Yes, they're certainly free in price (unless, of course, you choose to purchase commercial support or other services), but when it comes to the other sense of “free”—namely, your freedom to share, study, and modify it—most don't quite make it thanks to the presence of occasional proprietary firmware, drivers, and applications.Read more »
Ubuntu fans may recall Ubuntu GNOME Remix, the unofficial flavor of the Linux distribution that was launched last fall for users not fond of the software's default Unity desktop environment.
Following hard on the heels of the release of Ubuntu 12.10 “Quantal Quetzal,” the new GNOME Remix version was created “to bring the best of GNOME to Ubuntu users,” in the words of its developers.Read more »
The Pwn2Own 2013 and Pwnium 3 hacking competitions may have both taken place in the same locale last week—specifically, the CanSecWest security conference in Vancouver, B.C.—but the differences in their outcomes could not have been more striking.
Pwn2Own 2013, held by HP’s Zero Day Initiative (ZDI), focused on browsers and browser plug-ins this year, and it was a scene of widespread figurative bloodshed (see results at right) for the software being tested.Read more »
One of the highlights of the Document Foundation's LibreOffice 4.0 release last month was the addition of Impress Remote, a mobile app that lets users control LibreOffice presentations from their Android phone.Read more »
“I've joined all the cool kids in having one of the new Google 'Pixel' laptops (aka Chromebooks),” wrote Linux creator Linus Torvalds in a Google+ post on Tuesday. “And it is a beautifulscreen, to the point where I suspect I'll make this my primary laptop.”Read more »