Don't-Miss Operating System Stories

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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.

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Apple readies another crack at ending Yosemite's Wi-Fi ills

Apple is putting the final touches on the next update to OS X Yosemite as it again tries to stamp out Wi-Fi problems customers have complained of since the operating system launched in October.

PCWorld News

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.

PCWorld News

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.

PCWorld News

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.