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  • 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.

  • News: Iceland latest to make big noises about open source

    A recent report that the government of Iceland is making progress in its efforts to adopt open-source software is the latest indication that public sector IT leaders are increasingly interested in moving away from proprietary products.

  • News: For a Speedy Boot, Try Firefox-Based xPUD Linux

    Microsoft may be able to achieve relatively quick boot times using its forthcoming Windows 8, but the fact remains that for most of us--running on less-than-ideal hardware--those records will likely be out of reach.

  • Opinion: Linux Unites With Android, Adds Business-friendly Features

    Linux founder Linus Torvalds announced the release of the 3.3 Linux kernel on Sunday, bringing a host of fixes and updates that were long overdue--most importantly, the merging of Android into the main Linux source tree.

  • News: Linux 3.3 released after minor delay

    Version 3.3 of the Linux kernel was released on Sunday, adding support for a new processor architecture, re-integrating the Android code base back into the main line, and introducing networking improvements.

  • News: New, High-End Laptop Offers Linux Preinstalled

    There are many ways to get Linux on a laptop, and certainly the most common option is to install it yourself.

  • News: Linux 3.3 released, integrates Android code

    Version 3.3 of the Linux kernel, now available after a short delay, includes kernel code from Android as well as an upgrade of networking features and support for an additional processing architecture.

  • Opinion: Cinnamon 1.4 Brings New Tools to the Linux Desktop

    It was just a few weeks ago that the Linux Mint project's new Cinnamon desktop was declared officially stable--just a few short months since it was born, in fact--but on Wednesday the project team behind it unveiled a major new release packed with several new tools.

  • News: No unified stack soon for big data

    Despite the growing interest in big data platforms, it may be some time before organizations will be able to deploy a standardized big data software stack, concluded a panel of speakers Wednesday during a virtual panel hosted by GigaOm.

  • News: Red Hat falling behind Ubuntu in enterprise sector, Shuttleworth claims

    Mark Shuttleworth, creator of the Ubuntu, said in a blog post Wednesday that his open source operating system is becoming more popular than rival Red Hat Enterprise Linux among large business users.

  • News: What's the best Linux server for you?

    When it comes to clothes, I'm a normal guy. I just want to walk into a store, grab something that fits, buy it (What, try it on? Are you kidding!?), and head home. Well, that's what I want to do. I've learned over the years that just because something should fit doesn't mean that it will fit. It's the same with Linux servers. Sure, they're all built on the same code base and can run the same applications, but one may fit you perfectly while another may make you look like a clown.

  • News: Ubuntu 12.04: A 'Coming of Age' on Servers Too, Shuttleworth Says

    Much has already been made of Canonical's forthcoming Ubuntu Linux 12.04 LTS, not least by Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth himself, who has described it as the first time Ubuntu has taken the innovation lead over Macs and Windows.

  • News: Oracle updates its Linux kernel with new advanced file system

    Due to an error in information from a vendor, the story, "Oracle updates its Linux kernel with new advanced file system," which posted to the wire Tuesday, incorrectly stated the role that the Oracle Ksplice software will take in its role in updating the Linux kernel. Paragraph 14, the last paragraph, has been changed on the wire and now reads:

  • Opinion: DuckDuckGo: Search Engine with an Eye for Privacy

    Fans of Linux Mint may recall the project's decision late last year to include the DuckDuckGo search engine among the default features of its latest release, also known as Linux Mint 12 "Lisa."

  • News: Linux kernel 3.3 delayed

    Torvalds: "I had been hoping that -rc6 would be the last -rc, but no such luck."



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