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  • News: Raspberry Pi back on track after passing CE mark tests

    The Raspberry Pi has passed the EU conformance tests that caused a hiatus in its distribution two weeks ago, its creators have announced.

  • Opinion: Chrome OS Gets a Desktop Feel with New 'Aura' Interface

    Google's Linux-based Chrome OS may have started out as a pared-down operating system focused heavily on the browser, but a new interface that debuted on Monday is starting to feel a lot more traditional.

  • News: Red Hat announces beta availability of Storage 2.0

    A beta version of Red Hat Storage 2.0 was announced Monday by the Massachusetts-based open-source software company.

  • Opinion: Ubuntu Linux Comes Preloaded on Two New Laptops

    As a fan of Ubuntu in particular and Linux in general, I'm always interested when new devices come out with my favorite operating system already installed.

  • Opinion: SUSE Linux: 20 Years and Going Strong

    Red Hat may be celebrating its new role as the first open source company to reach a billion dollars in annual revenue, but it's not the only Linux provider to reach a key milestone recently.

  • News: Meet the Linux Tycoon tycoon

    If the idea of a game about managing a hypothetical Linux distribution doesn't sound like your idea of a good time, you probably aren't alone. In fact, you'd probably guess, if you had to, that no such game existed.

  • Opinion: Look Who's Working on Linux Now: Microsoft

    Linux powers countless smartphones, TVs, supercomputers, financial transactions, and websites around the globe--not to mention desktops--but the fact remains that most of us have no real idea where it comes from.

  • News: Microsoft counted as key Linux contributor, for now anyway

    For the first time ever, and probably only temporarily, Microsoft can be counted as a key contributor to Linux.

  • News: Who Uses Ubuntu Linux, and Why? Survey Offers New Insight.

    It's all too common to hear Linux portrayed by detractors as an operating system suitable only for longtime hackers and “hobbyists,” as it was put in one recent example.

  • Opinion: Ubuntu Linux 12.04 'Precise Pangolin' Reaches Final Beta

    With just a few weeks remaining before the final release of Ubuntu Linux 12.04 "Precise Pangolin," Canonical on Thursday released the second and final beta version of the free and open source operating system.

  • Opinion: GNOME 3.4 Brings a Bevy of Big Changes

    Roughly a year after the launch of GNOME 3, the project's developers on Wednesday unveiled GNOME 3.4, the second major update to the controversial desktop environment.

  • News: Today is Document Freedom Day; Here's Why It Matters.

    Have you ever had trouble opening a document or file because it was created using different software than the package or version you currently use? Or have you ever opted to go with one of the dominant programs out there--such as Microsoft Office--simply in the hopes of avoiding any potential compatibility problems?

  • Opinion: The Linux Desktop Debate: Setting Things Straight

    Over the weekend I wrote a post called “Why Linux on the Desktop Is Dead” which seems to have sparked some controversy among the Linux crowd. One of my PCWorld peers felt compelled to put together a rebuttal piece in defense of Linux, and point out that the Linux desktop death knell has been heard before at PCWorld, but people are still using Linux on the desktop…so there.

  • News: Android apps can run on Windows PCs with Bluestacks emulator

    Software company Bluestacks is trying to close the gap between Microsoft's Windows and Google's Android OS with its App Player application, which was released in beta on Tuesday.

  • Opinion: If Desktop Linux Is Dead, Someone Had Better Tell All Those Users

    It seems scarcely a year can go by in the world of computer technology without some eager young blogger or another grandly proclaiming the death of Linux on the desktop.

  • How-Tos: How to try Linux with no strings attached

    If you're not keen on the Windows 8 Consumer Preview, now's a great time to try your hand with a free Linux alternative. We show you how to have a play with Damn Small Linux, without messing with your existing Windows installation.

  • News: Nonprofit open source organizations booming

    The story "Nonprofit open source organizations booming," posted March 22, misspelled the surname of Mozilla CTO Brendan Eich in the first and third paragraphs. The story has been corrected on the wire and the first and third paragraphs now read:

  • News: Why Linux on the Desktop Is Dead

    Linux is awesome. It's a powerful, capable, flexible operating system with tremendous potential. But, it's never going to be a factor on the desktop, so don't even waste your time considering it.

  • Opinion: GCC 4.7 Released, Supports More Architectures

    If you use Linux at all (and in many cases these days, even if you don't), you have heard of the open source Linux compiler called GNU Compiler Collection, or GCC for short. It's the most common compiler used, shipping with almost all distributions of Linux, and it's actually older than Linux itself.

  • News: Nonprofit open source organizations booming

    The Linux Foundation has received the most revenue amongst all of the free software and open source non-profits and directly pays its leader the most, but the highest compensation of any sort is still being received by Mozilla Foundation Chair Mitchell Baker, along with her CTO Colleague Brendan Eich.



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