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Although we don't cover many retail software game launches here at Phoronix, unless of course they happen to be native to GNU/Linux, today is one of the days this year in which Linux, and Windows, gamers can be ecstatic over, and that's the long awaited launch of Quake 4.
Excerpt: It's easy to install, easy to use, and it's definitely in the running for the best desktop operating system currently in production.
A most excellent review.
The list of unpatched security vulnerabilities in products embedded in the Microsoft Windows operating system just got longer.
Bob Sutor, IBM's vice president of standards and open source, is urging computer users to pressure software suppliers, company executives and governments to support the OpenDocument format.
There’s room enough within governments to adopt open-source and proprietary software solutions, several technology experts said yesterday.
The KDE Project is pleased to announce the immediate availability of KDE 3.5 Beta 2, dubbed "Koalition".
Many IT professionals ask me when Linux will finally "make it" on the desktop. How will they know when Linux has made it? What's holding it back? In what ways is Microsoft working behind the scenes to inhibit the adoption of Linux desktops?
The open-source community is in the midst of a change, with the network increasingly becoming its own platform built on open source software, said Tim O'Reilly of O'Reilly Media on Tuesday.
Columbia Law School Professor Eben Moglen wants to destroy the Federal Communications Commission. Not as some kind of terrorist act, but because technology is rapidly making it irrelevant.
The open-source software community is in a dilemma: How do you provide the most freedom to a diverse base of developers?
Timothee 'TTimo' Besset from id Software confirmed officially that the next sequel of the Quake series, Quake IV, will be released for the Linux platform.
Microsoft has lost one of its high-profile hires to open-source. Ward Cunningham, the father of the Wiki, is leaving Microsoft to join the staff of the open-source tool consortium.
The NZ State Services Commission's Laurence Millar today welcomed the all-of-government license agreement between the Department of Inland Revenue and Novell.
The Open Source Development Labs Inc. (OSDL) is currently conducting a Desktop Linux survey to help the OSDL's Desktop Working Group to better understand the worldwide desktop Linux user community.
Some big names in the computer industry are pledging to make the development of desktop applications for the Linux operating system much easier than it has been.
Today Microsoft releases its second Community Technology Preview of Windows Vista to beta testers and subscribers to MSDN and TechNet.
The brutal reality is that more and more software from (proprietary vendors) will have open source in it.
Ubuntu is not without its controversies. Mark Shuttleworth will try to address rumours, frequently asked questions, common allegations and neuroses, and of course controversies both within the project ("our default desktop should be purple") and in the open source community at large.
Kate OS is a multitasking operating system, which brings all that is necessary for: programmers, webmasters, administrators and home users. KateOS is Distrowatch's Featured Distro of the week and Phoronix has the screenshots.
I'm from the "I think penguins are cute" camp and happen to like running into them on a regular basis. I also enjoy games that feature penguins, such as Ingo Ruhnke's Pingus, where you assist some friendly little penguins in escaping various dangers.