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  • News: Canonical Targets Business Desktops with a New Ubuntu Linux Remix

    Hard on the heels of last week's news that Canonical will no longer financially support the Kubuntu variant of its popular Linux distribution, CEO Jane Silber on Friday announced a brand-new version of Ubuntu Linux designed specifically for businesses.

  • News: More Details Emerge on the Fully Open 'Spark' Tablet

    Ever since the news broke last weekend that a fully open tablet is on the way, the excitement has been tangible in the Linux community.

  • News: Kernel guru Greg Kroah-Hartman joins Linux Foundation

    One of the principle maintainers of the Linux kernel, Greg Kroah-Hartman, has joined the Linux Foundation as a fellow, the same position held by Linux creator Linus Torvalds, the foundation announced.

  • News: Linux: A Getting-Started Guide

    Are you fed up with Microsoft Windows and ready to give Linux a try? Here's how to get started. This guide for Linux discusses who the Linux OS is right for, what you need to get started, and how to turn your Windows PC into a dual-boot computer so you can have the best of both worlds--Linux and Windows.

  • News: Linux Mint 13 gets back to desktop basics

    Bucking the trend of increasingly experimental desktop interfaces, the developers behind the Linux Mint are adopting a simpler desktop for the next version of the open-source Linux distribution.

  • News: Cinnamon 1.2: The New Linux Desktop Is Now Officially Stable

    Late last month the Linux Mint developers announced that they were working on a brand-new desktop environment designed to offer an alternative to the controversial GNOME 3, and on Monday they officially released the first stable version of the software.

  • News: Ubuntu to feature command line shortcuts

    Canonical will outfit the next release of its Ubuntu Linux OS with a new type of interface that will allows desktop users to execute functions for any program through a command line interface, or by voice command.

  • News: Linux Is Reaching New Heights in Enterprises, Study Finds

    Global economic woes may continue to dampen spending forecasts for IT departments around the world, but that isn't stopping large companies from adding more Linux servers to their operations.

  • News: Samsung Gives Tizen a Boost with Plans to Merge Bada

    It's been pretty difficult keeping track of the ever-changing world of mobile platforms over the past few years, and recently another twist emerged.

  • News: For a Free Linux Alternative, Try FreeBSD 9.0

    Linux may not yet enjoy the widespread recognition that Windows does, but there's no denying its popularity on servers, its growing use on desktops, or its ubiquity in the mobile world in the form of Android.

  • News: Debian Linux Named Most Popular Distro for Web Servers

    Linux may be enjoying great popularity in the mobile arena, thanks to Android--and even on the desktop, to an increasing extent--but there's no denying its longtime success on servers.

  • News: Canonical demonstrates Ubuntu TV

    Anticipating a growing market for smart television sets, Canonical will be demonstrating a version of its popular Ubuntu Linux OS that can be used for running TVs.

  • News: Mandriva Linux Maker Could Face Bankruptcy in 10 Days

    It was just a few months ago that Mandriva Linux 2011 made its official debut, but now it looks like the company behind it may soon be forced to close its doors.

  • News: Fedora, Mint, openSUSE, Ubuntu: Which Linux desktop is for you?

    There are more interesting Linux desktop distributions to choose from than ever before. However, if you're looking for major distros with a great deal of support, you'll want to look at the big four: Fedora, Mint, openSUSE, and Ubuntu.

  • News: Will an Ubuntu Gadget Debut at CES?

    The start of this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is rapidly approaching, and speculation is running rampant as to what shiny new wares will make their debut there.

  • News: As 2012 Dawns, Mint Leads the List of Top Linux Distros

    What a difference a year makes. Roughly 15 months ago, I put together a guide to the top 10 Linux distributions at the time, and Ubuntu was far and away the most popular choice.

  • News: Ubuntu 11.10 'Oneiric Ocelot' Will Power New PC Line

    The vast majority of Linux users may get the operating system by downloading and installing it themselves, but there's no denying that there are distinct advantages to buying hardware with Linux preloaded instead.

  • News: Ready for a New Linux Desktop? Meet Mint's 'Cinnamon'

    If you've been following the world of Linux desktop environments in recent months, you may remember that the Linux Mint project has adopted a strategy of easing users gradually into the controversial GNOME 3 desktop.

  • News: Quest extends Unix Sudo tool

    Reflecting the growing need for automation tools in the enterprise, Quest Software has released a software package that could help Unix administrators better manage policy files that determine which users can access privileged material and programs on Unix and Linux systems.

  • News: What's next with hypervisors?

    The world of hypervisors is complicated by the fact that there are proprietary and open source tools and the latter are often pressed into service in different ways, say nothing of the fact that the whole market is evolving quickly. To get a handle on recent developments, Network World Editor in Chief John Dix corralled a panel of experts to assess where we are today and where we're going. The experts included Al Gillen, an analyst IDC who tracks virtualization developments, Kerry Kim, director of solutions marketing at SUSE, and Adam Jollans, program director of IBM's Linux and Open Virtualization Strategy.



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