Linus Torvalds describes Linux's secret origins.
Linus Torvalds describes Linux's secret origins.
Wim Coekaerts, corporate VP of Microsoft Enterprise Open Source Group, came to LinuxCon preaching enable, integrate, release, and contribute instead of embrace, extend, and extinguish.
On the back of some significant improvements in the last year and a half, Linux is now the model for software development.
If you're paranoid about someone gaining physical access to your computer, the palm-sized ORWL could put your mind at ease.
Microsoft is open-sourcing its PowerShell command line shell and bringing it to Linux and Mac OS X, as recently rumored.
The first official release of the Lumina desktop environment is now available. Here are the results of my trying it out on a few common Linux distributions, including Manjaro, Debian, PCLinuxOS, and openSuSE Leap.
This checklist offers management guidelines and solutions to problems you’re likely to run into with Linux user accounts. You can print the list or use it in electronic form.
If you're still using 32-bit PGP keys, you only think you have security. But you really don't. It would take a cracker about four seconds to forge your PGP signature.
The Wi-Fi connected $5 Linux developer board has already crashed past its funding target on Kickstarter.
Chromebooks are cheap, fast, secure, work well, and can fit in your eighth grader's backpack. Here's what's going on with Chromebooks in education today and how to pick the right one for you and the students in your life.
CoreOS started as an enterprise Linux company, but it's getting better known for its making containers easier to manage.
OpenStack runs on Linux, but it has many moving parts. SUSE and Mirantis want to be your cloud integrator.
What started as an attempt to secure TCP/IP in Linux ended up enabling an attack vector that can be used to break, or even hijack, internet connections between Linux and Android systems.
The KaOS GNU/Linux distribution has just released new ISO images. This is a good opportunity to compare a rolling release to a point release distribution.
A tutorial (written by Clem himself) on upgrading Linux Mint 17.x Cinnamon or MATE to the recently released Linux Mint 18 has been posted. Here is my experience trying to upgrade using those instructions.
You could keep worrying about being forced to upgrade to Windows 10, or you could try the best of all Linux desktops: Mint 18.
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.
Unlike Windows or Mac OS X, Linux offers a wide variety of desktop environments. Here are my picks of the most important of these PC interfaces.
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.