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Jolla's first Sailfish-based smartphone

Jolla stocks new online store with Sailfish smartphones for Europe

Jolla phones sold through the store are expected to ship from early January

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SteamOS beta impressions: Well, Valve did warn you to wait

Valve released a public beta of its new SteamOS operating system last week, but it's not going to replace your Windows installation anytime soon.

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Valve SteamOS beta now available for the brave

Valve released the first public beta of its new SteamOS operating system Friday. You can download it now, but don't be surprised if you run into some roadblocks.

Valve's gaming-focused SteamOS available to download December 13

The push to bring PC gaming to your living room draws nigh.

Microsoft ends Windows 7 retail sales, but the real deadline looms in 2014

But you can still find boxed copies if you shop around.

Open-source gaming ahoy! Valve joins Linux Foundation ahead of SteamOS launch

Valve becoming a Linux Foundation member could lead to innovative new gaming, the foundation said

Windows 8/8.1 sloooowly nears 10 percent of PC market

The combined might of Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 should break double digits by the end of the year. However, a key issue for Microsoft remains the large number of PCs still running Windows XP.

Windows 8.1 surprises: 25 hidden features and little extras

Tiles. Files. Apps and Snaps. The update's jam-packed with little things that add up to a big improvement over Windows 8.

8.1 features Microsoft removed from Windows 8.1

Good-bye, Messaging. Farewell, My Computer. These and some other features were left behind in the jump from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1, but for the most part you won't miss them.

The free-OS revolution: What Apple's Mavericks move means for Windows

Apple's claim of revolutionizing pricing with OS X Mavericks isn't quite as revolutionary as claimed. The new-age "One Microsoft" is already laying the groundwork for free Windows upgrades.