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Steam might be headed to Linux, as well
— 5:12 PM on April 23, 2010

We already know Valve intends to provide a version of its Steam software, not to mention ports of its entire game catalog, to Mac...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Linux-Unix

Oracle completes Sun buyout
— 10:28 AM on January 27, 2010

Well, that's it—Sun Microsystems is no more. As the Associated Press reports, Oracle has completed its acquisition of the software and server maker, taking...

Type: News story Tags: Software Linux-Unix

EU greenlights Oracle-Sun merger
— 6:00 AM on January 22, 2010

Oracle's acquisition of Sun looks set to go forward, after all. The European Commission threatened to blackball the deal last November, but as InformationWeek...

Type: News story Tags: Software Linux-Unix

Google addresses concerns over CEO's privacy statement
— 4:00 PM on December 14, 2009

A recent statement by Eric Schmidt has drummed up quite a bit of controversy, but Google says its CEO's words were taken out of context....

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Internet Copyright

Mozilla exec: Bing has a better privacy policy than Google
— 5:14 PM on December 10, 2009

Recent comments by Google CEO Eric Schmidt about his search engine's privacy policy don't sit well with one Mozilla executive. As ComputerWorld reports, Mozilla...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software Copyright

Linux is alive and kicking on netbooks
— 6:00 AM on December 8, 2009

Despite the rise and apparent dominance of Windows-powered netbooks in North America, Linux-based netbooks remain very popular globally, according to ABI Research figures quoted...

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

Acer aims to launch first Chrome OS netbook next year
— 8:49 AM on December 2, 2009

We've known since the beginning that Google aims to release Chrome OS for public consumption in the latter part of next year. What we...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Linux-Unix

Dell offers early Wi-Fi support in Chrome OS
— 6:58 AM on November 30, 2009

Last week, we wrote about how Engadget got Chrome OS up and running on a Dell netbook using a USB flash drive. It looks...

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

The pool wants you!
— 9:52 AM on November 25, 2009

As Chicago said back in 1970, does anybody really know what time it is?...

Type: Blog post Tags: Internet Linux-Unix Networking

Chrome OS boots quickly from a USB thumb drive
— 6:00 AM on November 25, 2009

You don't have to run Chrome OS on a speedy solid-state or mechanical hard drive to enjoy swift system startups on a netbook. Using a...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Linux-Unix

Google could merge Android, Chrome OS eventually
— 12:40 PM on November 23, 2009

Android and Chrome OS are pretty different animals right now. The former has allowed Verizon executives to stop losing sleep over the iPhone's AT&T exclusivity,...

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

Chrome OS VMware image pops up on BitTorrent
— 9:35 AM on November 20, 2009

Eager to try Chrome OS, but don't feel like going through the trouble of building a usable version of the operating system from the

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Linux-Unix

Google pulls the curtain off Chrome OS, releases source
— 1:55 PM on November 19, 2009

As planned, Google showed Chrome OS to the world for the first time earlier today. The unveiling came hand-in-hand with the release of the...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Linux-Unix

Google plans Chrome OS event for tomorrow
— 6:00 AM on November 18, 2009

On Friday, the folks at TechCrunch quoted a "reliable source" as saying Google's Chrome OS would become available within a week. That may well...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Linux-Unix

Apple scores major win in Psystar case
— 6:00 AM on November 16, 2009

Things just got ugly for Psystar. As MacWorld reports, District Judge William Alsup has ruled that the Miami-based start-up "violated Apple's exclusive reproduction right,...

Type: News story Tags: Mac Copyright

Report: Chrome OS to be available next week
— 10:04 AM on November 13, 2009

We might not have to suffer fake "leaked" screenshots of Chrome OS for much longer. Quoting a "reliable source," TechCrunch claims the upcoming netbook operating...

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Linux-Unix

Ubuntu 9.10 brings better polish, performance
— 10:55 AM on October 29, 2009

On the heels of Windows 7, Canonical has completed and released the latest major version of its popular Linux distribution. Ubuntu 9.10 is

Type: News story Tags: Operating systems Linux-Unix

New Chrome OS shots look most plausible yet
— 12:21 PM on October 14, 2009

We've seen our fair share of fake Chrome OS screenshots over the past little while. The images posted yesterday on the OMG! Ubuntu!...

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