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Edge browser fails to win over Windows 10 users

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August 17, 2015

Edge browser fails to win over Windows 10 users

Microsoft's new Edge browser is being used by a only minority of those running Windows 10, according to data from a pair of analytics vendors. READ MORE

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1. Samsung unveils 15TB SSD based on densest flash memory

2. Windows 10's usage share ascent routs Windows 7's

3. IDG Contributor Network: Here's why tech companies should avoid the Amazon workplace culture problem

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5. Review: Best open-source reporting tools

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7. Rhonda Chicone: A serious take on silly-sounding cybersecurity terms

8. IBM partners to make Linux mainframes more mainstream

9. BitTorrent programs can be abused to amplify distributed denial-of-service attacks

10. NOW ON CSO: 10 security technologies destined for the dustbin

11. Darlene Storm: Hack to steal cars with keyless ignition: Volkswagen spent 2 years hiding flaw

12. Jonny Evans: The Apple Car rumors seem very, very credible

13. IT Blogwatch: Can Android M Marshmallow finally beat Apple iOS?

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IBM partners to make Linux mainframes more mainstream

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BitTorrent programs can be abused to amplify distributed denial-of-service attacks

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NOW ON CSO: 10 security technologies destined for the dustbin

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Darlene Storm: Hack to steal cars with keyless ignition: Volkswagen spent 2 years hiding flaw

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Jonny Evans: The Apple Car rumors seem very, very credible

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