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For a fully free desktop OS, try Trisquel GNU/Linux 6.0

Endorsed by the Free Software Foundation, this distribution includes no proprietary components.

Make your PC kid-friendly with four custom operating systems

Parental controls are outdated. Make your PC fun for all ages using operating systems designed specifically for tech-savvy tykes.

The Chromebook family grows again with Acer's new C7

Aimed primarily at schools, this latest entry offers six hours of battery life.

The ultimate Linux starter kit for small business

Linux machines can save your business cold, hard cash. Here's how to pick the best OS and apps for yourself, your workers, and your IT pros.

Ubuntu Linux gets a new official flavor

Following its debut last fall, Ubuntu GNOME Remix is now a supported part of the distribution's family.

Chrome OS holds firm against hackers at Pwnium 3

Despite the promise of hefty rewards, hackers failed to fell Google's Linux-based OS last week.

The Ubuntu guide for displaced Windows users

Scared of Windows 8 and thinking of switching to Linux? Here's the definitive guide to making the transition.

LibreOffice update brings remote presentation app to Windows, Mac

Users on any PC platform can now control presentations from an Android phone.

The Chromebook Pixel gets a thumbs-up from Linus Torvalds

'The screen really is that nice,' says the father of Linux.

With convergence in mind, Ubuntu Linux scraps Wayland

Canonical's new device-agnostic plan calls for a different display server, it says.