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Microsoft and Ballmer and Nokia, Oh My!

The days of summer may be dwindling at last here in the Linux blogosphere, but that doesn’t mean things are cooling off. No indeed, the unseasonably scorching temperatures have been matched only by the sizzling nature of the news — in particular, Ballmer is out, and Microsoft is purchasing Nokia! The closure of Groklaw and the failure of Canonical’s Ubuntu ... Read More »

Ubuntu Linux Toolbox: 1000+ Commands for Power Users (PDF Guide)

This updated bestseller from Linux guru Chris Negus is packed with an array of new and revised material. As a longstanding bestseller, Ubuntu Linux Toolbox has taught you how to get the most out Ubuntu, the world’s most popular Linux distribution. With this anticipated new edition, Christopher Negus returns with a host of new and expanded coverage on tools for ... Read More »

Intel Says No to Ubuntu's New Display Server

Intel announced yesterday, September 7, 2013, that they’ve removed support for XMir, Canonical’s new X11 display server that will be injected in the upcoming releases of the Ubuntu Linux operating system, from the xf86-video-intel package, the open source driver for Intel video cards. “We do not condone or support Canonical in the course of action they have chosen, and will ... Read More »

Peace and quiet – The Open Source Column

Follow @LinuxUserMag Buying a new television is a minefield. Buying a new television via an excursion to a high-street electrical retailer tends to up the challenge to that of an end-of-level boss. Clearly, as is often the case, manufacturers have an agenda that flies in the face of what an end consumer might actually want. My last visit to an ... Read More »

Linux Kernel 3.10.11 Is Now Available for Download

A few minutes ago, September 8, Greg Kroah-Hartman announced that the eleventh maintenance release for the 3.10 LTS branch of the Linux kernel is available for download. Linux kernel 3.10.11 introduces ARM, x86, and PowerPC fixes, as well as many updated drivers, including Nouveau, i915, iSCSI, and a few wireless ones. “I’m announcing the release of the 3.10.11 kernel. All ... Read More »