Public PCs aren't safe, so what's a PC user to do? Carry a Linux distribution on a USB stick in their backpocket of course!
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The PC industry worldwide sold 136 million desktop PCs last year, along with 160 million traditional notebooks driven by keyboards and touchpads. Those big numbers explain why Microsoft is feverishly improving the desktop experience for "the next iteration of Windows."
There have been recent reports of problems with Windows 8 Updates destroying Linux/Windows dual boot setups. My experience has been that, while there may be problems, they probably aren't as serious as some reports make them sound.
Experience really shows in this versatile Linux distribution
Linux is everywhere, except on traditional PCs. But when it comes to total platform domination, you can't beat Linux on supercomputers.
Samsung has been working to improve their Exchange email client and has it working on the Galaxy S4. They took a step back with the Note 3, but thankfully NitroDesk's TouchDown fills the void and offers enhanced experience.
The 300 prototypes will feature a variety of Intel processors and Nvidia graphics cards inside.
Look out Xbox, PS4, and Wii! The first of Valve's SteamOS Linux-powered gaming system prototypes will soon be in a few lucky users hands. Then, in 2014, multiple vendors will be selling Steam Machine PCs and gaming consoles.
The latest numbers from NetMarketShare show that the PC market might be slowing, but it's not changing much. Windows 8 is growing its share as people replace their old PCs, and despite vocal threats, no one appears to have replaced their Windows PC with a Mac or Linux.
There are now two major ways to boot and install Linux on Windows 8 PCs, but soon they'll only be a single unified method.
With Windows 8 stumbling out of the gate and Google's Linux-powered Chromebooks gaining steam, Microsoft needs to dump Windows 8 for Windows 7 on PCs and the sooner the better.
Some Samsung laptops with UEFI will brick when you try to install Linux on them, others have problems, and the Linux Foundation is continuing to try to bring its fix for Windows 8 UEFI Secure Boot out.
It's still very hard to install Linux on Windows 8 PCs, and it's next to impossible to install Linux on Windows RT devices like the Microsoft Surface RT.
Well-known developer Matthew Garrett has just made it easier for Linux to boot on PCs locked down with Windows 8 Secure Boot.
Microsoft is seeking user-experience feedback from those who've bought Surface RT tablet/PCs.
Thanks to Microsoft, the Linux Foundation's program for booting Linux easily on Windows 8 PCs protected with Secure Boot is still stuck in neutral.
Thanks to Microsoft's implementation of secure boot, installing Linux on Windows 8 PCs is tricky. Unfortunately, the Linux Foundation's plan to address this problem has been stalled.
The figures don't lie: Android not only has almost three-quarters of global mobile device sales, but it's outselling PCs too. So the Linux-based OS is the new Windows, not only due to its ubiquity, but because it represents a key aspect of Windows that Microsoft is throwing away: openness.
HP can't let you downgrade ordinary, consumer Windows 8 PCs to Windows 7. That said, if you do move to Windows 7, or shift to Linux or another operating system, your hardware will still be covered by HP support, just don't expect HP to supply the drivers for any of these alternative operating systems.
Chinese Web giant says its Linux-based mobile operating system provides a choice for local phonemakers over Google's Android as it offers a better user experience with no challenges to functionalities such as maps and e-mail.
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