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  • DoD debuts a brand-new Linux for telecommuters

    With all the hundreds of Linux distributions already available for practically every niche and purpose, users of the open source operating system are accustomed to having a wealth of choices. Recently, however, the set of options got even bigger thanks to a brand-new, security-focused Linux distribution from none other than the U.S. Department of Defense.

  • Linux 3.0 a steady step forward

    Bucking standard conventions in software versioning, Linux Torvalds has designated the new release of the Linux operating system kernel, posted Friday, as version 3.0, even while maintaining that the release is only a routine update.

  • The HP TouchPad's best feature Is Linux

    It's a strong testament to the power of Linux that HP has <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/article/221866/why_putting_webos_on_multiple_hp_devices_is_good_for_you.html">chosen WebOS</a> as the platform for many upcoming phones, tablets, printers and PCs.

  • Has Unity knocked Ubuntu off its pedestal?

    It's no secret that the new <a href="http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/226697/shuttleworth_ubuntus_new_unity_puts_users_first.html">Unity interface</a> in Ubuntu 11.04 "<a href="http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/226530/ubuntu_1104_natty_narwhal_makes_splashy_debut.html">Natty Narwhal</a>" has been less than entirely successful at pleasing some fans of Canonical's free and open source operating system.

  • PlanetLab creates a more advanced sudo

    Researchers at the PlanetLab global research network have developed a potential replacement for the widely used Unix sudo tool, called Vsys, that will offer administrators far greater control over what end users can and can't access.

  • Day 4: Tweaking the look and layout of Ubuntu Linux

    People don't like change. One of the things that some people get hung up on is the look and feel of the desktop. More precisely, some Windows users who look at Ubuntu Linux get hung up on how it doesn't look and feel like Windows. Well, it isn't that difficult to customize the look and feel of Ubuntu Linux to make it be whatever you want it to be.

  • Linaro: Now a year old, the Linux effort begins to deliver

    It was just about a year ago that IBM, Samsung, ARM and others formed Linaro, the not-for-profit organization that aims to make it easier for developers to use Linux on ARM-based devices, and over the past few weeks the group has made several announcements that reveal some of the fruits of its labors.

  • Asia-Pacific server market on the rise

    The Asia-Pacific server market displayed robust growth in the first quarter of 2011, with shipments rising 21 per cent compared to the same quarter last year, according to Gartner.