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Spec showdown: Microsoft's Lumia 532 makes more sense than Samsung's Tizen-based Z1

Both smartphones cost below $100, but some tough choices have been made to get there

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Why 2015 is the year of Linux on the everything-but-desktop

Linux was everywhere at CES 2015, even if it wasn't obvious.

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iPhone 6 sales boost Apple's smartphone OS market share

The gains came at the expense of Android.

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Mozilla takes aim at Apple and Google as Firefox OS moves into wearables

With Firefox OS for wearables, Mozilla wants to open up communication among all devices, regardless of OS

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Meet Red Star OS, the North Korean Linux distro that apes Apple's OS X

North Korea's Red Star OS looks like OS X, but it's all Linux under the hood.

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Dell: For Windows Server 2003, the end is closer than you'd think

Next July, Microsoft will cease supporting Windows Server 2003, giving businesses a chance to modernize their IT architecture

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Meet Devuan, the Debian fork born from a bitter systemd revolt

After Debian voted to make the controversial systemd init system mandatory going forward, the 'Veteran Unix Admins' picked up their forks to create Devuan.

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BlackBerry's deal to buy voice crypto company Secusmart blessed by German government

The deal will let BlackBerry step up its cross-platform push with better security

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Linux Mint 17.1 finally makes MATE's fancy Compiz graphics easy to use

The new version of Linux Mint just hit release candidate status. Here's all the goodies you can expect to find.

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OpenSUSE 13.2 supercharged with smoother setup, system snapshots, Btrfs, and more

OpenSUSE 13.2 is finally here after a year in development. These 3 killer features were worth the wait.

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Groupon drops 'Gnome' trademark claims after Gnome Foundation braces for battle

The open-souce software foundation had been raising funds to defend its trademark

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Gnome Foundation accuses Groupon of trademark hijacking, pleads for help

The open source organization needs to raise $80,000 to fund its legal fight