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Coming Attractions: Makulu, openSuSE and Fedora releases on the way

Summary: I've been looking at pre-release versions of these three distributions. With final releases due in the next few days or weeks, they are shaping up very nicely.

October 22, 2014 by By J.A. Watson for Jamie's Mostly Linux Stuff | October 22, 2014 -- 14:00 GMT (07:00 PDT)

Microsoft likely to patch zero-day next week

Summary: It looks like a fairly busy Patch Tuesday in December. There are two open zero-day vulnerabilities in Windows. It's likely there will be a patch for one, but not the other.

December 5, 2013 by Larry Seltzer

Chromebooks: Sometimes less is more

Summary: When it comes to mobile tech, it's not always best to go big if a lesser option makes more sense.

November 12, 2013 by James Kendrick

Goodbye, Lotus 1-2-3

Summary: IBM is shutting the doors on Lotus 1-2-3, the software program that made the IBM PC and Microsoft household names.

May 14, 2013 by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols

Windows 8 Blue continues Microsoft's tradition of confusing names

Summary: Some people find the Windows naming system confusing, and Blue continues the trend. But examine NT's history and it all makes sense, if only on the Planet Zog.

March 26, 2013 by By Jack Schofield for Jack's Blog | March 26, 2013 -- 16:39 GMT (09:39 PDT)

Windows XP is a ticking time-bomb with only 500 days to go

Summary: Although businesses have been upgrading from Windows XP for more than three years, the deadline is approaching, and there are still around 500 million users to move with only 500 days to go

November 23, 2012 by By Jack Schofield for Jack's Blog | November 23, 2012 -- 16:43 GMT (08:43 PST)

Windows 8 is a one way street for consumer PC users

Summary: If you buy a Windows 8-powered HP consumer PC, or from any other PC vendor, you'll get no help from them if you decide you'd rather have Windows 7. And Linux? Forget about it!

November 8, 2012 by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols

100 reasons to jailbreak an iPhone

Summary: It's perfectly legal in the US to jailbreak your handset. The Digital Millennium Copyright Act says so.

April 4, 2012 by Adrian Kingsley-Hughes