• Fedora 10 out, packed with improvements

    Posted November 25, 2008 - 12:35 pm

    The latest edition of the Fedora operating system is available and full of tweaks and improvements.
  • Replacing high-end Unix with enterprise Linux? Not so fast.

    Posted November 25, 2008 - 11:17 am

    Migrating from high-end Unix-based systems to commodity x86/Linux platforms has been a popular idea for the last few years, at least in theory. But it turns out that not everyone thinks going full-on with Linux is the best solution -- at least not yet.
  • The Microsoft-Novell Linux deal: Two years later

    Posted November 18, 2008 - 12:33 pm

    Two years ago this month, Microsoft forged its controversial partnership with Novell that, among other things, had the two companies agreeing not to sue each other over intellectual property issues. Just how well that deal worked out depends on who you talk to.
  • A Linux iPhone? It is to laugh!

    Posted November 14, 2008 - 4:22 pm

    The Papermaster-Fadell saga just keeps giving to Apple rumor junkies.
  • How to set up a cross-platform network

    Posted October 30, 2008 - 2:54 pm

    Linux, Mac OS, and Windows can communicate and coexist on a single network. By using suitable off-the-shelf networking equipment and the various operating systems' built-in tools, you can connect your heterogeneous hardware to the universe in short order.
  • Shuttleworth: Canonical may need 3-5 more years of funding

    Posted October 27, 2008 - 3:30 pm

    Canonical, the commercial backer of the Linux-based Ubuntu operating system, is not yet turning a profit, but founder Mark Shuttleworth said Monday during a teleconference that he is prepared to bankroll the company for three to five more years.
  • Canonical moves on desktop, server Linux

    Posted October 27, 2008 - 2:09 pm

    Canonical, which wants Linux to challenge Apple's Macintosh in usability on the desktop, is unveiling on Monday upgrades to its Ubuntu Linux distributions, offering 3G and virtualization improvements.
  • Updated Ubuntu Linux for desktops launching this week

    Posted October 27, 2008 - 10:51 am

    Starting Thursday, Ubuntu Linux will make the latest version of its separate desktop and server operating systems available for free download.
  • IBM aims for Linux customers with 'baby' mainframe

    Posted October 22, 2008 - 11:38 am

    IBM is targeting midsize business customers that use Linux with a new "baby" mainframe that costs just a fraction of the amount charged for the high-end mainframe IBM released in February.
  • Kaspersky: Mac, Linux, BSD open for attack

    Posted October 20, 2008 - 1:59 pm

    Looming attacks will soon pop the security bubble enjoyed by Linux and Macintosh users, according to Russian security expert Eugene Kaspersky.
  • Mandriva Linux 2009 released

    Posted October 13, 2008 - 3:43 pm

    European software company Mandriva has released the 2009 update to its flagship Linux distribution, Mandriva Linux.
  • Home Server on a budget

    Posted October 12, 2008 - 8:59 am

    There are solid reasons for having your own file server at home or home office and Microsoft has made a pitch for this market with their Home Server. I'm frequently called on to rebuild clients Windows computers that have become ruined by spyware and I don't want to transfer their infected, spyware ridden files on to my own Windows desktop.
  • Open Source Video Editing

    Posted October 12, 2008 - 8:39 am

    There are many good video editors on the market and many of you no doubt have your favorite. If you're a Macintosh user you probably are familiar with i-Movie and it's a great product. It ships with every new Macintosh. On the Microsoft Windows side of the house there is Windows Movie Maker.
  • Netbooks will boost adoption of Linux, says Novell CTO

    Posted October 9, 2008 - 10:56 am

    A surge in demand for netbooks is helping drive business for Linux, as the devices are designed to be low-cost with smaller storage, according to Novell's chief technology and strategy officer for Linux.
  • Red Hat looks to mainstream markets for growth

    Posted October 7, 2008 - 9:15 pm

    Expanding Linux adoption beyond key vertical markets is an important driver for Red Hat's growth, which remains steady even as one of its strongest customer sectors, financial services, is getting hit hard by the U.S. crisis, the company's CEO, Jim Whitehurst, said Tuesday.
  • Red Hat undercuts Microsoft on high-performance OS pricing

    Posted October 2, 2008 - 4:04 pm

    Red Hat Thursday released a Linux software stack for compute-intensive IT environments that it said costs less than Microsoft's price for its comparable Windows offering.
  • Installing Linux apps: A few good tips

    Posted October 2, 2008 - 9:21 am

    Under Linux, installing new applications isn't a particularly hard task, but installations do come in several different varieties, so it's worth understanding the differences and what you'll need to know to make them work.
  • Backing up Lotus Domino with Tar and Rsync

    Posted September 28, 2008 - 9:42 pm

    A couple of months ago we upgraded our Lotus Domino server to the latest code from IBM. We’re running Domino 8 on Linux. We’ve been running on Red Hat Linux for nearly four years now and it’s been a good move. We’ve even survived hardware failure twice in the last three yearss thanks to good backups.
  • Is Sun Solaris on its deathbed?

    Posted September 24, 2008 - 3:09 pm

    Linux is enjoying growth, with a contingent of devotees too large to be called a cult following at this point. Solaris, meanwhile, has thrived as a longstanding, primary Unix platform geared to enterprises. But with Linux the object of all the buzz in the industry, can Sun's rival Solaris Unix OS hang on, or is it destined to be displaced by Linux altogether?
  • Review

    Linux examined: Xandros Professional

    Posted September 24, 2008 - 9:05 am

    To a lot of people, Ubuntu represents the most end-user-friendly nongeek-compatible Linux distribution. But there are other commercial distributions that work even harder to create a desktop experience that is, frankly, Windows-like. The two most well-known of these are Xandros and Linspire (formerly Lindows). Since Xandros recently acquired Linspire, that leaves it pretty much in sole possession of that segment of the marketplace.
  • VMware's VirtualCenter coming to Linux, iPhone

    Posted September 17, 2008 - 2:11 pm

    VMware CTO Stephen Herrod drew a cheer at the VMworld conference Wednesday by announcing plans to bring the next version of VMware's VirtualCenter management software to Linux and the iPhone.

  • Lenovo halts online sales of Linux-based PCs

    Posted September 11, 2008 - 8:51 pm

    Lenovo is cutting back on sales of desktops and laptop systems with the Linux operating systems pre-installed.
  • Mainsoft backs Visual Studio 2008 in tools

    Posted August 27, 2008 - 10:03 am

    Mainsoft, which enables developers to leverage Microsoft Windows development skills to build applications for other platforms, on Monday is introducing updates to development products for Java, Linux, and Unix, adding support for Microsoft's Visual Studio 2008 IDE.
  • Linux end-user summit planned

    Posted August 26, 2008 - 8:46 pm

    The Linux Foundation on Wednesday plans to announce an event enabling Linux users to interact with the Linux community, including high-level maintainers and developers.
  • Kernel space: udev rules, but whose?

    Posted August 20, 2008 - 8:33 am

    Once upon a time, a Linux distribution would be installed with a /dev directory fully populated with device files. Most of them represented hardware which would never be present on the installed system, but they needed to be there just in case. Toward the end of this era, it was not uncommon to find systems with around 20,000 special files in /dev, and the number continued to grow. This scheme was unwieldy at best, and the growing number of hotpluggable devices (and devices in general) threatened to make the whole structure collapse under its own weight. Something, clearly, needed to be done.

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