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Android captures 75% of smartphone sales, Gartner says

Google Android smartphones are dominating the market, according to the latest figures from Gartner.

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Hackers get busy with Glass at Google's invitation

Running desktop operating system apps on Google Glass may be possible, but not necessarily a good idea, Google warns.

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New tablet boots Ubuntu Linux, Android, and Windows 8

Can't decide among operating systems? This tablet lets you have it three ways.

So Long, Cinnamon: Cinnarch Linux is reborn as Antergos

GNOME 3 is now the default desktop in this newly renamed Linux distribution.

No Chrome-Android merger, at least in the next year or two

Android's new boss hinted of an eventual merger of Chrome and Android but said the two will remain separate "for the short term."

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Microsoft douses comparisons of Windows 8 to 'New Coke'

As pundits draw parallels to Coca-Cola's disastrous introduction of a new soda formula 30 years ago, Microsoft says they're all wet.

Korora Linux 18 aims to deliver a friendlier Fedora

This newly updated Linux distro is based on Fedora 18 but adds numerous features for extra usability.

Canonical staff to get working Ubuntu phones by late May

By 'eating its own dog food,' the company says it hopes to accelerate progress on Ubuntu Touch.

Linux code is the 'benchmark of quality,' study concludes

Most recently, Coverity scanned 7.6 million lines of code in Linux 3.8 and found a defect density of just .59.

Five things to like About Debian 7.0 'Wheezy'

Speech-based installation and UEFI support are among many improvements in this updated Linux distribution.

China's Alibaba aims for big smartphone sales of its mobile OS

Alibaba Group hopes to make a dent in Google's dominance of China's smartphone market, and has high hopes that handsets running the company's mobile OS will reach sales of 30 million units.

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Asus Chromebook coming in the second half of 2013

Taiwanese PC maker Asus plans on getting behind Google's Chrome OS and will launch a notebook running the OS in the second half of this year, said company CEO Jerry Shen.

Microsoft pledges patch for zero-day bug in Internet Explorer 8

IE8 is the most widely-used of Microsoft's five supported browsers -- IE6 through IE10.

Google and Adobe beautify fonts on Linux, iOS

The new Adobe CFF engine 'will benefit technical and nontechnical users alike,' Google says.

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Windows 8 grows slow, XP just won't go

Microsoft was hit with a double whammy last month as it made scant progress in either boosting the usage share of Windows 8 or depressing the share of Windows XP, data published today showed.