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Itanium fans cheer Oracle's return after slamming its choice to stop porting

Oracle did the right thing this week when it pledged to resume porting its software to Hewlett-Packard's Itanium-based servers, but it should never have pulled...

Tool allows Mac OS X hackers with root access to easily extract keychain data

A new tool allows Mac OS X attackers with root OS access to easily steal the keychain password data of logged in users and reinforces the dangers of granting...

Give Windows 8 the Start menu it deserves

Most of the complaints about Windows 8 are about the lack of a Start menu and the inability to boot to the desktop. These Start menu replacements fix that.

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Qubes OS 1.0 isolates programs inside virtual machines for increased security

The first stable version of Qubes OS, an open source desktop operating system designed to provide a greater level of security by isolating programs inside...

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Windows 7 dethrones XP for desktop crown

Don't expect Windows 8 to ever beat out Windows 7 for desktop market share because Microsoft's new OS is built more for tablets.

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Get PCWorld's '50 Essential Windows 7 Tips' Superguide

Master Windows 7 with these 50 tips, tricks, and secret utilities.

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OS X Mountain Lion on one-fifth of all Macs

Mountain Lion's increase was sharper than that of its predecessor.

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Linux Users Targeted by Password-Stealing 'Wirenet' Trojan

Malware writers are interested in Linux after all.

Time to Give Java the Boot?

Analysis: The programming language has become one of the weakest links in a PC’s and Mac's defenses against external threats, and is slowly -- and rightly -- being abandoned.

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Russia Yanks Google From Android Tablets

The government develops an Android-like operating systems that doesn't collect customer data for Google; first for military, it will be offered to consumers as well.

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Microsoft Will Allow Downgrades From Windows 8 to Windows 7, Vista

Microsoft will allow users of Windows 8 Pro to downgrade their new PCs to Windows 7 or even Vista, according to the operating system's licensing agreement.

Apple's Mountain Lion Clears 10% Bar: Now Powers 1 in 10 Macs

Apple's OS X Mountain Lion now powers more than 10% of all Macs, and may be on the way to outdoing its predecessor, Lion, in adoption speed, an online advertising network said today.

Windows 8: Hate It Already? Why Waiting for Windows 9 Won't Help

We take a speculative look at the future of Microsoft's operating system.

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Happy Birthday, Linux: Raise a Glass

Analysis: Linux is turning 21. It's time to break out the good stuff.

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TechHive: Hold the Phone: Nikon's New Camera Runs Android 2.3

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Nikon's Coolpix S800C will be the first major-release camera to run the Android operating system.