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Despite resistance, dual-boot Windows and Android tablets live on at Computex

Small Chinese tablet makers are experimenting with dual-boot tablets with Windows and Linux

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Turn old PC hardware into a home server with FreeNAS

FreeNAS can breathe new life into old hardware and sling files and media to networked devices all around your house.

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Have operating system, will travel: How to run virtual machines from a flash drive

Virtual machines are usually restricted to a single box, but Portable VirtualBox lets you install VMs on a flash drive so you can run your PC-in-a-PC on any PC.

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Canonical's audacious Ubuntu for Android project isn't quite dead, but it is in limbo

The audacious 'One device to rule them all' project may be headed for the bush leagues, supplanted by Canonical's own Ubuntu Touch mobile operating system.

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How to run SteamOS in a virtual machine

See what all the hub-bub behind Valve's gaming-centric operating system is about WITHOUT blowing away all the data already on your hard drive.

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The Windows 8.1 Update finally makes Microsoft's Metro future PC-friendly

There's no reason to hesitate any longer: The Windows 8.1 Update shines by letting a tablet be a tablet and a PC be a PC.

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Windows XP holdouts: Meet the diehard faithful who refuse to move on

They're not zealots. They're not unaware. Steadfast Windows XP devotees explain why, unlike Microsoft, they won't be abandoning their operating system of choice.

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The Windows XP upgrade question: Windows 7 or Windows 8?

Ready or not, it's time to move on from Windows XP. Here's how to choose your next operating system.

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Microsoft publishes MS-DOS, Word for Windows source code

Microsoft publishes the source code for two of the programs upon which its business was founded.

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3 easy Linux alternatives for Windows XP refugees who don't want a new PC

Keep your old PC, and keep it safe, with one of these Linux distros. After all, a free, user-friendly OS is better than an old, unsupported one.