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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

Data Security

Lessons learned from UPS Store breach

The security breach discovered at a few dozen franchises of the UPS Store, a subsidiary of United Parcel Service, provides a number of lessons for other retailers.

What matters in the fall smartphone lineup: brand, display size, battery life, LTE

What doesnt matter: color

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

Ten tech products that died on arrival

Proof that no matter how much time, effort, and money you put into something, it may sink like a stone and stay at the bottom

The behemoths of the World Tank Biathlon

Tank teams from 12 countries competed in speed and shooting competition

Opera Mini becomes default browser for Microsoft's fading feature phones

Users will be 'encouraged' to replace stock Xpress browser with Opera Mini starting this fall

US lawmaker wants to rebrand net neutrality

Anna Eshoo asks Reddit users to come up with a new description as a way to limit confusion of the issue

Sprint drops second shoe: $60 unlimited voice, text, data plan

New plan atop Family Share Pack aims to beat backs competitors with designs on new Sprint subscribers

Should companies practice data retention or data destruction?

Many businesses focus on record retention, but here’s why one lawyer says “Destroy!”

Citrix XenApp

Citrix software aims to solve storage/virtual desktop performance problem

Citrix refreshes XenApp and XenDesktop

Hot desking in paradise: 11 exotic coworking locations

Coworking spaces are popping up all over the world, giving remote workers a chance to get their work done in some unusual places

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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

mobile security

Researchers build security framework for Android

University researchers have modified the Android operating system to let developers plug in enterprise-class security enhancements that would normally require overhauling a mobile device's firmware.

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

Microsoft and Open Source

Does Microsoft Really Love Open Source?

Microsoft is involved in many major open source projects, including Hadoop and Docker. What's motivating the company to abandon its 'proprietary-only' roots?

Plug-and-play Android security layer outlined by NC State researchers

A modified version of Android uses a system of modularized plugins to help make sure the latest security tools make it into the hands of end users as quickly as possible. Researchers will present their findings at USENIX Security '14...

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