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Which Linux distro is best? Survey says: Slackware

KDE, meanwhile, takes the crown for best desktop environment.

Amazon lets users track their cloud databases with texts, email

Amazon Web Services' Relational Database Service now lets users keep track of their databases with email and SMS notifications.

New Linux distro would target disabled users

Need accesibility for your users? This could be the distro you've been waiting for.

Weekend project: Check out ROSA Linux 2012

This Mandriva-based distro is compliant with the Linux Standards Base (LSB), meaning that users can easily launch a variety of enterprise-focused proprietary software.

Booting Linux via UEFI can 'brick' some Samsung laptops

One user has reportedly lost two machines due to this problem with a kernel driver.

10 open source projects to watch this year

Black Duck Software's 'Rookies of the Year' awards reveal a heightened focus on JavaScript and mobile.

Will Cinnamon be the default desktop in Fedora Linux 19?

Also on the table at the popular distro is the possibility of replacing MySQL with MariaDB.

Meet Mageia, a rising Linux star

This elegant Linux OS has won numerous fans in a short time with its combination of power, choice, and versatility.

Meet PicUntu, a lightweight Linux designed for tiny PCs

Targeting 'PCs-on-a-stick' based on RK3066 chips, this new OS weighs in at no more than 170 MB.

Meet 'Consort,' a brand-new classic Linux desktop

The SolusOS project team has forked GNOME Classic and is bringing back numerous key GNOME 2 features.

Lightweight 'Kite' tablet runs Ubuntu 12.04 and Android 4.0

Now available for preorder, this device offers a definition that's 10 percent higher than the standard Full-HD, its maker says.

Adobe patches actively exploited ColdFusion vulnerabilities

Adobe released security patches for its ColdFusion application server on Tuesday, addressing four critical vulnerabilities that have been actively exploited by attackers since the beginning of January.

Five notable new features in Fedora Linux 18 'Spherical Cow'

In addition to including the MATE desktop, this latest release also adds UEFI Secure Boot support.