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Windows 8.1 launch weekend plagued by some show-stopping installation issues

Most Windows 8.1 installations have been easy as easy can be. But the ones that go bad have been going VERY BAD.

Microsoft temporarily pulls Windows RT 8.1 update due to 'a situation'

The much-anticipated Windows RT 8.1 update appears to be having quality issues for some users, causing Microsoft to remove the update from the Windows Store.

Windows 8.1's best new features in pictures

What you see is what you get with the new Windows 8.1 update—and you'll see a lot.

Just one killer exclusive could make Linux gaming take off, says Battlefield 4 boss

But who will be the first to take the plunge?

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Open source won't address everything, says Red Hat CEO

Open source is a development model and not a support one that does bug fixing, according to Red Hat global CEO and president, Jim Whitehurst.

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Canonical's Saucy Salamander gives Ubuntu some speed

The newest version of the Linux distribution, which will be ready for downloading October 17, comes with a faster installer as well as an updated lightweight container technology that can clone new environments more quickly.

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First Firefox OS update brings beefed-up performance

Mozilla Foundation is improving the performance of its Firefox OS software for smartphones, and devices running it will soon go on sale in more European and Latin American countries.

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Hands-on: Google's Metro browser preview sneaks Chrome OS into Windows 8

The latest dev build of Chrome transforms into a full-blown Chrome OS installation when you open it in Windows 8 Metro mode.

Microsoft wants HTC to put Windows Phone on Android phones, report claims

Android and Windows Phone: Two great tastes that taste great together? We'll know if an alleged scheme between Microsoft and HTC comes to fruition.

Windows 8.1 boxed copies now available for preorder

But don't buy one if you want to upgrade from Windows XP or Vista!

Windows 8 users now outnumber Mac addicts

But that still doesn't mean Microsoft's new-look operating system is setting the world alight.