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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.

Fuduntu Linux is closing its doors

Plans are already afoot for a brand-new replacement for the distro, which was just updated last week.

Key updates have arrived for Fuduntu and PCLinuxOS

A 'Lite' version of Fuduntu is among the brand-new features introduced this week.

Ubuntu 13.04 'Raring Ringtail' drops Wubi in final beta

Also available for testing is an updated version of the newly official Ubuntu GNOME remix.

It's an ideal time to have Linux skills, SUSE exec says

Demand is especially high for developers with kernel know-how, says SUSE's Michael Miller.

Three Ubuntu Linux versions will reach end of life in May

If you're still using Ubuntu 11.10, Ubuntu 10.04 Desktop, or Ubuntu 8.04 Server, it's time to upgrade.

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Google tweaks counting method; usage jumps for its Jelly Bean OS

Google's Android developer site now reports a jump of almost nine percentage points for Jelly Bean devices from 16.5 percent of all Android users in early March to 25 percent in early April.

Windows XP decline stalls as users hold onto aged OS despite 2014 deadline

The decline in usage share of Windows XP, which is slated for retirement in 53 weeks, has slowed significantly, hinting that millions of its users will hold onto the operating system much longer than some, including Microsoft, expect.

GNOME 3.8 delivers more privacy and a new 'classic' mode

The new GNOME Classic desktop combines GNOME 3 technology with numerous popular GNOME 2 features.