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  • News: Get an Early Peek at Ubuntu Linux 12.04 'Precise Pangolin'

    The Linux world may still be all abuzz following the release last weekend of Linux Mint 12, but meanwhile the Ubuntu Linux team has been hard at work crafting the first alpha release of Ubuntu 12.04, or “Precise Pangolin.”

  • Opinion: Are DuckDuckGo's Bing Ties a Problem for Linux Mint?

    Following its official debut over the weekend, Linux Mint 12 has received a great deal of praise and attention, including my own enumeration of many of its compelling new features.

  • Opinion: 12 Reasons to Try Linux Mint 12

    For any new release of a popular Linux distribution, there are typically numerous fans eagerly awaiting the software's final debut. For Linux Mint 12, however, that anticipation may well have broken all previous records, so anxious have Linux fans been to see the new release's answer to the controversial desktop environments increasingly appearing in other operating systems.

  • Opinion: New Kernel Patch Slashes Linux's Power Appetite

    Linux users working on laptops and other portable devices may soon have cause to rejoice thanks to a new kernel patch that finally promises to fix power regression problems associated with recent versions of the software.

  • News: Small tech companies, big wins

    Slow and steady wins the race, small is beautiful, and sometimes the little guy wins. Here are four tales of small ventures that succeeded where the big money failed, or that focused on pockets of need that were overlooked.

  • Opinion: Try OpenSUSE Linux 12.1 for Stability and Flexibility

    Major updates have been coming fast and furious in the world of Linux distributions this fall, and this week is no exception. Now joining the ranks of Ubuntu 11.10, Fedora 16 and many others is openSUSE 12.1, which on Wednesday made its debut.

  • Opinion: Get an Early Taste of Linux Mint 12

    Just a week or so after revealing that Linux Mint 12 would be taking a hybrid approach to introducing GNOME 3, the project behind the free operating system on Saturday announced the debut of a release candidate of the software.

  • News: Need Linux Skills? 12 Places to Learn Online

    As more and more companies turn to Linux for mission-critical operations, making sure IT staff have the necessary skills is becoming more important than ever.

  • Opinion: Seven Changes to Watch for in Ubuntu 12.04 'Precise Pangolin'

    It was just a few weeks ago that planning began on Ubuntu 12.04, or "Precise Pangolin," but already key details about the upcoming version of Canonical's popular Linux distribution are beginning to emerge.

  • News: Now with GNOME 3, Linux Mint 12 Will Meet Users Halfway

    We've known for some time now that Linux Mint would be embracing GNOME 3 in some fashion, but last month it sounded like the controversial desktop interface would appear only in a separate, dedicated version.

  • Opinion: Six Good Reasons to Try Fedora 16

    There are many different Linux distributions, each offering a slightly different flavor of the free and open source operating system.

  • News: Canonical's Ubuntu Linux will battle for mobile developers

    The company will need traction with hardware vendors before it gets it from developers

  • Opinion: Is Ubuntu Linux Too Late to the Mobile Game?

    Canonical certainly delivered some exciting news this week when it announced that its Ubuntu Linux distribution is on the way to tablets, smartphones, and TVs.

  • Opinion: Linux Foundation: Secure Boot Need Not Be a Problem

    There's been considerable concern in recent weeks over the secure boot mechanism planned for Microsoft's upcoming Windows 8, primarily among Linux users and others worried that the technology will make it impossible to run alternative operating systems on Windows 8 certified PCs.

  • News: Canonical to expand Ubuntu for smartphones, tablets

    Canonical plans to expand its Ubuntu Linux distribution so it could be used on smartphones, tablets and other touch interface consumer electronics, said Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth.

  • News: Linux 3.1 is out and supports OpenRISC, NFC, Wii

    Linus Torvalds released Linux 3.1 Monday and the new feature list is long and wide. Linux 3.1 includes a new iSCSI implementation and support for OpenRISC, Near-Field Communication chips, and -- get this -- Wii controllers.

  • News: Linux kernel now supports OpenRISC, nested virtualization

    Linus Torvalds has released the next version of the Linux kernel, and with it come virtualization enhancements and support for the emerging OpenRISC processor architecture.

  • Opinion: Prefer Open Source? Join the Crowd

    If ever there was a year to demonstrate why open source software is a smart choice for businesses, 2011 has surely been it.

  • Opinion: As Ubuntu Linux Turns 7, 'Precise Pangolin' Planning Begins

    It was exactly seven years ago that the very first version of Ubuntu Linux--dubbed "Warty Warthog"--was released, kicking off a long line of increasingly popular versions of the free and open source operating system.

  • Opinion: Linux Mint Will Soon Get a GNOME 3 Edition

    Now that Ubuntu Linux has chosen Unity as its default desktop environment, Linux Mint stands out as perhaps the most user-friendly distribution offering a non-Unity default alternative, as I've noted before.



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