Zdnet Linux and open source
It's smooth, pretty, and, in short, it's the nicest Ubuntu Linux desktop that's ever been.
I still find Ubuntu with Unity the best desktop of all for users who don't know computers and just want something easy to use.
Icehouse, the newest version of the leading open source cloud OpenStack, is now ready for users.
Want to get the most out of Linux Mint, one of the most popular of the Linux desktops? Then read on!
Coverity, a company specializing in software quality and security testing solutions, finds that open source programs tend to have fewer errors than proprietary programs.
But where's the final release of Red Hat's flagship Linux server distribution?
People assumed that open source software is somehow magical, that it's immune to ordinary programming mistakes and security blunders. It's not.
For those times when you absolutely must still run Windows XP, one safer way of doing it is to run XP in a virtual machine using the Oracle VirtualBox hypervisor on Linux Mint.
Here's a step-by-step guide to get Windows XP running on an Oracle VirtualBox-based virtual machine on Linux Mint
I come not to praise these programs, but to bury them. And, boy, from the smell of some of these -- they really need to be buried!
KVM, Linux's built-in hypervisor for the x86 chip family will be available at the end of this quarter for IBM's Power chip family.
Thanks to WINE and its commercial big brother, CrossOver, you can run some popular Windows programs on Linux.
In this example, I'm installing Microsoft Office 2010 on Mint 16 using CrossOver Linux 13.1.2.
Yes, many of your Windows programs aren't available on Linux, but some of them are and there are Linux programs that can do just as well as your old XP software.
Recognizing that it can't keep up with the Dropboxes of the cloud storage world, Canonical elects to shut down its Ubuntu One file service.
ABI Research predicts that Chromebook sales will continue to increase and reach 11 million shipments worldwide by 2019.
Installing Linux Mint on an XP PC is something any Windows power user can do.
If you want to stick with a Windows XP style interface, you should seriously consider using Linux Mint with its Cinnamon desktop.
XP's support life is quickly coming to an end. Fortunately for Windows XP users, there's a Linux desktop--Linux Mint--that has the same look and feel but with far better security and speed.
A cloud is only as secure as the hypervisors that support its virtual machines and how secure are those? That's a darn good question and one we tend to avoid looking at.