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

Try out these 7 free security tools for Linux

One of the big advantages of using Linux is that its security tends to be so much better than that of the competing alternatives. That's due in large part to the way Linux

Published on: April 13th, 2011 Katherine Noyes

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

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

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

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

Independent foundation saves OpenOffice.org

Given Oracle's recent decision to pull the plug on OpenSolaris, there has been considerable concern over the past few months about the future of the OpenOffice.org productivity software suite. Both projects were inherited

Published on: September 30th, 2010 Katherine Noyes

How to use your phone to launch powerful portable applications

Mobile computing has long been dominated by laptop computers, but powerful new smartphones such as the Apple iPhone 4 and the various Android phones --including the new Motorola Droid X --are rapidly becoming

Published on: July 21st, 2010 Brent W. Hopkins

Why to use the Linux desktop for business and how to do it effectively

Today's IT managers face tough choices. PCs that run fine today have an uncertain upgrade path, now that Microsoft has chosen to discontinue Windows XP. Upgrade costs associated with Vista, coupled with the

Published on: July 4th, 2008 Neil McAllister

How microcontrollers let your Mac control…well everything

Your Mac can already talk to all kinds of electronic devices, including digital cameras, camcorders, printers, external disk drives, mobile phones, and other computers. But there are plenty of other gizmos that your

Published on: May 13th, 2008 Brian Jepson

MacBook Air hacked in two minutes in Canadian contest

It may be the quickest US$10,000 Charlie Miller ever earned.He took the first of three laptop computers -- and a $10,000 cash prize -- Thursday after breaking into a MacBook Air at the

Published on: March 31st, 2008 Robert MacMillan

Replacing PCs with Macs brings huge cost savings to auto repair firm

Hindsight, as they say, is always 20/20.Less than five months after going public with plans to immediately start replacing its Windows-based PCs with Macs, Auto Warehousing Co. was forced to push back the

Published on: March 18th, 2008 Julia King

More Mac malware attacks expected

As Apple continues to grow its worldwide market share and the company's products find their way into more business environments, attackers are certain to follow and create greater volumes of exploits aimed at

Published on: January 22nd, 2008 Matt Hines

Red Hat more buggy than Windows, study shows

Secunia has found that the number of security bugs in the open source Red Hat Linux operating system and Firefox browsers far outstripped comparable products from Microsoft last year.In a report released this

Published on: January 18th, 2008 Matthew Broersma