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Worm targets Linux PCs and embedded devices

A new worm is targeting x86 computers running Linux and PHP, and variants may also pose a threat to devices such as home routers and set-top boxes based on other chip architectures.

New OpenSUSE embraces new 64-bit ARM architecture

OpenSUSE joins Red Hat’sLinux distribution, Fedora, and Canonical’s Ubuntu in offering an experimental Linux distribution that can run on 64-bit ARM processors.

Ubuntu Linux server with ARM processor rolled out by Boston Limited

The Viridis Microserver will run on ARM Cortex-A15 processors and is certified to run Ubuntu Linux 13.10.

Dell's Sputnik 3 touchscreen laptop has Ubuntu Linux, Intel's Haswell

The $1250 XPS 13 Developer Edition has a 13.3-inch touchscreen and will run on Ubuntu 12.04 OS.

Orange backs off 2013 plan for Tizen smartphones

Operator Orange no longer wants to predict when the first Tizen phones will arrive, and Samsung Electronics is also mum on its progress.

Two top PC games gain Linux support ahead of SteamOS

Valve's console-esque PC for the living room is nearing reality, and its mere promise is already convincing developers to take a chance on Linux gaming.

Linux 4.0 may have only bug fixes, no new features

Linux creator Linus Torvalds has proposed that Linux 4.0 should be dedicated to stability and bug fixing.

SteamOS could really help desktop Linux adoption, says Torvalds

For Torvalds, Valve's Steam efforts could be a big opportunity to drive desktop Linux because it could force the various desktop Linux distributions to standardize their technology.

Apple's free OS is no threat to Linux at all, says its creator

Apple's move to offer its latest desktop operating system, OS X Mavericks, for free isn't going to affect the Linux operating system at all, its creator Linus Torvalds said.

Open source needs more tech-savvy lawyers, Linux Foundation says

Open-source software adoption is outstripping the legal knowledge of parties involved in open source projects who have difficulty dealing with copyright, patent, licensing, and compliance issues, said Linux Foundation Executive Director Jim Zemlin.