Much of the Linux world may be awaiting the final release of the high-profile Ubuntu Linux 13.04 “Raring Ringtail” later this month, but that doesn't mean the many other Linux distributions are standing still. The "News and Updates" section on tracking site DistroWatch is just as busy as ever. This week, two popular Linux distributions came out with significant updates that...
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We first featured the Raspberry Pi early last year when they were launched. We loved them, but we didn't realise just how much the rest of the world loved them too. We don't think that back then anyone did. The Raspberry Pi has struck a chord with hobbyists the world over, in a way no other device in recent years has. The initial production run of 10,000 sold out so quickly...
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With virtually countless Linux distributions available for every taste and purpose, it's no secret that choice is a defining feature of the Linux world. What's not always apparent, though, is that the range of choices actually gets bigger every year. New distros come onto the scene on a fairly regular basis—SolusOS and Fuduntu Linux are two I've covered over the past few...
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Raspberry Pi, the tiny, ultra-cheap, Linux-based PC, went on sale Monday in the U.S. through retailer Allied Electronics, but it's already out of stock.
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Monday may have brought the disappointing news that Fuduntu Linux will soon close its doors, but another young, up-and-coming Linux distribution appears to be continuing along its upward path without interruption. Manjaro Linux, a distro I first covered only a few months ago, just released a fresh update, and it's particularly notable for the addition of a graphical...
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There's no doubt that desktop Linux has become increasingly user-friendly over the years, but it's equally true that some distributions focus more on ease of use than others do. Ubuntu and Linux Mint are two examples at the forefront of this usability trend, but recently I came across another that has put friendliness at the forefront of its goals. Enter Korora, a...
(9 days ago)
The Raspberry Pi project is one year old today, having launched on February 29, 2012 (they're going to have a rager of a party in 2016.) I sat down with the Pi-parents themselves, Eben and Liz Upton, as well as Pi-supporter Limor Fried AKA Lady Ada of Adafruit Industries to talk about the special occasion.
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After many months of painstaking effort, the problems caused by Microsoft's Windows 8 “Secure Boot” technology are finally being solved for Linux users. We've already seen major distribution updates such as Fedora 18 include technology to enable booting on Windows 8 Secure Boot hardware, but only last week—after considerable delay—did the Linux Foundation release its Linux...
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It wasn't all that long ago that Canonical extended the support period for Long Term Support (LTS) releases of its Ubuntu Linux from three years to five, but last week it made a move in the opposite direction for its non-LTS software. Specifically, beginning with Ubuntu 13.04 “Raring Ringtail,” which is due in April, Canonical will reduce the support period for interim...
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