• Eight new features in Ubuntu Linux 12.10 'Quantal Quetzal' Alpha 1

    Posted June 11, 2012 - 11:43 am

    The arrival of Ubuntu Linux 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" was a major event a few weeks ago, not least because it is a Long Term Support release and thus a good, stable choice for both business and individual users.
  • Is OpenStack the new Linux?

    Posted June 7, 2012 - 1:42 pm

    Or is this open source 'cloud operating system' just a launching pad for a million new cloud businesses? Either way, the excitement is contagious
  • Book giveaway - The Linux Command Line: A Complete Introduction

    Posted June 4, 2012 - 4:44 pm

    ITworld is giving away 5 copies of 'The Linux Command Line: A Complete Introduction' to some lucky readers. Enter now for your chance to win!
  • Maybe Torvalds wouldn't whine about GNOME so much if it provided better support

    Posted June 4, 2012 - 11:09 am

    It seems that the GNOME Project can't catch a break as far as Linus Torvalds is concerned. Will they take heed?
  • From 'Warthog' to 'Pangolin': up close with Ubuntu Linux mascots

    Posted May 31, 2012 - 8:00 am

    If you're a fan of Ubuntu Linux, there's a good chance you're among the many who have been wondering in the last day or so what, precisely, a pangolin is
  • Fedora Linux 17 'Beefy Miracle' makes its official debut

    Posted May 29, 2012 - 8:34 pm

    It was just a few short weeks ago that I wrote about the beta release of Fedora Linux 17, but on Tuesday the free and open source operating system--also known as "Beefy Miracle"--made its widely anticipated final debut.
  • Fedora 17 takes to the cloud

    Posted May 29, 2012 - 2:45 pm

    The newest release of the Red Hat-sponsored Fedora Linux distribution includes a number of technologies that haven't made their way into Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) yet, including a new version of the OpenStack cloud platform, code-named Essex, that the company plans to adopt in future editions of its flagship distribution.
  • This tiny PC runs Linux and Android 4.0--and costs just $74

    Posted May 26, 2012 - 7:25 am

    Over the past few months there have been no fewer than three tiny, cheap Linux PCs making headlines, and now there's a fourth to add to the list.
  • Most excellent tech toys from the '90s

    Posted May 25, 2012 - 8:00 am

    Pining (or not) for Netscape Navigator, Super Nintendo and Tamagotchi
  • Five things to look forward to in Linux Mint 13 'Maya'

    Posted May 23, 2012 - 3:31 pm

    There's been much attention focused lately on Canonical's recently released Ubuntu Linux 12.04 "Precise Pangolin," but it's by no means the only popular Linux distribution out there with a major update in the offing.
  • Linux kernel update beefs up security and graphics support

    Posted May 21, 2012 - 8:40 pm

    Linux creator Linus Torvalds on Sunday released a brand-new version of the Linux kernel, and it's packed with a range of goodies that promise to make life considerably better for users.
  • Linux kernel 3.4 released

    Posted May 21, 2012 - 11:33 am

    Version 3.4 of the Linux kernel was officially rolled out Sunday, in what maintainer Linus Torvalds called a "calm" release cycle.
  • Ubuntu Business Desktop Remix gets an update to 12.04

    Posted May 17, 2012 - 4:13 pm

    When Canonical launched its Ubuntu Business Desktop Remix back in February, it was based on Ubuntu Linux 11.10 “Oneiric Ocelot,” which was then the most current stable version of the free and open source operating system.
  • Dispatch from the technology culture wars

    Posted May 10, 2012 - 7:50 am

    There's room for common ground in the tech culture war between the 'geeks' -- technical people who like to tinker with tech -- and 'noobs' -- nontechnical people who want gadgets to just work, writes columnist Mike Elgan.
  • How to make your PC distraction-free

    Posted May 10, 2012 - 7:50 am

    With tons of desktop real estate and the processing power to run practically as many apps as you can open, it can be challenging to stay focused on a single task while using your PC. Luckily, in recent years a number of new tools have been developed to help you create a distraction-free workspace at home or in the office. These apps and tools hide unused windows and menus to help you focus on what's important and be more productive.
  • New from Dell: an Ubuntu Linux laptop targeting developers

    Posted May 8, 2012 - 3:39 pm

    Dell has taken what you might call an on-again, off-again approach to offering Ubuntu-preloaded hardware over the years, but on Monday the company made an announcement that Linux fans are sure to cheer.
  • For a lightweight Linux desktop, try the new Xfce 4.10

    Posted May 8, 2012 - 9:54 am

    Choice is one of the best parts of the desktop Linux world, where there's a distribution to suit virtually every taste and purpose.
  • How to enforce password complexity on Linux

    Posted May 6, 2012 - 8:17 pm

    Enforcing password complexity involves making decisions about how long passwords need to be and whether they must contain a mix of characters -- such as digits, a mix of uppercase and lowercase, or special characters. In general, the rules are not hard to set up, but you need to know both the syntax and the rules to get the outcome you expect.
  • Wait, IS desktop Linux a flop? Readers weigh in

    Posted May 5, 2012 - 7:30 am

    While one could be forgiven for expecting a flame war in the comments on an article entitled "Why Linux is a desktop flop," the discussion that followed its publication was, in the main, thought-provoking and respectful.
  • Now with more RAM, the 'Vivaldi' Linux tablet Is almost ready

    Posted May 5, 2012 - 7:30 am

    There was plenty of excitement earlier this year over the news that a fully open tablet was in the works, and late last week some new revelations were made about the device that are sure to step up the anticipation even more.
  • What's coming next for Ubuntu Linux?

    Posted May 3, 2012 - 7:22 am

    With the release of Ubuntu Linux 12.04 "Precise Pangolin" less than a week ago, there's still plenty of excitement and discussion about this latest iteration of Canonical's popular Linux distribution.
  • New Ubuntu 12.04: Any hope against Windows and Apple?

    Posted May 1, 2012 - 11:00 am

    The Linux world is excited about Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin) that includes five years of support.
  • Why Linux is a desktop flop

    Posted April 30, 2012 - 3:02 pm

    It's free, easier to use than ever, IT staffers know it and love it, and it has fewer viruses and Trojans than Windows.
  • Google Drive for Linux Is on the way

    Posted April 28, 2012 - 7:17 am

    The Google Drive launch has been one of the big announcements of the week, but it was a fairly unequivocal disappointment for one vocal category of users: Linux users are justifiably miffed that the new cloud storage service doesn't support the free and open source operating system.
  • IBM's new expert integrated systems line gets Linux update

    Posted April 26, 2012 - 8:59 pm

    IBM's PowerLinux product line got a substantial upgrade on Wednesday, as the company announced three new integrated offerings and two Linux-specific servers.

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