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April 30, 2015
by sjvn01
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Why Windows embracing Android and iOS is a bad idea

It’s official. Microsoft has surrendered the mobile space to Apple and Google. All hail Android! All hail iOS! Seriously what else can you make of Microsoft attempting to bring both Android and iOS applcations to Windows? First, there’s no question … Continue reading

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

March 23, 2015
by sjvn01
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Pwn2Own 2015: The year every web browser went down

Once more the major web browser vendors brought in their latest and best versions of their web browsers to CanSecWest 2015 Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia for HP Security Research and Google Project Zero‘s Pwn2Own hacking contest. This year, the … Continue reading

October 15, 2013
by sjvn01
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Samba 4.1 brings Linux desktop and Mac files from Windows 8, Server 2012

The big file-sharing leap came with Samba 4. That release brought Linux an Active Directory (AD) domain controller. With that version, Samba gained the ability to share files with both old and new Windows systems by bringing its support up … Continue reading