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  • News: Ubuntu 11.10 Is in the Wings: Three Days and Counting

    It's now been almost six months since the release of Ubuntu 11.04, or “Natty Narwhal,” and that means it's about time for the next version of Canonical's popular Linux distribution to make its official debut.

  • News: Sam Ramji: Cloud makes open source 'inevitable' for Microsoft, others

    While many free software advocates warn that the cloud could kill open source, because users won't have access to the source code, Sam Ramji disagrees. He says that work is going on now to eliminate the legal liabilities of contributing to open source.

  • News: Google Releases Chrome Desktop-Sharing Feature

    Google isn’t reinventing the wheel with a new feature it is testing that allows any two computers using its Chrome browser to connect with each other.

  • News: From 'Warthog' to 'Pangolin': Up Close With Ubuntu Linux Mascots

    If you're a fan of Ubuntu Linux, there's a good chance you're among the many who have been wondering in the last day or so what, precisely, a “pangolin” is.

  • News: Ubuntu 11.10 to feature Arm support, cloud orchestration

    The next version of Canonical's Ubuntu Linux distribution, to be released next week, will be the first to run on the Arm architecture, as well as the first edition to offer a new cloud service orchestration engine, called JuJu.

  • News: Linux Tablet Will Be Fully Open Source

    The tablet market may already include numerous Linux-based competitors, but the vast majority of them use Google's Android platform, which--although based on Linux--isn't entirely open.

  • News: Excited for Ubuntu Linux 11.10? The Countdown Has Begun

    It may not compare with the hype that comes out of Cupertino or Redmond, but there's no denying that the new “This Is the Countdown” website launched in the past few days adds a considerable dose of excitement to the upcoming launch of Ubuntu 11.10, or “Oneiric Ocelot.”

  • News: Meego and Tizen will have some interoperability

    Applications written for Meego netbooks will work on devices running Tizen, the new Linux-based mobile OS project from Intel and Samsung, but Meego apps written for smartphones won't work on Tizen devices, Intel said.

  • 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.



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