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  • News: Wall Street Beat: Mixed news for tech puts dent in sector confidence

    Mixed news for hardware and some disappointing software vendor financial reports this week appeared to put a dent in confidence in the IT sector.

  • News: Now you can buy a computer-powered rifle on the Internet with Bitcoins

    Buying a weapon with Bitcoin used to mean visiting the seedier realms of the Internet, such as the now-shuttered Silk Road and its various clones. But now you'll finally be able to trade Bitcoin for a rifle on the up-and-up. Texas-based TrackingPoint said Thursday that customers could now purchase all of the company's products with Bitcoin.

  • News: Bitwig Studio on Linux: Can one top-tier app change the game?

    Face it Linux users--if Microsoft Office, Photoshop, and other popular applications were available for your platform, your club would be a lot less exclusive. No disrespect to the Linux development community, which does some stellar work, but that's the cold, hard truth in the consumer space. That's also why the Ubuntu Linux (64-bit) release of a top-tier music creation application by the name of Bitwig Studio is huge news and a possible harbinger. It will also ship for Windows and OS X--Bitwig isn't crazy.

  • News: GOG will bring classic PC games to Linux this fall

    GOG.com, a site that specializes in selling classic PC games for modern computers, has decided to support Linux after all.

  • News: 3 easy Linux alternatives for Windows XP refugees who don't want a new PC

    Windows XP's refugees have two choices on April 8, when Microsoft stops supporting the decade-old operating system (for consumers, anyway). This is assuming a new PC with a new operating system (even Windows 7) is, for whatever reason, out of the question. They could cling desperately to their old Windows XP system and face what could be a hacker feeding frenzy, something we don't recommend even if you take precautions. Or they could keep the old PC but install a new, free, and safe operating system--otherwise known

  • News: What you need to know about the GnuTLS Linux bug

    A critical Linux bug that many are comparing to the "goto fail" problem that afflicted Apple last month was recently discovered, prompting Linux distribution and application developers to scramble to incorporate a new patch into their code.

  • News: Linux Foundation to offer introductory Linux MOOC on edX

    The Linux Foundation will offer a Linux development course on edX, the massive open online course (MOOC) platform developed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University. The move is part of an edX effort, announced Thursday, to expand its course offerings to include content from nonacademic institutions. All edX content previously came from the nonprofit's 32 member schools, which include the University of California, Berkeley; Dartmouth College and McGill University.

  • News: Red Hat Enterprise Linux now on Amazon's GovCloud

    RHEL (Red Hat Enterprise Linux) is now available on Amazon Web Services' GovCloud, an isolated part of Amazon's cloud designed for U.S. government agencies.

  • News: Wind River outfits VxWorks for 'Internet of things'

    Wind River Systems has updated its widely used VxWorks embedded RTOS (real-time operating system) to make it ready for use on impending "Internet of things" systems.

  • News: Why Ford is dumping Microsoft for Blackberry's QNX OS

    Ford is reportedly set to replace the Windows-based Sync platform in its cars with an open source Linux-based system used by several other automakers.

  • News: New Intel NUC BIOS update fixes Linux installation woes

    The future of the desktop, Intel says, lies in the extremes: enormous tabletop all-in-ones and itty-bitty PCs like the company's own diminutive Next Unit of Computing. And indeed, we were mighty impressed when we got our hands on Intel's Core i5-powered NUC, which managed to crack PCWorld's top products of 2013 despite being a bare-bones system that requires users to BYO RAM, SSD, and OS.

  • News: North Korea goes OSX-like with new operating system

    If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, might the folks in Cupertino be pleased when they see the latest version of North Korea's home-grown operating system?

  • News: Red Hat takes more active role in CentOS, funds developers

    Red Hat plans to take a greater role in the community developing CentOS, in the hope of attracting more paying customers to Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), the distribution on which CentOS is based.

  • News: Moving a city to Linux needs political backing, says Munich project leader

    This year saw the completion of the city of Munich's switch to Linux, a move that began about ten years ago. "One of the biggest lessons learned was that you can't do such a project without continued political backing," said Peter Hofmann, the leader of the LiMux project, summing up the experience.

  • News: Valve's gaming-focused SteamOS available to download December 13

    The push to bring PC gaming to your living room is on! Valve announced Wednesday that its much-anticipated SteamOS operating system will become available on Friday, December 13, and the company will ship out prototype Steam Machines to 300 lucky U.S. users on the same day.

  • News: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.0 issued in beta form

    For the next generation of its flagship enterprise Linux distribution, Red Hat aims to support new cloud technologies while preserving the ways of the seasoned system administrator.

  • News: Oracle integrates DTrace debugger into its Linux distribution

    Oracle has fully integrated the long-awaited Linux DTrace debugging tool into the latest release of its Linux distribution, potentially allowing administrators and developers to pinpoint the cause of thorny performance issues with more accuracy.

  • News: New platform can eliminate 70 percent of physical servers: Unisys

    Unisys' ‘breakthrough' fabric-based technology, Forward, is now available for delivery to Australian customers.

  • News: New OpenSUSE embraces 64-bit ARM

    Joining Fedora and Ubuntu, the new version of the community driven OpenSUSE can now be run on AArch64 processors, further preparing the market for servers running on the new 64-bit ARM architecture.

  • News: USENIX: Red Hat prepares for 64-bit ARM servers

    Enterprise open-source software vendor Red Hat is keeping an eye on the development of 64-bit ARM processors for servers, building up expertise in case the nascent platform takes hold in the data center.



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