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Microsoft Security Essentials Fails AV-TEST Certification By Staggering Percentage

Microsoft Security Essentials Fails AV-TEST Certification By Staggering Percentage

Microsoft faces a significant PR battle today as test results from an independent research firm makes claims in the competition’s favor.  Of course when we say competition, that could mean from other top alternative desktop operating systems such as Linux.  But more immediately, it shows how Microsoft’s Security Essentials stacks up against the other industry

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An Unlikely Union: Microsoft SmartGlass for Android Review

Despite some concerns and doubts from the community early on, Microsoft has finally released its SmartGlass application for Android. For those who aren’t acquainted with the technology, SmartGlass allows various PC and mobile operating systems to directly control the Microsoft Xbox 360 game console. Users are able to control most aspects of the Xbox interface (and select

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Linux on Clover Trail: Much Ado About Nothing

The tech world has been buzzing recently about comments made from Intel’s Architecture Group Executive Vice President David Perlmutter at the Intel Developer Forum, where he said that the company’s new “Clover Trail” chip “cannot run Linux”. Moreover, Perlmutter claimed the Clover Trail to be a specifically Windows 8 chip, and that Intel had worked closely

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Dear Microsoft, Thanks For The 0xB16B00B5

In a not-so-surprising turn of events, Microsoft has fessed up to the now infamous ’0xB16B00B5′ (Big Boobs) string of hex that was supplanted into the Linux kernel. While the prank is certainly very funny, it is not original.  0xB16B00B5 is a common L337 expression, or ‘Hexpression’, in the technical community.  It is also noted on

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