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Device-spanning Ubuntu Touch OS gets October 17 launch date

Canonical's vision of one OS to rule all devices is nearing release.

Munich to hand out Ubuntu Linux CDs to ward off upcoming Windows XPocalypse

The open source operating system offers safe haven from the impending hacker free-for-all.

IBM's Power Systems Linux Center in Montpellier, France

IBM hopes to Power cloud, analytics with $1 billion Linux investment

IBM will invest $1 billion to promote Linux development over the next five years as it tries to adapt Power mainframes and servers to handle cloud and big data applications in distributed computing environments.

Valve boss says Linux is the future of gaming, hints at Steam Box announcement

Open source trumps walled gardens, says Valve's Gabe Newell—but that's not all he said.

Linux gets a boost from mobile

Although not originally designed for telephones or tablets, the Linux kernel is now getting more contributions than ever from mobile and portable device vendors, whose input is driving a heretofore unseen rate of development for the open source project.

Linus Torvalds celebrates 22 years of Linux with nostalgic message

It was 22 years ago on Sunday that Linus Torvalds announced in a newsgroup posting that he was creating a free operating system, a message he echoed in his announcement Sunday of the latest Linux kernel release candidate.

Requiem for the Ubuntu Edge: The phone is dead, but the dream lives on

Cry not for the death of the Ubuntu Edge, dearest friends. Rejoice in the future it heralds.

How Windows, OS X, and Ubuntu are slowly turning your PC into a smartphone

All the desktop operating systems are integrating mobile features, but they're using very different methods.

Ubuntu Edge campaign shatters the crowdfunding record, likely for naught

The most successful crowdfunding campaign ever is very likely to end up a resounding failure -- at least on paper.

Malware virus

Linux Trojan 'Hand of Thief' found on the malware market

Desktop Linux users have been relatively malware-free, but an RSA researcher has identified the "Hand of Thief" Trojan, which specifically targets Linux.