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Huawei launches LiteOS, an operating system for the Internet of Things

Huawei's LiteOS is meant to run on a minimal power and work on a wide range of hardware

Tails 1.4 polishes up the privacy-obsessed Linux OS trusted by Edward Snowden

Tails, the operating system trusted by Edward Snowden, just released a new version. Here's what you'll find in it, as well as what all the Tails hub-bub is about.

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It's optional for now, but Linux Mint expects to switch to systemd next year

Recent media reports suggested Linux Mint is consciously shying away from systemd. Nope.

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Apple mobile devices still dominate at companies, but Windows, Android gain

Windows and Android tablets decrease Apple's share on business tablets by double digits, according to a report.

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Ubuntu's Unity 8 is prepping for phone-PC convergence, but still has a long way to go

The Unity 8 interface is the key to Ubuntu's vision of phone-PC convergence, but it's still bristling with rough edges.

Ubuntu may beat Windows 10 to phone-PC convergence after all

Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth says Canonical will launch a phone capable of being used as a PC later in 2015, possibly ahead of Windows 10 phones.

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Windows 10 can tap Cortana for help with data analysis

The new OS will also feature multiple desktops and enhanced security features.

The 3 most compelling reveals from Microsoft's Build 2015 keynote

We saw universal apps and got a peek at the new Edge browser, but Microsoft's hologram technology stole the show.

Build 2015: Windows 10 in 3 minutes

Microsoft wants Windows 10 on one billion devices in three years. Android and iOS developers will now be able to bring their apps and games to Windows 10.

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Here's what's new in 7 Ubuntu 15.04 offshoot 'flavors,' from Kubuntu to Ubuntu MATE

Beyond the core release, the launch of Ubuntu 15.04 brings some significant changes to Ubuntu's various offshoots, too.

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Expect more Cyanogen phones from Chinese vendors

Cyanogen wants to help Chinese smartphone vendors go global

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A year later, Microsoft's Nokia deal isn't a clear winner

The company has to sell more phones, and attract more big hardware partners and developers.

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Alibaba looks to rural China to popularize its mobile OS

Alibaba's YunOS is still struggling to become mainstream in China

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Debian 8.0 'Jessie' is out and even Microsoft is celebrating

After two years in the making, here's what you'll find inside Debian 8.0.

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Ubuntu 15.04 'Vivid Vervet' released: Revamped (again) menus, systemd, 'Snappy Core' for smart devices, and more

Ubuntu 15.04 also serves as the base Canonical's Internet of Things ambitions and the first commercially available Ubuntu Phone.