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  • OpenSUSE gets more open

    Posted December 17, 2008 - 7:11 pm

  • Vista OOBE Part 2: the horror, the horror

    Posted December 15, 2008 - 1:40 pm

    First, a correction: HP includes the Vista system disks in a special partition and expects you to make your own recovery disks. I still think people deserve a real disk, but I doubt I'll get anywhere with that. I'll leave that battle until after I fix the sound and networking problems with this system.
  • Which OS is best for SSDs?

    Posted December 11, 2008 - 11:16 am

    Although none of the mainstream operating systems now in use have been optimized to work better with SSDs, some do natively work more efficiently than others. Here's how they stack up.
  • The iPhone's a hit! Now let's screw it up

    Posted December 11, 2008 - 5:12 am

    Fancy-pants analysts aren't the only ones telling Apple what to do!
  • Red Hat invests in open-source BI vendor JasperSoft

    Posted December 10, 2008 - 9:15 pm

    Red Hat has invested in open-source business-intelligence vendor JasperSoft as part of a $12.5 million round of funding.
  • Netbooks: small, cheap -- and fast?

    Posted December 1, 2008 - 6:27 pm

    Linux distributor Good OS and BIOS vendor Phoenix Technologies are launching quick-start programs to speed the operation of netbooks.
  • Hackers port Linux kernel to iPhone

    Posted December 1, 2008 - 3:12 pm

    If you know one thing about Linux users, it's probably this: they enjoy the challenge of installing their operating system of choice on pretty much anything with a transistor in it. So the news that Linux has been ported to the iPhone and the iPod touch shouldn't exactly come as a shock
  • Linux command: Side by side diff

    Posted November 26, 2008 - 1:46 pm

    Tired of looking at strings of "28,30d27" characters separating the differences between files you're comparing? Try a side by side diff listing that works the way your brain does.
  • 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.
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