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Download of the Week: Tails OS

Tails received a lot of press a couple of weeks ago when it was disclosed that Edward Snowden was using it to avoid NSA snooping. This portable operating system's sole purpose is preserving your privacy and anonymity online by relying on the…

Tech Tip: Quick Guide to Running Linux From a USB Drive

There are a number of uses for running live Linux environments from a USB drive, from simply test driving Linux to troubleshooting a Windows PC, or working on the go securely from someone else’s computer. There are two options when it comes to running Linux from a USB drive: from within Windows using virtualization software such as VirtualBox, or creating a boot disk. This quick guide details both methods in a few easy steps.

Tizen Association welcomes 15 new Partner Program members

The Tizen Association, a collective of three dozen companies backing the Linux-based open-source mobile operating system, recently welcomed 15 new supporters to the team. You’ll no doubt recognize several big names as well as two mobile carriers – SoftBank Mobile…

SteamOS beta available for download

Valve has opened the flood gates if you're curious or brave enough to download and try the beta version of SteamOS which is making its public debut today. Some 300 lucky recipients were also slated to receive prototype hardware, including controllers,…