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  • News: Not just Linux: Windows can 'brick' Samsung laptops too

    Late last month the word got out that some Samsung laptops have a problem booting Linux using UEFI, and late last week that problem began to look even worse.

  • News: Linux Foundation releases secure boot loader

    Freeing the way for independent Linux distributions to be installed on Windows 8 computers, the Linux Foundation has released software that will allow Linux to work with computers running the UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) firmware.

  • News: Linux Foundation releases secure boot loader

    Freeing the way for independent Linux distributions to be installed on Windows 8 computers, the Linux Foundation has released software that will allow Linux to work with computers running the UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) firmware.

  • News: UEFI secure boot fix released for Linux

    After just a few months of development, users finally have an official way to run Linux on machines using Windows 8's UEFI secure boot framework.

  • News: Which Linux distro is best? Survey says: Slackware

    One of the biggest ongoing challenges for Linux advocates has always been that there is such a paucity of data available to demonstrate the preferences of the people who are actually using the free and open source operating system.

  • News: New round of criticism for HP's controversial open-source costs report

    A report compiled by Microsoft and HP purports to demonstrate that the Munich city government's well-publicized switch to Linux from Windows actually cost more money than it saved has come in for a fresh round of criticism, this time from the city itself. According to a report from The H Online, city officials in Munich have said that the study makes some false assumptions to arrive at the conclusion that the Linux transition cost nearly $82 million, while the equivalent OS and productivity upgrades in a purely Microsoft environment would have cost just under $23 million.

  • News: New Linux distro will target disabled users

    There are more than a billion people around the globe living with some sort of disability today, yet software in general and operating systems in particular are just beginning to address their computing needs.

  • News: $25 Raspberry Pi Model A ships in Europe and soon the world

    Just as Henry Ford revolutionized the auto world with his Model A, the scrappy lot at Raspberry Pi are doing the same with the computing world with their Model A.

  • News: Weekend project: Check out ROSA Linux 2012

    With all the excellent Linux distributions available today, it can be easy to focus exclusively on the few that dominate the headlines, such as Ubuntu Linux, Linux Mint, Fedora, and Mageia Linux, to name just a few.

  • News: Fedora, openSUSE ditch MySQL, in a major database shake-up

    Two major open-source projects, Fedora and openSUSE, are planning to ditch the venerable Oracle MySQL database framework and adopt MariaDB instead.

  • News: 10 open source projects to watch this year

    Open source software projects may not typically have the marketing budgets necessary to match launch events like the one Microsoft just held for Office 2013, but that doesn't mean their products are any less valuable.

  • News: Will Cinnamon be the default desktop in Fedora Linux 19?

    It was just last week that Fedora Linux 18 "Spherical Cow" made its official debut, but since then the Red Hat-supported distribution has been all over the news for a variety of reasons, not all of them complimentary.

  • News: Canonical invites input on core Ubuntu Phone apps

    When Canonical officially announced Ubuntu for phones just a few weeks ago, it demonstrated an attractive interface but was otherwise light on specifics regarding the hardware, carriers, or apps that might be involved in actual devices.

  • News: Valve starts push toward Linux gaming

    PC game publisher Valve has upped the stakes on its move to bring a more robust gaming presence to Linux, advertising the Linux beta of its Steam distribution service directly to Windows-based gamers.

  • News: Meet PicUntu, a lightweight Linux designed for tiny PCs

    Anyone who's watched the PC industry at all over the past year or so has surely noticed the flood of tiny, Linux-powered PCs that have been flooding the market.

  • News: Meet 'Consort,' a brand-new classic Linux desktop

    There seems to be no end in sight to the enduring popularity of the classic GNOME 2 Linux desktop, and this week afforded yet more evidence.

  • News: Lightweight 'Kite' tablet runs Ubuntu 12.04 and Android 4.0

    There's no shortage of Android tablets in the marketplace today, but devices that run Ubuntu Linux are still much harder to come by.

  • News: Five Notable New Features in Fedora Linux 18 'Spherical Cow'

    After numerous delays along the way, the final version of Fedora Linux 18 "Spherical Cow" made its long-awaited debut on Tuesday.

  • News: Red Hat takes the wraps off RHEL 5.9

    Red Hat on Tuesday announced the general availability of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.9, a new update to the company's popular open source enterprise platform.

  • News: Calling all GNOME 2 fans: Meet Fuduntu Linux 2013.1

    It's no secret that mobile-style interfaces such as Unity, GNOME 3, and even Windows 8's Modern UI have met with only a lukewarm reception among many desktop PC users.



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