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Windows 8 users now outnumber Mac addicts

But that still doesn't mean Microsoft's new-look operating system is setting the world alight.

The Bride of Frankenmac

The Macworld Lab gathered together some PC parts and assembled a computer that runs OS X, with a few quirks.

Mac Pro and Bride of Frankenmac

Bride of Frankenmac: The illicit PC that runs OS X faster than a Mac Pro

What happens when Macworld Lab takes some spare PC parts and puts together a computer that runs Mac OS X? The results are impressive, but also illegal.

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.

Safari gets energy-efficient update in Mavericks

When OS X Mavericks arrives later this year, a new-and-improved version of Safari will come with it. Here's what to expect.

on macworld.com

Linux code is the 'benchmark of quality,' study concludes

Most recently, Coverity scanned 7.6 million lines of code in Linux 3.8 and found a defect density of just .59.

Apple keeps patching Java on OS X Snow Leopard after proposed drop-dead date

Apple Tuesday patched Java for the aged OS X Snow Leopard and tweaked Safari to give users more control over what websites they let run the vulnerability plagued Oracle software.

on techhive.com

6 killer Mac features we'd love to see in Windows PCs

Even if you'd never lay a finger on a Mac, you have to admit these Apple-made features would rock on a Windows PC.

Sprint Android phones will feature Quixey's smart search for new apps

All new Sprint Android phones will feature Quixey’s smart app search to help users discover new apps--without knowing exactly what the users are looking for.

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Adobe releases emergency Flash patch for Windows and OS X systems

Adobe recently released an emergency update for Flash Player on all platforms after two vulnerabilities were discovered in the wild targeting Windows and Mac OS X PCs.

Mac users get an official Ubuntu One client

Unlike Google Drive, which lacks Linux software, Canonical's cloud storage service is now fully cross-platform.