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How to choose the right Linux distro

RHEL/CentOS, Fedora, Ubuntu, Debian, and OpenSuse have far more similarities than differences, but choosing the wrong one for the job can make life much harder

The kill switch is here: iOS 8 enables it by default

Apple is the first smartphone maker to abide by a new California anti-theft law

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For a sweet desktop, try Mint with Cinnamon

Linux Mint 17 offers long-term support; emerges as open source alternative for Windows XP users.

Linux kernel developer arrested in Russia

Dmitry Monakhov apparently jailed for public protest against Ukraine conflict.

Red Hat CTO abruptly resigns

CTO Brian Stevens is out at Red Hat, according to a curt press release issued by the company Wednesday evening.

China to launch home-grown OS in October as Windows replacement

Plans to compete with Microsoft, Google and Apple on the OS front

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Munich reverses course, may ditch Linux for Microsoft

The German city of Munich, long one of the open-source community’s poster children for the institutional adoption of Linux, is close to performing a major about-face and returning to Microsoft products.

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Installing Ubuntu on an old netbook with hair tearing and profanity

Installing Ubuntu from a USB drive on an older machine is easy if you have one key bit of information ...

Docker gets a GitHub-like repository from CoreOS

The recently purchased Quay.io provides the software and services for CoreOS to run a Docker hub

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Linux will not become a gaming platform, it already is one

Why I cringe whenever I hear someone say "it's the year of Linux gaming!"

Red Hat aims at standardization with Linux for 64-bit ARM servers

Red Hat wants Linux for ARM servers to avoid the fragmentation that plagued Unix in decades past

Long replacement cycle drags down iPad sales

Tablets aren't in trouble, but slower upgrade tempo causes another decline for Apple

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The desktop-a-week review: Enlightenment (E17)

I will be using a new desktop environment for a week at a time, and reviewing them afterward. Up this week: Enlightenment (E17 to be specific).

First look: Apple's Swift is simple, at first

Swift's clean and modern syntax makes it quick and easy to get started, but mastering this new language will take a while

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Review: Microsoft Office Online vs. Apple iWork for iCloud vs. Google Drive

Online word processors, spreadsheets, and presentation apps can be surprisingly useful, or surprisingly lame, and not even Microsoft aces Office document compatibility

Apple's iBeacon gets fun

Apple's iBeacon location technology used to be for boring retail applications. Now it's showing up in consumer apps.

Will Apple's Internet of Things vision hurt a beautiful idea?

With HomeKit, Apple promises easy home automation

Apple returns to beta testing with Yosemite, just as Microsoft downplays the ritual

'Feels like a PR exercise,' says analyst of Apple's decision to publicly beta test OS X

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