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Ubuntu Linux 12.04 'Precise Pangolin' arrives

After months of widespread anticipation, the latest version of Canonical's popular Linux distribution -- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS “Precise Pangolin” -- was released in its final form on April 26.

Use Android? Three Ways to Make It More Free

Google's <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/250608/android_coming_soon_to_a_desktop_near_you.html">Android</a> mobile platform is clearly a lot more <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/246140/is_android_open_not...

Firefox 6 Jumps on Stage Ahead of Schedule

<a href="http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/229447/ready_for_firefox_6_heres_whats_on_the_way.html">Firefox 6</a> isn't scheduled to debut officially until Tuesday, but it turns out this latest release of Mozilla's Web browser is already a...

Nintendo 3DS Targeted in Anti-DRM Campaign

Hard on the heels of the Free Software Foundation's <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/227151/its_time_to_give_digital_rights_management_the_boot.html">Day Against DRM</a> earlier this month, the advocacy organization last week la...

What Linux needs is some good marketing

It's been an exciting year for Linux so far, thanks at least in part to the release of Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal," which is shaping up to be the first desktop Linux release targeted squarely at newcomers to the free and open source operating system...

Tiny patch cuts Firefox 4's startup time in half

While all the world scrutinized the proposed "Do Not Track" feature for Mozilla's Firefox 4 on Monday, a tiny patch quietly emerged that promises to cut the open source browser's startup time in half on Windows.

Android browser flaw exposes user data

A vulnerability in the Android browser could permit an attacker to steal the user's local data, according to a report yesterday from security expert, Thomas Cannon.

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