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HP, Sun strike Solaris distribution deal
— 3:07 PM on February 26, 2009

Another major x86 server vendor will soon start offering Sun's Solaris operating system. After inking distribution deals with IBM and Dell in 2007,...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Linux-Unix

Dell: 33% of Inspiron Mini 9 netbooks sold run Linux
— 11:40 AM on February 24, 2009

The very first Eee PCs might have been Linux-powered, but Windows XP has made considerable headway in the netbook market since then. Nevertheless, the biggest...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems Linux-Unix

Intel releases Moblin 2 alpha for netbooks, MIDs
— 5:08 PM on January 28, 2009

Moblin may not have garnered much press coverage, but Intel is still developing the operating system for netbooks and mobile Internet devices (MIDs) based on...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Linux-Unix

SCO loses to Novell in final court verdict
— 5:05 PM on November 24, 2008

It's over (for SCO, at least). Ars Technica reports that a federal district judge has handed down the final verdict in SCO's lengthy legal...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Linux-Unix

Ubuntu 8.10 hits download mirrors
— 10:51 AM on October 30, 2008

Right on schedule, Canonical has unleashed the latest release of its popular Linux distribution—Ubuntu 8.10, a.k.a. Intrepid Ibex. You can grab 32-bit and 64-bit installation...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Linux-Unix

Ubuntu 8.10 to arrive on Thursday
— 5:17 PM on October 27, 2008

The team at Canonical is gearing up to unveil the latest version of its Ubuntu Linux distribution. The final release of Ubuntu Linux 8.10...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Linux-Unix

Hans Reiser rules out innocence, leads police to body
— 11:12 AM on July 8, 2008

When jurors found file system creator Hans Reiser guilty murder last April, some...

Type: News story Tags: Linux-Unix

Canonical releases Ubuntu 8.04 MID Edition
— 10:04 AM on June 25, 2008

Ubuntu has made its marks as one of the most popular desktop Linux distributions ever, but Canonical has ambitions beyond typical desktops and laptops. We...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Linux-Unix Personal tech

Ubuntu Netbook Remix previewed
— 4:41 PM on June 9, 2008

Linux powers many of the low-cost subnotebooks that have emerged recently, but few of those machines run Ubuntu (the standard version of it, at least)....

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Linux-Unix

Acer to push Linux on regular notebooks
— 11:22 AM on June 4, 2008

Could low-cost subnotebooks be a stepping stone for Linux to make its way onto standard-sized laptops? Judging by a new VNUnet report, that may well...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Linux-Unix

Ubuntu 8.04 field notes
— 1:33 PM on May 15, 2008

As I mentioned in one of the comments I posted in last Friday's FNT, I was planning on taking a laptop running Ubuntu 8.04...

Type: Blog post Tags: Linux-Unix

Linux file system creator convicted of murder
— 6:00 AM on April 29, 2008

Hans Reiser, perhaps best known as the creator of the ReiserFS and Reiser4 file systems for Linux, will be spending the next quarter of a...

Type: News story Tags: Software Linux-Unix

Ubuntu Linux 8.04 goes gold, becomes available
— 12:38 PM on April 24, 2008

The latest release of Canonical's hugely popular Ubuntu Linux distribution is available at last. The 700MB Ubuntu 8.04 installer disc image can be grabbed in...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Linux-Unix

Adobe joins Linux Foundation
— 3:39 PM on March 31, 2008

Could this be the first step to a version of Photoshop for Linux? Perhaps it's too early to say, but the fact remains: Adobe

Type: News story Tags: Software Linux-Unix

More Eee PCs to ship with Windows than Linux this year
— 3:20 PM on March 13, 2008

The Eee PC has been lauded for promoting a free, open-source Linux operating system, and current Eees all come pre-installed with a Xandros-based distribution. However,...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Operating systems Windows Linux-Unix

Wal-Mart stops offering Everex Linux PC in stores
— 11:19 AM on March 11, 2008

Although Everex generated a fair amount of hype for selling a bargain-basement-priced, Linux-powered PC through Wal-Mart stores, the publicity apparently wasn't strong enough to...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Operating systems Linux-Unix

Windows password cracked in seconds via FireWire
— 12:07 PM on March 5, 2008

If your PC has a FireWire port, setting a login password may not be enough to keep others away from your data—at least, not so...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Windows Linux-Unix

$199 Shuttle kPC ditches Ubuntu for Foresight Linux
— 5:06 PM on March 4, 2008

When Shuttle unveiled its low-cost kPC desktop at CES in January, word was that the machine would come pre-loaded with a copy of the...

Type: News story Tags: Systems Linux-Unix