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Why you should be using Linux Mint 12

Multiple desktop options set this new release apart, but the best part for many users may well be that Unity isn't one of them

Four good reasons to try OpenSUSE 12

Speedy, stable and stuffed with features

5 features you didn't know about in iOS 5

From panoramic pictures to 3D and autocorrect, here's a handful of things you didn't know your iOS device could do

iOS vs. Android battle echoes Mac vs. PC clash: What's next?

The smartphone and tablet war is similar to the old Mac vs. PC war. Will the outcome be the same?

The best Android apps for boosting battery life

Third-party applications and modulate your smartphone's energy usage based on demand and behaviour

The problem with Android - diversity as a hindrance

Android 4.0 will soon be available... if you buy a Samsung Galaxy Nexus. If you have some other Android smartphone or tablet, good luck.

Four top innovations in Google Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich

Google's new mobile OS upgrade boasts some special features

Computer infected? Blame yourself, Microsoft report concludes

If your computer is infected, it's not Microsoft. It's your fault for not buying the latest version

iOS 5: What we already know

With the iPhone 5 possibly to be announced tomorrow, let's look back at what we know so far about iOS 5

Cyber risk and the future of national response

Cyber attacks are becoming more frequent and lethal than ever before

Will Windows 8 PCs shut the door on Linux?

Secure boot protocol threatens to prevent Linux from running on Windows 8-certified machines.

Why Windows 8 on ARM matters

How system-on-chip designs may change mobile computing.

The two faces of Windows 8 Developer Preview

An operating system between yesterday's desktop and tomorrow's touchscreen interface

Fewer reboots in Windows 8 is a patching shell game

Nobody wants reboots unexpectedly restarting their PC, but a new patch process seems more like a cheap trick than a solution

Move aside touchscreen - new interfaces are coming

Innovative interfaces offer flexibility in device interaction

Luke Jerram: The art of technology and science

British artist Luke Jerram uses new tech like 3D printing and science to create incredible works of art.

Bugs and fixes: When OS X Lion slows to a crawl

How I exterminated a mysterious bug after upgrading my Mac from Snow Leopard Lion

Linux Foundation: Secure boot need not be a problem

Implemented correctly, the UEFI protocol is perfectly compatible with open operating systems

The complete guide to running Windows on a Mac

How to get Windows 7 set up on your Apple computer

Google unveils what's new in Android 4 'Ice Cream Sandwich'

Unified mobile OS for tablets, smartphones clones some iOS features and focuses on a slicker UI and new developer APIs

Five top features of Windows Phone 7.5 Mango

Why you should hesitate before buying that iPhone 4S

What Apple might announce at next week's iPhone event

The camera will be better, the antenna problem might improve, but what else?

NetbootCD - A handy tool for managing Linux distributions

Why mess with multiple CDs to keep your Linux versions up to date?

HAL 9000 will soon be a reality

Your phone and other devices are quickly evolving into intelligent robot assistants you can talk to

Windows 8 gets sad new Blue Screen of Death

History of the blunder screen which first appeared in Windows 1.0 back in 1985. Sad face


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