In a surprise move, Linspire is now offering its CNR ("Click 'N Run") software service at no charge to its Linspire and Freespire Linux distribution customers. In addition, the company will soon be open-sourcing the CNR Client.
Bergen Council in Norway made headlines in 2004 when it announced that it would rip out HP/UX servers and Microsoft Windows desktops in favour of Novell/SuSE Linux. Only two years later however, Bergen Council decided to do a one-eighty and put the Linux migration on ice, says Computerworld Norway.
Ever wanted to run Fedora Core Linux as a Live CD? Well now you can. Though Red Hat's sponsored community distribution, Fedora Core, includes a lot of applications and has an easy-to-use installer, it has long been missing a critical piece, namely a Live CD.
I mean to help those of you that will be taking charge of your computers. The first task I'd like to help with is choosing applications for your computer. As I mentioned in the introduction to this series, let us not forget that it might be easier for you to just accept the choices made by others. If you'd rather not deal with all of the hassles, then maybe you should just stick with Linspire or Xandros. If you do, however, you might miss out on a wealth of software available that could help you get more out of your computer.
The Nokia 770 Internet Tablet is a thin black handheld device with a Linux operating system and Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, but, unlike most Nokia handhelds, it's not a cell phone. Instead, it's a fun way to connect to the Internet. The latest version shows promise, but it's still not quite ready for prime time.
The Communist-run government of Kerala has launched a campaign to make the southern Indian state a Microsoft-free zone, less than two weeks after banning the sale and manufacture of Coca-Cola and Pepsi, the Financial Times reported on its Web site Tuesday.
The Linux operating system - a free, open-source alternative to Windows and Mac OS X, has long served to define the gap between people who merely use computers and those who tinker with them. But that dividing line might be fading especially with increasing security problems for Windows.
This past Saturday marks the 15th anniversary of one of the keystones of the modern Internet-the Linux operating system.
The author of Hardening Linux explains why distro security can be subjective, what basic steps users can take to protect themselves from browser security flaws and why the Linux desktop is more secure than Windows.