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Stale Open Source Code Rampant in Commercial Software: Report

June 1, 2021

Open source software is now the foundation for the vast majority of applications across all industries, however many of those industries are...

Garuda Desktops Put a New Spin on Linux Looks

May 20, 2021

A prime example of Linux's wide range of functionalities is easily found in Garuda Linux. Not typically available in mainstream distribution...

Bolt-On Security the Linux Way

May 12, 2021

In this piece, I aim to provide a range of simple but effective options for encrypting a small number of files. In particular, these options...

The Great OS Replacement: How to Find the Best Linux Distribution

May 6, 2021

Picking the ideal Linux distribution takes research and planning. Not because Linux is a challenge. Rather, the Linux OS offers a seemingly ...

Red Hat’s Virtual Summit Airs Latest Linux Technology

April 29, 2021

Red Hat concluded its April two-day Summit 2021 Virtual Experience with a hefty list of announcements and presentations by the company's inn...

Open Source Joins Efforts to Create Gene Therapies for Rare Diseases

April 26, 2021

Some 400 million patients worldwide are affected by more than 7,000 rare diseases; yet treatments for rare genetic diseases remain an unders...

New Netrunner 21.01 ‘XOXO’ Worthy of Hugs and Kisses

April 21, 2021

When I last visited the ever-changing Netrunner distribution, I said that Netrunner Linux still went its own way. That was its twentieth reb...

A Linux Safari to Classify the Genus of This Penguin

April 12, 2021

Recently, I took an interest in poking at Gentoo a bit. In the eyes of many desktop Linux users, it's considered a rite of passage to instal...

Google’s Vested Interest in Linux Security

April 7, 2021

Google is now paying developers more money to work on securing their Linux kernels this year. The gesture may well be the start of the compa...

Latest LinDoz: An Ideal Windows-to-Linux Crossover

March 29, 2021

MakuluLinux is an unusually creative operating system that developer Jacque Montague Raymer is constantly changing with each major upgrade. ...

Once the Big Tech Battler, Open Source Is Now Big Tech’s Battleground

March 22, 2021

A cadre of tech giants have created the Rust Foundation. This is neither the first nor largest contribution to an open-source project by pri...

The Rise of Open Source: Pandemic, Economy, Efficiency, Trust

March 17, 2021

Those familiar with open source know that it works and comes with many benefits. A testament to the rising adoption of open source is the re...

Creating an Immersive, Tailored Media Experience Through RDK-V

March 12, 2021

For multichannel video programming distributors to stay competitive, they need to offer multichannel video programming solutions that are no...

Trisquel Linux Wraps Polish and Productivity Into Four User Needs

March 9, 2021

Trisquel Linux is one of those computing staples you wished you knew about much sooner. This Linux distribution has been around literally fo...

The ‘Unix Way’ Has a Right Way That’s Almost a Lost Way

March 1, 2021

As I study tech sector innovations, I see signs that the old traditions are fading. I'm not one to sanctify tradition for tradition's sake, ...

Lessons Learned From the SolarWinds Supply Chain Hack

February 23, 2021

In a recent Linux Foundation blog post titled "Preventing Supply Chain Attacks like SolarWinds," the foundation's Director of Open Source Su...

A New Twist to Virtual Desktop Cloud Computing

February 16, 2021

Desktop as a Service provider Shells offers a new component to virtual cloud computing. It brings Linux distros and Windows 10 to any comput...

Where Will the Penguin March From Here?

February 8, 2021

Linux began its life as a humble experiment in Unix porting, but from there it quickly became a popular kernel for server OSes due to its lo...

Ubuntu Core 20 Brings Better Industrial IoT Control

February 2, 2021

Canonical on Feb. 2 made available Ubuntu Core 20. This new Ubuntu Core version boasts notable new device security innovations. Given the in...

GeckoLinux Does OpenSuse Better

January 25, 2021

GeckoLinux is a unique distribution that goes a long way towards unifying the often-confusing array of workstation choices available to busi...

3 Helpful Networking Projects for Your Raspberry Pi

January 18, 2021

In spite of being a beloved companion to computer hobbyists the world over, the Raspberry Pi doesn't get enough credit. In fact, single-boar...

How to Buy a Linux-Powered Laptop

January 5, 2021

Buying Linux-powered laptops should be easy, especially on big-name manufacturers' websites. But it isn't. You must employ workarounds to su...

Get No-Fuss File-Level Crypto With Fscrypt

December 16, 2020

This piece is a demonstration of one means of setting up file-level encryption which is widely available for Linux desktop users. To offer a...

A Mini Browser War in Linux

December 14, 2020

Two new Web browsing alternatives widen the field of browser choices for Linux users. The recent introduction of Microsoft Edge for Linux, a...

AntiX Linux: Not Pretty but Highly Functional

December 7, 2020

The antiX distro offers a solid operating system that many other Linux communities fail to deliver. It is unassuming, but reliable, and focu...

What Does the Penguin Say?

November 23, 2020

Linux users love to chat, and few topics are so prevalent among Linux users as distributions. A big one is a distro's suitability for beginn...

Servo Project Joins The Linux Foundation Fold

November 17, 2020

The Linux Foundation today announced at KubeKon that it is hosting the Servo web engine, an open-source, high-performance browser engine. "S...

It Came From the Live-Boot: A True Linux Horror Story

November 13, 2020

Once in a blue moon, one will experience sheer terror at the hands of a buggy Linux system. No amount of battle-hardiness can keep you compl...

Open Source Groups Merge for Better High-Tech Traction

November 4, 2020

The Linux Foundation is doubling down on open source collaboration to drive more innovation in technology that uses artificial intelligence,...

AdGuard Home: Another Brick in the Ad-Blocking Wall

October 29, 2020

Canonical's AdGuard Home Ubuntu Appliance is a new addition to the ranks of its appliances. With this offering, users can quickly implement ...

Open Source Jobs Report Shows More Openings, Fewer Takers

October 27, 2020

The Linux Foundation and learning platform edX have released the latest open source jobs report which shows that, despite the pandemic, dema...

Open Source Defies Conflicts of Interest: Red Hat Tells All

October 22, 2020

Red Hat, a major provider of open source solutions, has never had a comprehensive document guiding associate participation in open source pr...


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