Canonical, the FSF and the Ongoing Secure Boot Saga

There's been plenty of speculation as to Canonical's rationale. Meanwhile, reports of murmurings on the topic among Debian developers have kept imaginations active, as has the arrival of the first retail PCs to support UEFI Secure Boot. Bottom line? No proverbial "fat lady" is going to be singing around here anytime soon. On Slashdot and beyond, the flames of controversy just keep getting higher. Read More

The Perfect Desktop - Kubuntu 12.04

This tutorial shows how you can set up a Kubuntu 12.04 desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops. The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions that works even on old hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge. Read More

Major Open-Source ARM Announcement Coming

There's a very exciting open-source announcement coming soon that will please an increasing number of ARM Linux users and fans of open-source graphics drivers.

This forthcoming announcement, which isn't being detailed yet but will be yet another Linux graphics exclusive for Phoronix the near future, is something entirely different from the other recent open-source ARM Linux graphics advancements. As something until then. let's recap the existing open-source ARM graphics activities: Read More

Linux System and Network Administration Bootcamp W/Free Laptop!

LinuxCertified,Inc. a leading provider of Linux training, will offer Linux system administration bootcamp on July 26 - 27, 2012 near San Francisco (South Bay). This workshop is designed for busy information technology professionals and is designed to cover the most important Linux administration areas. All attendees get a free Linux laptop. Read More

Google claims Chrome is the world's most popular browser

Google has been shouting the praises of its newly patched Chrome on the second day of its I/O developer conference, and is claiming that Chrome is undoubtedly the world's most popular browser.

"According to all the metrics and everything we see out there, Chrome most is the most popular browser," said Sundar Pichai, VP of Chrome applications, during his opening keynote presentation. Read More

Dangerous Concessions: Red Hat, Fedora and the Secure Boot Shocker

"Microsoft will be offering signing services through their sysdev portal," wrote Red Hat (NYSE: RHT) developer Matthew Garrett in a blog post late last month. "It's not entirely free (there's a one-off $99 fee to gain access), but it's cheaper than any realistic alternative would have been. It ensures compatibility with as wide a range of hardware as possible and it avoids Fedora having any special privileges over other Linux distributions. Read More

LinuxCertified Announces its next Embedded and Real-Time Linux Development Training course.

LinuxCertified Inc, a leading provider of Linux training and services, announced its next Embedded and Real-Time Linux Development class to be held in San Francisco Bay Area from June 20th - 22nd, 2012.

Details on this course are available at:
http://www.linuxcertified.com/embedded-linux-training.html

Intel redefines ultrabooks for the Ivy Bridge era

With the first ultrabook-friendly CPUs from Intel's third generation of Core i-series parts showing up (and being benchmarked), it may be time for a refresher course on what it means to be an ultrabook.
This trademarked Intel marketing term is generally taken to mean "a Windows laptop kind of like a MacBook Air." But, it's actually much broader than that, and we've seen ultrabooks that have 14-inch displays, non-SSD hard drives, and even discrete graphics. Read More

Linux System and Network Administration Bootcamp W/Free Laptop!

LinuxCertified,Inc. a leading provider of Linux training, will offer Linux system administration bootcamp on April 14 - 15, 2012 near San Francisco (South Bay). This workshop is designed for busy information technology professionals and is designed to cover the most important Linux administration areas. All attendees get a free Linux laptop. Read More

Instagram's $Billion Sale Powered by Ubuntu Linux

The inter-tubes were buzzing yesterday with the news of the blockbuster $1 billion sale of Instagram to Facebook. This is a company that is barely a year old and yet they achieved so much in so very little time.

While there are a number of components that contribute to Instagram's success, it's important to realize that Linux is one of them. While the front-end of Instagram is an iOS (and now Android) client there is also a back-end. Read More