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Dell's Linux laptop has good hardware, decent toolkit

Our Linux pros check out the decked-out XPS 13 'Developer Edition' laptop, preloaded with Ubuntu and other tools.

From the ashes of Fuduntu, FuSE Linux is born

This brand-new distro will likely use the Consort desktop for a classic experience.

Linux kernel 3.9 adds full Chrome OS support

New SSD capabilities, meanwhile, enable faster performance.

Fedora 19 alpha offers a peek at what's coming

New 3D printing tools are among the additions in this latest preview release.

Ubuntu 13.04 'Raring Ringtail' debuts, to be followed by 'Saucy Salamander'

The latest desktop version of this popular Linux distribution focuses on performance.

Tiny single-board BeagleBone computer arrives at $45

There's a new low-cost single-board computer on the block designed to give the million-selling Raspberry Pi a run for its money. It's called the BeagleBoard Black.

First Firefox OS developer phones are already sold out

Two new preview devices made a brief appearance, then appeared to be sold out online.

Coming soon to Linux: A lightweight KDE alternative

Among the goals for the new 'KLyDE' desktop are a minimal footprint, simplified configuration, and a fast startup.

Open source is taking over the software world, survey says

Innovation, quality, and growth are named as key motivators for using open source software.

Six good reasons to try Manjaro Linux 0.8.5

This new update to the up-and-coming distro adds key beginner-friendly features.