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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...

Five key new improvements in OpenSUSE Linux 12.2

It's been almost a year since the last release, but a raft of updates make this new Linux distribution well worth checking out.

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...


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.


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

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


Coming soon to Linux: Nvidia Optimus graphics support

A new version of Nvidia's proprietary graphics driver will let Linux users benefit from its switching technology.

Windows Server 2012 embraces the data center

Microsoft has taken its server OS a giant step forward with Tuesday's release of Windows Server 2012.

OS X Mountain Lion on one-fifth of all Macs

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


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.


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.


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.