New bug in Linux and Mac OS X could be worse than Heartbleed

Security experts are flagging a new bug in Bash, a type of popular Linux software, saying it could be more dangerous to users than Heartbleed. Bash, which is used to control the command

Published on: September 25th, 2014 Candice So

IBM to spend $1 billion on supporting Linux growth

IBM is signalling a move away from Unix support and towards a full embrace of Linux, announcing today at LinuxCon in New Orleans that it plans to funnel $1 billion USD on the

Published on: September 17th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Ubuntu Linux 12.04 helps ensure privacy

Say the word "privacy," and most of us think of online privacy--along with the never-ending battle against spyware, tracking, and other opponents of the cause. What many people don't realize, however, is that

Published on: March 9th, 2012 Katherine Noyes

Run Windows Software on Linux with Wine 1.4

As free and open source software continues to become more powerful and more prevalent, there's less and less need to choose anything else. It's not at all surprising, for example, to see the

Published on: March 8th, 2012 Katherine Noyes

Unix inventor Dennis Ritchie dead at 70

Dennis Ritchie, the software developer who brought the world the Cprogramming language and Unix operating system, has died at the age of 70.Ritchie (known by the username "dmr") was part of a dynamic

Published on: October 13th, 2011 Bob Brown

Top five errors made by Linux first-timers

With the arrival of Ubuntu 10.10, the list of reasons to try Linux for your business just got a little longer. The free and open source operating system is now more user-friendly than

Published on: October 15th, 2010 Katherine Noyes

After 40 years Unix losing lustre, but its legacy will endure

Forty years ago this summer, a programmer sat down and knocked out in one month what would become one of the most important pieces of software ever created.In August 1969, Ken Thompson, a

Published on: June 8th, 2009 Gary Anthes

20 features that will turbo-charge your Windows PC – Part 4

Here's the final instalment of our comprehensive feature on new capabilities you can add to your Windows PC to make your experience on it both exciting and profitable. And while you're about it

Published on: September 2nd, 2008 Robert Strohmeyer

20 features that will turbo-charge your Windows PC – Part 1

Love it or hate it, Microsoft Windows is the world's most dominant operating system. But when you look at some of the hot features found in competitors such as Linux and Mac OS

Published on: August 19th, 2008 Robert Strohmeyer