Don't-Miss Operating System Stories

Pinterest ramps up location search

The new tool is faster and better at predicting users' intentions, the company said.

Mozilla and Spreadtrum get closer to $25 Firefox OS smartphone

A reference design has been completed, and is being readied for two Indian smartphone vendors.

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10 awesome improvements in Linux Mint 17

Take a tour through the coolest features of this LTS release.

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Red Hat gears RHEL for the long haul

The newly released RHEL 7 includes Docker containers and the new terabyte-scaled XFS file system

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Windows 8.1 users won't receive any more patches unless spring update is installed

As promised, Microsoft will no longer let Windows 8.1 users install patches and updates unless they upgrade to the Windows 8.1 Update released this spring.

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Oops! Tim Cook tweets photo of Mac production line running Windows

Apple uses Windows to manufacture Macs on its production line, according to a photo tweeted by Apple chief executive Tim Cook.

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Despite resistance, dual-boot Windows and Android tablets live on at Computex

Small Chinese tablet makers are experimenting with dual-boot tablets with Windows and Linux

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Windows Server 2012 R2 finally arrives on Amazon's cloud

The company is also offering preconfigured images with SQL Server 2014

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19 ways Apple's iOS 8 promises to streamline your workflow

iOS 8 may not be flashy, but it includes a boatload of improvements designed to help you complete everyday tasks as quickly as possible.

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Live blog: WWDC 2014 keynote

Jason Snell, Dan Moren, and Serenity Caldwell will be live in San Francisco for Apple's 2014 developer's conference keynote.

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Windows 8.1 finally overtakes Windows 8 in usage share

Microsoft's latest operating system is on the rise, but so is Windows 7

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Dell brings Ubuntu to tablets with new Inspiron hybrids

Dell's new hybrids include the Inspiron 11 3000, which starts at US$449.99, and Inspiron 13 7000, for which the price was not available

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Microsoft announces Windows 8.1 with Bing for low-cost devices

It's like Windows 8.1, but with Bing as the default search engine in Internet Explorer. So, uh, it's like Windows 8.1?