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$100,000 payday for discoverer of Microsoft home windows worm

The windows 8.1 Preview. With little more than a week ahead of windows eight.1’s rollout, Microsoft says it dished out its largest ever reward to a British researcher who discovered a chink within the armor of the new running device. In step with The Guardian, James Forshaw uncovered a malicious program in a preview model of windows 8.1 that hackers …

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The ‘Linux Diversity’ collection: One kit, 10 Linux distros

  Linux Diversity With all the wide variety of free and open source software out there, it can sometimes feel like an insurmountable challenge to download and try each and every one that interests you. That’s where a one-stop sampler can be especially useful. A few weeks back I wrote about VALO-CD, which provides a nice assortment of open source apps for Windows. …

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LINUX LINE Linux and open-source news and advice

Linux For a beginner-friendly distro, try Linux Lite 1.0.0 For all the media attention that goes to Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Fedora, and the other leadingLinux distributions, casual observers would have to be forgiven if they have no idea that hundreds of other distributions are out there as well, each with a particular purpose and target audience in mind.     New ones pop …

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The Windows 8 Touch Experience

Windows 8 has been designed so that users can have an awesome experience with the touch effect. This is one of the reasons driving the excitement in lieu of the wide range of touch-based systems operating with Windows 8. Spreading the Touch-screen Experience Customers have been used to using the touch effect on mobile devices including smartphones and tablets, but …

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Samsung recasts its Windows PC line as Ativ

Samsung recasts its Windows PC The Samsung Series 5 Ultra line will apparently be recast as the Ativ Book 5. Samsung is rebranding all of its Windows PCs as Ativ. Ativ is Vita backward — that’s Samsung’s reasoning — and previously only applied to the Ativ Smart PC and Smart PC Pro, both Windows 8 tablets. (There was also the …

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