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More Linux Opinion

  • Opinion: SUSE Linux: 20 Years and Going Strong

    Red Hat may be celebrating its new role as the first open source company to reach a billion dollars in annual revenue, but it's not the only Linux provider to reach a key milestone recently.

  • Opinion: Look Who's Working on Linux Now: Microsoft

    Linux powers countless smartphones, TVs, supercomputers, financial transactions, and websites around the globe--not to mention desktops--but the fact remains that most of us have no real idea where it comes from.

  • Opinion: Ubuntu Linux 12.04 'Precise Pangolin' Reaches Final Beta

    With just a few weeks remaining before the final release of Ubuntu Linux 12.04 "Precise Pangolin," Canonical on Thursday released the second and final beta version of the free and open source operating system.

  • Opinion: GNOME 3.4 Brings a Bevy of Big Changes

    Roughly a year after the launch of GNOME 3, the project's developers on Wednesday unveiled GNOME 3.4, the second major update to the controversial desktop environment.

  • Opinion: The Linux Desktop Debate: Setting Things Straight

    Over the weekend I wrote a post called “Why Linux on the Desktop Is Dead” which seems to have sparked some controversy among the Linux crowd. One of my PCWorld peers felt compelled to put together a rebuttal piece in defense of Linux, and point out that the Linux desktop death knell has been heard before at PCWorld, but people are still using Linux on the desktop…so there.

  • Opinion: If Desktop Linux Is Dead, Someone Had Better Tell All Those Users

    It seems scarcely a year can go by in the world of computer technology without some eager young blogger or another grandly proclaiming the death of Linux on the desktop.

  • Opinion: GCC 4.7 Released, Supports More Architectures

    If you use Linux at all (and in many cases these days, even if you don't), you have heard of the open source Linux compiler called GNU Compiler Collection, or GCC for short. It's the most common compiler used, shipping with almost all distributions of Linux, and it's actually older than Linux itself.

  • Opinion: Linux Unites With Android, Adds Business-friendly Features

    Linux founder Linus Torvalds announced the release of the 3.3 Linux kernel on Sunday, bringing a host of fixes and updates that were long overdue--most importantly, the merging of Android into the main Linux source tree.

  • Opinion: Cinnamon 1.4 Brings New Tools to the Linux Desktop

    It was just a few weeks ago that the Linux Mint project's new Cinnamon desktop was declared officially stable--just a few short months since it was born, in fact--but on Wednesday the project team behind it unveiled a major new release packed with several new tools.

  • Opinion: DuckDuckGo: Search Engine with an Eye for Privacy

    Fans of Linux Mint may recall the project's decision late last year to include the DuckDuckGo search engine among the default features of its latest release, also known as Linux Mint 12 "Lisa."

  • Opinion: Linux Certificate Program Targets Newcomers to the OS

    Linux skills are in growing demand in today's IT hiring landscape, and there are many ways to bolster those skills both online and off.

  • Opinion: Nvidia Jumps on Board with the Linux Foundation

    Hardly a week goes by these days without some fresh news that another company has joined the Linux Foundation, and it's always exciting to hear about the organization's continuing growth.

  • Opinion: Seven New Features in Ubuntu 12.04 'Precise Pangolin' Beta 1

    Exactly three months after the first alpha version of Ubuntu Linux 12.04 "Precise Pangolin" made its debut, the project's developers on Thursday launched the first beta release of the operating system.

  • Opinion: With Raspberry Pi and Cotton Candy, Linux Launches a Revolution

    All the world may be agog over Microsoft's Windows 8 previews this week, but at the same time a quiet revolution is taking place.

  • Opinion: Mobile Linux: It's Not Just Android Anymore

    The mobile world has been good to Linux, whose Android derivative has enjoyed a success that few could have predicted just a few short years ago.

  • Opinion: For Flash on Linux, There Are Open Player Alternatives

    When Adobe announced last week that it plans to discontinue its standalone Flash Player for Linux, it noted that updated versions of Flash Player will subsequently be available to Linux users only through Google's Chrome browser.

  • Opinion: Actually, Open Source Code Is Better: Report

    Free and open source software such as Firefox, LibreOffice, and Linux is enjoying increasingly widespread adoption on business and home computers alike, but every once in a while a naysayer will still pipe up with one vague concern or another about open source quality, in particular.

  • Opinion: WebOS Gets a Brand-New Browser

    It was just a few weeks ago that HP released the first pieces of webOS to the open source community, and already the company has followed up with its next moves.

  • Opinion: Ubuntu and Slackware Named Top Desktop Linux Distros

    The world of desktop Linux is often portrayed these days as a battle primarily between longstanding leader Ubuntu and up-and-coming challenger Linux Mint, frequently with the suggestion that Mint is winning.

  • Opinion: Linux: Where the Jobs (and Bigger Salaries) Are

    Numerous studies have emerged over the past few years indicating that Linux skills are a hot item in the IT hiring market, but on Tuesday the Linux Foundation will publish a brand-new report suggesting that the search for such talent is taking on a new level of urgency.



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