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  • 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.

  • 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.



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