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Windows 7 should live on as open source, spectacularly optimistic petition demands

Windows 7 may have reached end-of-life, with official support no longer provided (at least not for free), but the veteran OS could live on if Microsoft released it as open source. That’s the demand – and it is a demand, not a suggestion – from the Free Software Foundation (FSF), which has issued a petition …

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Windows 10’s latest troublesome update is now reportedly causing boot failures

Microsoft has run into more trouble with Windows 10 updates, as a recent important security patch which had previously been problematic by failing to install for some folks, is now causing serious crashes – and even boot failures – in some reported cases. Windows Latest spotted the fresh problems with update KB4528760 for Windows 10 …

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AMD’s Wraith coolers for Ryzen CPUs haven’t been upgraded – there are fakes out there

AMD’s Wraith Prism cooler, which comes bundled with some of its latest 3rd-gen Ryzen processors (and the Ryzen 7 2700X), is suffering from a surprising problem – namely fakes of the cooling solution are floating around. Initially, it was thought that the respected RGB stock cooler had been upgraded by AMD, and just not announced …

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Thousands of WordPress sites hacked in scam campaign

New research has revealed that over 2,000 WordPress sites have hacked as part of a campaign to redirect visitors to a number of scam sites which contain unwanted notification subscriptions, fake surveys, giveaways and even fake Adobe Flash downloads. The security firm Sucuri first discovered the hacking campaign when its researchers detected attackers exploiting vulnerabilities …

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Intel’s latest earnings beat expectations, but threats of chip shortages and AMD still loom

Intel has just revealed its better-than-expected fourth quarter earnings, with revenue of $20.21 billion, a decent leap over the $19.23 billion expected by analysts. This impressive performance has lead to Intel shares jumping by up to 7% – meaning Intel’s stock is the highest it’s been in 20 years. Intel Comet Lake release date, news …

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AMD reckons it can win the high-end GPU battle – and dethrone Nvidia just like it did with Intel

AMD is aiming to disrupt 4K gaming, and build a Radeon GPU line-up to take on Nvidia in a similar way to how the firm has ramped up Ryzen processors to beat out Intel (at least in desktop CPUs). That’s the scoop according to AMD’s Mithun Chandrasekhar, who is head of product management at Radeon …

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Microsoft customer support database exposed online

Microsoft has disclosed a security breach where an internal customer support database was exposed online last month. The software giant provided further details on the security breach in a blog post in which it said that the database was storing anonymized user analytics and was accidentally exposed online between December 5 and December 31. Security …

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AMD rumored to be testing Big Navi – could it be a monster GPU that’ll seriously worry Nvidia?

The incoming Big Navi graphics card has apparently arrived with AMD in the US for testing, in what’s (hopefully) another sign that this high-end offering will be released sooner rather than later this year. We do know for sure that the ‘Nvidia killer’ will arrive at some point in 2020, because AMD’s chief executive Lisa …

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