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More Linux Opinion

  • Opinion: Get the Beauty of KDE on Your Tablet

    KDE is a free desktop environment for Linux renowned for its polish and ease of use. Its makers have just launched Plasma Active Two, with significantly improved performance, a raft of new features, and compatibility with many more mobile devices.

  • Opinion: New Humble Indie Bundle Includes Great Games, Breaks $1 Million In 24 Hours

    Confession time: I just bought the fourth Humble Indie Bundle, and you should too. Not because Humble Bundle Inc. is offering you an opportunity to pay whatever you please for five great games, including Shank, Super Meat Boy, NightSky, Bit.Trip Runner and Jamestown. And not because you get to choose where your money goes, whether straight to the developers, the Humble Indie Bundle team or established charity organizations like the American Red Cross, Child's Play Charity and the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

  • Opinion: Is Android Open? Not So Much, Study Finds

    Google's Android mobile platform may be based on the open source Linux operating system, but the extent of its own openness has long been a topic of considerable debate.

  • Opinion: HP Open-Sources WebOS, Kicks Off a Bright Future

    Ever since HP announced back in August that it was discontinuing its webOS tablets and phones, I have been hoping that it would open-source the technology--and sure enough, that's just what it's decided to do.

  • Opinion: Windows Store Makes a Special Allowance for Open Source

    Microsoft has caused plenty of angst among fans of open source software over the years--just recently with its secure boot plans for Windows 8, for example--but this week it appears to have delivered a small gift instead.

  • Opinion: Like Chrome OS? Try Lime for Extra Hardware Support

    Google's Web-centric Chrome OS operating system has drawn considerable interest since its birth two years ago, but not everyone can enjoy it because of the limited hardware it's available on.

  • Opinion: Want to Tweak GNOME 3? There's a Site for That

    There's never a dull moment in the world of desktop environments these days, and the past week has been no exception.

  • Opinion: Are DuckDuckGo's Bing Ties a Problem for Linux Mint?

    Following its official debut over the weekend, Linux Mint 12 has received a great deal of praise and attention, including my own enumeration of many of its compelling new features.

  • Opinion: 12 Reasons to Try Linux Mint 12

    For any new release of a popular Linux distribution, there are typically numerous fans eagerly awaiting the software's final debut. For Linux Mint 12, however, that anticipation may well have broken all previous records, so anxious have Linux fans been to see the new release's answer to the controversial desktop environments increasingly appearing in other operating systems.

  • Opinion: New Kernel Patch Slashes Linux's Power Appetite

    Linux users working on laptops and other portable devices may soon have cause to rejoice thanks to a new kernel patch that finally promises to fix power regression problems associated with recent versions of the software.

  • Opinion: Try OpenSUSE Linux 12.1 for Stability and Flexibility

    Major updates have been coming fast and furious in the world of Linux distributions this fall, and this week is no exception. Now joining the ranks of Ubuntu 11.10, Fedora 16 and many others is openSUSE 12.1, which on Wednesday made its debut.

  • Opinion: Get an Early Taste of Linux Mint 12

    Just a week or so after revealing that Linux Mint 12 would be taking a hybrid approach to introducing GNOME 3, the project behind the free operating system on Saturday announced the debut of a release candidate of the software.

  • Opinion: Seven Changes to Watch for in Ubuntu 12.04 'Precise Pangolin'

    It was just a few weeks ago that planning began on Ubuntu 12.04, or "Precise Pangolin," but already key details about the upcoming version of Canonical's popular Linux distribution are beginning to emerge.

  • Opinion: Six Good Reasons to Try Fedora 16

    There are many different Linux distributions, each offering a slightly different flavor of the free and open source operating system.

  • Opinion: Is Ubuntu Linux Too Late to the Mobile Game?

    Canonical certainly delivered some exciting news this week when it announced that its Ubuntu Linux distribution is on the way to tablets, smartphones, and TVs.

  • Opinion: Linux Foundation: Secure Boot Need Not Be a Problem

    There's been considerable concern in recent weeks over the secure boot mechanism planned for Microsoft's upcoming Windows 8, primarily among Linux users and others worried that the technology will make it impossible to run alternative operating systems on Windows 8 certified PCs.

  • Opinion: Prefer Open Source? Join the Crowd

    If ever there was a year to demonstrate why open source software is a smart choice for businesses, 2011 has surely been it.

  • Opinion: As Ubuntu Linux Turns 7, 'Precise Pangolin' Planning Begins

    It was exactly seven years ago that the very first version of Ubuntu Linux--dubbed "Warty Warthog"--was released, kicking off a long line of increasingly popular versions of the free and open source operating system.

  • Opinion: Linux Mint Will Soon Get a GNOME 3 Edition

    Now that Ubuntu Linux has chosen Unity as its default desktop environment, Linux Mint stands out as perhaps the most user-friendly distribution offering a non-Unity default alternative, as I've noted before.

  • Opinion: Want to Revive an Old Netbook? Try Lubuntu

    Raise your hand if this sounds familiar: You bought a netbook a couple years back, thinking it would be your go-to travel PC, but quickly became dissatisfied with its sluggish performance--and stuck it in a closet.



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