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  • Opinion: Five Good Reasons to Try Mandriva Linux 2011

    Canonical's Ubuntu may frequently dominate the headlines in the Linux world, but the fact remains that it's just one of many popular desktop distributions of the free and open source operating system.

  • News: As Windows XP Turns 10, It's Time to Say Goodbye

    It was exactly 10 years ago today that Microsoft first began shipping Windows XP, and today the operating system can still be found on close to half of the world's computers, according to StatCounter.

  • News: Tired of Patent Wars? Use Open Source Instead

    As a geek and longtime tech reporter, there are few things I love writing about more than cool new technological innovations. It never ceases to amaze me what we humans can come up with, particularly when some good technology is fueling the effort.

  • News: Linux Foundation releases specification to ease licensing headaches

    The Linux Foundation and FOSSBazzaar on Wednesday released a new specification to ease the pain of license compliance for open source software. The Software Package Data Exchange (SPDX) is a data exchange specification that tracks license information in a standardized way and allows it to travel across the software supply chain.

  • Opinion: Cleaning Malware: Slave Drive or Bootable CD?

    Kent knows that you can better scan and clean an infected PC's hard drive by not booting from it. He asked the Antivirus & Security Software forum if it's better to boot from a Linux CD and run security software from that, or to remove the hard drive, and attach it as a secondary drive to another computer.

  • Opinion: Thanks to MeeGo, Asus Makes Good on $200 Laptop Promise

    Keen observers may recall that Asus's debut of the Padfone back at Computex in May was accompanied by another, albeit less-trumpeted announcement. Specifically, the company promised a $199 netbook computer -- the MeeGo-based Eee PC X101 -- and this week that device took several steps closer to reality.

  • News: Linux 3.0 a steady step forward

    Bucking standard conventions in software versioning, Linux Torvalds has designated the new release of the Linux operating system kernel, posted Friday, as version 3.0, even while maintaining that the release is only a routine update.

  • News: Yahoo and open source

    Yahoo is a well-known user of, and contributor to, open source projects. The company is most closely associated with Hadoop, and rightly so, as it is this open source project's biggest contributor. Last month, it sponsored the Hadoop Summit 2011, in which its internal Hadoop experts, and others, ran a collection of workshops on the distributed workload operating system. It even announced that Yahoo had collected some top Hadoop engineers and spun off a new company, Hortonworks. Hortonworks hopes to sell Hadoop consulting services to enterprises.

  • News: Microsoft patent division taking cash from at least 5 Android vendors

    One of Microsoft's hottest new profit centers is a smartphone platform you've definitely heard of: Android.

  • Opinion: Ubuntu Linux, Day 30: What I Learned

    Ubuntu Linux was a pleasant surprise. If I had to sum up my 30 Days With Ubuntu Linux in a sentence, it would be "Ubuntu Linux is more than capable of being the primary desktop OS for most users, but the learning curve will have some bumps."

  • Opinion: Ubuntu Linux Day 29: Things I Like About Ubuntu Linux

    As I put the finishing touches on my 30 Days With Ubuntu Linux experience, I am taking the time to reflect on the highs and lows of the last month. Yesterday I shared my five biggest complaints about working with Ubuntu Linux, and now today I will list the five things I appreciated the most.

  • Opinion: Ubuntu Linux, Day 28: My Biggest Ubuntu Linux Complaints

    The time has come. I have reached the end of the 30 Days With Ubuntu Linux series, and it is time to wind down and reflect on my experience. Just as I did last month with 30 Days With Google Docs, I will list my top five complaints, followed by the five things I like the most, and finish up with an overall summary of my thoughts.

  • News: Android, Red Hat Prove Linux's Merit on Phones and Servers

    Debate over Linux's viability on the desktop may rage unabated in light of the recent changes made to Canonical's Ubuntu, in particular, but there's no questioning the operating system's strength in the server and mobile arenas.

  • Opinion: Ubuntu Linux, Day 27: Working With GIMP

    From the very beginning of the 30 Days With Ubuntu Linux series I have had readers comment, tweet, and email me to take a look at GIMP--the GNU Image Manipulation Program. So, as we wind down the 30 days, today's post is dedicated to exploring the photo / image editing tool that is installed with Ubuntu.

  • Opinion: Ubuntu Linux, Day 24: More Secure By Default

    30 Days With Ubuntu Linux: Day 24

  • Opinion: Ubuntu Linux, Day 26: Connecting Peripherals

    What good is a PC if you can't print, or scan, or if your webcam doesn't work. When any new OS comes along, the compatibility of hardware and peripherals can make or break the perception and success of that OS--just ask Windows Vista. So, for today's 30 Days With Ubuntu Linux post, I'm going to take a look at connecting some devices.

  • Feature: Top stories on PC Advisor - technology news, reviews and tips, 27/06/2011

    PC Advisor editors pick the day's best technology news, reviews, tips and trick

  • Opinion: Ubuntu Linux, Day 23: Would You Like Some Wine With That

    Over the course of the three weeks I have been using Ubuntu so far for the 30 Days With Ubuntu Linux series, there have been sporadic comments suggesting that I just run this app or that app in a virtual Windows environment from within Ubuntu. So, today I am taking a look at Wine.

  • Opinion: Has Unity Knocked Ubuntu Off Its Pedestal?

    It's no secret that the new Unity interface in Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" has been less than entirely successful at pleasing some fans of Canonical's free and open source operating system.

  • Opinion: Ubuntu Linux, Day 16: EXT4 vs. NTFS

    The default file system in Windows is NTFS, and the default file system in Ubuntu Linux is EXT4. The purpose of today's 30 Days With Ubuntu Linux post is to try and understand what the difference is, and whether or not you should care.



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