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  • News: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS plays better with high-res displays, forms Ubuntu's tablet backbone

    Ubuntu 14.04 'Trusty Tahr' has arrived, a mere week after the death of Windows XP, complete with improved high-DPI display and tablet capabilities. Publicly available downloads of the latest version of Ubuntu started on Wednesday and is Canonical's latest Long-Term Support (LTS) version.

  • News: Red Hat adds muscle to Docker container technology

    Red Hat is looking to advance the Docker Linux container application for wider enterprise use.

  • News: Canonical's new Ubuntu focuses on the long haul

    As organizations move in-house systems to the cloud, Canonical wants them to consider switching their OSes as well.

  • News: Heartbleed (CVE-2014-0160): An overview of the problem and the resources needed to fix it

    After only a few days, the Internet is still buzzing with news surrounding CVE-2014-0160, better known as the Heartbleed vulnerability. CSO has compiled the following information in order to help administrators and security teams understand the issue, determine their risks, and if needed, fix the problem.

  • News: Security and quality top companies' reasons for using open source

    Why should you use open source software? The fact that it's usually free can be an attractive selling point, but that's not the reason most companies choose to use it. Instead, security and quality are the most commonly cited reasons, according to new research.

  • News: Wall Street Beat: Mixed news for tech puts dent in sector confidence

    Mixed news for hardware and some disappointing software vendor financial reports this week appeared to put a dent in confidence in the IT sector.

  • News: Now you can buy a computer-powered rifle on the Internet with Bitcoins

    Buying a weapon with Bitcoin used to mean visiting the seedier realms of the Internet, such as the now-shuttered Silk Road and its various clones. But now you'll finally be able to trade Bitcoin for a rifle on the up-and-up. Texas-based TrackingPoint said Thursday that customers could now purchase all of the company's products with Bitcoin.

  • News: Bitwig Studio on Linux: Can one top-tier app change the game?

    Face it Linux users--if Microsoft Office, Photoshop, and other popular applications were available for your platform, your club would be a lot less exclusive. No disrespect to the Linux development community, which does some stellar work, but that's the cold, hard truth in the consumer space. That's also why the Ubuntu Linux (64-bit) release of a top-tier music creation application by the name of Bitwig Studio is huge news and a possible harbinger. It will also ship for Windows and OS X--Bitwig isn't crazy.

  • News: GOG will bring classic PC games to Linux this fall

    GOG.com, a site that specializes in selling classic PC games for modern computers, has decided to support Linux after all.

  • News: 3 easy Linux alternatives for Windows XP refugees who don't want a new PC

    Windows XP's refugees have two choices on April 8, when Microsoft stops supporting the decade-old operating system (for consumers, anyway). This is assuming a new PC with a new operating system (even Windows 7) is, for whatever reason, out of the question. They could cling desperately to their old Windows XP system and face what could be a hacker feeding frenzy, something we don't recommend even if you take precautions. Or they could keep the old PC but install a new, free, and safe operating system--otherwise known

  • Opinion: Crytek embraces Linux and SteamOS

    Valve's Steam Machine consoles are getting a shot in the arm from Crytek, which has promised native Linux support in its latest game engine.

  • Opinion: Ubuntu 14.04 beta 1 offers a sneak peek at 'Trusty Tahr'

    Ubuntu 14.04 "Trusty Tahr" isn't scheduled for final release until April 17, but because it's a Long-Term Support version, its arrival is the focus of considerable anticipation, particularly among business users.

  • News: What you need to know about the GnuTLS Linux bug

    A critical Linux bug that many are comparing to the "goto fail" problem that afflicted Apple last month was recently discovered, prompting Linux distribution and application developers to scramble to incorporate a new patch into their code.

  • News: Linux Foundation to offer introductory Linux MOOC on edX

    The Linux Foundation will offer a Linux development course on edX, the massive open online course (MOOC) platform developed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University. The move is part of an edX effort, announced Thursday, to expand its course offerings to include content from nonacademic institutions. All edX content previously came from the nonprofit's 32 member schools, which include the University of California, Berkeley; Dartmouth College and McGill University.

  • News: Red Hat Enterprise Linux now on Amazon's GovCloud

    RHEL (Red Hat Enterprise Linux) is now available on Amazon Web Services' GovCloud, an isolated part of Amazon's cloud designed for U.S. government agencies.

  • News: Wind River outfits VxWorks for 'Internet of things'

    Wind River Systems has updated its widely used VxWorks embedded RTOS (real-time operating system) to make it ready for use on impending "Internet of things" systems.

  • News: Why Ford is dumping Microsoft for Blackberry's QNX OS

    Ford is reportedly set to replace the Windows-based Sync platform in its cars with an open source Linux-based system used by several other automakers.

  • News: New Intel NUC BIOS update fixes Linux installation woes

    The future of the desktop, Intel says, lies in the extremes: enormous tabletop all-in-ones and itty-bitty PCs like the company's own diminutive Next Unit of Computing. And indeed, we were mighty impressed when we got our hands on Intel's Core i5-powered NUC, which managed to crack PCWorld's top products of 2013 despite being a bare-bones system that requires users to BYO RAM, SSD, and OS.

  • News: North Korea goes OSX-like with new operating system

    If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, might the folks in Cupertino be pleased when they see the latest version of North Korea's home-grown operating system?

  • News: Red Hat takes more active role in CentOS, funds developers

    Red Hat plans to take a greater role in the community developing CentOS, in the hope of attracting more paying customers to Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), the distribution on which CentOS is based.

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