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  • News: Fedora Linux 17 Reaches Beta with Six Key Updates

    The Fedora Project on Tuesday announced that the next version of its namesake Linux distribution--Fedora 17, also known as “Beefy Miracle”--has now entered beta testing.

  • News: Farewell, Apple. Hello Linux Mint!

    That's right, I packed it in. My MacBook Pro is now on the shelf. In a while, it goes on Craigslist -- not because it's been obsoleted by the latest version of Mac OS -- Mountain Lion as mine will work okay (some MacBook Pros will not). Instead, there's a cushy comfort zone that's dangerous for a product reviewer to fall into.

  • News: Microsoft – carefully – edges closer to the open-source community

    Despite a rocky historical relationship with the open-source community, Microsoft's recent decision to create a specialized Open Technologies spinoff is the latest phase of its recent rapprochement with the open world -- as well as a canny defensive measure.

  • News: Raspberry Pi hits the shelves – briefly

    The first wave of Raspberry Pi computers -- credit card-size devices that are designed to serve as teaching aids -- shipped this weekend after a series of delays. However, manufacturer RF Technologies is already out of stock again.

  • News: Research lab extends host-based cyber sensor project to open source

    A Department of Energy (DOE) lab is taking research done to develop a host-based security sensor and open-sourcing the software to encourage community feedback and participation.

  • News: Microsoft forms subsidiary to engage with open source communities

    The new business unit, called Microsoft Open Technologies, will address the gap between Microsoft and non-Microsoft technologies

  • News: 'Flashback' Mac Malware: One More Reason to Switch to Linux

    Given the vast numbers of Macs that are apparently infected with the Flashback Trojan malware, it's not at all surprising to see that sales of Mac security software are now skyrocketing.

  • News: Raspberry Pi back on track after passing CE mark tests

    The Raspberry Pi has passed the EU conformance tests that caused a hiatus in its distribution two weeks ago, its creators have announced.

  • News: Red Hat announces beta availability of Storage 2.0

    A beta version of Red Hat Storage 2.0 was announced Monday by the Massachusetts-based open-source software company.

  • News: Meet the Linux Tycoon tycoon

    If the idea of a game about managing a hypothetical Linux distribution doesn't sound like your idea of a good time, you probably aren't alone. In fact, you'd probably guess, if you had to, that no such game existed.

  • News: Microsoft counted as key Linux contributor, for now anyway

    For the first time ever, and probably only temporarily, Microsoft can be counted as a key contributor to Linux.

  • News: Who Uses Ubuntu Linux, and Why? Survey Offers New Insight.

    It's all too common to hear Linux portrayed by detractors as an operating system suitable only for longtime hackers and “hobbyists,” as it was put in one recent example.

  • News: Today is Document Freedom Day; Here's Why It Matters.

    Have you ever had trouble opening a document or file because it was created using different software than the package or version you currently use? Or have you ever opted to go with one of the dominant programs out there--such as Microsoft Office--simply in the hopes of avoiding any potential compatibility problems?

  • News: Android apps can run on Windows PCs with Bluestacks emulator

    Software company Bluestacks is trying to close the gap between Microsoft's Windows and Google's Android OS with its App Player application, which was released in beta on Tuesday.

  • News: Nonprofit open source organizations booming

    The story "Nonprofit open source organizations booming," posted March 22, misspelled the surname of Mozilla CTO Brendan Eich in the first and third paragraphs. The story has been corrected on the wire and the first and third paragraphs now read:

  • News: Why Linux on the Desktop Is Dead

    Linux is awesome. It's a powerful, capable, flexible operating system with tremendous potential. But, it's never going to be a factor on the desktop, so don't even waste your time considering it.

  • News: Nonprofit open source organizations booming

    The Linux Foundation has received the most revenue amongst all of the free software and open source non-profits and directly pays its leader the most, but the highest compensation of any sort is still being received by Mozilla Foundation Chair Mitchell Baker, along with her CTO Colleague Brendan Eich.

  • News: Iceland latest to make big noises about open source

    A recent report that the government of Iceland is making progress in its efforts to adopt open-source software is the latest indication that public sector IT leaders are increasingly interested in moving away from proprietary products.

  • News: For a Speedy Boot, Try Firefox-Based xPUD Linux

    Microsoft may be able to achieve relatively quick boot times using its forthcoming Windows 8, but the fact remains that for most of us--running on less-than-ideal hardware--those records will likely be out of reach.

  • News: Linux 3.3 released after minor delay

    Version 3.3 of the Linux kernel was released on Sunday, adding support for a new processor architecture, re-integrating the Android code base back into the main line, and introducing networking improvements.



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