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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.

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Deep inside Windows 8.1's spring update: New changes in pictures

Microsoft's impending update for the Windows 8.1 update tries hard to woo over disgruntled desktop fans.

3 ways to get a new Windows 7 PC in the Windows 8 era

You can still buy or build a PC with Windows 7, or possibly downgrade from Windows 8. It just takes a little extra legwork.

What you need to know about the GnuTLS Linux bug

A flaw similar to Apple's 'goto fail' bug leaves many Linux variants vulnerable to man-in-the-middle attacks.