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The People Who Support Linux: A Desktop Lover and Photo Editor

Over the years, Lance Spaulding has worked with a medical company, a non-profit foundation, a credit card company, a start-up, a small e-commerce business, and now a large defense contractor. But at least one thing hasn’t changed in that time: he’s a devoted Linux desktop user and tinkerer. “Linux is a rock that can handle […]


Linux Users Get Remote Desktop Boost from Splashtop

Splashtop today is releasing remote desktop Streamer software for Ubuntu Linux. We’ve been following this company (aka DeviceVM) for a few years and are excited about its evolution and what it’s bringing to Linux users. We share here a Q&A we were able to do with Splashtop CEO Mark Lee about today’s news. It includes […]


Welcome Windows 8 to a Post-Desktop World

A lot has changed in the three years since the last major Windows announcement. Netbooks were on the rise. The iPad wouldn’t be introduced for another six months and Nokia still had the lead for most smartphone sales in the world. Only 172 million smartphones were sold in 2009 vs. an estimated 146 million units […]


ZipWhip Releases Cloud Texting App for Linux Desktop

The company that introduced the Textspresso machine to the world has now released its desktop cloud texting application for Linux. Zipwhip’s Android app, which sends text messages to and from your desktop or tablet via the cloud is now available on Ubuntu and Mint, as well as Windows and Mac. Zipwhip first caught our attention in April […]


From the New Kernel to OpenStack and the Linux Desktop: This Week's Enterprise Linux News

  A very fit (trimmer) Linux kernel 2.6.36 was released this week by NEC C&C prize winner Linus Torvalds. The new kernel includes a variety of important features, but the addition of the AppArmor security framework got top billing in news coverage. Championed by many for a number of years, AppArmor enables “network application security […]


LinuxCon Preview: Stormy Peters on Desktops, Data and Clouds

As part of our LinuxCon Preview series, I recently had the opportunity to ask a few questions of our keynote speaker Stormy Peters. Peters today is executive director for The GNOME Foundation. Her LinuxCon keynote, titled “Your Desktop is Free, But Where is Your Data,” takes place on Thursday, August 12, at 9 a.m. ET. […]


Changing the Desktop Metaphor

Article Source Community-cationJune 23, 2009, 1:38 pm Let’s talk about windows. No, not Windows. Windows–the kind made out of glass. It’s been raining a lot here in the Midwest these past couple of weeks, so I have been spending some contemplative moments away from the computer staring out my windows watching the garden grow, or […]


The Week of the Linux Desktop

Article Source Jim Zemlin’s BlogJune 5, 2009, 11:22 pm We don‚Äôt need to declare the year of the Linux desktop anymore. This week alone was pretty darn good. Having spent the week at Computex, the place where you see all the things that people are going to find in Bestbuy and Amazon 6 months from […]


The Week of the Linux Desktop Debate

Article Source Amanda McPherson’s BlogDecember 19, 2008, 9:40 am It never seems to fail: this time of year brings out predictions, and with them debate about the future of Linux, especially on the desktop. It‚Äôs a good sign that we go through this back and forth: it shows the wide and diverse community of users, […]