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So long, TrueCrypt: 5 alternative encryption tools that can lock down your data

Don't trust TrueCrypt anymore. Take a look at a few of the options available to you.

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The Macalope Weekly: In theory

The Macalope like theories as much as the mythical creature, maybe more, but come on: It's reality that really matters.

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North Korea's home-grown OS looks a lot like Apple's OS X

The latest version of the software dumps a Windows-like interface for a Mac-style desktop.

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Apple's free OS is no threat to Linux at all, says its creator

Apple's move to offer its latest desktop operating system, OS X Mavericks, for free isn't going to affect the Linux operating system at all, its creator Linus Torvalds said.

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If I had to leave the Mac? I'd switch to Elementary OS

A new Linux distribution might make Mac users do a double take. Elementary OS borrows a lot of inspiration from OS X.

How Windows, OS X, and Ubuntu are slowly turning your PC into a smartphone

All the desktop operating systems are integrating mobile features, but they're using very different methods.

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How to install Linux on a vintage 68K Mac

Benj Edwards has instructions on installing Debian 4 on a Mac with a 68K processor.

Google and Adobe beautify fonts on Linux, iOS

The new Adobe CFF engine 'will benefit technical and nontechnical users alike,' Google says.

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Remains of the Day: Pulp fiction

Is a subscription service music to Tim Cook's ears? Will Apple set back the clock on Swatch? Will a judge tell a case not to pass go and not to collect $200?

Mac users get an official Ubuntu One client

Unlike Google Drive, which lacks Linux software, Canonical's cloud storage service is now fully cross-platform.

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