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  • News: The ultimate Linux starter kit for small business

    Microsoft did its best to usher in a new era od desktop computing with the launch of Windows 8, but many businesses and individuals are opting out. Linux-based operating systems, meanwhile, present a more and more compelling alternative. Benefits include tougher security and superior customization--not to mention that Linux is usually free.

  • News: Ubuntu Linux gets a new official flavour

    Ubuntu fans may recall Ubuntu GNOME Remix, the unofficial flavor of the Linux distribution that was launched last fall for users not fond of the software's default Unity desktop environment.

  • News: Chrome OS holds firm against hackers at Pwnium 3

    The Pwn2Own 2013 and Pwnium 3 hacking competitions may have both taken place in the same locale last week--specifically, the CanSecWest security conference in Vancouver, B.C.--but the differences in their outcomes could not have been more striking.

  • News: Dell, Canonical announce new Ubuntu 12.04 support for servers

    Dell's 12th-generation PowerEdge server line now supports the use of Ubuntu 12.04 across the board, thanks to a new agreement between the hardware maker and developer Canonical that provides Ubuntu Advantage services to Dell's customers.

  • News: Chrome OS runs the table at Pwnium 3

    Hackers at the CanSecWest event in Vancouver couldn't break Google's latest version of Chrome OS in the company's Pwnium 3 contest, leaving the $3.14159 million (yes, that's Pi, for those keeping track at home) in prize money untouched.

  • How-Tos: The Ubuntu guide for displaced Windows users

    With Windows 8 pushing a "touch-first" desktop interface--Microsoft's words, not ours--and with Valve's Steam on Linux beginning to bring much-needed games and popular attention to the oft-overlooked operating system, there's never been a better time to take Linux out for a test drive.

  • News: LibreOffice update brings remote presentation app to Windows, Mac

    One of the highlights of the Document Foundation's LibreOffice 4.0 release last month was the addition of Impress Remote, a mobile app that lets users control LibreOffice presentations from their Android phone.

  • Opinion: Remains of the Day: Pulp fiction

    Is a subscription service music to Tim Cook's ears? Will Apple set back the clock on Swatch? Will a judge tell a case not to pass go and not to collect $200? All those questions and more on the remainders for Wednesday, March 6, 2013.

  • Opinion: The Chromebook Pixel gets a thumbs-up from Linus Torvalds

    Reactions to Google's new Chromebook Pixel may have been mixed so far, but at least one high-profile figure in the world of IT can't seem to say enough good things about the device.

  • News: With convergence in mind, Ubuntu Linux scraps Wayland

    Longtime Ubuntu Linux fans may remember Canonical's announcement back in 2010 that it was planning to adopt the OpenGL-based Wayland display management system instead of the venerable X Window system for Ubuntu Linux.

  • News: Not just Linux: Windows can 'brick' Samsung laptops too

    Late last month the word got out that some Samsung laptops have a problem booting Linux using UEFI, and late last week that problem began to look even worse.

  • News: Linux Foundation releases secure boot loader

    Freeing the way for independent Linux distributions to be installed on Windows 8 computers, the Linux Foundation has released software that will allow Linux to work with computers running the UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) firmware.

  • News: Linux Foundation releases secure boot loader

    Freeing the way for independent Linux distributions to be installed on Windows 8 computers, the Linux Foundation has released software that will allow Linux to work with computers running the UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) firmware.

  • News: UEFI secure boot fix released for Linux

    After just a few months of development, users finally have an official way to run Linux on machines using Windows 8's UEFI secure boot framework.

  • Opinion: Would Microsoft really bring Office to Linux?

    There's been a rumor floating around over the past few days that Microsoft is considering making a Linux version of its Office productivity software.

  • Opinion: KDE 4.10 delivers key updates across the board

    Hard on the heels of news earlier this week that KDE has been named the best desktop environment in a recent Linux user survey, the team behind the popular project on Wednesday launched a fresh new version of the software.

  • News: Which Linux distro is best? Survey says: Slackware

    One of the biggest ongoing challenges for Linux advocates has always been that there is such a paucity of data available to demonstrate the preferences of the people who are actually using the free and open source operating system.

  • News: New round of criticism for HP's controversial open-source costs report

    A report compiled by Microsoft and HP purports to demonstrate that the Munich city government's well-publicized switch to Linux from Windows actually cost more money than it saved has come in for a fresh round of criticism, this time from the city itself. According to a report from The H Online, city officials in Munich have said that the study makes some false assumptions to arrive at the conclusion that the Linux transition cost nearly $82 million, while the equivalent OS and productivity upgrades in a purely Microsoft environment would have cost just under $23 million.

  • News: New Linux distro will target disabled users

    There are more than a billion people around the globe living with some sort of disability today, yet software in general and operating systems in particular are just beginning to address their computing needs.

  • News: $25 Raspberry Pi Model A ships in Europe and soon the world

    Just as Henry Ford revolutionized the auto world with his Model A, the scrappy lot at Raspberry Pi are doing the same with the computing world with their Model A.



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