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Drive cloning in Windows 10 with free tools

In workplace practice, disk cloning supports multiple valuable uses. Learn how to clone a drive in Windows 10 using two free tools.

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Rapid7 demystifies penetration testing

A deep dive into penetration testing -- the choices made and some surprising findings

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Samsung's Tizen 4.0 OS is in development and due out in September

A new version of Samsung's Tizen operating system, version 4.0, is under development, and a final version of the OS for mobile devices, wearables and smart gadgets is due for release in September 2017.

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Google strengthens Android relationship with Intel in IoT

Intel may have cut ties with Android on smartphones and tablets, but the company's partnership with Google on Android for the internet of things is growing stronger.

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10 new UI features coming to Windows 10

The next major upgrade for Windows 10, dubbed the Creators Update, will be released in April and will include many additions addressing the ways you interact with the core OS itself. Here are the most noteworthy, based on what’s we’ve...

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It's time to start planning for SQL Server on Linux

You can treat SQL Server on Linux as a new deployment option, not a whole new database. That means you can choose the operating system that best fits your project.

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WUMT is a viable Windows Update alternative

When it comes to handling Windows updates, WUMT offers several options bound to appeal to Windows admins and power users alike. And the price is right -- WUMT is freeware.

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5 recovery environments for tricky Windows 10 repairs

If Automatic Repair doesn’t do the trick to restore a Windows PC to normal startup and runtime behavior, consider other options. These third-party recovery tools shine when the going gets tough.

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Follow-up: MS-DOS lives on after all

Microsoft wants to make it clear that the last bits of MS-DOS, cmd.exe, aren’t going away.

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Say goodbye to the MS-DOS command prompt

It had a good 36-year run, but its day is done.

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Make your emails more trusted with DKIM

There are authentication systems -- DomainKeys and its successor DKIM -- that try to mitigate some of the risk of trusting that emails are actually from who they say they are from.

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How to reduce Windows 10's on-disk footprint

Over time, as Windows 10 is patched repeatedly, installer files can become outdated or orphaned and occupy a lot of disk space. Two utilities can help with that.

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The paranoid user’s guide to Windows 10 privacy

Since its release, a major point of controversy with Windows 10 has been the many ways that it can track your personal activity and gather other data about you.

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What to expect from Apple’s new Mac 'hello'

The PC industry is ripe for innovation, and here comes Apple to do just that..

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3 ways Windows Server 2016 is tackling security

Windows Server 2016 could be a generational shift in security on par with Bill Gates’ introduction of Trustworthy Computing in 2002.

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15 tips every Mac user should know

I hope this selection of useful tips will offer most Mac users something they've not seen before.

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12 hardware and software vulnerabilities you should address now

Hardware and software that live past their end-of-life dates pose serious risks to organizations. Find out which assets you should update, upgrade or replace ASAP.

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Book review -- The Book of R: A First Course in Programming and Statistics

A hefty book that's going to teach you both programming and statistical analysis in less than 800 pages

Taking a break from Windows Update

This is a great time for Windows 7/8.1 users to run Windows Update and insure they have all the available bug fixes. Then, take a break in October and let others deal with the potential disaster brought on by the new big fix updating...

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Today's another milestone day for Linux

Aug. 25 may be Linux's official birthday, but Oct. 5 is in many ways the day it began to make a real mark on the world.

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