The fuss over how to handle Windows 8 PC's Secure Boot keys in desktop Linux continues and Linus Torvalds spells out how he wants to see it handled.
Dump Microsoft Office, with its new licensing restrictions, and get LibreOffice instead.
After only a few months Acer's Chromebook already accounts for 5 to 10 percent of Acer's US shipments and HP will soon be launching its own Chromebook. In the meantime, Windows 8 PC sales remain anemic.
As Windows 8 and RT devices stumble out of the starting gate, Google's Linux-based, Chrome OS-powered Chromebooks are gaining in popularity.
Lenovo is joining forces with Bluestacks to bring Android apps to some of its Windows 8 PCs.
According to Amazon, the number one selling laptop isn't a Windows PC or a Mac, it's the Samsung Chromebook, which runs Google's Linux-based Chrome OS.
From Goobuntu to Mint to Windows 8, the un-Linux, here are the year's most popular Linux stories.
2012 was a very quiet, but very successful year for Linux. How successful? The most popular end-user operating system is now Linux.
Someone in Microsoft public relations seem to think that encouraging Android FUD on Twitter would be a great way to win friends and influence others. Wrong!
If your business lives and dies by its Red Hat Enterprise Linux servers, here's your chance to get a quick peek at what's coming next.
Thanks to Microsoft, the Linux Foundation's program for booting Linux easily on Windows 8 PCs protected with Secure Boot is still stuck in neutral.
OpenOffice's graduation to a top-level project at Apache now clears he way for faster cloud innovation, especially as Microsoft Office 365's debut nears. Plans for "Cloud Apache OpenOffice" will be discussed at ApacheCon Europe in weeks
In the opening keynote at LinuxCon, Linux Foundation executive director Jim Zemlin observed that open source is now key to how all companies use to develop software—and yes he meant Apple, Microsoft, and VMware as well.
Get real! It's bad enough that you're going to have to deal with Windows 8 on new PCs, why ask for misery on your old PC?
Microsoft insists that it has built robust support for ODF 1.2 and PDF in Office 2013. It has offered support for ODF 1.1 in the last rev of Office but 1.2 support is said to offer better support for spreadsheet formulas. The next version of Office is due to launch later this year. How will OpenOffice backers respond with Microsoft Open XML support?
SCO, the company that started the Linux lawsuit madness, is now in Chapter 7 bankruptcy, but the Linux intellectual property FUD lives on.
For the first time, Microsoft has publicly gotten a company using Linux servers to say that they've signed a Linux patent licensing deal, but it's far from the first time that Microsoft has convinced Linux-using businesses into paying for Linux.
With Windows 8 PCs with UEFI secure boot locks on their way, Linux developers are working on addressing its problems.
Yes, it's true that you won't be able to easily install Linux, or any other operating system, on Windows 8 PCs, but there is a way around the problem. Open hardware for open-source software.
Microsoft has alienated its hardware partners and will soon be rolling out a version of Windows that many people already dislike. Will the Linux desktop finally get its shot for the big-time?