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So long, TrueCrypt: 5 alternative encryption tools that can lock down your data

Don't trust TrueCrypt anymore. Take a look at a few of the options available to you.

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Linux pros use tweak tools to customize their OS, and so can you

Customize everything from fonts and icons to search functionality and Web apps with these third-party helpers.

How to install Ubuntu and keep Windows

There are three ways to have your Ubuntu and keep Windows, too.

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Linux to the rescue! How Ubuntu can help a computer in distress

When disaster strikes your Windows PC, an Ubuntu live drive has all the tools you need to save the day.

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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS plays better with high-res displays, forms Ubuntu's tablet backbone

Ubuntu 14.04 'Trusty Tahr' is here as Canonical's latest LTS release. It's more about stability than new features, but still begins a new era for Ubuntu.

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Meet Jasper, an open-source, Siri-like virtual assistant for Raspberry Pi

A new open source project for Raspberry Pi mini-PCs lets you build your own voice command personal assistant for your home.

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Security and quality top companies' reasons for using open source

Survey results could indicate a sea change in small businesses' attitudes toward proprietary software.

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Now you can buy a computer-powered rifle on the Internet with Bitcoins

Texas-based TrackingPoint is now accepting Bitcoin for weapons purchases. It's not the first time you could buy guns with Bitcoin, but it might be the first time you could do it legally.

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Bitwig Studio on Linux: Can one top-tier app change the game?

The release of a highly anticipated music application on Ubuntu Linux could be a watershed event for the free OS.

Proprietary firmware poses a security threat, Ubuntu founder says

Hardware manufacturers should move the software part of their innovations into the Linux kernel, Mark Shuttleworth said.