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Linus Torvalds on the Linux desktop's popularity problems

Submitted Tuesday, September 04, 2012 @ 10:31 AM
zdnet.com — I'm a Linux desktop user. Google's staff are Linux desktop users. But the Linux desktop itself has never been that popular and Miguel de Icaza, one of the creators of the GNOME's Linux desktop explained why in What Killed The Linux Desktop. Linux's creator, Linus Torvalds, and other top Linux developers, had other takes. See the complete story here.

Linux users targeted by password-stealing 'Wirenet' Trojan

Submitted Tuesday, September 04, 2012 @ 10:27 AM
itworld.com — Malware writers are interested in Linux after all. Russian security firm Dr Web has reported finding a shadowy Trojan that sets out to steal passwords on the open source platform as well as OS X. See the complete story here.

The 5 most popular Linux distributions

Submitted Monday, August 27, 2012 @ 07:33 AM
zdnet.com — It's hard to say what the most popular Linux distributions are. There are no good surveys. But, these are the ones that have been getting the most buzz in recent months. See the complete story here.

Twitter Joins the Linux Foundation

Submitted Sunday, August 26, 2012 @ 07:24 AM
pcworld.com — Following in the footsteps of Broadcom, Nvidia, and Samsung--all of which joined the nonprofit consortium recently--none other than Twitter will announce on Tuesday that it is joining the foundation as well. See the complete story here.

Minor improvements coming in Ubuntu Linux update release

Submitted Saturday, August 25, 2012 @ 07:20 AM
zdnet.com — Ubuntu 12.04 Linux isn't just a very popular end-user Linux, it's also Canonical's Long Term Support (LTS) version. That means, besides Linux distributions' usual constant stream of improvements, it gets updates for business users and the first one is just about here. See the complete story here.

Linus Torvalds wins the tech. equivalent of a Nobel Prize: the Millenni...

Submitted Monday, April 23, 2012 @ 01:40 PM
zdnet.com — You can win Nobel prizes for physics, chemistry, and medicine, but technology? No. There is, however the Millennium Technology Prize. This is the world’s largest technology prize. It is rewarded ever two years for a technological innovation that significantly improves the quality of human life, today and in the future. This year, Linus Torvalds, Linux’s creator, and Dr. Shinya Yamanaka, maker of a new way to create stem cells without the use of embryonic stem cells, are both laureates for the 2012 Millennium Technology Prize. See the complete story here.

Security updates available for Adobe Reader and Acrobat

Submitted Friday, April 13, 2012 @ 02:28 AM
adobe.comAdobe released security updates for Adobe Reader X (10.1.2) and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh, Adobe Reader 9.4.6 and earlier 9.x versions for Linux, and Adobe Acrobat X (10.1.2) and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh. These updates address vulnerabilities in the software that could cause the application to crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system. See the complete story here.

How Linus Torvalds Helped Bust a Microsoft Patent

Submitted Tuesday, March 27, 2012 @ 06:04 AM
wired.com — Linus Torvalds just can’t help but be a thorn in Microsoft’s side. First, he created an open source project that completely upset Microsoft’s business model. And now, he has helped shoot down an important Microsoft patent in Redmond’s crusade to wring licensing dollars out of Google Android and other versions of Linux. See the complete story here.

Android and Linux re-merge into one operating system

Submitted Tuesday, March 20, 2012 @ 12:38 PM
zdnet.com — For years, Android has been a Linux variant, but now, with the release of Linux 3.3, the two operating systems are united again. See the complete story here.

NVIDIA joins the Linux Foundation

Submitted Thursday, March 08, 2012 @ 12:22 PM
zdnet.com — Fluendo, Lineo Solutions, Mocana have just joined the Linux Foundation but the big news is that major graphics chip maker NVIDIA is now officially supporting Linux. See the complete story here.

Linux is the world’s fastest growing desktop OS – up 64% in 9 months

Submitted Friday, March 02, 2012 @ 11:56 AM
royal.pingdom.com — Even the most hardcore Linux fan would admit that their favorite OS has not captured more than a very small market share on personal computers. And that would include us here at Pingdom: all of our engineers and 50% of or our developers are, in fact, running Linux. See the complete story here.

Zemlin praises $25 Linux computer

Submitted Thursday, March 01, 2012 @ 10:22 PM
arstechnica.com — In a blog post written this morning, Linux Foundation executive director Jim Zemlin praised the Raspberry Pi foundation's $35 Linux computer, which met tremendous demand when it launched this week. In his blog post, Zemlin discussed the important role that the Linux platform plays in enabling innovation around low-cost computing. See the complete story here.

Adobe and Google Partnering for Flash Player on Linux

Submitted Wednesday, February 22, 2012 @ 09:14 AM
blogs.adobe.com — As discussed in the just released Adobe roadmap for the Flash runtimes, Adobe has been working closely with Google to develop a single modern API for hosting plugins within the browser (one which could replace the current Netscape plugin API being used by the Flash Player). The PPAPI, code-named “Pepper” aims to provide a layer between the plugin and browser that abstracts away differences between browser and operating system implementations. See the complete story here.

The death of the Linux distro

Submitted Monday, February 20, 2012 @ 03:04 AM
zdnet.com — The Linux distro is dying, but that’s not a bad thing. Instead of thinking in distros, the platform (or the environment) is rapidly becoming the differentiator when it comes to different flavors of the free OS, and this will give Linux the much-deserved boost it deserves. See the complete story here.

Microsoft seeking open-source expert to help put Linux on Azure

Submitted Friday, January 27, 2012 @ 07:27 AM
zdnet.comMicrosoft is moving steadily ahead with its plan to enable Linux to run on its Windows Azure cloud platform. See the complete story here.

Linux root exploit due to memory access

Submitted Monday, January 23, 2012 @ 05:04 PM
h-online.com — Linus Torvalds released a Linux kernel update last week which fixes a flaw in the access control to memory. Shortly afterwards, exploits appeared making it possible to gain root privileges using this error. See the complete story here.

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Submitted Saturday, January 21, 2012 @ 07:32 PM
pcworld.com — Global economic woes may continue to dampen spending forecasts for IT departments around the world, but that isn't stopping large companies from adding more Linux servers to their operations. See the complete story here.

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Submitted Saturday, January 21, 2012 @ 07:32 PM
pcworld.com — Global economic woes may continue to dampen spending forecasts for IT departments around the world, but that isn't stopping large companies from adding more Linux servers to their operations. See the complete story here.

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Submitted Saturday, January 21, 2012 @ 07:30 PM
pcworld.com — Global economic woes may continue to dampen spending forecasts for IT departments around the world, but that isn't stopping large companies from adding more Linux servers to their operations. See the complete story here.

Review: Meet 'Lisa,' Linux Mint 12

Submitted Thursday, January 05, 2012 @ 07:14 AM
crn.com — For someone who has never before tried out a Linux desktop, consider telling them to make Linux Mint 12 their initial exploration. This version of the Linux distro, which launched late last year, is code-named “Lisa” and runs the relatively new Gnome 3 desktop graphical user interface. It is based on Ubuntu 11.10. See the complete story here.

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