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Microsoft ups effort to get firms off Windows 7 with FastTrack

The Windows 10 FastTrack service is designed to help folks in the operating system slow lane, late to the migration party and now facing Windows 7 end-of-life. Updating to new operating systems has always been problematic, and this...

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How to use the wc command: 2-Minute Linux Tips

Learn the wc command. It provides an easy way to count the lines, words and characters in a file or in output from some other command.

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Windows 10 1803-to-1903 forced upgrades gather speed

In one month, the percentage of Windows 10 PCs running this spring’s feature update almost doubled, though it still lags behind older versions.

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4 noteworthy new Chrome OS features coming your way right now

Chromebook owners, start your engines: These four incoming features will help you focus better and work more efficiently.

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Microsoft warns of Visual Basic, VBA and VBScript 'procedure call' errors after August patches

Sometime in the past few hours, Microsoft posted official warnings about an 'invalid procedure call error' associated with August patches for all versions of Windows, from Win7 onward, and encompassing all flavors of Visual Basic....

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Critical updates for Microsoft Patch Tuesday may cause testing headaches

This is a huge month for Patch Tuesday as Microsoft attempts to address 93 unique vulnerabilities spanning Windows desktop and server platforms, Microsoft Office and core development tools.

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Flying for business? Don’t take (some models) of 15-inch MacBook Pro

The Federal Aviation Authority has banned certain model 15-inch MacBook Pros from flights...

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Windows 10: A guide to the updates

Here's what you need to know about each update to Windows 10 as they roll out from Microsoft. Now updated for KB4512508 (OS Build 18362.295), released Aug. 13, 2019.

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Windows 10's fall upgrade: Yep, it's a service pack

When it comes to Windows, what's old is new again. The next update to Windows 10 will amount to little more than tweaks and improvements to May's Windows 10 1903.

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Windows 10: Answers to your most important questions | TECH(talk)

Computerworld’s Windows expert, Preston Gralla, and Executive Editor Ken Mingis answer questions about Windows 10 and discuss how the operating system is still evolving.

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2 Android Q features we still haven't seen in action

Android Q has been in the spotlight for months now, but some of its standout elements are still in the shadows.

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Microsoft pitches free help for Windows 7-to-Windows 10 upgraders

With its FastTrack assistance program, the company will work with customers migrating from Windows 7, either Enterprise or Professional, or Windows 8.1 Enterprise or Professional, to Windows 10 Enterprise.

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Leaving Windows 7? Here are some non-Windows options.

If you’re not feeling too comfortable about Windows 10 as Windows 7 comes to the end of its days, there are alternatives.

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It’s the Monday before Patch Tuesday – make sure Windows Auto Update is off

Traditionally, August finds Microsoft in a mid-summer lull, with lots of folks on vacation and more than the usual chances of surprising screw-ups from second-string staff. It’s an excellent month to sit on the sidelines and see what...

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Is Windows pushing you to upgrade? Don’t be bullied. There’s a middle path.

Many people running Win10 version 1803 — the most common version of Win10 — are seeing dire notices that they need to upgrade to 'the next version of Windows,' by which Microsoft means 1903. Hogwash. You have options. Here’s what you...

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Windows 10 Redstone: A guide to the Insider Preview builds

Get the latest info on new builds of Windows 10 19H2 and 20H1 as they roll out from Microsoft. Now updated for Windows 10 Insider Preview Builds 18362.10012 and 18362.10013 for 19H2, released on Aug. 8, 2019.

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Windows 10 update (and retirement) calendar: Mark these dates

Microsoft is releasing new versions of Windows 10 on a set schedule – and just as regularly retiring older versions from support. Here are all the dates you need to know about through Windows 7's retirement in 2020 and beyond.

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How to use the groups command: 2-Minute Linux Tips

Learn how to use the groups command. It provides a list of the groups that a user is a member of by pulling information from the /etc/group and /etc/passwd files.

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