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New tool lets Chromebooks run Linux in a desktop window

So much for the old 'Chromebook are useless offline' meme.

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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.

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Ubuntu Phone launch delayed until early 2015

Canonical pushed back its promised 2014 Ubuntu Phone launch to polish the interface and account for manufacturing hold-ups.

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Jolla sells 7,200 Sailfish OS tablets, starts adding extra features

Jolla promises to start shipping its Sailfish OS tablets in the second quarter of 2015.

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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


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.

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Jolla pitches Sailfish OS tablet against fleet of Android slates

The company plans to start shipping the tablet during the second quarter of next year.

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OpenSUSE 13.2 supercharged with smoother setup, system snapshots, Btrfs, and more

OpenSUSE 13.2 is finally here after a year in development. These 3 killer features were worth the wait.

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Groupon drops 'Gnome' trademark claims after Gnome Foundation braces for battle

The open-souce software foundation had been raising funds to defend its trademark

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Gnome Foundation accuses Groupon of trademark hijacking, pleads for help

The open source organization needs to raise $80,000 to fund its legal fight

PCWorld News

Spec showdown: Lumia 535 edges Moto E with more storage, front camera

The Microsoft and Motorola smartphones are powered by the same processor, and cost about the same

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Kubuntu 15.04 embraces KDE's Plasma 5 desktop

KDE's experimental Plasma 5 desktop is officially ready for the big time, and will become the default desktop environment in Kubuntu 15.04.