Don't-Miss Operating System Stories

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The other guys: Canonical and Jolla trot out alternatives to Android, iOS

The smartphone OSes have something different, in a good way, to offer those looking for smartphone OS alternatives.


Jolla, SSH outline plans to build a secure OS for smartphones and tablets

A new version of Jolla's Sailfish OS is getting locked down with the help of SSH.

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Firefox OS coming to U.S., developed markets in 2016

Mozilla and telecom carriers see demand for high-end flip phones, so that's where Mozilla is heading.

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Ubuntu 14.04.2 arrives with updated hardware support and a new Linux kernel

The latest Ubuntu Long Term Support update plays nice with new hardware.

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With no Google, Chinese app stores soar on high downloads

Baidu surpassed Apple to become the world's second-largest app distributor

PCWorld News

Google targets Chinese developers with new YouTube channel

Despite a government block on Google, the company is still trying to reach developers in the country

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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.


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.

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Google just made it easier to run Linux on your Chromebook

New Chromebook developer mode tools enable booting from USB and SSH access.

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