Stories by Katherine Noyes

12 Ubuntu derivatives you should consider

It's no secret that Ubuntu 10.10, or Maverick Meerkat, is one of the most user-friendly Linux distributions of all time for business and home users.

Written by Katherine Noyes20 Nov. 10 12:05

How to choose a Linux laptop

With the many choices and factors to consider, choosing a laptop of any kind can be a considerable challenge. Choosing one for use with Linux, however, brings its own special set of considerations, since it's not yet always a plug-and-play world for the open source operating system.

Written by Katherine Noyes19 Nov. 10 11:29

Slew of new business tools coming to Ubuntu

If you use Ubuntu in your company, you're already familiar with its many advantages for businesses. But guess what? You ain't seen nothin' yet, as they say.

Written by Katherine Noyes19 Nov. 10 09:44

Samsung shares Galaxy Tab's open source code

Samsung's Galaxy Tab has only been out a few days in the United States, but already the benefits of its open source roots are becoming evident. Specifically, Samsung has released the open source portions of the software code used to run the device, opening up the doors to a potentially exciting array of third-party modifications and enhancements.

Written by Katherine Noyes16 Nov. 10 05:10

Jolicloud may beat Chrome OS to netbook market

Google's Chrome OS may be ultimately intended to run on cloud-focused netbooks when it comes out, but as of yesterday it looks like a small, startup competitor could beat the search giant to the proverbial punch.

Written by Katherine Noyes13 Nov. 10 12:07

Linux Mint 10 ‘Julia' is now official

The Linux Mint team announced today that the final release of version 10 of the free and open source operating system, dubbed "Julia," is now officially available.

Written by Katherine Noyes13 Nov. 10 05:17

Firefox 4 approaches warp speeds with JägerMonkey

We've known for some time now that the JägerMonkey JavaScript engine seen in recent nightly preview builds of Firefox 4 would increase the browser's speed, but yesterday's release of the seventh beta version of the software shows performance increases beyond what many of us might have imagined.

Written by Katherine Noyes12 Nov. 10 07:41

Chrome browser set to become 'wicked fast'

Earlier this fall Google promised that hardware acceleration advances were going to make Chrome 7 as much as 60 times faster than its predecessor, and now the company is working on a new feature that could boost the browser's speed even more.

Written by Katherine Noyes10 Nov. 10 05:46

Mozilla Firefox celebrates 6 years

Mozilla is celebrating the sixth birthday of its Firefox browser today, and it's inviting users of the popular free and open source browser to help by sending in a postcard for display in Mozilla's Mountain View or Paris offices.

Written by Katherine Noyes10 Nov. 10 07:09

Ubuntu will adopt Wayland Graphics System

Hard on the heels of Canonical's controversial decision to use the 3D-enabled Unity interface in its desktop Ubuntu operating system came word late last week that it will also adopt a new graphics system.

Written by Katherine Noyes09 Nov. 10 05:00

Is your business compliant with open source licenses?

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 open source licenses. There's nothing like the specter of a good lawsuit to scare a company back into a paid vendor's welcoming arms.

Written by Katherine Noyes05 Nov. 10 10:49

No HTML5 crown for IE9 yet, W3C says

Following the flurry of reports early this week that Microsoft's Internet Explorer 9 had bested key competitors in the browser arena on early HTML5 compatibility tests, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has cautioned that the results of those tests are far too preliminary to form any kind of basis for conclusions.

Written by Katherine Noyes05 Nov. 10 06:05

Cloud and virtualisation features set Fedora 14 apart

Fedora 14, or "Laughlin," made its official debut on Tuesday, and it's packed with a raft of new features designed to enhance the experience for users of the open source desktop operating system.

Written by Katherine Noyes04 Nov. 10 05:32

IE9 and Chrome 7 top early HTML5 tests

The newly released sixth preview of Internet Explorer 9 best handles the forthcoming HTML5 standard, followed by Google's Chrome 7 Web browser, according to recent early tests by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).

Written by Katherine Noyes03 Nov. 10 04:28
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