The easiest and best Linux desktop had a new long-term support release during the holidays. Here's what's new and neat in this latest version.
This was the year when, once and for all, it became clear that 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.
The old-style PC is on its way out. It's being replaced by desktop-as-a-service, cloud-based PCs.
Red Hat asked its customers around the globe what they wanted, and while they want the hybrid cloud, Red Hat may not have the experienced staff needed for the transformation from traditional IT to the cloud.
Microsoft officials say the new Teams client for Linux is 'the first Office app that is coming to Linux.'
The year of the Linux desktop on Windows continues to gather steam.
Developers who write apps for ServiceNow can now use VS Code instead of its own Studio web-based IDE.
For years, developers have been working on this new take on the virtual private network, and now it's finally ready to go.
Canonical is putting more resources into the Linux desktop and that includes making Ubuntu better on the Windows desktop.
Microsoft rolls out new tools and urges developers to move off legacy frameworks.
OpenVPN, WireGuard, and IKEv2/IPSec VPNs are vulnerable to attacks.
A Netflix performance architect says BPF promises a fundamental change to a 50-year-old kernel model.
Canonical has brought premium Ubuntu Pro Linux images to Amazon Web Services, which come with extended maintenance, broader security coverage, and critical compliance features.
Mozilla's Firefox VPN extension will cost $4.99 per month for now, but that could change in future.
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.
There are many great Linux-powered single-board computers, starting with the new Raspberry Pi B+.
Long before people were talking about the Internet of Things, Linux-based home automation systems were available. Here are some of today's most interesting Linux-powered home gadgets.
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.
Mint 17 is a good, solid desktop that Linux and Windows XP users alike will feel at home in.
The question isn't: "What can you do with a Raspberry Pi?" The question is: "What can't you do with a Raspberry Pi?"
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.
Want to get the most out of Linux Mint, one of the most popular of the Linux desktops? Then read on!
Here's a step-by-step guide to get Windows XP running on an Oracle VirtualBox-based virtual machine on Linux Mint
There have been some pretty bad vulnerabilities before Heartbleed. Is it really any more severe than CodeRed or Blaster?
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.
In the latest installment of our ongoing Better Know a Blogger series, we talk to ZDNet's Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols. We'll take a deep dive into what makes this prolific tech journalist tick, and take a look at the future of tech through his eyes. Read more: http://zd.net/2BAjtBE
Vivaldi has unveiled a browser for Raspberry Pi and may soon have a build for smartphones, too.
A joint project between NASA and HPE could lay the foundations for travel to the Red Planet.