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Privacy-focused Tails OS compromised: How to stay safe until it's patched

Patches are ready for IP2, the vulnerable component in Tails, but it's not clear when Tails will update

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13 things OS X Yosemite beta testers need to know

Apple last allowed public testing of a pre-release OS 14 years ago, but now it's letting OS X 10.10 out for an early spin.

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Microsoft's productivity drive could kill software as we know it

Satya Nadella's strategy memo shows a new focus on how its software and services interconnect, not in the individual products themselves. So don't be surprised if they slowly melt away.

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10 amazing features Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 need to share

These features are too good to leave in Windows 8 or Windows Phone 8 alone. Mr. Nadella, tear down this wall!

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Windows 8.1 users won't receive any more patches unless spring update is installed

As promised, Microsoft will no longer let Windows 8.1 users install patches and updates unless they upgrade to the Windows 8.1 Update released this spring.

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Despite resistance, dual-boot Windows and Android tablets live on at Computex

Small Chinese tablet makers are experimenting with dual-boot tablets with Windows and Linux

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Turn old PC hardware into a home server with FreeNAS

FreeNAS can breathe new life into old hardware and sling files and media to networked devices all around your house.

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Have operating system, will travel: How to run virtual machines from a flash drive

Virtual machines are usually restricted to a single box, but Portable VirtualBox lets you install VMs on a flash drive so you can run your PC-in-a-PC on any PC.

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Canonical's audacious Ubuntu for Android project isn't quite dead, but it is in limbo

The audacious 'One device to rule them all' project may be headed for the bush leagues, supplanted by Canonical's own Ubuntu Touch mobile operating system.

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How to run SteamOS in a virtual machine

See what all the hub-bub behind Valve's gaming-centric operating system is about WITHOUT blowing away all the data already on your hard drive.