Articles about Linux
There was great news and there was awful news in the world of Linux and open-source software during 2014.
The new PCLinuxOS release does work on UEFI systems, in Legacy/MBR boot mode. But it still has problems with a few of my systems.
A new release of this venerable Linux distribution is always good news - and if you want to avoid systemd, this PCLinuxOS release could be your new best friend!
Sponsored by Red Hat and Intel
Price is not the only advantage of open-source software; open source can deliver significant value in a number of other ways.
A new release from this Debian-Testing derived distribution: I'm trying it out.
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There are lots of Linux laptops, but none that have the Free Software Foundation's blessings. That may change.
Sponsored by Red Hat and Intel
2014 has been a year of emerging technologies and great IT opportunities in Asia-Pacific. To provide some insights on the year so far and what lies ahead, we've asked a group of Red Hat customers where their priorities lie in 2015.
Back in September, IBM and SUSE announced a partnership making SUSE Enterprise Linux available on IBM's Power8 based systems. Now it's Red Hat's turn. Is it time to consider a new platform?
Here's some background, and my take, on the new initialization daemon.
Doesn't it seem like RHEL 7 just came out the other day? Well, brace yourself, the next version is already on its way.
Parallels was working on containers before they were cool, and now the company is adding Docker support to Parallels Cloud Server.
Red Hat's latest community Linux distribution, Fedora 21, is here and it offers a glimpse at Linux's future.
To make more efficient use of datacenters and cloud hardware, Ubuntu is creating a new, ultra-lightweight Ubuntu server.
The new version of Mint may be the best Linux desktop ever. Heck, it may be the best desktop operating system ever, period.
With Fedora 21 due for release, it's time to start installing. Here I walk through the Anaconda installer screen-by-screen.
So, ready to start playing Steam-based games on your Ubuntu system? Well, follow-along with me and away we'll go!
Cinnamon, Xfce, LXDM and more comments on anaconda: the fun never stops!
Much anticipated, Fedora 18, otherwise known as 'Spherical Cow' has finally arrived - here's what to expect.
All the Linux Mint Editions have arrived just in time for the holidays - Linux Mint 14 (Nadia) with Cinnamon, MATE, KDE and Xfce dekstops, and Linux Mint Debian Edition Update Pack 6 with Cinnamon and MATE desktops.
The 40th edition of the Top500 supercomputers has named the newly installed Titan, a Cray XK7 system that achieved 17.59 Petaflop/s, as the fastest supercomputer in the world.
The latest version of Ubuntu Linux is ready for your inspection.
Your next PC? It just might be a Chromebook.
Fans of the cheap, Linux-based computer met up in Bristol to show off devices based on the Raspberry Pi, one of a number of events intended to bring enthusiasts together.
The Raspberry Pi mini-computer has taken the tech world by storm. If you're one of the lucky few to get one, one of the first things you'll need is a case. Here's a few to choose from.
The KDE netbook desktop is a little-known and underappreciated alternative that is included in every KDE installation. My step-by-step guide is designed to help raise its profile
Not just a refuge for those disillusioned with Gnome and KDE, the Linux Mint 13 Xfce distribution stands on its own merits
Mint 13 with Cinnamon may well be the best Linux desktop of all for expert users.
Here's how new attempts to capture the desktop show the dreams of Linux are becoming closer to reality.
If you are more of the Debian persuasion, there's still a Linux Mint distribution for you.
Even a timid Linux user can handle encryption with the help of the right tool. Here are some good, user-friendly options.
As Linux makes its move in the big-business arena, the open-source community faces growing pains. Correspondent James Hilliard asks conference-goers at LinuxWorld 2004 in San Francisco for their thoughts on the transition and how it is affecting the development of the open-source landscape.
As developers gather for LinuxWorld, Red Hat CEO Matthew Szulik sits down for a Face to Face interview with ZDNet Editor in Chief Dan Farber and CNET News.com reporter Stephen Shankland. Szulik denies that Red Hat's aim is to be the Microsoft of open source--whose community, he says, is alive and well.
In an exclusive Face to Face interview, Red Hat CEO Matthew Szulik tells ZDNet Editor in Chief Dan Farber why his company is suing SCO Group and whether he believes SCO's actions are slowing Linux deployment. He also reveals Red Hat's plans for the desktop.
Chris Stone claims that Novell is "changing its stripes" to be "more partner-friendly, developer-friendly and now Linux- and open source-friendly." He talks exclusively with Dan Farber in a Face to Face interview about acquiring open-source developer Ximian and the latest twists in SCO's battle with Linux users.