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April 4, 2017
by sjvn01
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Sorry Windows, Android is now the most popular end-user operating system

For decades, the answer to the question “What’s the most popular operating system?” was Windows. You may not have liked it, but macOS, OS/2, Linux, you name it, couldn’t knock it off its pedestal. But, then along came smartphones and … Continue reading

March 10, 2017
by sjvn01
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New and improved Samba file server released

Do you have a network-attached storage (NAS) device holding your accounts payable, document archives, or just your baby photos? If so, you’re running Samba, the open-source file and print server. Now, with the Samba 4.6 release, the program has been … Continue reading

February 22, 2017
by sjvn01
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What’s up with Windows patching, Microsoft?

Well, here’s something different. Microsoft, for the first time since it started its monthly Patch Tuesdays in October 2003, has completely blown a deadline. There will be no major patch release in February. Instead, the patch package will be released … Continue reading

February 17, 2017
by sjvn01
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What’s Windows 7’s fastest web browser?

Windows 7 is still a sight more popular than Windows 10. By Federal Digital Analytics Program (DAP)‘s count, Windows 7 has a serious lead over Windows 10 — 25.2 percent to 17.4 percent. So, Windows 7’s web browser speeds matter … Continue reading