At long last, programming code's application programming interfaces are protected from Oracle's over-reaching claims.
RMS has been kicked off the GCC Steering Committee while FSF management team members are resigning
Fedora 34 Beta was released last week. I have installed it on several of my laptops, here are the results and observations so far.
UPDATED with IBM's response: Believe it or not, SCO's ancient and long disproved copyright claims that Linux was copied from Unix are returning in a new lawsuit by Xinuos vs IBM and Red Hat.
Rare diseases kill millions, but because they don't make the headlines that coronavirus does, they're often ignored. Now, the Linux Foundation and the OpenTreatments Foundation are joining forces to create open-source gene therapies for rare genetic diseases.
The first of the next generation of the Red Hat CentOS Linux clones, CloudLinux's AlmaLinux, is here.
GraphQL was never conceived as a query language for databases. Yet, it's increasingly being used for this purpose. Here's why, and how.
Major corporate supporters abandon the FSF, while board members and leaders resign from the organization, as the outrage over Richard M. Stallman being allowed back on the board continues to grow.
Many open-source and free software people and organizations are upset that The Free Software Foundation has brought its founder, Richard M. Stallman, back to its board of directors.
The open-source licensing organization is investigating the hack and will then re-do the election.
Red Hat's new Fedora Linux beta features GNOME 40 for its desktop interface.
Slowly but surely the Rust language is making its way into Linux. I talked with Linus Torvalds and Greg Kroah-Hartman about where they see Rust and Linux working together.
Compat2021 initiative aims to improve compatibility across browsers and make like easier for developers.
The well-known founder of GNU software and free software resigned as president and board member of the FSF in 2019.
In 2014, IOTA set out to offer an alternative to the key issues with blockchain: Scalability and transaction fees. Somewhere along the way, things went wrong. Not everything is lost, however, and IOTA is looking to regain momentum.
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.
Exploring this Debian GNU/Linux derivative that is tightly focused on security analysis and penetration testing - and it comes with a mind-boggling array of utilities for that pupose.
A screen-shot walk-through of the excellent Fedora Linux 20 installer - and why I love it.
I've been exploring Fedora Heisenbug in five different guises - Gnome 3, KDE, Xfce, LXDE and MATE
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Linux on Windows just took a big graphical desktop step forward with Microsoft's plans for Windows Subsystem for Linux.
According to the work cadence data of 40,000 paid organisation accounts on GitHub.
Firefox Private Relay add-on to help users safeguard their email addresses from spammers.
Dietmar Rietsch, CEO at Pimcore, talks to Tonya Hall about the e-commerce issues that were solved by the open source community, and what the future of an open source e-commerce world looks like.
A team of over 100 scientists who had been building a super-sophisticated detector to find the universe's dark matter had to suspend operations while in quarantine. But they didn't stop working. They developed a super-simple, super-cheap ventilator they hope to make in volume to fight COVID-19.
Google's open-source tool makes USB keystroke injections harder but it's no silver bullet.
Efforts to improve open-source security helped find 6,100 vulnerabilities last year – up over 10 times on a decade ago.
Brave deemed the most private browser in terms of 'phoning home.'
Microsoft's open-source code-sharing platform's latest report places freedom of expression above all else.
Who'da thought hiding passwords behind asterisks as you entered the characters could be a security problem?
Researcher warns organizations to patch Pulse Secure VPN flaws now or risk 'big game' REvil ransomware attacks.
InterVideo DVD Copy 2.0's interface will please ambitious beginners, but its limited functionality may frustrate advanced users.