July 18, 2018

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Red Hat CEO Says Innovation Trumps Cost Savings

In a keynote address, Jim Whitehurst explains why open source has become more valuable as an enabler of innovation in the enterprise than a means to cheaper software.

10 Great Linux Apps You Might Not Have Discovered Yet

The world of Linux applications continues to expand and improve, so check out Eric Geier's roundup of ten great Linux applications you might not have discovered yet: media players, Web page designer, video creation, run Linux on Windows, Windows apps on Linux, and more.

Window Maker Desktop: Lightweight Linux Minimalism

In this ongoing series on lightweight Linux desktops, Juliet Kemp takes us on a tour of Window Maker, the popular fast, clean, lightweight window manager based on the look and feel of the NeXTStep interface. How does Window Maker measure up in this era of fancy special effects GUIs?

The 7 Attractions of Gnome and KDE

GNOME and KDE have long had features that Windows lacked. In the last few years, both major free desktops have added features that show not only an interest in usability, but, at times, an effort to anticipate what users might actually want.

The 7 Irritations of GNOME and KDE

Bruce Byfield is already grumpy from the Olympics invasion of his hometown, and now KDE and GNOME are causing vexation. They both have many wonderful abilities, but some things leave users scratching their heads and wondering "why."

Microsoft and I-O Data Sign Linux Patent Deal

Microsoft extends its successful run of extracting a patent "tax" from vendors who distribute Linux-based products.

Ubuntu's Linux Retail Strategy Gears Up for 2010

Linux at retail has been a hit-and-miss proposition for more than a decade. Canonical's new CEO explains her company's strategy for getting desktop Linux into more customers' hands.

Linux Management and Monitoring Lacking

I admit it: I'm slightly jealous of Microsoft server administrators. You see, in the Linux world, we have the power to create crazily robust and creative systems, but we're often reinventing the wheel.

Linux 2.6.33 Boosts Graphics, Dumps Android

A new kernel release makes its debut, with Nvidia and without Android, and top Red Hat and Novell kernel developers share their inside views.

Where is Mozilla Ubiquity?

One of the most interesting Mozilla Labs projects has now stagnated. Is the project dead? Does it have a future? The Mozilla developer who led the project tells all.

Fedora Splits and Goes Faster

Red Hat's community Linux has undergone a major development change, with the bleeding edge Rawhide splitting off to become its own branch. A look at what this means, and why it matters.

Edubuntu is Ubuntu for the Classroom

Edubuntu is Ubuntu customized for the classroom, with a wealth of educational applications for different age groups. Eric Geier reveals some of the many treasures in Edubuntu.

PHP Devs Prefer Windows

What operating systems are PHP developers using to develop and deploy their applications? A new survey gives some surprising answers.

IBM Stores Petabytes in Samba

IBM unveils its entry in the growing market for clustered network-attached storage (NAS) systems, the Samba-based SONAS, capable of handling billions of files and petabytes of data.

Xfce Desktop: Less Lard, Less Bling, More Usability

KDE and GNOME pile on the eye candy and grow ever-larger and hungrier of system resources. Thankfully, Linux users who prefer a lightweight desktop environment have a number of great choices. Today Juliet Kemp takes us on a tour of the attractive, nimble, and functional Xfce desktop.

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