Don't-Miss Operating System Stories

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Google's Chromebooks are getting a night mode to help you sleep better

Google is joining Apple and Microsoft and adding a night light feature to Chrome OS.

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Samsung to detail new Tizen OS for smart home appliances, IoT devices

In the future, your Samsung vacuum cleaner or washing machine will run on an OS called Tizen RT, which is being released and detailed on Tuesday.

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Raspberry Pi 3 gets Microsoft Cortana with Windows 10 Creators Update

You will soon be able to use Microsoft's Cortana voice assistant with the Raspberry Pi 3 and make cool devices that can accept voice commands.

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How to use Windows 10's Dynamic Lock to secure your PC when you walk away

Dynamic Lock is a convenient, if somewhat imperfect, new feature that uses the proximity of a Bluetooth-paired phone to handle Windows 10 device access.

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Microsoft launches Windows 10 beta program for business users

Business users get access to their own version of the Windows 10 beta program this week. On Friday, Microsoft unveiled the Windows Insider Program for Business, alongside its first post-Creators Update Windows 10 beta.

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Kernel 4.10 gives Linux support for AMD Ryzen multithreading

AMD adds support for Zen's SMT in kernel code.

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Like in PCs, Microsoft and ARM look to topple Intel in servers

Intel's TV marketing campaign says the company is driving 98 percent of the cloud. That statistic will come under attack with some chip and OS announcements on Wednesday.

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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 now 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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Epic CEO calls rumored Windows Cloud OS 'Windows 10 Crush Steam Edition'

The CEO of Epic Games is back with another charge against Microsoft and the future of the Windows Store platform.

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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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Microsoft CMO: Forced Windows 10 upgrades were 'pretty painful'

Microsoft Chief Marketing Officer said in an interview that foisting a Windows 10 upgrade on users wasn't entirely the right thing to do.

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Microsoft: Don't worry, MS-DOS will live 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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Happy 25th once again to Linux, 'the little OS that definitely could'

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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21 essential Windows keyboard shortcuts

These Windows keyboard shortcuts help you navigate your PC faster, master documents, wrangle various virtual desktops, and shut down and secure a computer, using just a few keys.

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Sophos AV false positive detection ruins the weekend for some Windows users

A bad malware signature caused Sophos antivirus products to detect a critical Windows file as malicious, preventing some users from accessing their computers.