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Here are five moves Microsoft must make to resuscitate Windows phones

Microsoft's years of missed mobile opportunities have taken a toll, but it's not too late for a comeback

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Ubuntu just switched to systemd, the project sparking controversy throughout Linux

Ubuntu Linux's Upstart has been upstaged by systemd.

Hands-on with Ubuntu Phone's swipe-centric 'scopes' interface

Canonical's Ubuntu Phone OS relies on swiping gestures to navigate through what it calls scopes.

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GNOME 2 is back: Ubuntu MATE is now an official flavor

The GNOME 2-based Ubuntu MATE is now 'officially official.'

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Red Hat strips down for Docker

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Atomic Host contains only the tools needed for developing and running Docker containers

Cyanogen's CTO riffs on Alcatel phones and the relationship with Google

Cyanogen co-founder Steve Kondik says Alcatel "really gets what we do" after cementing plans to sell the HERO 2+ for $299 in North America.

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The other guys: Canonical and Jolla trot out alternatives to Android, iOS

The smartphone OSes have something different, in a good way, to offer those looking for smartphone OS alternatives.

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Jolla, SSH outline plans to build a secure OS for smartphones and tablets

A new version of Jolla's Sailfish OS is getting locked down with the help of SSH.

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Firefox OS coming to U.S., developed markets in 2016

Mozilla and telecom carriers see demand for high-end flip phones, so that's where Mozilla is heading.

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Ubuntu 14.04.2 arrives with updated hardware support and a new Linux kernel

The latest Ubuntu Long Term Support update plays nice with new hardware.

PCWorld News

With no Google, Chinese app stores soar on high downloads

Baidu surpassed Apple to become the world's second-largest app distributor

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Google targets Chinese developers with new YouTube channel

Despite a government block on Google, the company is still trying to reach developers in the country

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A eulogy to CrunchBang, the Linux distro that time passed by

One of Linux's strengths is the ease with which you can roll your own distro to scratch a niche itch. But sometimes those distributions fade away, as highlighted by CrunchBang's recent death.

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Microsoft said to invest in Android maker Cyanogen

Cyangoen's CEO, who said last week he intends to take Android away from Google, may have a new ally today.

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Wi-Fi issues continue to hamper OS X users despite updates

People who upgraded to iOS 8 are also experiencing Wi-Fi woes that Apple has yet to address.