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Android stutters while iOS shines during Q1

A slowing sales growth along with up and coming vendors that want their own user interfaces should worry Google

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Mark Shuttleworth, Ubuntu Community Council ask Kubuntu developer to step down as leader

Friction between the lead Kubuntu developer Jonathan Riddell and Ubuntu reached extreme temperatures on Monday when the Ubuntu Community Council (UCC) asked Riddell to step down from the position of Kubuntu Leader.

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Fedora 22: First impressions

The latest release of one of the most reputable Linux distributions is here!

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Apple to wind back the clock to '09 with focus on quality, not features, in next OS X

Apple looks poised to turn back the clock to 2009, when it released OS X Snow Leopard, and focus less on shiny new features in the next Mac OS and more on quality, performance and stability.

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Report: Google prepping Android-based 'Internet of Things' operating system

'Brillo' could run on any low-powered device that connects to the Internet, even if it doesn't have a screen.

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First look: Windows Server 2016 goes on a cloud diet

Under the familiar skin, Windows Server 2016 Technical Preview 2 offers something very different.

Huawei launches its own OS for the Internet of Things

Huawei's LiteOS is meant to run on a minimal power and work on a wide range of hardware


How to convert users to Linux

There are two ways of converting users to Linux: My way or the hard way

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Even with free annual upgrades, Apple faces stubborn OS X fragmentation

While Yosemite powered the majority of Macs last month, Mavericks accounted for 21%, Mountain Lion and Lion for 6% each, Snow Leopard for 8%, and Leopard for nearly 2%. More than four in every 10 Macs ran an aged OS in April.

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How to move to openSUSE Tumbleweed

Should you switch to openSUSE Tumbleweed? And how to make the move if you do decide to try the adventurous side of Linux.

Microsoft bars more enterprise devices from seeing Windows 10 upgrade 'nag' campaign

Microsoft has modified an update for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 PCs so that fewer business devices will see a campaign hawking the Windows 10 upgrade with on-screen ads.

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Is Linux right for you?

How do you know if you are a potential candidate to become a Linux user? It's this simple: What's the first app you fire up after booting into your system? If you said 'browser', then you are a potential Linux user.

Broadcom hardware platform gains support for Apple's HomeKit

Broadcom is the latest company to announce a product that works with HomeKit

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What if Windows went open source tomorrow?

Thinking out loud about Microsoft making Windows an open source project is a great way to get your friends and colleagues wondering seriously about your mental health.

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PSA: Don't install Windows 10 Preview on the new Surface 3 yet

The Surface 3 was just released, but it's not yet ready to run Windows 10 as Intel is still working on the drivers.

Apple mobile devices still dominate at companies, but Windows, Android gain

Windows and Android tablets decrease Apple's share on business tablets by double digits, according to a repor

Planning your WS2003 migration: Tips and resources

Even if you’re not planning to migrate off of Windows Server 2003 before support ends in July, you should still begin preparing for the eventual move.

6 implications of not migrating off of Windows Server 2003

Don't say we didn't warn you.

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