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  • Opinion: What's in a Name? In the Linux World, Much Silliness

    A rose by any other name would smell as sweet, as Shakespeare's Juliet so famously said, but what if its name were Pink Farting Weasel?

  • Opinion: Windows Freezes at Login Screen: Hardware Problem or Windows Problem?

    Reader Greg is trying to help his in-laws solve a pretty major laptop problem:

  • News: As 2012 Dawns, Mint Leads the List of Top Linux Distros

    What a difference a year makes. Roughly 15 months ago, I put together a guide to the top 10 Linux distributions at the time, and Ubuntu was far and away the most popular choice.

  • Opinion: Razor-qt: A New Linux Desktop Alternative

    Among GNOME 3, Ubuntu Linux's Unity, and Windows 8's Metro, there's no denying that desktop environments have become a hot topic in 2011. More specifically, mobile-inspired interfaces are becoming increasingly commonplace, challenging users to accept a whole new paradigm in the desktop world.

  • Opinion: Six Free Software Packages to Load on Your New PC

    If you're among the lucky ones to receive a new PC this holiday season, rejoice. There are few things as exciting as the potential of a brand-new machine.

  • News: Ubuntu 11.10 'Oneiric Ocelot' Will Power New PC Line

    The vast majority of Linux users may get the operating system by downloading and installing it themselves, but there's no denying that there are distinct advantages to buying hardware with Linux preloaded instead.

  • News: Ready for a New Linux Desktop? Meet Mint's 'Cinnamon'

    If you've been following the world of Linux desktop environments in recent months, you may remember that the Linux Mint project has adopted a strategy of easing users gradually into the controversial GNOME 3 desktop.

  • Opinion: Five Last-Minute Gifts for Open Source Fans

    'Twas the week before Christmas, and all through the land, nary a gift could be found for those bold Linux fans.

  • Opinion: Expect Longer Battery Life with Ubuntu Linux 12.04 'Precise Pangolin'

    The upcoming year is shaping up to be an especially good one for Linux users on laptops.

  • Opinion: Get the Beauty of KDE on Your Tablet

    KDE is a free desktop environment for Linux renowned for its polish and ease of use. Its makers have just launched Plasma Active Two, with significantly improved performance, a raft of new features, and compatibility with many more mobile devices.

  • News: Quest extends Unix Sudo tool

    Reflecting the growing need for automation tools in the enterprise, Quest Software has released a software package that could help Unix administrators better manage policy files that determine which users can access privileged material and programs on Unix and Linux systems.

  • Opinion: New Humble Indie Bundle Includes Great Games, Breaks $1 Million In 24 Hours

    Confession time: I just bought the fourth Humble Indie Bundle, and you should too. Not because Humble Bundle Inc. is offering you an opportunity to pay whatever you please for five great games, including Shank, Super Meat Boy, NightSky, Bit.Trip Runner and Jamestown. And not because you get to choose where your money goes, whether straight to the developers, the Humble Indie Bundle team or established charity organizations like the American Red Cross, Child's Play Charity and the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

  • Opinion: Is Android Open? Not So Much, Study Finds

    Google's Android mobile platform may be based on the open source Linux operating system, but the extent of its own openness has long been a topic of considerable debate.

  • News: What's next with hypervisors?

    The world of hypervisors is complicated by the fact that there are proprietary and open source tools and the latter are often pressed into service in different ways, say nothing of the fact that the whole market is evolving quickly. To get a handle on recent developments, Network World Editor in Chief John Dix corralled a panel of experts to assess where we are today and where we're going. The experts included Al Gillen, an analyst IDC who tracks virtualization developments, Kerry Kim, director of solutions marketing at SUSE, and Adam Jollans, program director of IBM's Linux and Open Virtualization Strategy.

  • Opinion: HP Open-Sources WebOS, Kicks Off a Bright Future

    Ever since HP announced back in August that it was discontinuing its webOS tablets and phones, I have been hoping that it would open-source the technology--and sure enough, that's just what it's decided to do.

  • Opinion: Windows Store Makes a Special Allowance for Open Source

    Microsoft has caused plenty of angst among fans of open source software over the years--just recently with its secure boot plans for Windows 8, for example--but this week it appears to have delivered a small gift instead.

  • News: Usenix: Dartmouth expanding diff, grep Unix tools

    With some funding from Google and the U.S. Energy Department, a pair of computer scientists at Dartmouth University are updating the venerable grep and diff Unix command line utilities to handle more complex types of data.

  • Opinion: Like Chrome OS? Try Lime for Extra Hardware Support

    Google's Web-centric Chrome OS operating system has drawn considerable interest since its birth two years ago, but not everyone can enjoy it because of the limited hardware it's available on.

  • News: Want a Linux Job? Learn Java or Android

    It's no secret that Linux skills are a hot commodity in today's job market, and on Wednesday the Linux Foundation will publish some data that paints that picture in finer detail.

  • News: Red Hat RHEL 6.2 boosts storage capabilities

    Red Hat has updated its flagship operating system, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, with new technologies designed to cut the cost and improve performance of enterprise storage, the company announced Tuesday.



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