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Archived Since:February 3, 2010

Blog Post Archive

Ubuntu, Shuttleworth & rolling releases

2 years agoTechnology : Open Source

After much heated discussion, Mark Shuttleworth has a new proposal on how Ubuntu Linux should handle rolling releases.

Ubuntu Linux developer squabbles go public

2 years agoTechnology : Open Source

It's no secret that Linux and open-source projects have fights over the direction of a project, but it's unusual for Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Ubuntu, to public fuss with programmers via his blog.

Linux triumphant: Chrome OS resists cracking attempts

2 years agoTechnology : Open Source

Linux, once again, proved to be far more secure than most other operating systems as Google's Linus-based Chrome OS shrugged off its attackers at the $3.14-million Pwnium cracking competition.

The secret origins of Google's Chrome OS

2 years agoTechnology : Open Source

Many people know that Chrome OS is based on Linux. But where did Google's operating system actually come from -- and what is it made of today? Here's its story.

Linus Torvalds really likes Google's Chromebook Pixel

2 years agoTechnology : Open Source

Torvalds may have come to terms with the Linux GNOME interface, but what he really, really likes is his new Google Chromebook Pixel's display.

Chromebook Pixel: Does this device herald Android and Chrome OS's wedding?

2 years agoTechnology : Open Source

Pretty much everyone agrees that Google's Chromebook Pixel is too expensive to just run the Chrome OS Web browser. But what if it could run Android tablet apps as well?

Torvalds clarifies Linux's Windows 8 Secure Boot position

2 years agoTechnology : Open Source

The fuss over how to handle Windows 8 PC's Secure Boot keys in desktop Linux continues and Linus Torvalds spells out how he wants to see it handled.

Chromebook wars: Pixel vs. Samsung Series 5 550

2 years agoTechnology : Open Source

Is the new Chromebook Pixel better than the previously best-equipped Chromebook, the Samsung Series 5 550? Of course, but is it $850 better?

Torvalds strongly objects to Windows 8 secure boot keys in the Linux kernel

2 years agoTechnology : Open Source

Linux founder Linus Torvalds makes no bones about it. He thinks inserting signed binaries into the Linux kernel is "moronic".

Red Hat ships Enterprise Linux 6.4, opens up Hadoop plug in for big data

2 years agoTechnology : Open Source

Linux leader Red Hat has shipped another minor update to its 6 enterprise line to better equip its distribution for massive scale out, big data environments. Along the same lines, the company also announced this week it will contribute its Red Hat Storage Hadoop plug-in to the Apache Hadoop project

Survey shows companies need Linux talent and they need it bad

2 years agoTechnology : Open Source

Great news for Linux pros and bad news for hiring managers. A survey says companies are will be desperate for Linux pros in the next six months. Plus, the salaries for Linux staffers are on the rise.

Red Hat embraces Hadoop and big data

2 years agoTechnology : Open Source

Red Hat spells out its big data plans, which includes more Hadoop integration.

Canonical reveals Ubuntu tablet plans

2 years agoTechnology : Open Source

As expected, Canonical has announced their plans for Ubuntu on tablets as well as the signing of a deal with a major mobile silicon provider to provide Ubuntu smartphone and tablet chips.

Dell upgrades its developer edition Ubuntu Linux laptop

2 years agoTechnology : Open Source

In addition to upgrading its Sputnik Ubuntu Linux laptop for developers, Dell is also making it available in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

Canonical answers Ubuntu phone critics

2 years agoTechnology : Open Source

Not everyone thinks Canonical can create a unified Ubuntu for PCs, smartphones, tablets and TVs. But Mark Shuttleworth has an answer for them.

How to affordably own your office software

2 years agoTechnology : Open Source

Dump Microsoft Office, with its new licensing restrictions, and get LibreOffice instead.

Linux, Windows, and security FUD

2 years agoTechnology : Open Source

Once again, a Microsoft partner claims that Linux is less secure than Windows. What else would they say?

How to install the Steam gaming client on Ubuntu (Gallery)

2 years agoTechnology : Open Source

So, ready to start playing Steam-based games on your Ubuntu system? Well, follow-along with me and away we'll go!

Ubuntu smartphone developer preview arrives next week

2 years agoTechnology : Open Source

Ubuntu Linux for the smartphone is taking a big step forward. The developer preview will be available next week for Galaxy Nexus and Nexus 4 smartphones

PC gaming comes to Ubuntu Linux with Steam client release

2 years agoTechnology : Open Source

No longer a pipe-dream or a beta, the Steam gaming client is now available for Ubuntu. What was that about there not being any games for Linux?

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