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  • News: Linux and Windows 8's Secure Boot: What We Know So Far

    Ever since it was first brought to light that Windows 8's secure boot mechanism could cause problems for Linux users, speculation has been running rampant as to the exact nature of the difficulties that may arise.

  • News: Microsoft, Red Hat spar over secure boot-loading tech

    Is Microsoft using a next-generation computing boot-loading technology to lock out the use of Linux and other OSEs on certain computers? While Microsoft has denied malicious intent, one Red Hat developer maintains that this may be the case.

  • News: NetbootCD: A Handy Tool for Managing Linux Distributions

    If you're like many Linux fans, you keep multiple different flavors of the free and open source operating system on hand. After all, each Linux distribution tends to have strengths in particular areas, so it's nice to be able to choose which one you run, depending on the task at hand.

  • News: Microsoft gets Casio to sign Linux patent protection deal

    Lest we forget that Microsoft still insists Linux violates 235 of its patents, Microsoft issued a reminder today. It announced a patent licensing deal with Casio Computer Co. Ltd. that "among other things, will provide Casio's customers with patent coverage for their use of Linux in certain Casio devices," Microsoft says.

  • News: Seven Ways to Celebrate Software Freedom Day

    Today is Software Freedom Day, and that means fans of free and open source software around the globe are celebrating all the ways it improves our lives.

  • News: Are Mobile-Style Interfaces Leaving Desktop Users Behind?

    Microsoft certainly made a big splash with the early preview of Windows 8 it offered this week, and it's easy to see why: the new platform looks to be a surprisingly radical departure from the traditional Windows paradigm.

  • News: Countdown to Ubuntu 11.10: The First Beta Version Arrives

    Just a few weeks following the official feature freeze on Ubuntu 11.10 “Oneiric Ocelot,” the first beta version of Canonical's free and open source Linux distribution was released on Sept. 1.

  • News: Security rundown for the week ending Sept. 2

    A mish-mash of security issues came up this week, everything from how to protect virtualized environments to a system that protects copper in utility sites from robbery and a story about digital certificate thefts.

  • News: Hackers break into Linux source code site

    As Linux fans know, there are two kinds of hackers: the good guys who develop free software, such as the Linux kernel, and the bad guys who break into computers.

  • News: Linux Foundation chief: 'You are an idiot' if you don't give back to open source

    Linux is the granddaddy of all open source projects, the blueprint for the decentralized development processes. And some of those who use the Linux code, free for the taking, don't give back in equal measure. Still, the time for cajoling those users -- even commercial projects like Ubuntu leader Canonical -- into participating is over, says Jim Zemlin, executive director of the nonprofit Linux Foundation.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • News: Say Goodbye to Google Search Portals for Linux, Mac and More

    Fans of Linux, Microsoft and Macs used to be able to search for information about those topics on Google using specialized search tools that narrowed the results to a focused set of highly relevant Web sites.

  • News: 30 Days With Ubuntu Linux, Day 3: Where's my iTunes?

    OK, so Ubuntu Linux is all installed and ready to go. Now what?

  • News: Google establishes Chrome OS center in Taipei

    Google has established a software engineering center in Taipei to work with Asian laptop makers on computers running its Chrome OS, a Google executive said Tuesday.



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