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  • 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.

  • News: Worried About Win 8 Secure Boot? So Is the Free Software Foundation

    The secure boot mechanism planned for Microsoft's Windows 8 has already provoked considerable outcry from Linux users worried that the technology will make it impossible to install their favorite free and open source operating system on Windows 8 certified PCs.

  • News: Looking for a Polished Linux Desktop? Consider KDE

    In the world of Linux desktops, Ubuntu's Unity and GNOME have tended to dominate the headlines in recent months, but there's another contender that many consider an even better choice.

  • News: Ubuntu 11.10 'Oneiric Ocelot' Bounds onto Stage

    After months of anticipation by Linux fans around the world, Ubuntu 11.10 “Oneiric Ocelot” made its long-awaited debut on Thursday.

  • News: SUSE Linux top exec: Interoperability is key

    In this latest installment of the IDG Enterprise CEO Interview Series, SUSE president and GM Nils Brauckmann shared with IDGE Chief Content Officer John Gallant his views on the future of open source, his strategy for competing against Red Hat, and Suse's plans for helping customers build private and hybrid clouds. He also outlined his philosophy for working successfully with the open source community, talked about the role desktop Linux will and won't play in the enterprise, and explained where Suse's partnership will Microsoft is headed.

  • News: Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot launches

    Ubuntu 11.10 launched today at 2pm. If you want to download and install the free Linux operating system, it's live now at www.ubuntu.com.

  • News: How to Clean Your LCD, Root a Nook, Load Linux on a Netbook

    Recently someone asked me if it was okay to spray Windex on her monitor. I think my shriek of horror startled her. It is not okay to spray Windex (or anything else) on a monitor. In fact, when it comes to cleaning an LCD screen, there's a right way and a wrong way. Let's focus on the right way. (Want to clean your whole PC? Read our nifty how-to.)

  • News: Ubuntu 11.10 Is in the Wings: Three Days and Counting

    It's now been almost six months since the release of Ubuntu 11.04, or “Natty Narwhal,” and that means it's about time for the next version of Canonical's popular Linux distribution to make its official debut.

  • News: Sam Ramji: Cloud makes open source 'inevitable' for Microsoft, others

    While many free software advocates warn that the cloud could kill open source, because users won't have access to the source code, Sam Ramji disagrees. He says that work is going on now to eliminate the legal liabilities of contributing to open source.

  • News: Google Releases Chrome Desktop-Sharing Feature

    Google isn’t reinventing the wheel with a new feature it is testing that allows any two computers using its Chrome browser to connect with each other.

  • Opinion: Want to Revive an Old Netbook? Try Lubuntu

    Raise your hand if this sounds familiar: You bought a netbook a couple years back, thinking it would be your go-to travel PC, but quickly became dissatisfied with its sluggish performance--and stuck it in a closet.

  • News: From 'Warthog' to 'Pangolin': Up Close With Ubuntu Linux Mascots

    If you're a fan of Ubuntu Linux, there's a good chance you're among the many who have been wondering in the last day or so what, precisely, a “pangolin” is.

  • News: Ubuntu 11.10 to feature Arm support, cloud orchestration

    The next version of Canonical's Ubuntu Linux distribution, to be released next week, will be the first to run on the Arm architecture, as well as the first edition to offer a new cloud service orchestration engine, called JuJu.

  • News: Linux Tablet Will Be Fully Open Source

    The tablet market may already include numerous Linux-based competitors, but the vast majority of them use Google's Android platform, which--although based on Linux--isn't entirely open.

  • News: Excited for Ubuntu Linux 11.10? The Countdown Has Begun

    It may not compare with the hype that comes out of Cupertino or Redmond, but there's no denying that the new “This Is the Countdown” website launched in the past few days adds a considerable dose of excitement to the upcoming launch of Ubuntu 11.10, or “Oneiric Ocelot.”

  • Opinion: How to Land a Linux Job

    Finding a new job can be an overwhelming prospect in just about any industry today, but for those with Linux skills, the challenges are a little bit less daunting.

  • Opinion: Looking for Free Software? A New Directory Can Help

    There are free and open source alternatives to just about every proprietary software package available today--the trick is just finding the right ones for your business.



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