Red Hat has just released Red Hat Gluster Storage 3.2.
Red Hat has just released Red Hat Gluster Storage 3.2.
Tumbleweed has an undeserved reputation for being unstable. I use it every day, I have no problems with stability, and I appreciate the fact that it consistently keeps up with the latest developments.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.9 has just been released.
A Linux developer discovered a serious security hole that's been hiding for years in an out-of-date driver.
Daimler, owner of Mercedes-Benz, has joined the Linux and open-source patent-protection organization.
Why keep supporting a five-year-old operating system? Because, if you work with servers, five years can be just the start.
Red Hat's infrastructure boss Tim Yeaton outlines why the open source pioneer is well positioned to guide CIOs through an evolving IT landscape.
Ignore the odd name - this is a very nice and very versatile trackball.
SUSE has become HPE's out-sourced cloud developer and its main Linux provider.
Samba, the classic Linux/Unix Windows-compatible file server, has been given a major update.
Official versions with Xfce and KDE desktop, and Community versions with Gnome, Cinnamon, LXQt and i3 desktops available. Here's what I've found so far.
Developers know Dell has a great Ubuntu Linux powered programmer's laptop, the XPS 13. Few people know that Dell also offers Ubuntu on its high-end Precision mobile workstation line.
A brief discussion and illustration of the pros and cons of Linux release models, using hardware device support and the current kernel version as examples.
Video-conferencing finally comes back to Microsoft's Skype for Linux.
Like a Chromebook for Linux users on a budget, the notebook includes a full HD 14.1-inch display and 512GB of storage, and comes in three color choices.
It turns out Google is still making its own high-end Chromebook laptops. It's just not going to sell them to customers.
If you need to navigate regularly between Linux and the Windows world, there are many applications that can make your job easier. We spotlight 21 quality applications that will pave the way.
A year by year summary of the most significant events in Linux's history to date.
Many schools now give you a Chromebook. If your school doesn't, here are your best choices.
Getting ready to buy a Chromebook for school? Here are the best of the best.
These are the people who have been driving the open-source technology powering today's business world.
The new Fedora, with its GNOME 3.16 interface, is an interesting, powerful Linux desktop.
The easiest desktop operating system to use of all may be Ubuntu.
A Chromebook may be all you need for all your computing needs. Here's the best of the breed so far.
Who says you need a Mac or a Windows PC? With the right applications, a Linux desktop is every bit as good as either of the two mainstream desktop operating systems.
Getting Linux Mint to work is simple.
In November 2014, the top six supercomputers all run Linux, but that's about the only thing they have in common.
It's not shipping yet, but you can run a pre-release of Android Lollipop, and it's already looking pretty tasty.
Look out, Windows! With Google starting to bring over a million Android apps to Chromebooks, the Windows PC is going to face a real challenge.
Ubuntu 14.10 is a minor, but significant, step up from Canonical's last Linux desktop operating system, Ubuntu 14.04.
School will soon be in session and a Chromebook may be just what you need for the coming academic year.
At the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, Intel product manager Claire Alexander shows Intel CEO Paul Otellini a demo of the Linux-based, open-source operating system Moblin, which will include next-generation mobile features such as a touch-screen interface.
At the LinuxWorld conference in San Francisco, IBM executive Bob Sutor talks about what a desktop will mean in the future, saying it will focus more on mobile devices like iPhones and collaborations across platforms. He then calls for better graphics designers in the open-source world to make them easier to use.
ZDNet correspondent Sumi Das talks with Senior Editor Sam Diaz about one of the big themes at this year's LinuxWorld Expo--mobility. Diaz discusses how large companies like Motorola are encouraging Linux developers to write software for mobile devices.
Canonical has been promising desktop-mobile convergence for Ubuntu since 2013, but BQ's Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition still seems like a work in progress. As a result, interest in this tablet is likely to be restricted to Ubuntu fans and determined early adopters.
The second Ubuntu phone to reach the market, following the BQ Aquaris E4.5, is more powerful and has a larger display. The Linux smartphone OS is still a work in progress though.
The Raspberry Pi 2 Model B is a simple, more powerful, upgrade to the original Pi that comes with a good range of bundled applications. The Pi 2 is great value at $35, but a number of additional items are needed to turn it into a fully functioning system.
Despite optimistic 2011 predictions of a fully converged cross-platform OS running Mir and UnityNext (8) by 2014, Ubuntu 14.10 is set to retain X Windows and Unity 7. Based on this beta, it seems there will be no big changes in 14.10, although upgrading is always worthwhile.
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS was to be the first converged desktop/tablet/smartphone release. However, it's shaping up to be more of a typical Long Term Support release, with the emphasis on solid and stable, rather than radical changes.
With the Mir display server failing to make the cut, Ubuntu 13.10, rather than being a stepping-stone on the way to form-factor convergence with 14.04, seems more like an obligatory release.
Hot on the heels of Fedora 19 comes this everything-including-the-kitchen-sink derivative.
Some of the features that were to be included in Ubuntu 13.04 have been shelved in favour of presenting a polished and solid release, with most of the improvements residing behind the scenes. As a result, Raring Ringtail may seem a bit of a disappointment.
Windows 8 is OUT on my next-generation Pavilion dm1, and Linux — in the shape of Fedora 18, openSuSE 12.3, Mint 14 and Ubuntu 12.10 — is IN.
Ubuntu 12.10 contains more controversial changes than expected. If you can live with or work around those changes, it remains a powerful and useful desktop Linux operating system.
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS is an extremely solid, usable, fast and secure desktop Linux OS. It continues to hone the Unity user interface introduced in earlier releases, and also migrates to a new version of the kernel.