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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.


PC-in-a-Keyboard Comes with Ubuntu Linux Preloaded

Just plug in a VGA monitor and you're ready to go with this $239 device.

Happy Birthday, Linux: Raise a Glass

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


Twitter Joins the Linux Foundation

'Tens of thousands' of Linux machines reportedly keep the microblogging site running.

Five Reasons to Try the New PCLinuxOS

This user-friendly Linux distribution is packed with applications and offers broad device and driver support.

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

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

Windows 8 $15 Upgrade Offer: FAQs for Recent PC Buyers

Have you recently purchased a new computer? Here's what you need to know about upgrading to Windows 8 at the discounted price.


Microsoft Starts Taking Orders for $14.99 Windows 8 Upgrade

Microsoft on Monday began taking orders for the $14.99 Windows 8 upgrade promised to customers who purchased a new Windows 7-powered PC in the last 11 weeks.


Linux's '31 Flavors of Fun' Project: 19 Distros and Counting

Now roughly two-thirds of the way through, this effort has already produced intriguing results.

Judge Not Satisfied With Google's Disclosures Over Commenter Pay

The original order wasn't just for "quid pro quo" situations, Judge William Alsup says.

McAfee Focuses on Privacy in Mobile Security Software Package for Android

Android apps can too easily invade smartphone users' privacy and expose personal data, McAfee says.

Apple Warns Customers to be Cautious of SMS After 'Flaw' Cited

While SMS is a relatively mature technology, in recent years it has attracted the interest of security researchers as an attack vector for smartphones.