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  • News: Ubuntu Linux 12.04 'Precise Pangolin' Is Here at Last

    After months of widespread anticipation, the latest version of Canonical's popular Linux distribution--Ubuntu 12.04 LTS “Precise Pangolin”--was released in its final form early Thursday morning.

  • News: Canonical gears Linux upgrade to the cloud

    Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS will feature the Essex release of the OpenStack cloud fabric layer

  • Opinion: Which Linux Distro Is Fairest of Them All? Ubuntu, Survey Says

    With so many Linux distributions to choose from, beauty tends to be in the eye of the beholder, as they say, when it comes to deciding which are the best ones.

  • Opinion: Google Drive for Linux Is on the Way

    The Google Drive launch has been one of the big announcements of the week, but it was a fairly unequivocal disappointment for one vocal category of users: Linux users are justifiably miffed that the new cloud storage service doesn't support the free and open source operating system.

  • News: Linux Foundation's open-source cloud conference set for August

    The Linux Foundation today announced that it would hold a symposium on the cloud, big data and open source this August in San Diego dubbed CloudOpen.

  • News: Ubuntu Linux 12.10 'Quantal Quetzal' Is Born

    Naming conventions are rarely dull in the world of Linux distributions, and Ubuntu Linux is no exception.

  • Opinion: $70 ARM PC Can Run Android and Ubuntu Linux

    There's been a great deal of excitement this year about tiny, cheap computers such as Cotton Candy and Raspberry Pi, and no wonder: Linux-powered devices like these are nothing short of a computing revolution, both for the way they make technology more accessible to those who wouldn't otherwise be able to afford it, and for lowering the cost of innovation and experimentation for everyone.

  • Opinion: Top Honor for Linus Torvalds Highlights Linux's Importance

    It's no secret that Linux powers much of the technology we all rely on every day, but on Thursday the creator of the free and open source operating system received an honor that underscores the software's ubiquity and global importance.

  • News: Linus Torvalds named a finalist for Millennium Technology Prize

    The Technology Academy of Finland announced Thursday that Linux kernel creator Linus Torvalds is one of two laureates for the 2012 Millennium Technology Prize, in recognition of his contributions to the open-source software world.

  • News: Linux Torvalds shortlisted for 2012 Millennium Technology Prize

    The Technology Academy Finland has shortlisted Linus Torvalds for its 2012 Millennium Technology Prize, worth over €1 million (US$1.3 million).

  • Opinion: Carry Any Operating System in Your Pocket

    Creating a bootable version of Windows, Mac OS, or Linux is a great way to repurpose your old USB flash drives. You never know when you might need to reinstall your favorite operating system or repair the PC of a family member or friend, so take a moment to read over our guide to creating bootable flash drives--and then build a portable PC toolkit you can carry in your pocket.

  • News: Fedora Linux 17 Reaches Beta with Six Key Updates

    The Fedora Project on Tuesday announced that the next version of its namesake Linux distribution--Fedora 17, also known as “Beefy Miracle”--has now entered beta testing.

  • News: Farewell, Apple. Hello Linux Mint!

    That's right, I packed it in. My MacBook Pro is now on the shelf. In a while, it goes on Craigslist -- not because it's been obsoleted by the latest version of Mac OS -- Mountain Lion as mine will work okay (some MacBook Pros will not). Instead, there's a cushy comfort zone that's dangerous for a product reviewer to fall into.

  • News: Microsoft – carefully – edges closer to the open-source community

    Despite a rocky historical relationship with the open-source community, Microsoft's recent decision to create a specialized Open Technologies spinoff is the latest phase of its recent rapprochement with the open world -- as well as a canny defensive measure.

  • News: Raspberry Pi hits the shelves – briefly

    The first wave of Raspberry Pi computers -- credit card-size devices that are designed to serve as teaching aids -- shipped this weekend after a series of delays. However, manufacturer RF Technologies is already out of stock again.

  • Opinion: Raspberry Pi's $35 Linux PC Hits the Streets at Last

    After months of widespread anticipation and a buying frenzy that took its makers by surprise earlier this year, the tiny Raspberry Pi PC began arriving on buyers' doorsteps this weekend.

  • News: Research lab extends host-based cyber sensor project to open source

    A Department of Energy (DOE) lab is taking research done to develop a host-based security sensor and open-sourcing the software to encourage community feedback and participation.

  • How-Tos: How to install Ubuntu using a USB flash drive

    Whether you want to install Ubuntu on your netbook, laptop or PC, here's how to do it using a 4GB USB flash drive.

  • Feature: Speed up your computer with Ubuntu

    Linux has come on in leaps and bounds recently, and now's the perfect time to give it a try: especially if your PC or laptop is running out of steam. Ubuntu is perhaps the best version to try, thanks to constant development and refinement, plus a huge support community.

  • Opinion: Why Switching OS Platforms Is Not a Security Fix

    It has been a rallying cry against Microsoft Windows for years: to avoid malware and security issues, just stop using Windows. The mantra has traditionally been embraced by both Mac and Linux users, but as Mac OS X users deal with the fallout from the Flashback malware attack, some Linux supporters are turning the tired attack even against the Apple OS.

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