Pine64's open source PinePhone runs Linux and is designed for developers and early-adopters.
The KDE-empowered version of Ubuntu, Kubuntu, now has a high-powered laptop to call its own: The Kubuntu Focus.
Microsoft offers up the security tool it uses to probe untrusted third-party software components in its applications.
Google to end support for Chrome apps for Windows, Mac, and Linux this year to push ahead with web apps.
The well-known embedded Linux company Wind River is beefing up its security as its devices face an increasingly networked world.
Microsoft highlights historical tech innovations, including the Windows Subsystem for Linux, that were enabled in the same way Google used Java APIs.
If all you're doing with your Windows 7 PC runs off the web or the cloud, you can move it to CloudyReady, the Chromium OS-based operating system.
Microsoft gives Windows Terminal users an optional setting for graphic effects from the cathode-ray tube era.
Torvalds doesn't want to be hounded by Oracle's legal team for merging ZFS filesystem code into the Linux kernel.
The next-generation of Dell's high-end Linux laptops will come with up to 32GB of RAM.
If you want a top-of-the-line Chromebook for work, your first choice has been the Google's Pixelbook Go. Now, Samsung is releasing a challenger, the Galaxy Chromebook.
Windows 7 is down to its last days. If you don't care for Windows 10, it's time to consider running Linux Mint instead.
Patch your Cisco Data Center Network Manager software now or uninstall it.
Building your own BusKill cable costs between $20 and $45.
Did you know that there are many top-tier commercial games available for Linux? Here's the quickest way we know to get up and running.
A year by year summary of the most significant events in Linux's history to date.
One of the great benefits of Linux is the ability to roll your own. Throughout the years, individuals, organizations, and even nation states have done just that. In this gallery, we're going to showcase some of those distros. Be careful, though. You may not want to load these, or if you do, put them in isolated VMs. We're not kidding when we say they could be dangerous.
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.
These work for anyone else who want a top-notch laptop.
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.
These five stories show why the future of technology belongs to Linux and open-source software.
If you've got a discrete GPU as well as integrated graphics, and you want to run Linux, you'd best pick one master.
For years, developers have been working on this new take on the virtual private network, and now it's finally ready to go.
The student was allegedly building a custom Gentoo Linux distro for ISIS.
The new list of the world's fastest computers -- supercomputing's Top 500 -- is out, and every one runs faster than a petaflop using Linux.
Samsung is shutting down its Linux on DeX projects after only 11 months.
Today, Red Hat dominates enterprise Linux. Tomorrow, it wants to rule the cloud. With IBM beside it, don't bet against it. Read more: https://zd.net/2OqAQ0a
Red Hat's new survey of enterprise businesses reveals a world where almost everyone has joined the open-source bandwagon. Read more: https://zd.net/2viwrQb
Microsoft's PowerShell open-sourced scripting language is striking a chord with more developers.
Microsoft engineers have already ported the ProcDump utility and are currently working on porting ProcMon as well. More tools to follow.
The Contributor Covenant aims to address the skew towards white male contributors in open-source projects. Read more: https://zd.net/2D3yD3d
This deal is the biggest Linux and open-source acquisition ever.
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.