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  • 25 Years of Linux: What a Long, Strange Trip It's Been
    Happy Birthday Linux! You're 25! When Linux was born on Aug. 25, 1991, it was little more than a hobby for 21-year old Linus Torvald. Today the Linux community is estimated to be upwards of 86 million...
  • Latest Slackware Version Doesn't Cut Newbies any Slack
    Slackware is one of those Linux distros often described as being difficult to use. The Slackware Project version 14.2 released on July 1 does little to change that view -- at least, as far as installi...
  • The Linux Foundation Gives PNDA a Home
    The Linux Foundation on Tuesday added PNDA -- the Platform for Network Data Analytics -- to its project menagerie. PNDA provides an open source, scalable platform for next-generation network analytics...
  • Intel's Project Alloy Tosses Reality Into a Blender
    Intel on Tuesday presented its virtual reality vision -- a vision that mixes virtual and real worlds into a kind of merged reality -- to developers attending a conference in San Francisco. Mixing real...
  • Google May Paint IoT Fuchsia
    A team at Google is working on a new operating system called "Fuchsia," but details are sparse. Fuchsia "is a new open source project that is not at all related to Android or Chrome OS," said Google s...
  • TCP Flaw Opens Linux Systems to Hijackers
    A flaw in the RFC 5961 specification the Internet Engineering Task Force developed to protect TCP against blind in-window attacks could threaten Android smartphones, as well as every Linux computer on...
  • 900 Million Androids Could Be Easy Prey for QuadRooter Exploits
    Four newly identified vulnerabilities could affect 900 million Android devices, Check Point researchers disclosed. The vulnerabilities, which the researchers dubbed "QuadRooter," affect Android device...
  • Linux Mint 18: Fresher Than Ever
    The Linux Mint 18 Sarah will please long-time users and impress new adopters for its growth in features and overall consistent performance. Linux Mint 18, released at the end of June, is a long-term e...
  • Linux Botnets on a Rampage
    Linux-operated botnet Distributed Denial of Service attacks surged in this year's second quarter, due to growing interest in targeting Chinese servers, according to a Kaspersky Lab report released thi...
  • Facebook Nurtures Open Source Projects in Incubator
    Facebook last week launched its Incubator on GitHub in order to distribute its own open source software projects. Facebook has open sourced almost 400 projects to date. New projects will be posted on ...

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