The view from the top of IT with TechWorld Editor Rohan Pearce
Facebook, Red Hat, Hewlett-Packard and other big vendors have joined a project to develop Linux OS software for the upcoming generation of ARM-based servers, the companies announced Thursday.
By James Niccolai | 01 November, 2012 16:35
It's not unusual for Linux distributions to have somewhat offbeat names — Ubuntu (named after an Africa-originated philosophy), Red Hat (the creator of the original distro, Marc Ewing, had a red lacrosse hat given to him by his grandfather), and the wonderful CrunchBang Linux (named after the characters usually used at the start of a script — #!).
By Rohan Pearce | 01 November, 2012 12:04
The outspoken creator of Linux, Linus Torvalds, called for laptop makers to follow the tablet world's lead in using the highest-resolution displays possible on mobile devices, in a post on Google Plus.
By Jon Gold | 31 October, 2012 15:42
Canonical community manager Jono Bacon has announced that testers and developers are needed to help bring Ubuntu 13.04 to the Nexus 7 tablet, as part of an effort to move the Linux-based operating system onto multiple platforms.
By Jon Gold | 29 October, 2012 18:49
The discovery of a somewhat alarming bug in the Linux ext4 filesystem provoked a minor wave of panic this week, but project maintainer Theodore Ts'o says it has since become clear that the problem can likely only affect a small number of users.
By Jon Gold | 25 October, 2012 15:42
OpenStack has been dubbed by some enthusiasts as the Linux of the cloud - an open source operating system for public or private clouds. But there's one stark difference between the two projects: OpenStack doesn't have a Linus Torvalds, the eccentric, outspoken, never-afraid-to-say-what-he-thinks figurehead of the Linux world.
By Brandon Butler | 24 October, 2012 17:56
Reflecting the growing need for automation tools in the enterprise, Quest Software has released a software package that could help Unix administrators better manage policy files that determine which users can access privileged material and programs on Unix and Linux systems.
By Joab Jackson | 16 December, 2011 00:08
The world of hypervisors is complicated by the fact that there are proprietary and open source tools and the latter are often pressed into service in different ways, say nothing of the fact that the whole market is evolving quickly.
By John Dix | 13 December, 2011 22:28
With some funding from Google and the U.S. Energy Department, a pair of computer scientists at Dartmouth University are updating the venerable grep and diff Unix command line utilities to handle more complex types of data.
By Joab Jackson | 08 December, 2011 21:40
Red Hat has announced the general availability of its Enterprise Linux 6.2, as it begins work on version 7.
By Lisa Banks | 08 December, 2011 11:31
Canonical's decision to go with Unity for the default Ubuntu desktop interface was hardly met with universal acclaim. Likewise, GNOME 3 has been the source of some controversy due to its interface changes. So where is one to go for an operating system with a classic desktop UI that just works out of the box?
By Rohan Pearce | 30 November, 2011 11:59