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Munich reverses course, may ditch Linux for Microsoft

The German city of Munich, long one of the open-source community’s poster children for the institutional adoption of Linux, is close to performing a major about-face and returning to Microsoft products.

How to survive the data explosion

IT organizations everywhere are racing to deal with the onslaught of petabytes. Here's how to meet the challenge

Microsoft engineer: 'Definitely problems' with test process after crippling Windows patch

Employee says latest 'Blue Screen of Death' screw-up affects only 1 in 10,000 PCs

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Citrix software aims to solve storage/virtual desktop performance problem

Citrix refreshes XenApp and XenDesktop

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11 essential JavaScript tools for Web developers

From Web app frameworks to data visualization in real time, these tools have your next Web project covered

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The top 14 hidden features in Windows, iOS, and Android

Betcha don’t know all these nifty tricks and time-saving tips to boost your productivity. Whichever OS you use, there's something here for you.

As sales deadline approaches, OEMs continue to push Windows 7 PCs to consumers

Computer makers like Dell, HP and Lenovo must stop selling new PCs with Windows 7 Home Premium on Oct. 31

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Linux Foundation to offer new certification for IT workers

Online test grants LFCS and LFCE certifications.

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The best educational software for students

We give you 10 great productivity programs that are perfect for students. They'll help you improve your schoolwork, study more efficiently, and manage your hectic schedule.

Apple preps final non-security Mavericks update

And for the 10% still running 2011's Lion, the end of all support, patches included, is likely just weeks away

Cloud BI: Going where the data lives

As more companies store data in the cloud, they're increasingly crunching the numbers there, too.

"Hardcore" Steve Ballmer still a screaming maniac

Ex-Microsoft CEO and new Los Angeles Clippers basketball team owner Steve Ballmer has changed industries but not his public speaking/screaming style.

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3 Mistaken Assumptions About What Big Data Can Do For You

Many executives and organizations see big data as a panacea, but data and analytics can't address every problem you face. These three scenarios in particular illustrate common misconceptions about what big data can do.

SAP takes steps to simplify pricing and licensing

New bundles make sense, but customers need to get the fine print, one analyst says

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New Microsoft same as the old Microsoft

No matter what strategy the CEO touts, company's financials show entrenched revenue drivers and money losers

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison turns 70 with no retirement in sight

Oracle's billionaire CEO isn't going anywhere, but he's also got plenty left to do

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Microsoft pulls its August Windows update after users report crashes

Microsoft has pulled the links to its August update for Windows 8.1 and recommends that users uninstall it. If you've already downloaded the updates, however, there is a fix.

17 ways to hate Microsoft Outlook 2013 less

Few software products draw such universal -- and deserved -- scorn as Outlook 2013. Here’s how to tame the beast

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