Mark Shuttleworth's recent closure of Ubuntu Linux bug No. 1 ("Microsoft has a majority market share") placed a meaningful, if somewhat controversial, exclamation point on how far Linux has come since Linus Torvalds rolled out the first version of the OS in 1991 as a pet project.
Stories by Serdar Yegulalp
These tiny systems, ranging from bare-bones boards to full-blown, ready-to-run PCs, are ideal for hackers and hobbyists who want to create their own powerful machines.
Matchbox computers -- small but powerful open-source devices -- are a good way to build your own system and/or carry it with you. We look at the phenomenon and offer a slideshow of examples.
Smart in design and stingy on power, HP's Envy convertible works well as a laptop or a tablet.
Professional-grade laptop-tablet convertible combines solid build, superior performance, and a surfeit of business features
Lightweight, Atom-based Windows 8 tablet-laptop convertible gets amazing battery life
Well-engineered laptop is long on performance and battery life, short on business features
Lenovo's cleverly designed Windows 8 laptop-tablet hybrid takes too many turns for the worse
HP's business-grade notebook packs plenty of speed and nice features into a retro design
Center stage at this year's Google I/O was a company honing its vision for a future beyond search
OpenXchange's new word processor, OX Text, is the first in a set of Linux-based productivity apps. Can it compete with Google Docs and Office 365?
Size (and mobility) matters. As desktop PCs lose ground to tablets and smartphones, and the Cloud becomes a more mainstream means for software deployment, desktop applications are being elbowed aside by mobile apps and Web services, resulting in a significant shift in the way software is created.
Lenovo's Atom-based Windows 8 tablet-laptop hybrid is lightweight and usable, but build quality doesn't cut it
Today's video editing apps have made many pro-level features available to anyone who wants to use them. We review four of the best known video editors to see what they offer and how easy it is to use them.
HP's smartly designed, solidly built, Atom-based Windows 8 tablet makes a solid case for mobile fleets