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  • How (and why) FreeDOS keeps DOS alive

    Jim Hall’s day job is chief information officer for Ramsey County in the US state of Minnesota. But outside of work, the CIO is also a contributor to a number of free software/open source projects, including FreeDOS: The project to create an open source, drop-in replacement for MS-DOS.

  • Microsoft waives Windows 10 'branches' for now

    <a href="http://www.microsoft.com">Microsoft</a> will not begin using <a href="http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/features">Windows 10</a>'s multiple update tracks, called "branches" by the Redmond, Wash. firm, until later this year, analysts said, and in the interim will continue to push all updates to everyone at the same time.

  • Free Windows 10 upgrade will have 'no financial impact' on Microsoft

    When Microsoft announced that it would be offering consumers a free upgrade to Windows 10, it got a lot of people talking. After all, the company charged US$199 per license for consumers to upgrade to Windows 7 Professional just six years ago. So clearly, a free upgrade to a new OS would have to have a big impact on Microsoft's business, right?

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  • Everything you need to know about Windows 10

    Windows 10 has been one of the most anticipated Windows releases in Microsoft history -- especially given the <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/article/2948467/emerging-technology/good-riddance-windows-8.html">issues with Windows 8</a>, the result of Microsoft's decision to build an operating system that works on both touch and non-touch systems.

  • Preparing for your Windows Server upgrade

    <em>This vendor-written tech primer has been edited by Network World to eliminate product promotion, but readers should note it will likely favor the submitter's approach.</em>

  • How to make shortcuts to Windows 10 settings on your Desktop

    Want to see Windows 10's log of your I/O usage -- the Data Usage app in Settings -- by simply clicking or tapping on the Desktop? Enable or disable your microphone with two clicks? Turn off your webcam? Manage your Wi-Fi settings? It's easy.

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