New pricing for Raspberry Pi unveiled

Web site crashes and hardware problems delayed the Raspberry Pi's distribution last week, and yesterday distributors of the $35 PC announced a new pricing structure for the machine.The Raspberry Pi Web site, announced

Published on: March 13th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

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

Demand for Raspberry Pi brings down sites

Demand for the Raspberry Pi, a low-cost PC developed in part by students and researchers at Seneca College in Toronto has overwhelmed the site's ordering system for the bare-bones computer.“We've temporarily changed to

Published on: February 29th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

$25-Raspberry Pi school computer to run cut-down Fedora

Early adopters of the Raspberry Pi $25 computer will be offered a cut down and customised Fedora 'remix' compiled to run on the system's ARM microprocessor, it has been confirmed. The first Raspberry

Published on: February 24th, 2012 John E. Dunn

How to overclock your Android phone

WARNING: Overclocking is not for the faint of heart. Do not attempt to hack your phone unless you understand and accept the risks of turning it into a useless "brick." The Android v.

Published on: January 6th, 2011 Keir Thomas

10 perfect tech gifts for ‘open source’ nerds

It may be better to give than it is to receive, but that doesn't mean geeks the world over don't have virtual sugarplums dancing through their heads. Of course, if it's a Linux

Published on: December 20th, 2010 Katherine Noyes

A peek at Google’s Chrome laptop

Google gave the world a first look at its new Chrome OS laptop Tuesday and according to CEO Eric Schmidt it's very much like the Network Computer devices that he was pitching while

Published on: December 9th, 2010 Robert McMillan

5 fabulous free downloads and services for small businesses

By Keir Thomas These are frugal times for business, and an organization starting out might have very little money to spend on IT. Even if you're part of an established business, you're probably

Published on: November 15th, 2010 IDG News Service

BitDefender releases free anti-spam server software ‘for geeks’

Businesses running Linux-based e-mail servers now have a free option for anti-spam protection thanks to Bucharest-based BitDefender.The Romanian security vendor has been seeing some success with its free anti-virus software and decided to

Published on: November 15th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Free Linux tool determines open source compliance

There are many ways that vendors of proprietary products try to scare business customers away from open source software, and one of the more commonly heard examples involves vague fears about compliance with

Published on: November 9th, 2010 IDG News Service

Top 10 reasons open source software is great for business

With the many business and government organizations that now use open source software such as Linux, it's becoming increasingly clear that price is not the only advantage such software holds. If it were,

Published on: November 8th, 2010 Katherine Noyes

Cure a Windows infection using Linux

If you use Linux on your company's desktop or server computers, you're already familiar with many of the security advantages the open source operating system offers over its Windows and Mac rivals. What

Published on: October 26th, 2010 Katherine Noyes

How to get support for open source software

One of the most persistent myths surrounding Linux and other open source software is that there's no easy way to get good support. Just this week, for instance, we saw this claim used

Published on: October 18th, 2010 Katherine Noyes