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March 30, 2015
by sjvn01
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ZDNet readers’ favorite operating systems: Windows, iOS, and Android

Windows is the favorite desktop operating system of ZDNet readers. On the mobile front, it’s followed by iOS and Android. That largely agrees with the operating system popularity numbers of the federal government’s Digital Analytics Program (DAP), but there are … Continue reading

March 27, 2015
by sjvn01
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The most popular US end-user operating systems, according to the federal government

Surprise! The federal government’s Digital Analytics Program (DAP) has found that Windows is the most popular end-user operating system with 58.4 percent of all government web site visitors. What’s more interesting though is what versions of Windows we’re using and … Continue reading

February 19, 2015
by sjvn01
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How to remove Superfish adware from your laptop

No one likes crapware–the adware and trial software that PC and smartphone vendors put on their devices. Until recently, though we rarely got actual malware installed on new computers. Now, thanks to Lenovo and Superfish Visual Discovery adware, we didn’t … Continue reading

February 6, 2015
by sjvn01
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Fed up with Adobe Flash? Make it safer

We’re addicted to Adobe Flash, and it’s time to break the habit. In the last three months, multiple Flash security holes have been found and exploited. In the last two weeks alone, security expert Brian Krebs has reported that Adobe … Continue reading