The view from the top of IT with TechWorld Editor Rohan Pearce
What's the better way to consume an open source platform: A productized version, or a pure distribution of the code?
By Brandon Butler | 23 October, 2013 21:08
Linux Mint, an Ubuntu and Debian-based Linux distribution, has seen tremendous growth in community support and installed base in recent years. Since arriving on the scene in 2006 with its first release called "Ada," Mint has become the most popular FOSS operating system on DistroWatch.com, surpassing both Ubuntu and Debian themselves.
By Christopher von Eitzen | 21 October, 2013 10:26
The Ubuntu Edge, an innovative smartphone concept that is designed to double as a dockable PC, appears unlikely to meet its $32 million funding goal by the IndieGoGo campaign deadline of 11:59 p.m. PST.
By Jon Gold | 21 August, 2013 16:14
Devops and the cloud: They're two of the biggest buzzwords in high-tech today. But organizations embracing these trends are finding out just how closely the two are linked, and the advantages that automating IT processes can bring.
By Brandon Butler | 12 August, 2013 13:33
A Canadian IT consultancy has announced that it will soon begin selling an Ubuntu laptop that "never needs to be plugged in," thanks to solar power. The SOL, as WeWi Telecommunications dubs the device, is designed to be used in developing nations, which may have limited infrastructure available.
By Jon Gold | 06 August, 2013 20:48
With all the many reasons to use Linux today -- particularly in a business setting --it's often a relatively easy decision to give Windows the boot. What can be more difficult, however, is deciding which of the hundreds of Linux distributions out there is best for you and your business.
By Katherine Noyes | 28 August, 2010 04:20
Firefox 3.6.6 with crash protection is now available, and according to Mozilla it "provides uninterrupted browsing for Windows and Linux users when there is a crash in the Adobe Flash, Apple Quicktime or Microsoft Silverlight plugins.
By Brent W. Hopkins | 30 June, 2010 09:42
Getting ready to review a Linux distribution is usually pretty straightforward. After some background research into the distribution's history, you download the latest ISO and beseech the head of IT to lend you a netbook or scrounge up some moth-infested, aging desktop PC.
By Rohan Pearce | 10 May, 2011 15:30
Ubuntu Server is a fast, free, no-frills Linux distribution that fills a niche between utilitarian Debian and the GUI-driven and, some would argue, over-featured Novell SUSE and Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
By Tom Henderson and Brendan Allen | 02 June, 2009 08:12
As mentioned in my last posting, I'm not a very good Linux evangelist. I don't try and convert family and friends to Linux. Therefore, as surprising as it sounds, putting Ubuntu on my dad's new laptop--as I did a week ago--was the first time I've ever directly converted another individual to Linux.
By Keir Thomas | 15 May, 2009 23:31
So far there have been six alpha releases of the forthcoming Ubuntu 9.04, due for final release next month, and late yesterday the one and only beta release was made available for download. From this point forward there's a release candidate in mid-April, before the final release is made on the 23rd.
By Keir Thomas | 28 March, 2009 12:03