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Canonical Ubuntu management tool gets hefty upgrade

Anticipating greater usage of Ubuntu within the enterprise, Canonical has released a significant update to its Landscape Ubuntu system management tool.

Five new features in Ubuntu 12.10 'Quantal Quetzal' Beta 1

Of particular interest to business users is support for whole disk encryption.

Microsoft to patch Windows 8 Flash bug before OS is released

No patching before release meant the forthcoming operating system would be vulnerable to attack immediately after it was made available

Windows Store for apps opens to all developers globally

The Windows Store, a new online marketplace for applications for Windows 8 and Windows RT computers, is now open to developers in 120 geographic markets.

Why a dearth of apps will hobble Windows RT and Windows 8 success

The success of Windows RT, and to a lesser extent Windows 8, will hinge on the quality and quantity of apps in the Windows Store next month.

Get a sneak peek at Firefox OS in this new Mozilla video

Now you can see the new mobile operating system in action on a ZTE phone.

Airlines prepare to adopt Apple iOS6 Passport features

Apple's mobile operating system can automatically retrieve a boarding pass when a traveler arrives and zap payment when stopping at Starbuck's.

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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...

Two more tiny, sub-$100 Linux PCs join the fray

Priced as low as $49, these new devices expand PC users' options.

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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Android hits 1.3 million daily device activations

Gingerbread still dominates installations on existing hardware, meanwhile, with Ice Cream Sandwich in second place.

Microsoft plans large expansion in China to push cloud services

To benefit from a growing Chinese market, Microsoft on Thursday said it is increasing its investment in the country, with new hires, more research for local...