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Throwback Thursday: Mini hands make light work

Pilot fish is doing support work for a local school where children in one particular classroom have trouble with their computers' mice -- and nothing seems to fix them.


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FAQ: Windows 10, now with more upgrade skipping

It's possible for companies to maneuver around Microsoft's upgrade schedule for Windows 10, and skip some updates if they want. Here's how.

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Mingis on Tech: What's coming in the Windows 10 October update?

The next big feature upgrade for Windows 10 will be here soon, so it's time to look at what's new – and why the pace of OS innovation seems to be slowing.

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Mingis on Tech: What's coming in the Windows 10 October update?

The next big feature upgrade for Windows 10 arrives soon, so it's time to discuss what's new – and think about why the pace of OS innovation seems to be slowing.

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Windows 10 Redstone: A guide to the builds

Get the latest info on new builds of Windows 10 Redstone 5 as they roll out from Microsoft. Now updated for Insider Preview Build 17763, released on Sept. 18, 2018.

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FAQ: Microsoft ups Windows 10 support to 30 months

Microsoft earlier this month suddenly announced that support for some versions of Windows 10 would last 30 months. Here's how that decision shakes out for users.

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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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Microsoft plans to sell post-2020 support for Windows 7

The developer agreed to offer 'Windows 7 Extended Security Updates' for three years beyond the operating system's January 2020 retirement date.

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Windows by the numbers: Windows 10 marches on, but pace may be a problem

Migration watch: Windows 10 in August continued to gain ground in user share and should supplant Windows 7 as the most popular version of Windows in October.

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Creating a true 2-In-1: The new Lenovo Yoga Book c930

The Lenovo Yoga c930 comes the closest so far for a product that could truly cause users to leave their tablet behind.

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Chrome OS: Tips, tools, and other Chromebook intelligence

Your one-stop source for Chrome OS advice, insight, and analysis — from someone who's covered Chromebooks closely since the start.

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Microsoft ups effort to drive Surface Go adoption

In fact, what they’re doing just shows how serious they are about this new form factor.

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Microsoft Patch Alert: Mainstream August patches look remarkably good, but watch out for the bad boys

After a round of perilously poor patches in July, this month’s been relatively benign. If you’re worried about Meltdown and Spectre, the Microsoft way may be the worst option, as Intel warns you to keep quiet about performance hits.

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NVIDIA RTX cards suggest an interesting sea change in workstation strategy

NVIDIA’s cards focus on rending and a more specific niche for workstation users.

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Microsoft may soon add multi-session remote access to Windows 10 Enterprise

Microsoft may be close to offering multi-session remote desktop access to Windows 10 Enterprise, allowing for as many as 10 simultaneous connections.

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IT admins warn Microsoft to slow Windows 10 upgrade pace

More than three-quarters of the admins surveyed want Microsoft to release feature upgrades just once a year – or even once every other year. One admin decried an upgrade pace that 'never ends.'

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The mechanics of Windows patching - in plain English

Microsoft’s John Wilcox last week posted a primer on Microsoft’s patching scheme, designed to help people understand how the company patches Windows. Here’s a translation in less obfuscatory terms, with a bit of real-world...

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Patch expert calls on Microsoft execs to fix Windows updating

IT admins surveyed by Susan Bradley, who moderates the PatchMangement.org mailing list, said Microsoft's current strategy is failing. So she took their concerns to Microsoft leaders, including CEO Satya Nadella, and asked them to make...

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Windows updaters express frustrations. Microsoft responds.

Earlier this week, Susan Bradley published a comprehensive look at the results of her survey of nearly 2,000 Windows updaters. Now, Microsoft has officially weighed in.

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