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Huawei sells Matebooks with Linux
Published in PC Hardware
Friday, 13 September 2019 11:47

Huawei sells Matebooks with Linux


2019 is the year of the Linux notebook don't ya know?

Huawei is now flogging the Matebook 13, Matebook 14, and Matebook X Pro in China with Deepin Linux preinstalled.

Microsoft wants Linux to get exFAT
Published in PC Hardware
Thursday, 29 August 2019 12:24

Microsoft wants Linux to get exFAT


To facilitate the development of “conformant, interoperable implementations

Software King of the World Microsoft said it is supporting the addition of its exFAT file system to the Linux kernel. To facilitate the development of “conformant, interoperable implementations”.

IBM moves OpenPower Foundation to Linux Foundation
Published in PC Hardware


Open sources power instruction set

IBM has moved its OpenPower Foundation so that it is under the Linux Foundation, and while it was at it, announced it was open-sourcing several other essential parts of its PowerChips.

Linux suffers from memory problem
Published in PC Hardware
Wednesday, 07 August 2019 10:53

Linux suffers from memory problem


Less than 4GB and you are doomed

Desktop Linux is particularly brutal when it comes to running on low RAM systems.

More than half of Azure VMs are Linux
Published in News
Tuesday, 02 July 2019 12:21

More than half of Azure VMs are Linux


… and yet it is still not the year of Linux on the desktop

Microsoft Linux kernel developer Sasha Levin has revealed that "the Linux usage on our cloud has surpassed Windows".

Microsoft shows off Windows 10 running Linux
Published in News


Comes with its own Linux kernel

Software King of the World Microsoft has just released a new Windows 10 Insider Preview build featuring the Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 which allows you to run more Linux software on Windows and with better performance than Vole's previous attempts.

Old Linux drivers are better maintained
Published in PC Hardware
Thursday, 02 May 2019 12:27

Old Linux drivers are better maintained


You probably were not expecting this

It seems the open source community is better at keeping old open-source Linux OpenGL drivers properly maintained.

Linux will be the last operating system left on the desktop
Published in PC Hardware


Some year really will be the year of Linux on the desktop

While the concept of Linux being the primary operating system on the desktop is an industry joke, there is a belief that it might get there by default.

Apache needs a patch
Published in News
Friday, 05 April 2019 12:15

Apache needs a patch


Severe hole in the Teepee

The Apache Software Foundation has patched a severe vulnerability in the Apache (httpd) web server project that could allow rogue server scripts to execute code with root privileges and take over the underlying server.

VMWare’s GPL woes continue
Published in News
Monday, 11 March 2019 11:25

VMWare’s GPL woes continue


Court case drags on

For the last decade, VMware has been accused of illegally using Linux code in its VMware ESX bare-metal virtual machine hypervisor.