• Should developers make users pay for open source software?

    Posted September 30, 2014 - 11:57 am

    Is it time for developers to charge users money for open source software? Plus: Is Ubuntu 14.10 going to be a boring release? And the FBI doesn't like encryption that protects user privacy.
  • Open source bullies hurt the Linux cause

    Posted September 29, 2014 - 11:53 am

    Open source bullies hurt the cause of Linux by driving away newbies. Plus: A screenshot tour of Ubuntu 14.10 beta 2, and how to use the Unity Dash.
  • Ubuntu 14.10 final beta released

    Posted September 26, 2014 - 11:16 am

    Canonical has released the final beta of Ubuntu 14.10 and its spins. Plus: How does Shellshock work? And how to see if your Linux computer is in danger from Shellshock.
  • Shellshock Bash bug threatens Linux users

    Posted September 25, 2014 - 1:32 pm

    Shellshock is a Bash bug that threatens Linux users. Plus: GNOME 3.14 has been released, and Autumn is a relaxing game for Linux.
  • How to choose the right Linux distro

    Posted September 24, 2014 - 2:45 pm

    RHEL/CentOS, Fedora, Ubuntu, Debian, and OpenSuse have far more similarities than differences, but choosing the wrong one for the job can make life much harder.
  • Ubuntu Touch RTM released: Can it take on Android and iOS?

    Posted September 23, 2014 - 12:46 pm

    Canonical releases the RTM version of Ubuntu Touch. Can it compete with Android and iOS? Plus: Fourteen ways to contribute to open source without being a programmer, and advice for open source programmers.
  • Netflix is finally coming to Linux

    Posted September 22, 2014 - 10:29 am

    Linux users will soon be able to enjoy Netflix without hacks of any kind. Plus: A writer at The Verge confesses his love for Linux even though he doesn't use it, and five reasons why government organizations should embrace open source.
  • What is systemd and why does it matter to Linux users?

    Posted September 19, 2014 - 11:30 am

    Find out what systemd is and why it matters to Linux users. Plus: An infographic that explains Debian, and two ancient Linux watches from IBM.
  • Should Windows 9 steal more features from Linux?

    Posted September 18, 2014 - 1:31 pm

    Should Microsoft poach more features from Linux for Windows 9? Plus: Why multiple desktops are still better in Linux than in Windows 9, and the future of Linux gaming might not be a bright one.
  • Is ChromeOS a threat to desktop Linux?

    Posted September 17, 2014 - 1:29 pm

    Is ChromeOS a real threat to the future of desktop Linux? Plus: Is Linux or Windows the best option for your business? And KDE developer Aaron Seigo launches an attack on community managers.
  • Are the Linux Mint developers using sexist codenames?

    Posted September 16, 2014 - 10:35 am

    Have the Linux Mint developers crossed a line into sexism by choosing a female name again? Plus: A review of PCLinuxOS 2014.08, and is Microsoft copying features from Linux in Windows 9?
  • Why Linux sucks in 2014

    Posted September 12, 2014 - 12:29 pm

    No operating system is perfect, including Linux. Bryan Lunduke explores some of the problems facing Linux in 2014. Plus: A week with the Ratpoison window manager, and five large organizations that use desktop Linux.
  • Linux toilet tweets each time you flush

    Posted September 11, 2014 - 11:24 am

    Linux is everywhere these days, including in toilets. Yes, there's a Linux toilet that sends tweets each time you flush. Plus: Thirty things to do after you install Ubuntu, and Microsoft's blue screen of death smartwatch.
  • Five free office suites for Linux

    Posted September 10, 2014 - 11:52 am

    Check out free office suites for Linux. Plus: Disproving outdated myths about Linux, and Linux Journal looks at the Anker desktop charger.
  • What do you hate about Linux?

    Posted September 9, 2014 - 11:43 am

    Do you hate certain things about Linux? A writer at Tecmint shares five things he hates about Linux. Plus: An InfoWorld columnist thinks that Linux distros should be split between servers and desktops. And what will happen to Linux when Linus passes away?
  • For a sweet desktop, try Mint with Cinnamon

    Posted September 8, 2014 - 1:03 pm

    Linux Mint 17 offers long-term support; emerges as open source alternative for Windows XP users.
  • A visual history of open source

    Posted September 8, 2014 - 10:56 am

    Open source has come a long way from where it started. See the visual history of open source in an infographic. Plus: Is LibreOffice 4.0 better than Microsoft Office 2013? And check out a helpful systemd versus sysVinit cheatsheet.
  • Systemd rampages through the Linux community like Godzilla through Tokyo

    Posted September 5, 2014 - 12:16 pm

    Systemd is the controversy that just won't die. Plus: Gentoo Linux 20140826 LiveDVD is available for download, and WordPress 4.0 has been released.
  • How a Linux system administrator evolves from beginner to advanced professional

    Posted September 4, 2014 - 12:21 pm

    The Linux Foundation shows how a Linux system administrator evolves from beginner to advanced professional. Plus: See the different types of Linux users based on their distribution, and Borderlands 2 is coming to Linux.
  • Review

    Review: RHEL 7 lands with a jolt

    Posted September 3, 2014 - 12:01 pm

    There's a lot to like in the next Red Hat Enterprise Linux, but some fundamental changes may prove problematic.
  • Microsoft bashes Chromebooks in YouTube video

    Posted September 2, 2014 - 10:32 am

    Microsoft bashes Chromebooks in a YouTube video. Plus: Will systemd cause a split between Linux desktop and server distros? And five tips to help you move to open source software.
  • Is distrohopping in Linux becoming a thing of the past?

    Posted August 26, 2014 - 11:11 am

    Has distrohopping lost its appeal for Linux users? Plus: A Linux user switches to Mac then comes back, and a journalist rages against having to recompile the Linux kernel.
  • Linux and systemd: A case of the old versus the young?

    Posted August 25, 2014 - 11:01 am

    Is the controversy over systemd a case of the old versus the young? Plus: Which Linux distributions do you consider innovative? And a journalist spends a week with Ubuntu's Unity desktop.
  • Does it still make sense for Linus to want the desktop for Linux?

    Posted August 22, 2014 - 11:36 am

    Linus still wants the desktop for Linux, but is he trapped in the past? Plus: Should open source developers support Windows more? And share your first experience with Linux.
  • Why do so many Linux users hate Oracle?

    Posted August 20, 2014 - 9:33 am

    Why is Oracle hated by so many Linux users? Plus: The city of Munich may not be dumping Linux after all, and how to encrypt your email in Linux.
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