This past year was a great one for Linux, but the upcoming one promises to be even better.
As 2012 draws to a close, this old favorite continues to reign supreme in many users' hearts.
Numerous market factors have allowed the free and open source operating system to make great strides.
Compared with last year, this year's list delivers several distinct surprises.
This diminutive device sports an LCD screen and keyboard as well as a 64GB solid state drive, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and an integral touchpad.
If you're shopping around for a new OS, this set will give you a variety of the latest popular options.
Unlike Google Drive, which lacks Linux software, Canonical's cloud storage service is now fully cross-platform.
The Cinnamon 1.8 desktop, for instance, will feature fresh applets and desktop widgets.
This hand-crafted Linux device will feature 'uniquely open source components,' its maker says.
Based on Slackware, this tiny, 210 MB distro offers a GUI and a variety of preinstalled apps.