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  • 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.

  • News: Meego and Tizen will have some interoperability

    Applications written for Meego netbooks will work on devices running Tizen, the new Linux-based mobile OS project from Intel and Samsung, but Meego apps written for smartphones won't work on Tizen devices, Intel said.

  • Opinion: Tizen: A Viable Android Alternative at Last?

    It's no secret that the Linux-based MeeGo mobile platform has been struggling for some time, despite Intel's pledge of continuing support and all the positive reviews it has received. Now, it looks like that struggle has come to an end.

  • News: Linux and Windows 8's Secure Boot: What We Know So Far

    Ever since it was first brought to light that Windows 8's secure boot mechanism could cause problems for Linux users, speculation has been running rampant as to the exact nature of the difficulties that may arise.

  • Opinion: A Bundle of Updates Give 10 Linux Distributions a Boost

    With so many Linux distributions to choose from, it can be difficult to keep tabs on them all. Over the past few weeks I've written about Bodhi Linux--a lesser-known but nice (and increasingly popular) flavor of Linux--as well as Arch Linux and Mandriva. But today I'd like to round up other distributions of the free and open source operating system that have released key updates recently.

  • News: Microsoft, Red Hat spar over secure boot-loading tech

    Is Microsoft using a next-generation computing boot-loading technology to lock out the use of Linux and other OSEs on certain computers? While Microsoft has denied malicious intent, one Red Hat developer maintains that this may be the case.

  • News: NetbootCD: A Handy Tool for Managing Linux Distributions

    If you're like many Linux fans, you keep multiple different flavors of the free and open source operating system on hand. After all, each Linux distribution tends to have strengths in particular areas, so it's nice to be able to choose which one you run, depending on the task at hand.

  • Opinion: Will Windows 8 PCs Shut the Door on Linux?

    It seems safe to say that a sizable proportion of Linux PC users in the world today installed the free and open source operating system on hardware that originally came loaded with Windows. After all, while there are preloaded systems available, it often ends up being cheaper to buy a Windows PC and load Linux yourself.

  • News: Microsoft gets Casio to sign Linux patent protection deal

    Lest we forget that Microsoft still insists Linux violates 235 of its patents, Microsoft issued a reminder today. It announced a patent licensing deal with Casio Computer Co. Ltd. that "among other things, will provide Casio's customers with patent coverage for their use of Linux in certain Casio devices," Microsoft says.

  • News: Seven Ways to Celebrate Software Freedom Day

    Today is Software Freedom Day, and that means fans of free and open source software around the globe are celebrating all the ways it improves our lives.

  • News: Are Mobile-Style Interfaces Leaving Desktop Users Behind?

    Microsoft certainly made a big splash with the early preview of Windows 8 it offered this week, and it's easy to see why: the new platform looks to be a surprisingly radical departure from the traditional Windows paradigm.

  • Opinion: Why Be a Pirate? Use Open Source Software Instead

    Close to half of all computer users around the world tend to get their software illegally, and business decision-makers are no exception.

  • Opinion: How to Hire the Linux Talent You Need

    Hiring good help is never easy, but the difficulty is compounded considerably when demand for the skills you're seeking exceeds supply.

  • Opinion: Will Ubuntu Linux Switch to a Monthly Release Cycle?

    There seems to be no end to the major changes being tossed around for Ubuntu this year.

  • Opinion: Try Bodhi Linux for Beauty and Customizability

    Scarcely a day goes by without an update being released for one Linux distribution or another, but today saw the launch of one I think is worth some attention.

  • News: Countdown to Ubuntu 11.10: The First Beta Version Arrives

    Just a few weeks following the official feature freeze on Ubuntu 11.10 “Oneiric Ocelot,” the first beta version of Canonical's free and open source Linux distribution was released on Sept. 1.

  • News: Security rundown for the week ending Sept. 2

    A mish-mash of security issues came up this week, everything from how to protect virtualized environments to a system that protects copper in utility sites from robbery and a story about digital certificate thefts.

  • Opinion: Hack or No Hack, the Linux Kernel Is Well-Protected

    It was shocking to learn yesterday that Kernel.org was hacked last month. News like that is routine in the world at large, but not in the home of the all-important heart of Linux.

  • News: Hackers break into Linux source code site

    As Linux fans know, there are two kinds of hackers: the good guys who develop free software, such as the Linux kernel, and the bad guys who break into computers.

  • News: Linux Foundation chief: 'You are an idiot' if you don't give back to open source

    Linux is the granddaddy of all open source projects, the blueprint for the decentralized development processes. And some of those who use the Linux code, free for the taking, don't give back in equal measure. Still, the time for cajoling those users -- even commercial projects like Ubuntu leader Canonical -- into participating is over, says Jim Zemlin, executive director of the nonprofit Linux Foundation.



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