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Windows 7 settles as Windows XP use finally starts to slip … a bit

And at the back of the field, Windows 8.1 is sprinting away from Windows 8

Scratched PC-dispatch patch patched, hatched in batch rematch

Windows security update fixed after triggering blue screens (and screams) of death

VMware puts VDI in the woodchipper

VMWorld 2014 Project Fargo and CloudVolumes shred VDI storage requirements

Sin COS to tan Windows? Chinese operating system to debut in autumn – report

Development alliance working on desktop, mobe software

Linux turns 23 and Linus Torvalds celebrates as only he can

No, not with swearing, but by controlling the release cycle

GitHub.io killed the distro star: Why are people so bored with the top Linux makers?

LinuxCon 2014 Raise your hand if you're interested – liar!

China hopes home-grown OS will oust Microsoft

Doesn't much like Apple or Google, either

Cheapo Firefox OS mobes to debut in India – definitely not one for selfie-conscious users

Spicephone hopes Fire One Mi-FX 1 will heat up the market

Red Hat: ARM servers will come when people crank out chips like AMD's 64-bit Seattle

LinuxCon 2014 Standards to lift data center boxes out of device doldrums

Microsoft refuses to nip 'Windows 9' unzip lip slip

Look at the shiny Windows 8.1, why can't you people talk about 8.1, sobs an exec somewhere

Storage, chip slingers pledge allegiance to Linux, open source

LinuxCon 2014 Linux Foundation swells ranks, coffers

Linux Foundation says many Linux admins and engineers are certifiable

LinuxCon 2014 Floats exam program to help IT employers lock up talent

Intel's Raspberry Pi rival Galileo can now run Windows

Behold the Internet of Things. Wintel Things

Munich considers dumping Linux for ... GULP ... Windows!

Give a penguinista a hug, the Outlook's not good for open source's poster child

Linux kernel devs made to finger their dongles before contributing code

Two-factor auth enabled for Kernel.org repositories

The Return of BSOD: Does ANYONE trust Microsoft patches?

Sysadmins, you're either fighting fires or seen as incompetents now

Microsoft cries UNINSTALL in the wake of Blue Screens of Death™

Cache crash causes contained choloric calamity

Time to move away from Windows 7 ... whoa, whoa, who said anything about Windows 8?

Start migrating now to avoid another XPocalypse – Gartner

CoreOS takes Manhattan with Quay container-hosting gobble

Docker-friendly Linux to offer private repository storage

Red Hat spruces up 2011's enterprise Linux with RHEL 6.6 Beta

Updates a-comin' for those who haven't traded up to version 7

WinPhone's Halo hottie Cortana to hit desktop in next Windows – report

'Cortana, where is my Start Menu?'

Awooga: August Patch Tuesday incoming – with two remote-code exec bugs in IE, Windows

Good news for Server admins – no critical fixes planned

Amazon 'adware' laden Ubuntu passes ICO's data smell test

Linux love for Bezos' goods is not illegal, says UK watchdog

Speaking in Tech: 'I think Ballmer tried to DERAIL MICROSOFT', says ex-Redmond man

Podcast Did Steve have a Götterdämmerung moment?

Microsoft KILLS Windows 8.1 Update 2 and Patch Tuesday

You'll never believe what it's called inst... actually, you probably can

Meet Solaris 11.2, where SDN means 'Software-Defined Net profit'

Analysis This time, Larry's Oracle is going after the networking giants

Shuffling Zombie Juror – aka Linux kernel 3.16 – wants to eat … ARMs?

'Iffy' release candidates turned out alright says Linus Torvalds

Surfing the web from Android? We KNEW it – sorry, iOS fanbois

About time too: fandroids dominate in buying devices

Windows 8 market share stalls, XP at record low

Another month of nasty numbers for Microsoft

Call off the firing squad: HP grants stay of execution to OpenVMS

Startup to take over support for today's Itaniums and beyond

POW! Apple smites Macbook Air EFI firmware update borkage

Fruity firm provides digital balm for furious fanbois

PEAK LANDFILL: Why tablet gloom is good news for Windows users

Analysis Sinofsky's hybrid strategy looks dafter than ever

Red Hat rallies hardware makers with 64-bit ARM server partner program

Standards sought for low-power data center kit

Microsoft rolls up more Windows Server 2012 R2 updates

Office 365 monitoring and virtual machine visualiser among 40-plus tweaks

Android busted for carrying Fake ID: OS doesn't check who really made that 'Adobe' plugin

Versions 2.1 to 4.4 vulnerable to masquerading malware

Leaked Windows Phone 8.1 Update specs tease details of Nokia's next mobes

New screen sizes, dual SIMs, voice over LTE, and more

Cloudy CoreOS Linux distro declares itself production-ready

Lightweight, container-happy Linux gets first Stable release

KDE releases ice-cream coloured Plasma 5 just in time for summer

Review Melty but refreshing - popular rival to Mint's Cinnamon's still a work in progress

Secure microkernel that uses maths to be 'bug free' goes open source

Hacker-repelling, drone-protecting code will soon be yours to tweak as you see fit

iOS slurpware brouhaha: It's for diagnostics, honest, says Apple

Hidden packet sniffer claims hit Cupertino

Apple: We'll unleash OS X Yosemite beta on the MASSES on 24 July

Starting today, regular fanbois will be guinea pigs, it tells Reg

Speaking in Tech: Microsoft DOES have a stake in Android, y'know

Podcast Ever been asked to give feedback on enterprise helldesks? Thought not