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Dell's Linux laptop has good hardware, decent toolkit

Our Linux pros check out the decked-out XPS 13 'Developer Edition' laptop, preloaded with Ubuntu and other tools.

From the ashes of Fuduntu, FuSE Linux is born

This brand-new distro will likely use the Consort desktop for a classic experience.

Linux kernel 3.9 adds full Chrome OS support

New SSD capabilities, meanwhile, enable faster performance.

Fedora 19 alpha offers a peek at what's coming

New 3D printing tools are among the additions in this latest preview release.

Ubuntu 13.04 'Raring Ringtail' debuts, to be followed by 'Saucy Salamander'

The latest desktop version of this popular Linux distribution focuses on performance.

Coming soon to Linux: A lightweight KDE alternative

Among the goals for the new 'KLyDE' desktop are a minimal footprint, simplified configuration, and a fast startup.

12 ways Windows 8 dominates the OS competition

Don't let all the Live Tile bashing fool you. Windows 8 still dominates the OS competition in a dozen crucial aspects.

Open source is taking over the software world, survey says

Innovation, quality, and growth are named as key motivators for using open source software.

Six good reasons to try Manjaro Linux 0.8.5

This new update to the up-and-coming distro adds key beginner-friendly features.

Android founder: We aimed to make a camera OS

The creators of Android originally dreamed it would be used to create a world of "smart cameras" that connected to PCs, a founder said, but it was reworked for mobile handsets as the smartphone market began to explode.