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Microsoft rallies Windows for price war with Android

Microsoft reduces Windows 8 licensing costs and hardware requirements to go head-to-head with Google's laptops and tablets.

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Ubuntu's ditching Unity's global menu, returning to in-app menus

Unity's global menu was just too darned confusing.

New Intel NUC BIOS update fixes Linux installation woes

Because bringing your own operating system to the party is a bummer when your PC can't find it.

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North Korea's home-grown OS looks a lot like Apple's OS X

The latest version of the software dumps a Windows-like interface for a Mac-style desktop.

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Android 4.4 OS inbound for HTC One, may follow for Galaxy S4

While there's no word on exact release timing, HTC says certification should be complete this week.

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SteamOS beta updated to support BIOS-based PCs and dual-booting

Valve's quickly eliminating SteamOS's biggest technical headaches, though these early builds are still only for the brave.

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Tablets expand scope with bigger screens, dual operating systems, and car access

Tech vendors are creating tablets with more specialized designs

PC makers embrace Windows+Android, but the devil's in the details

OEMs asked for Dual OS devices, says Intel CEO, but will consumers want them?

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The first CyanogenMod phone, the Oppo N1 CyanogenMod Edition, is shipping now

The CyanogenMod Edition Oppo N1 costs a cool $600, but it's unlocked and comes preloaded with everybody's favorite custom Android ROM.

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PC Plus Android: Microsoft to face computer makers' rebellion at CES

Windows 8.1 PCs that also run Android should 'scare the heck' out of Microsoft, says analyst