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Ubuntu turns 10: A look back at the desktop Linux standard bearer

A brief history of Ubuntu, as alliterative as all-get-out

Robot Eye

The robots are coming to steal your job

Automation technology isn't invading the IT industry alone -- robots are taking over a terrifying range of jobs

The open source and free software graveyard of 2014

We've also included a couple of freeware offerings that are no more

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The best new features in OS X Yosemite

Look for these cool capabilities in the Mac's newest OS

Keyboard apps for Android and iOS

11 feature-rich keyboard replacements for Android and iOS

Swipe away your stock smartphone keyboard in favor of one that’s faster, more accurate, and packed with features tailored to your needs

The Onion’s 9 best bits about Microsoft

Poking fun at the software giant and founder Bill Gates since 1996

9 useful add-ons for Google Docs

These handy tools will help you get the most out of Google's word processor

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Hidden gems: 10 Python tools too good to overlook

Parsing, image processing, computation -- these little-known Python libraries have you covered

A look at the FBI’s big, bad identification system

Next Generation Identification uses a variety of high-tech tools and algorithms to deal with criminal behavior

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12 surprising ways personal technology betrays your privacy

It's not just your boss or the government that's spying on you, it's also the devices and technologies you embrace.

9 proposed Java 9 features devs will love

Modularity, JSON, smart compilation -- Java's future offers compelling features to look forward to

Windows 10

First look: Windows 10

Microsoft's first glimpse of next year's new Windows fixes obvious flaws and borrows from Apple's OSes

Bossie Awards 2014: The best open source desktop and mobile software

InfoWorld's top picks in open source productivity tools, desktop utilities, and mobile apps

Bossie Awards 2014: The best open source data center and cloud software

InfoWorld's top picks of the year in open source platforms, infrastructure, and management software

Bossie Awards 2014: The best open source application development tools

InfoWorld's picks of the year among languages, frameworks, libraries, and all the other tools that programmers use

Bossie Awards 2014: The best open source networking and security software

InfoWorld's top picks of the year among open source tools for operating and securing networks

Bossie Awards 2014: The best open source big data tools

InfoWorld's top picks in distributed data processing, data analytics, machine learning, NoSQL databases, and the Hadoop ecosystem

Bossie Awards 2014: The best open source applications

InfoWorld's top picks of the year in open source business applications and middleware

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