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  • News: Linux is culprit in leap-second lapses: Cassandra exec

    A number of high-profile outages that took place last weekend can be traced back to how the Linux OS kernel mishandled a leap second added to the official time, charges the CTO of DataStax, a company that manages the open source Cassandra database.

  • News: Free Software Foundation: Ubuntu's Secure Boot Plan Won't Fly

    There's still no end in sight to the ongoing Secure Boot saga arising from Microsoft's Windows 8 plans, and just recently we've seen both Fedora Linux and Ubuntu Linux respond with two very different approaches to working around the problem.

  • News: Leap second bedevils Web systems over weekend

    Despite precautions by system providers, an extra second added to the official timekeeping record Saturday triggered several popular Internet services to crash over the weekend, including LinkedIn, Reddit and Quantas airline's reservation system.

  • News: Google TV armed with more entertainment options

    Google at its I/O conference is emphasizing its growing number of music, movies and TV shows available for Android tablets and smartphones through its Play store, and those entertainment options will be available on Google TV devices in the future, the company said this week.

  • News: New Asus PC Comes with Ubuntu Linux Preloaded

    The announcements may be coming fast and furious out of Google I/O today, but the Nexus Q and other products unveiled there aren't the only exciting new technologies to appear on the horizon this week.

  • News: Open Source a $1 Billion Business, But Just Beginning

    At the opening keynote at Red Hat Summit 2012, CEO Jim Whitehurst describes open source as entering the mainstream. While it's reach a billion in revenue, the battle for the future is just beginning, he says.

  • News: New to Linux? Zorin OS 6 Makes the Transition Easy

    As the dawn of the Windows 8 era approaches, there are more reasons than ever for longtime Windows users to consider switching to Linux.

  • News: Windows 8 Secure Boot: Two Linux Distros Respond

    Controversy has been raging over Microsoft's Windows 8 Secure Boot plans ever since they were first revealed last fall, and there's still no sign that that will change anytime soon.

  • News: Red Hat's RHEL 6.3 aims at large-scale cloud deployments

    With the release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.3, Red Hat has tweaked the enterprise grade Linux distribution to add new capabilities in storage, virtualization, security, scalability and performance.

  • News: Skype for Linux Gets a Big Update to Version 4.0

    When Microsoft bought Skype just a little over a year ago, Linux fans far and wide feared the worst for Skype for Linux.

  • News: Canonical announces Ubuntu Apps Showdown

    Linux developers will soon have a chance to compete for prizes of laptops and smartphones, thanks to Canonical's announcement today of the Ubuntu App Showdown contest.

  • News: 64-bit operating systems, virtualization software vulnerable to privilege escalation attacks on Intel CPUs

    Some 64-bit operating systems and virtualization software programs are vulnerable to local privilege escalation attacks when running on Intel processors (CPUs), the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) said in a security advisory on Wednesday.

  • News: Linus Torvalds Wins Joint Millennium Technology Prize

    The suspense has been building ever since Linux creator Linus Torvalds was named a laureate for the prestigious 2012 Millennium Technology Prize back in April, and on Wednesday the tension finally lifted when it was announced that Torvalds has indeed won the award.

  • News: Microsoft opens Azure to IaaS, Linux

    Microsoft unveiled new capabilities for Azure that move the cloud offering from a platform as a service into the competitive landscape of infrastructure as a service, while embracing open-source operating systems.

  • News: Microsoft to run Linux on Azure

    After years of battling Linux as a competitive threat, Microsoft is now offering Linux-based operating systems on its Windows Azure cloud service.

  • News: Samsung Gets Serious About Linux with $500K Investment

    It's been clear for some time that Samsung has a strong interest in Linux; but on Tuesday, the company put its money where its mouth is and made the $500,000 annual investment necessary to become a platinum member of the Linux Foundation.

  • News: Ubuntu OS for smartphones may come next year

    The Ubuntu operating system for smartphones is getting closer to release, with Canonical officials hinting the release will possibly come as early as later this year or sometime next year.

  • News: Fedora Linux capitulates to Microsoft boot certificate

    In order to get its Linux distribution to run on the next generation of secured desktop computing hardware, the Fedora Project will obtain a digital signature from Microsoft, a developer from the project announced Wednesday.

  • News: Why can't Linux crack the desktop?

    Linux has so many positive attributes, there is a wonder why it is not on more desktops. You can't beat the price and it has fewer viruses than Windows. But why hasn't it taken off?

  • News: Fedora 17 takes to the cloud

    The newest release of the Red Hat-sponsored Fedora Linux distribution includes a number of technologies that haven't made their way into Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) yet, including a new version of the OpenStack cloud platform, code-named Essex, that the company plans to adopt in future editions of its flagship distribution.



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