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Why SteamOS will challenge Windows for PC gaming supremacy

Valve's Steam Box endeavor is ostensibly designed for the living room, but make no mistake: SteamOS is a serious threat to Windows.

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Valve announces SteamOS, an operating system built for the living room

In the lead-up to its inevitable Steam Box console announcement, Valve announced details of SteamOS on Monday, a Linux-based operating system built around video games.

Device-spanning Ubuntu Touch OS gets October 17 launch date

Canonical's vision of one OS to rule all devices is nearing release.

Munich to hand out Ubuntu Linux CDs to ward off upcoming Windows XPocalypse

The open source operating system offers safe haven from the impending hacker free-for-all.

Windows 8.1 review: The great compromise

The RTM's out, and it shows that Microsoft listened. The Modern UI plays better with the desktop, and other improvements.

New Cyanogen Accounts bring beefed-up security to the popular Android ROM

Rooting your phone just got a bit more appealing for the security conscious.

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Phone makers roll their own operating systems as Google and Microsoft close ranks

As Microsoft and Google snatch up Nokia and Motorola to create integrated, iPhone-like hardware/software experiences, hardware makers like HTC and Samsung scramble to create safe havens.

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How Windows, OS X, and Ubuntu are slowly turning your PC into a smartphone

All the desktop operating systems are integrating mobile features, but they're using very different methods.

Android market more fragmented than ever, report says

There are nearly three times as many distinct Android products in use now compared to a year ago. Among these devices, eight different versions of Android are currently in use, according to a new report.

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Firefox OS simulator adds commerce feature for app developers

The latest simulator for the upcoming Firefox mobile OS is aimed to please developers planning to sell applications.