linux

  • Ubuntu Users: Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

    Ubuntu Users: Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

    The Ubuntu Linux distribution has always been free. It’s also always welcomed donations from users. Historically, though, the donation page hasn’t been featured prominently on the Ubuntu website. As of yesterday, users who download Ubuntu are now invited to donate to Ubuntu. It’s important to note two things. First, donations are completely voluntary. Ubuntu is still free… Read More

  • Coming To A Car Near You: Linux Goes Automotive, Signs Up Harman, Intel, Toyota, Samsung’s Tizen, More

    Coming To A Car Near You: Linux Goes Automotive, Signs Up Harman, Intel, Toyota, Samsung’s Tizen, More

    If, one day, we really are all going to be carted around in driverless cars from the likes of Google and others, then we may as well have some apps on board to keep us occupied. Today, the Linux Foundation announced that it was throwing its hat into the car-apps ring, with the creation of the Automotive Grade Linux Workgroup. Read More

  • Canonical Releases Updated Enterprise Management Solution for Ubuntu Linux

    Canonical Releases Updated Enterprise Management Solution for Ubuntu Linux

    Ubuntu Linux, which started with the tagline “Linux for human beings,” was originally an easy-to-use Linux distribution for desktop users. Canonical picked what they considered to be the best of breed applications from the many thousands available in the Debian Linux distribution, put on a healthy dose of polish, and released their own version. They then repeated this release… Read More

  • How To Get Your Ph.D. Project Included In The Linux Kernel

    How To Get Your Ph.D. Project Included In The Linux Kernel

    The Linux kernel is the world’s largest collaborative development project. Almost 3,000 individual contributors work together to create and maintain an operating system kernel that works on everything from wristwatches and mobile phones to mainframes, along with all the peripherals imaginable for each platform. Linux creator Linus Torvalds sits at the top of a loose hierarchy of… Read More

  • The State Of Linux — How Even Apple Is Going Open Source

    The State Of Linux — How Even Apple Is Going Open Source

    Big business is calling – and they want to talk about Linux. Linux is evolving now that the cloud is here and much of it is built on open source. Big business gets that and they want to get on the train. Even Apple is adapting. Jim Zemlin, executive director of the Linux Foundation opened with the keynote in San Diego for the first CloudOpen, making the point that everything is becoming… Read More

  • People Get Pissed Off About OpenStack And That’s Why It Will Survive

    People Get Pissed Off About OpenStack And That’s Why It Will Survive

    The ranters are out in force this afternoon about Red Hat announcing the preview of its OpenStack distribution. It’s like OpenStack inserted a lightning rod into my TweeetDeck stream. OpenStack really pisses people off.  You either despise it or love it. And that’s why the open cloud effort will survive. Anything that polarizing is bound to make it in the end. Read More

  • Oracle Spreads FUD About CentOS But Misses The Mark

    Oracle Spreads FUD About CentOS But Misses The Mark

    Oracle is on a bit of a marketing attack against CentOS, the free Linux distribution that derives from Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). To see Oracle promote its own Linux distribution and attack a rival is pretty much a joke. It can only be viewed as the hubris we have come to expect from Oracle. Read More

  • Dell Gives Linux Laptops Another Chance

    Dell Gives Linux Laptops Another Chance

    Today Dell announced its official re-entry into the Linux laptop market. Project Sputnik, first announced in May, is graduating from Dell’s internal incubator program into a real product. According to project lead Barton Geroge, Dell will sell a special “developer edition” of its XPS13 Ultrabook starting this fall. Read More

  • Jon maddog Hall Comes Out In Honor Of Alan Turing’s Birthday

    Jon maddog Hall Comes Out In Honor Of Alan Turing’s Birthday

    A dozen years ago, when I went from techno-dilettante to technophile, one of my living heroes was Jon “maddog” Hall, the 61-year-old writer for Linux Magazine and an early proponent for free and open source software. Today Jon came out as homosexual in honor of Alan Turing’s 100th birthday. His post on the Linux Magazine website is a stirring piece of writing by a man who… Read More

  • Ubuntu Fans: Humble Bundle Games Are Now Available In The Software Center

    Ubuntu Fans: Humble Bundle Games Are Now Available In The Software Center

    If you’ve been living under a rock for the last couple of years, you might be excused for not knowing about this Humble Bundle thing. As a long-time Linux user, the Humble Bundles have always been of interest to me, and I’ve always tried to support them financially. It’s also always been interesting to me that Linux users typically pay more for the Bundles than their Windows… Read More

  • Linux on Microsoft Azure Platform-as-a-Service: Big Whoop

    Linux on Microsoft Azure Platform-as-a-Service: Big Whoop

    As much fun as it is to view the world in a “Linux versus Microsoft” way, the reality is that a technology monoculture is less useful than a heterogenous one. Even Microsoft knows this: they’ve made a variety of tepid attempts to support integration with other operating systems for decades, because they know their customers are relying on those other systems. More… Read More