both smartphones cost below $100, but some tough choices have been made to get there

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Microsoft focuses solely on Windows on Patch Tuesday

For the first time in recent history, Microsoft has issued no security bug fixes for Internet Explorer.

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Windows 10 phones may be coming with Windows 10 PCs

The posting of a Windows 10 test platform for phones has reignited speculation that Microsoft's next OS will embrace all platforms.

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OpenSSL patches eight new vulnerabilities

The flaws are of moderate and low severity, but server admins should still update

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Windows 10 will breathe life back into Microsoft's operating system, Lenovo says

Customers are seen to be wanting to upgrade to Windows 10, said the company's CTO.

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Think that software library is safe to use? Not so fast!

Flaws in third-party software libraries often find their way into products, a problem that will occupy developers and sysadmins next year

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Exploits for dangerous network time protocol vulnerabilities can compromise systems

Systems administrators are urged to install critical patches that address remote code execution flaws in NTP

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Critical vulnerability in Git clients puts developers at risk

Malicious Git code repositories can execute rogue commands on client machines interacting with them

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Nearly half a million people use the Windows 10 Tech Preview every day

Microsoft claims more activity than any previous Windows test build, and more than 1.5 million sign-ups to date.

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Trying a leaked Windows 10 build? Microsoft ain't mad

"How could we be upset about lots of people wanting to try our new stuff?"

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New Windows 10 screenshots surface as Build 9901 leaks

Cortana, taskbar tweaks, and an updated titlebar for Modern UI apps are among the highlights of the leaked Build 9901.

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Microsoft to detail 'next chapter' of Windows 10 on January 21

Microsoft announces a Webcast to describe what it calls 'the next chapter' of Windows 10, this time emphasizing Windows 10's consumer appeal.

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Microsoft Patch Tuesday addresses Exchange and Explorer flaws

Microsoft issued 7 security patches for the month, including three that are critical, covering security vulnerabilities found in Windows (both the server and desktop editions), Office, Exchange Server, SharePoint Server and Internet Explorer.