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Ubuntu 13.10: The good, the bad, the ugly, and the mobile

The newest release of Ubuntu, dubbed Saucy Salamander, doesn't offer much in the way of new features – except for the introduction of Ubuntu Touch for mobile platforms.

Windows Phone scores wins but still faces challenges

Microsoft's promotion of Windows Phone has recently seen success in the U.S. and Europe amid continued problems in China.

Microsoft ends Windows 7 retail sales, but the real deadline looms in 2014

But you can still find boxed copies if you shop around.

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Oracle integrates DTrace debugger into its Linux distribution

Oracle Linux administrators can finally take advantage of the powerful DTrace debugging tool, first designed for Solaris

Open-source gaming ahoy! Valve joins Linux Foundation ahead of SteamOS launch

Valve becoming a Linux Foundation member could lead to innovative new gaming, the foundation said

Windows 8 uptake needle sticks as growth stalls

According to figures from Net Applications, Windows 8's uptake stalled in November; Windows 7 continued to gain ground.