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Submission + - Ask Slashdot: Setting up a Windows 10 Laptop 1

14erCleaner writes: I've been tasked with setting up a new HP Windows 10 laptop for a nonprofit group. While I have decades of experience with older Windows versions, so far I've dodged the forced upgrades, so this is my first Win10 experience. What should I be doing to get this set up smoothly? What should I install/uninstall/enable/disable? (Other than "format the disk and install Linux", which unfortunately isn't an option.)

Submission + - Amazon Raises Free Shipping Threshold, Then Beats Revenue Expectations

14erCleaner writes: Three days ago, Amazon.com increased its threshold for free "Super Saver" shipping from $25 to $35. This led one short-seller to speculate that they would badly miss earning estimates. Yesterday evening, Amazon announced earnings of $17.1 billion for the third quarter of 2013, handily beating the average estimate of $16.8b. They still lost 9 cents per share, but they're making it up in volume.
Android

Submission + - Malware for Android Surges (globalthreatcenter.com)

14erCleaner writes: "According to Juniper Networks, malware for Android platforms has increased 472% since July. 55% of the identified malware acts in one way or another as spyware. The other major type of attack, which make up 44%, are SMS Trojans, which send SMS messages to premium rate numbers owned by the attacker in the background of a legitimate application, without the owner’s knowledge. They credit the more open app store, with no up-front review process, for the greater amount of malware versus the iPhone platform."
Government

Submission + - TSA Sabotage Results in Two Year Sentence (gazette.com)

14erCleaner writes: "A federal judge sentenced a Colorado Springs programmer to two years in prison Tuesday. Douglas Duchak was caught trying to insert code that would have interfered with processing searches into the TSA's no-fly list in October 2009, after he was notified that his contract job was being terminated."

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