The latest version of the Wine compatibility layer for Windows on Linux is available for download.
The latest version of the Wine compatibility layer for Windows on Linux is available for download.
January's release of Office 2016 for the Mac includes lots of new features. But more importantly, it now brings the underlying code base of Microsoft's various Office flavors into alignment.
AMD PCs can now install Microsoft's Windows update with fixes for Meltdown and Spectre and the bug that caused boot problems.
With Linux running two out of five server instances on Azure, it's past time to learn how to do a good job of running Linux on Microsoft's Azure cloud
If you've spent years mastering the ins and outs of Windows Update, prepare to do some unlearning. Windows 10, with its emphasis on "Windows as a service," rewrites almost all the rules of updates and upgrades. Here's what you need to know.
The enterprise software giant is working on Spectre fixes for Solaris on Sparc V9.
Are you tired of clicking through categories to find a specific Windows 10 setting? If you know the right commands, you can create shortcuts that take you to specific pages with a single click. Ed Bott...
Using the Windows Update for Business feature, you can postpone or pause Windows 10 upgrades and updates. You don't have to be an IT pro to use Windows Update for Business (although it helps), but you'll need a business edition of Windows 10. Here are step-by-step instructions.
Microsoft's much-hyped free upgrade offer for Windows 10 ended in 2016, right? Not exactly. The GWX tool may be gone, but all the other upgrade tools still work, and the end result is an apparently valid digital license. But those offers could end soon.
Microsoft's latest Windows Server Insider test build, 17074, adds new Storage Spaces Direct capabilities, among a couple of other new features.
After several extensions to the deadline, 16th January is the last day for owners of Windows 7 and 8.1 to get a free upgrade under the "assistive technologies" offer.
Criminals have yet to exploit Meltdown and Spectre, but they're playing on users' uncertainties about the CPU flaws in their malware and phishing schemes.
No more Microsoft, says Barcelona City Council, in pursuit of "full technological sovereignty".
Industrial companies are being told to avoid some Meltdown and Spectre fixes after reports of problems.
The headlines are all about how the Meltdown and Spectre security vulnerabilities will affect Windows PCs, but the real problems are how these bugs will impact servers and the cloud.
You still need gestures, but mind-controlled menu selection could make you far more efficient, says Microsoft.
If you need to navigate regularly between Linux and the Windows world, there are many applications that can make your job easier. We spotlight 21 quality applications that will pave the way.
Like the look of Apple's new iMac Pro workstation, but you're a Windows user so macOS is a no-go zone for you? No worries! You can get all the power and performance of the iMac Pro while still being able to run Windows.
Want to use the Windows BitLocker feature but there's no TPM in your PC? No problems. Here's how you can fit one yourself for under $20.
Sometimes, Windows can be very frustrating. These are my 15 go-to tools for eliminating annoyances.
Those who want a Windows powered laptop don't have to feel jealous of those who choose the macOS path, because there are some truly awesome Windows 10 laptops available.
How well do you know the ins and outs of Microsoft's flagship operating system? Every week, Windows expert Ed Bott delivers a new trick or shortcut. We've collected his most popular tips.
Looking to build a cheap Windows 10 PC? Here are the components you need to build a system that comes in at $400, including Windows 10! As always, shop around for the best deal on components, and remember that component prices change regularly. (Updated November 2016)
In "go big or go home" world of tech, these products went home.
Many professionals find themselves working on both Macs and PCs. If your work requires you to jump back and forth between Windows and Mac systems, here are some apps that will make your life easier.
A selection of powerful laptops to boost your productivity. Here are laptops and 2-in-1 systems from Microsoft, Dell, Lenovo, Apple, Asus, and HP to suit most budgets.
Looking to build a cheap Windows 10 PC? Here are the components you need to build a system that comes in at $400, including Windows 10! As always, shop around for the best deal on components, and remember that component prices change regularly.
Here is a selection of accessories for your Windows 10 PC or laptop to help boost your productivity.
Being a Mac user doesn't mean that you have to turn your back completely on the Windows ecosystem. There are a number of ways that you can run your favorite Windows applications on your Mac - and some won't cost you a penny.
If you're looking for a top of the range, high-specification laptop to suit your business needs, check out ZDNet's recommendations.
Data breaches, hacks, and vulnerable software makes it easier than ever for a hacker to get access to your data. These simple steps can help mitigate it happening in the first place.
Antivirus firms are playing patch catch-up, as Microsoft releases Meltdown firmware updates for Surface devices.
From the iPhone X and Alexa, to cybersecurity, AI and the future of Windows, ZDNet's Larry Dignan and TechRepublic's Jason Hiner explore the key developments to impact the business of technology this year.
Microsoft has published a new standard for creating a very secure Windows 10 machine.
You've just upgraded to the most recent version of Windows 10. Use this checklist to ensure that you've cut annoyances to a bare minimum.
Microsoft's new Mixed Reality Capture Studio will crate content for HoloLens and other virtual reality headsets.
Microsoft explains how its next-gen security can protect files from being encrypted by ransomware extortionists.
New features in Defender Advanced Threat Protection are available to preview in Windows 10.
Windows users get WebVR, plus more speed, faster launches.
Two years after its splashy debut, Windows 10 is now running on more than 500 million PCs worldwide. Was the upgrade worth it? Here's my report card.
Lenovo's N23 and N24 have hit the market.
Businesses are finally moving away from the 2001 operating system.
Johnson Controls is using Windows 10 IoT Core, Cortana voice activation, and back-end Azure insight services to power a new thermostat
They laughed at the original Surface RT. But Microsoft persisted, refining the Surface Pro's features and engineering away its flaws through multiple iterations. The proof of success? Just look at all the Surface Pro clones.
Despite its innovative dual-lens camera system, the P9 doesn't threaten today's leading flagship smartphones. However, it wouldn't take much to turn the P-series into a genuine challenger.
Most of the compromises ASUS has made to achieve an affordable price point for this 14-inch Windows laptop are acceptable, but it's short on SSD storage and the screen quality is disappointing.
This business laptop crams two batteries in a svelte yet rugged form to make it easy to take it on the road.
The technical preview of Windows 10 is heavy on tools for the power desktop user that businesses will want to evaluate, but the most important features will be visible later in the preview cycle.
If you need a Windows 8.1 computer that's flexible enough to be a tablet, a laptop (if you add the optional keyboard) and even (if you add the optional docking station) a desktop PC, then the Surface Pro 3 manages the trade-offs as well as anything on the market.
This affordable 8-inch Atom-based (Bay Trail) Windows 8.1 tablet has a nice IPS screen and delivers all-day battery life under light usage modes. Limited screen size, internal storage and processing power will prevent it from being more than a companion device for mobile professionals though.
The 10.1-inch Transformer Book T100 is a well made and attractively priced hybrid Windows 8.1 tablet. However, its moderate specification and small size make it difficult to recommend as your primary Windows device.
The Haswell-based Surface Pro 2 delivers improved performance and battery life, and its dual-angle kickstand is also welcome. However, the Pro 2's unchanged chassis design feels bulkier and heavier than ever, and it becomes very expensive when fully accessorised.
The Lumia 1020 has a truly impressive 41-megapixel camera and a high-quality 4.5-inch AMOLED screen, but many Windows Phone fans might do better with the 920 and a good dedicated camera.
This excellent Windows 8 tablet/ultrabook hybrid has a well-designed keyboard docking mechanism, typically solid build quality and a specification well suited to mainstream business use. It has a hefty price tag, though, and the lack of SD-based storage expansion is perplexing.
The Lumia 925 is a slimmer and lighter Windows Phone 8 handset than its 920 predecessor, with a neater and more ergonomic design. It lacks integrated wireless charging but supports LTE and NFC, and has an excellent 4.5in. AMOLED screen.
Although it's well built and delivers decent battery life, the ElitePad 900's combination of a basic Atom-based tablet and a range of optional extras is an expensive way to build a work-ready system.
The chunky Toughpad FZ-G1 has a high-resolution outdoor-visible screen, is moderately rugged, and delivers decent performance and middling battery life with the standard battery. The biggest drawback, however, is the price.
Although it's expensive for a moderate-performing Atom-based Windows 8 tablet, the ThinkPad Tablet 2's design and build quality are excellent, while pen support is a real bonus.
The Atom-based Latitude 10 is short on performance, but delivers excellent battery life — especially with the optional 4-cell battery. Although some aspects of the industrial design and build quality could be better, this is a decent business-class Windows 8 tablet.