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Alibaba looks to rural China to popularize its mobile OS

Alibaba's YunOS is still struggling to become mainstream in China

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Debian 8.0 'Jessie' is out and even Microsoft is celebrating

After two years in the making, here's what you'll find inside Debian 8.0.

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Ubuntu 15.04 'Vivid Vervet' released: Revamped (again) menus, systemd, 'Snappy Core' for smart devices, and more

Ubuntu 15.04 also serves as the base Canonical's Internet of Things ambitions and the first commercially available Ubuntu Phone.

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Take that, Google: Microsoft apps will be bundled on Cyanogen's Android phones

The company that wants to 'take Android away from Google' just signed a deal to bundle Microsoft apps with its operating system.

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Don't look now, but ATMs are about to get a cloud makeover

NCR uses Android and a thin-client model to bring yesterday's bank machines into the cloud era

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Linux 4.0 brings Skynet closer to existence, offers reboot-free kernel patching

With Linux 4.0, we're one step closer to the version of Linux used by the T-800 Terminator. But it's full of handy improvements!

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OnePlus launches OxygenOS, a custom version of Android Lollipop for the OnePlus One

The new ROM brings a near-stock Lollipop experience to the much-beleaguered phone.

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Chrome OS beta has a new Launcher—and it looks suspiciously like Google Now

Chrome OS Beta Channel users should get the new-look launcher in the next few days.

Microsoft prepares Windows 10 for panoply of sensors

A unified sensor interface will allow Windows 10 devices to support a slew of new environmental, biometric, proximity and motion sensors.

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Here are five moves Microsoft must make to resuscitate Windows phones

Microsoft's years of missed mobile opportunities have taken a toll, but it's not too late for a comeback

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Ubuntu just switched to systemd, the project sparking controversy throughout Linux

Ubuntu Linux's Upstart has been upstaged by systemd.

Hands-on with Ubuntu Phone's swipe-centric 'scopes' interface

Canonical's Ubuntu Phone OS relies on swiping gestures to navigate through what it calls scopes.

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GNOME 2 is back: Ubuntu MATE is now an official flavor

The GNOME 2-based Ubuntu MATE is now 'officially official.'

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Red Hat strips down for Docker

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Atomic Host contains only the tools needed for developing and running Docker containers