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Quick Look: Puppy Linux 6.0

Check out the latest release of the lightweight Puppy Linux distribution.

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10 cool new features found in iOS 8.1

Don't be fooled: iOS 8.1 is no mere "dot" release. This rapid update from Apple is chock-full of great new features, several of which could change how you work, shop, and share.

Exposing the source: 15 pieces of classic software whose code is now accessible

The source code behind proprietary software doesn’t always remain hidden forever. Here are a number of examples where the code behind well-known applications has come to light

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Exposed: Xerox Alto and CP/M OS source code released

The Computer History Museum has made the code behind yet more historic software available for download

Suse enterprise Linux can take your system back in time

Which will be handy when configuration changes don't go well.

Unix: Beyond owner, group, and everyone else

Breaking out of the traditional owner/group/world way of managing file permissions, setfacl and getfacl provide a lot of flexibility and fair share of complexity.

Canonical celebrates cloud freedoms with new Ubuntu

The newest version of Ubuntu Linux comes with Cloud Foundry and the latest version of Docker.

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OS X Yosemite tips and tricks you need to know

Some tips to get the most out of Apple’s new operating system.

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Quick Look: Ubuntu 14.10

The latest release of Ubuntu focuses on application updates, maintenance and stability enhancements.

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Yosemite's 4 most annoying quirks. Fixed!

Yosemite isn't all Handoff rainbows and Continuity cupcakes. If parts of it are making you grumpy, here's how to set them (and the universe) right again.

Complaints mount about Yosemite crippling Wi-Fi

There has been a steady stream of reports from users whose Wi-Fi connections were affected after installing the latest version of Mac OS X.

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Bottom line: Should you upgrade to OS X Yosemite?

If you’re the kind of person who is suspicious of cloud computing or simply want each device to exclusively own the data on it, Yosemite may not be for you.

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Ubuntu turns 10: A look back at desktop Linux standard bearer

A brief history of Ubuntu, as alliterative as all-get-out.

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The best new features in OS X Yosemite

Look for these cool capabilities in the Mac's newest OS.

Apple opens bridges between OSes with launch of Yosemite, iOS 8.1

Version 8.1 of iOS is due Monday with fixes to iOS 8 bugs.

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Which Macs can run OS X Yosemite?

Yosemite has launched! Check your Mac to see if you're eligible to upgrade.

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Yosemite deep-dive review: OS X 10.10 gets ready for the big time

For the first time since 2000, Apple has offered a public beta of its new OS. Here’s what's new and what's cool.

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Quick look: PC-BSD 10.0.3

PC-BSD 10.0.3 offers a FreeBSD based alternative to desktop Linux distributions.

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