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Fedora 13 Linux: Its Five Best Features

The next version of Fedora Linux will make new users feel right at home.


Running Windows Games on Linux Gets Easier

Two recent developments have made it even easier to run Windows games on Linux.


How to Keep Your Privacy Safe(r) on Facebook

Your information can't be made safe on Facebook, but you can make it safer.

Ubuntu Wants Adobe, Even if Apple Doesn't

Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu Linux, would welcome Adobe.


Linux Graybeards May Be Aging, But Not Yet 'Fogies'

Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit is a glimpse into Linux's future — and a reflection on how its leadership is growing older.

Apple iPad Destined to Be Wearable Tablet?

The iPad requires relatively little interaction from its user — so why not put it on your belt and use a wired or wireless connection to hook up an eyepiece and earphones?


CrossOver Linux 9: Windows Apps Without Windows

Some Linux users insist that anything you can do on Windows, you can do better on Linux. While there's some truth to that, many of us have Windows applications we need.


Amazon Wastes Money, Pays Microsoft for Linux

Redmond has claimed that Linux violates more than 200 of Microsoft's patents for years. There's one little problem with this assertion: It's not true.

Review: Firefox 3.6 RC Makes Browsing a Pleasure

Firefox 3.6 is almost here, and if the release candidate is any indication, it's looking mighty good.

Windows for Rent

Microsoft is now allowing businesses to rent Windows and Office, a move that could mean big changes for businesses.


Are Tablet PCs Destined to Flop?

Are Tablet PCs destined to flop, just as their predecessors have?


Tablets PCs Have Never Mattered--and Never Will

The bottom line is that if you want to get information into a computer, be it an e-mail or filling out an expense spreadsheet, you really need a keyboard.

Mozilla's Thunderbird Is Back with a Vengeance

At long last, a new and vastly improved version of Thunderbird has just been released and is back to being great.

Black Friday Deals: Buy the Right PC, Not the Cheapest

Computers may be on sale at insane prices, but take a careful look at the bottom line — and exactly what it is that you're buying.

Google Partners with Canonical for Chrome OS

Rather than seeing Google's Chrome operating system as competing with Linux desktop distributions, Canonical is working with Google to make the OS.