We'll still have PCs on our desks, but with the rise of desktop-as-a-service and software-as-a-service, we're returning to smart-terminals and time-sharing services.
And, as it happens, they're also the best Chromebook laptops for home or work, too.
The feature that a researcher discovered could be used to execute malicious code had no actual use case.
Microsoft may soon deliver one of the most highly demanded improvements for Teams: a Linux client.
Red Hat has just released Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.7.
Just viewing --not running-- a malicious .desktop or .directory file inside a file browser can run malicious code on a user's system.
Microsoft's new command-line tool, Terminal, gets its biggest update ever.
The best Linux desktop gets a refresh that will last users until 2023.
Fragmentation has long been a problem for the Linux desktop, but now the two biggest open-source desktop foundations are joining forces.
Valve has long wanted Linux to be a serious gaming platform. It's now taking its efforts into the Linux kernel itself.
Want to use the GNOME or KDE Linux desktops on your virtual reality headset? A new open-source project aims to let you play games and use your Linux desktop with your VR head-mounted display.
TIme moves on and the venerable, but increasingly rare, floppy drive won't be supported in Linux for much longer.
Linux fans get a new cheap laptop to mess around with, powered by the popular Rockchip RK3399.
In a Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA), Red Hat CTO Wright dishes on open-source and the future of Red Hat products and technologies with IBM.
In a major win for Canonical, BT, formerly British Telecom, will rely on Ubuntu Linux and OpenStack cloud to deploy 5G in the UK and around the globe.
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.
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.
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.
Project Zero accuses Linux distributions of leaving users exposed to known kernel vulnerabilities for weeks.
The state is planning to migrate 13,000 machines.
AMD has released microcode updates for Spectre variant 2 that require Microsoft's latest Windows 10 patch.
BMW, Chevrolet, Honda, Mercedes, and Tesla all have one thing in common besides making cars: Their cars all run Linux.
Microsoft's open-source tool should make it easier to run distros on Windows 10's Windows Subsystem for Linux.
Unpatched plugins are opening the door to cryptojacking.
Malware makers, phishers, they really are all out to get you. Here's how to stop them in their tracks.
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.