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How to Fix 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 many people don't realize, however, is that Linux can also be used to rescue a computer that has been crippled by malware.

Russia to drop Microsoft in quest for 'national' operating system

The Russian government has admitted that it's spending almost $5 million to develop a "national" operating system, based on the open source Linux OS.

3 Media Conversion Apps That Will Make You a True Believer

Dealing with the mind-numbing array of formats present in digital media can be intimidating for a user of any platform, and users considering Linux may be hesitant to switch if they think certain types of files simply cannot be made to play on an open source OS. There's really nothing to fear, though -- here are three applications that can transform common and obscure media types in

Fedora 14 (Laughlin) Released

If you like Fedora, or if you prefer to get your Linux distribution from a large organization with a lot of resources behind it, the Fedora 14 release is very good news. It is solid, stable, it works well on everything I have tried it on, and it includes pretty much the latest versions of everything.

What Makes Linux Compelling to Use?

This question popped into my head today while I was reading my Linux based RSS feeds and URLs from Digg and Reddit. Almost all Linux based articles that try to "sell" Linux do so by comparing Linux to some other operating system. Not one of these articles I have seen recently attempts to market Linux on its own merits. In some cases, such as politics, comparing yourself to the other guy will work.

Oracle announces Unbreakable Enterprise Linux kernel

Oracle has spun a new version of RHEL called Oracle's Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel, claimed to be more than 75 percent faster at OLTP tasks. The Oracle-optimized Linux kernel was announced at Oracle World, which also debuted Oracle Fusion Applications, MySQL 5.5, new Java enhancements, and a Linux-ready Exalogic Elastic Cloud.

Ubuntu 10.10 builds on app store, cloud service strengths

In my tests of Maverick, I've been really impressed by the enhancements to the distribution's Software Center tool for finding and installing applications. The thousands of open source applications that sit packaged up and waiting to be installed in the project's networked repositories have long been a differentiator for Ubuntu, and the improved software tools that ship with the OS

London Stock Exchange smashes world record trade speed with Linux

The London Stock Exchange has said its new Linux-based system is delivering world record networking speed, with 126 microsecond trading times.

The news comes ahead a major Linux-based switchover in twelve days, during which the open source system will replace Microsoft .Net technology on the group’s main stock exchange. The LSE had long been criticised on speed and reliabilit

OpenOffice.org Launches LibreOffice Suite to Break Free of Oracle

Open-source developers liberate OpenOffice.org from Oracle with a new fork of the popular desktop suite called LibreOffice and establish a new foundation to manage the software.

Critical Vulnerability Silently Patched in Linux Kernel

A highly dangerous privilege escalation vulnerability, which can allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code as root from any GUI application, has been patched in the Linux kernel.

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