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Microsoft helps crack developer problems with Bing-based tool

The Bing Developer Assistant now works with C#, but more languages are on the way

Google wants Windows server applications to run on its cloud

Customers can run Windows Server applications on Google's cloud without paying a licensing fee

Surging Windows 8.1 overtakes Windows XP usage

Microsoft is doing a fine job of burying Windows XP, but Windows 7 proves resilient.

Microsoft cold-shoulders Server 2003 and XP users hit with Microsoft Update error 0x80248015

Some customers can't connect to Microsoft Update to install last week's out-of-band patch KB 3011780, and Microsoft has not responded to the problem

Microsoft releases emergency patch to stymie Windows Server attacks

Microsoft today released an "out-of-band" security update to patch a vulnerability in all versions of its Windows Server software

Indian tech firm partners with Open University on UK smart city

Milton Keynes is set to become one of the UK's first smart cities

Microsoft releases 14 patches for Windows security problems

It's the largest number of patches issued in a single day so far in 2013 and 2014

Apple reportedly asks developers to focus on Wi-Fi in first Yosemite beta update

The mention in the release notes may indicate Apple has finally acknowledged the OS may have a Wi-Fi bug

Suse enterprise Linux can take your system back in time

Which will be handy when configuration changes don't go well

Canonical celebrates cloud freedoms with new Ubuntu

The newest version of Ubuntu Linux comes with Cloud Foundry and the latest version of Docker

Google Cloud offers streamlined Ubuntu for Docker use

Ubuntu Core provides a minimal Lightweight Linux environment for running containers

Stephen Hawking unveils Intel's open source speech system

Free platform can be customised for 3m people that suffer from quadriplegia and motor neurone disease

OS X Yosemite sets Mac adoption record

Apple's new OS X Yosemite finished its first full month after release with a brisker uptake than its predecessor Mavericks, metrics company Net Applications said today.

Apache Software Foundation reels from software development problems laid bare

Does not rule out using proprietary tools to solve some of its problems

Prominent developers pulling out of Debian as voting deadline nears

Four prominent members of the Debian community have stepped down or reduced their involvement in the open source project as a result of an increasingly bitter argument over the future of the widely influential Linux distribution.

New Windows 10 build adds gestures, tweaks the toolbar, and simplifies OneDrive

New features seem aimed to build in flexibility where it's needed, and simplicity where it's not.

Imperial College London builds flying robots lab

One of just a handful of facilities in the world that can test hybrid aerial/water robots

NHS Trusts struggling with Windows XP migration, FoI request finds

A quarter won't meet April 2015 support deadline

Apple mum as Mac owners tussle with Yosemite over Wi-Fi problems

Complaints continue to pour in from users whose Wi-Fi is malfunctioning after upgrading to the new Mac OS X version

Windows 10 to get two-factor authentication built-in

The new OS will feature enhancements in areas like identity protection, data security and malware resistance


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