Linus Torvalds describes Linux's secret origins.
Linus Torvalds describes Linux's secret origins.
Facebook AI Research is opening up more code and research for its machine vision tools. The next hurdle will be video.
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.
The retailing giant is pondering a move where its OneOps open source platform could be lumped under OpenStack.
After Microsoft's Windows IoT Core update and Google's Fuchsia, the Raspberry Pi sees a major new release of Hypriot's Docker-friendly container tech.
On the back of some significant improvements in the last year and a half, Linux is now the model for software development.
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.
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.
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.
CoreOS started as an enterprise Linux company, but it's getting better known for its making containers easier to manage.
Google is building a new operating system and kernel to run low-power and fully-featured devices for the internet.
OpenStack runs on Linux, but it has many moving parts. SUSE and Mirantis want to be your cloud integrator.
Kit includes browser OS, source code, and guidelines for writing and running new apps
Under a new federal policy, US agencies will need to factor reuse into any new custom software project.
Supporters of open-source computing now have several new options for giving their backing to the environmentally-friendly EOMA68 PC project.
A year by year summary of the most significant events in Linux's history to date.
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 Raspberry Pi 2 is the single-board computer of the moment, but there are plenty of others out there. We've rounded up some of the most eye-catching offerings.
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.
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.
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.
From CDC's 40MHz "supercomputer" to 2014's Tianhe-2's 33.86 PetaFlops per second, supercomputers are continuing to push computing to its ultimate limits.
The Orange Box really is a cloud-in-a-box. But while the hardware is neat, it's the Juju DevOps software inside that makes it special.
There is a world of operating systems beyond Android and iOS. Will any of them lock down third place? Can any of them give Google or Apple a run for the top spots?
We all know about the Raspberry Pi, but it's far from the only single-board computer out there that makers might find both useful and affordable.
It's smooth, pretty, and, in short, it's the nicest Ubuntu Linux desktop that's ever been.
My first look at this wonderful Debian Testing/Unstable (Jessie/Sid) derivative reminds me of how much fun there can be in Linux.
This is the distribution that is touted as the "easiest" transition from Windows to Linux, so how does it stack up?
Hands-on comparison of Debian GUN/Linux and three first- and second-generation derivatives.
At JavaOne in San Francisco, Volkswagen's Marcial Hernandez and Sun's Greg Bollella detail Project Bixby, an Audi TTS programmed by Volkswagen and using a Java runtime environment. The vehicle will then be raced on a Rally course against other automated vehicles.
Andre Mendes, CIO of the Special Olympics, says that being the CIO for a nonprofit often means being the "Chief Begging Officer" as well. Rather than use open source software, they have managed to convince larger software companies to donate or give grants for most of what they need.
Brian Shield, CIO for The Weather Channel, describes the challenges of delivering ever-changing weather updates to users on a variety of content delivery platforms.
Brian Shield, CIO of The Weather Channel talks to CNET News' Dan Farber about delivering the weather on multiple platforms in a timely manner for its 120 million users. He also discusses new innovations, including a new LEED certified HD studio and how they are using open-source software to power their backend operations.
Jonathan Heiliger, vice president of technical operations at Facebook discusses the company's open source strategy and its plan to improve the application environment for its more than 100,000 developers.
At the JavaOne conference in San Francisco, James Gosling, Sun Microsystems vice president and fellow, talks to Arizona State University geological sciences professor Phil Christensen about the school's geospatial software, JMARS. The open-source project is available to the public and used by NASA to find and gather scientific data for analysis.
Steve Bergman, CIO of Goodwill Industries talks to ZDNet Editor in Chief Dan Farber about innovating technology for the non-profit. From an open source web portal to geo-spatial mapping tools for the organizations retail site. Bergman also shares his business approach to inventory management, and the company's plan for going green.
In this Super Techies interview, larger-than-life techie Marc Canter talks with ZDNet's Editor in Chief Dan Farber about his career as a multimedia pioneer. Canter discusses his first job as a music programmer for video games; designing the multimedia authoring tools Shockwave and Director; and his current role as CEO of Broadband Mechanics, makers of open-source social networks.
A dual-SIM 3G smartphone running Ubuntu (for Phones), the BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition demonstrates that the OS can run well on a mid-range phone originally designed for Android. However, Canonical's platform is a work in (rapid) progress, rather than a fully formed mobile phone OS.
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.
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.
If you are in the market for a blogging platform, content management system or a complete web platform, you can do far, far worse than choose WordPress.
OpenOffice.org 2.4.0 is a free, open source alternative to Microsoft's Office application suite. It is fantastic if you need basic office applications — such as a word processor or spreadsheet — at no cost. However, large organisations and power users may be disappointed by its lack of features and support.
Of the less well known open source browsers, Maxthon has been gaining attention as the second most popular Web browser in its home state of China. Based on IE's Trident engine, we found it to be highly customisable; however its lack of support makes it difficult to recommend for business.
InterSystems launches CACHÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Â° 2007, the latest update to their post-relational database product.
Sugar Suite from SugarCRM is a comprehensive, streamlined tool which offers indispensable services to both a company's employees and its customers.
InterVideo DVD Copy 2.0's interface will please ambitious beginners, but its limited functionality may frustrate advanced users.