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  • Review: 5 memory debuggers for Linux coding

    When you're working in Linux, manually debugging memory-related errors can be difficult and time consuming. These five tools can help.

    20 Nov. 15 14:30 Written by Himanshu Arora
  • Review: Apple shines up OS X with 'El Capitan'

    After a summer in public beta, OS X 10.11 El Capitan is now available to the Mac masses. The newest desktop OS builds on the foundation put in place by last year's Yosemite, though it does also offer some useful tweaks and updates.

    30 Sept. 15 13:05 Written by Michael deAgonia
  • Enterprise guide to Windows 10

    Windows 10 is now available for consumers, but for IT executives thinking about enterprise deployments, here's what the upgrade path from Window 7 or Windows 8/8.1 looks like.

    03 Aug. 15 20:06 Written by Tom Henderson
  • Review: Windows 10 Insider Preview -- a nearly finished OS

    Microsoft has been racing to put the final touches on Windows 10 before its expected release date in late July. There have been three public updates in the last month: Builds 10061, 10074 and 10122. At this point, the interface and features for the new operating system are essentially set -- on May 20, Gabe Aul, engineering general manager at Microsoft, <a href="https://blogs.windows.com/bloggingwindows/2015/05/20/announcing-windows-10-insider-preview-build-10122-for-pcs/">wrote about build 10122</a> on the company's official blog: "From here on out you'll see fewer big feature changes from build to build, and more tuning, tweaking, stabilizing, and polishing."

    26 May 15 20:41 Written by Preston Gralla
  • Review: Docker Swarm soars, and the sky's the limit

    It's a well-known fact that deploying and managing anything at scale is hard. Docker is no different. However, the engineers at Docker recognize this and are working on three products to help: Docker Machine, Docker Compose, and Docker Swarm. 

    23 April 15 20:06 Written by Nigel Poulton
  • First look: Project Spartan, Microsoft's next-generation Web browser

    Microsoft's faster release schedule for its Windows 10 Technical Preview kicked into high gear yesterday with the release of another build a mere 12 days after 10041. This time, with build 10049, Microsoft has added one of Windows 10's major new features: its next-generation Web browser.

    31 March 15 21:08 Written by Simon Bisson
  • First look: Microsoft's Office 2016 IT Pro and Developer Preview

    The first glance at the future of Office for Windows is here, in the form of the <a href="http://blogs.office.com/2015/03/16/announcing-the-office-2016-it-pro-and-developer-preview/">Office 2016 IT Pro and Developer Preview</a>. It's the initial public iteration of the suite that will be released sometime in the second half of 2015, so at this point it's very much a work in progress.

    27 March 15 05:50 Written by Preston Gralla
  • Break me if you can: 4 rugged tablets put to the test

    It's a cruel world out there for tablets: Every day, there's the possibility they will be dropped, knocked, spilled on or just shaken around. And that's just in a normal business day -- if you use your tablet outdoors, while traveling or in a work zone, the odds of a disaster go up precipitously.

    03 March 15 22:35 Written by Brian Nadel
  • Windows 10 deep-dive review: Finally, a unified operating system

    The second preview release of <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/article/2874955/microsoft-releases-big-update-to-windows-10-preview.html">Windows 10</a> begins to flesh out Microsoft's vision of an operating system that bridges the gap between traditional PCs and touch-based tablets -- something it failed at dismally in Windows 8. More than that, the new release reveals a single operating system that shape-shifts according to the device it's running on, be that a PC, a tablet or a phone.

    29 Jan. 15 22:38 Written by Preston Gralla
  • CentOS 7: The perfect gift for the Linux do-it-yourselfer

    Although differentiation is tough in <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/article/2451781/linux/is-linux-dead-for-the-desktop.html">Linux</a> distributions today, CentOS 7 has carved out a niche as the free and open alter ego to <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/article/2466011/opensource-subnet/review-rhel-7-anchors-enterprise-focused-ecosystem.html">Red Hat Enterprise Linux</a> (RHEL). We found that CentOS, which is mandated to be binary-compatible with Red Hat 7, shares about 95% of the features of its commercial enterprise-class sibling.

    22 Dec. 14 22:09 Written by Tom Henderson
  • Yosemite deep-dive review: OS X 10.10 gets ready for the big time

    OS X 10.10, otherwise known as Yosemite, is the 11th iteration of the operating system that powers the desktops and laptops created by Apple. This update, <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/article/2824548/apple-will-webcast-oct-16-ipad-event.html">expected to be released later today</a>, marks the second version of OS X whose code name is based on a California location instead of a species of cat -- and the second time Apple has let loose a major update for free.

    16 Oct. 14 23:36 Written by Michael deAgonia
  • Windows 10 Technical Preview deep-dive: A promise of better things to come

    It's been nearly a week since <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/article/2689409/microsoft-unveils-spiritual-successor-to-windows-7-by-going-to-10.html">Microsoft announced</a> that it will follow Windows 8.1 with Windows 10 -- and <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/article/2690559/microsoft-launches-windows-10-preview-program.html">released its Technical Preview</a> so that those interested could take a first look at the new operating system. Since then I've been exploring the new OS, alongside the sparse documentation Microsoft has released.

    10 Oct. 14 21:36 Written by Simon Bisson
  • The best new features in Windows Server 10 (so far)

    Alongside Microsoft's Oct. 1 release of the <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/article/2688078/microsoft-windows/microsoft-windows-165000-first-look-windows-10.html">Windows 10 Technical Preview</a>, the company offered early previews of the next iteration of Windows Server and System Center. With final releases not expected until the summer of 2015, these extremely early technical previews are a marked departure from the norm for Microsoft. Far from being feature complete or even stable, the Windows Server Technical Preview nevertheless presents a way to become familiar with new features coming down the pike, and to put the UI changes through their paces.

    08 Oct. 14 21:06 Written by Tim Ferrill
  • 4 Windows tablet/keyboard combos take on the Surface Pro

    Microsoft's <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9248650/Surface_Pro_3_deep_dive_review_Has_Microsoft_finally_got_it_right_">Surface Pro 3</a> has gotten a lot of attention as a way to bridge the gap between tablets and traditional notebooks. Its snap-on keyboard and pull-out rear stand tries to offer the best of both worlds, but with a 12-in. screen and weighing 1.8 lbs. (without its keyboard cover), the Surface Pro is not as light as it could be, particularly for nomadic workers. And starting at $800 for a system equipped with an Intel i3 with 64GB plus $130 for the Type Cover, it is not an inexpensive system.

    16 Sept. 14 20:09 Written by Brian Nadel

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