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Happy Thursday! Microsoft is making it harder to dual-boot Windows with another operating system (like Linux), so it might finally be time to move Windows to its own drive on your PC.

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Microsoft Edge’s New Search Feature Is Frustrating Everyone


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AMD Graphics Cards Can Now Filter Background Mic Noise, Too


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The Best Android Camera Phones of 2022


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How to Automate Docker Container Updates With Watchtower


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