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  • Microsoft brings Bash to Windows with new beta build

    Microsoft gave users their first big taste of new features in its Windows 10 Anniversary Update with a new beta build of its operating system released Wednesday.

    Written by Blair Hanley Frank07 April 16 04:54
  • Facebook open-sources IDE based on GitHub Atom

    Facebook has begun opening up source code for its Nuclide IDE, which is designed to offer a unified experience for Web and native mobile development.

    Written by Paul Krill24 June 15 20:07
  • Ubuntu still vulnerable to time-twiddling hack

    A security flaw in a common Unix software component remains unpatched in one of the most popular Linux distributions, more than a year after an official fix was published.

    Written by Jon Gold01 May 15 06:34
  • Critical remote code execution flaw patched in Samba

    Security researchers are urging users to install new Samba security updates in order to address a critical vulnerability that allows attackers to execute arbitrary code with root privileges.

    Written by Lucian Constantin25 Feb. 15 02:51
  • In Pictures: What’s new in SUSE Linux 12?

    SUSE 12 is a broad set of Linux distributions ranging from desktop through enterprise level. We tested several instances and found them quite ready for enterprise use. All in all, SUSE 12 is a worthy competitor to Red Hat and Ubuntu in the enterprise Linux market.

    Written by Tom Henderson20 Jan. 15 08:23
  • How to choose the right Linux distro

    Unlike most other desktop and server operating systems, Linux comes in a wide variety of flavors, each based on a common core of the Linux kernel and various GNU user space utilities. If you're running Linux servers -- or Linux desktops, for that matter -- you should understand the important differences and be discerning about which flavor of Linux is best suited to any given situation. This article will help you do just that. 

    Written by Paul Venezia24 Sept. 14 20:09
  • Is Linux Dead for the Desktop?

    For executives in charge of desktop deployments in a large company, Linux OS was once hailed as a savior for corporate end users. With incredibly low pricing -- free, with fee-based support plans, for example -- distributions such as Ubuntu Desktop and SUSE Linux Enterprise offered a "good enough" user interface, along with plenty of powerful apps and a rich browser.

    Written by John Brandon08 July 14 23:19
  • OpenStack: Still waiting for the users

    OpenStack has an impressive list of corporate backers. Red Hat, Rackspace, HP, IBM and AT&T are contributing thousands of lines of code to the open source project and helping deliver an updated version of the cloud computing platform twice a year to allow for easier installation and better manageability.

    Written by Brandon Butler19 May 14 22:13
  • Linus Torvalds suspends key Linux developer

    An argument between developers of some of the most basic parts of Linux turned heated this week, resulting in a prominent Red Hat employee and code contributor being banned from working on the Linux kernel.

    Written by Jon Gold04 April 14 07:54
  • The dual-boot Android/Windows Phone really is coming to the U.S., for some reason

    The concept of a dual-boot phone isn't a new one – there have been several OEMs reportedly sniffing around the idea, and similar riffs like "Ubuntu for Android" have already gone public – but it really looks like Huawei is finally going to deliver a handset that offers both Windows Phone and Android.

    Written by Jon Gold13 March 14 23:01