When you're talking Linux, three big names always pop up: Canonical's Ubuntu, Novell's openSUSE and Red Hat's Fedora.
Don't believe the year-end stories. We've already had the year of the Linux desktop, every year since 1995.
In 2009, expect to see hard disks make way for solid-state drives.
Simply put, open source isn't free software.
It's the world's worst way to market Linux.
As has been the case for years now, the fastest of the fast are Linux computers.
You can find brand-name mini laptops for as little as $199. But which one should you buy?
Microsoft would like you to believe that Windows 7 is going to be the next great desktop operating system. It's not.
What do you get someone to whom even turning on a computer is a challenge? You get them a Linux-powered mini-laptop.
Articles by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols