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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.

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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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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.