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Latest research report about security vulnerabilities has revealed that Windows is not the most vulnerable operating system anymore with lesser reported threats than Mac OS and the Linux kernel.
The latest "Who writes Linux?" report from the Linux Foundation has revealed that Intel has leapfrogged Red Hat to become the top contributor to the Linux kernel development.
Microsoft has a couple of new features that are rolling out for Azure including support for HDInsight running on Ubuntu and general availability of Azure Machine Learning.
Use Steam on Linux? then it's a good idea to back up everything you own (and then unmount your external storage) before attempting to debug or move the Steam folder... or you might lose everything.
Microsoft has announced today that the full service-side .Net .NET Core stack will be open sourced, from ASP.NET 5 down to the Common Language Runtime and Base Class Libraries.
Microsoft has released a new tool that allows you to test the latest version of Internet Explorer from Windows 10 Technical Preview on any operating system - and that includes iOS too.
For the spec lovers, this is a TV box to check out. 32 GB storage, 4 GB RAM, 802.11ac WiFI and a mammoth eight cores are packed into this Android TV box. Oh, and it scores 55,000 on Antutu!
Microsoft is building in a new framework for PowerShell that works as a package manager and anyone who has used Linux before will welcome this feature with open arms.
Apple has launched bug fixes for the various currently supported versions of Mac OS X to address the recently discovered serious security flaw in Bash, known as "Shellshock"
ASUS has unveiled their new VivoMini PC; the device aims to be available in October and seeks to blend Chromebook pricing with PC capabilities in a barebones package.
While the UNIX world worked hard to fix the vulnerability in the bash shell, attention is now being turned to embedded-type devices such as routers and personal NAS devices as they run bash too.
A vulnerability believed to be more serious than the Heartbleed bug, has been discovered in Bash which is a shell widely used in various Unix and Linux based operating systems including Mac OS X.
Linux allows you to fully customize not only the look and feel of your desktop, but also its functionality. Here's a brief overview of the most popular Linux desktop environments to get you started.
The city of Munich, Germany has deployed Linux as its primary operating system but 10 years later they have realized that the promises are not materializing and are going back to Windows.
The long-awaited public beta of the latest iteration of Elementary OS known as "Freya" has finally been released and it comes with a series of improvements both under-the-hood and to the design
In this follow up article to our basic Linux command line series we go a bit deeper to discuss file metadata, permissions, timestamps, some new tools like tee, Vim, and more.
Microsoft has released Skype version 4.3 that is available for Linux. The updated software brings an improved UI, bugs fixes, and PulseAudio support. The new version of Skype is available now.
In Linux, the command line is the most flexible and powerful way to perform tasks. Let's explore some basics of directory navigation, file/directory operations, and more.
Today Red Hat announced the release of RHEL 7. The latest version focuses on many security improvements, LDAP integration, as well as supporting filesystems up to 500 TB in size.
Valve has officially launched Steam In-Home Streaming, allowing users of its Steam service to stream games to other computers on a home network - even to low-end and home theater PCs.
Epic Games has confirmed that it will release a new version of Unreal Tournament, using Unreal Engine 4, for Windows, Mac and Linux and it will be released as a free game.
There are two options when it comes to running Linux from a USB drive: from within Windows using virtualization software such as VirtualBox, or creating a boot disk. Here's a quick guide for both.
Epic Games has released Unreal Engine 4.1 to its $19 a month subscribers. It adds support for making games for the Xbox One and PS4 consoles, along with support for Linux and Valve's SteamOS.
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS shows that the company is moving toward a more unified experience across phones, tablets, and PC's with the introduction of the Unity 8 interface for Desktop
In an attempt to counter the growing popularity of foreign operating systems in China, the country has announced the linux-based China OS and is seeking support from local manufacturers.
Opensuse, a well known linux distribution, had their forums defaced and information stolen, A hacker managed to exploit a vulnerability in the forum software which made it possible to upload files.
Valve has announced that its zombie co-op shooter "Left 4 Dead 2" is now available for free on Steam in its Windows, Mac and Linux platforms from now until 1 p.m. ET Thursday.
One of the 300 people who got Valve's prototype Steam Machine this weekend has been busy posting a series of videos showing the unboxing of the device, along with a tear down and running benchmarks.
A Bitcoin mining hoax that was started by a prankster on the 4chan imageboard has reportedly led some Mac users into wiping their hard drives, leaving affected users desperately asking for help.
As promised, Valve has released the first public version of its Linux-based SteamOS, which will be installed a number of third party Steam Machines that go on sale in 2014.
Valve has announced that it has selected the 300 beta testers that will be getting prototype Steam Machines, with those units shipping to the lucky recipients on Friday.,
The Linux Foundation has announced that Valve has officially joined its organization as part of Valve's push for its Linux based SteamOS and its Steam Machines launch in 2014.
Mozilla has released Firefox 25 on its FTP servers for Windows, Mac and Linux, ahead of the web browser's official release on Tuesday, with a number of new features and improvements.
Xi3 has announced that it will officially launch its PISTON mini-gaming PC on November 29th and will also offer a number of new SSD-based storage customization options.
NVIDIA has announced it is assisting Valve in the development of SteamOS, such as improving driver performance in OpenGL and porting games over to Valve's Linux-based OS.
Valve has officially announced plans to allow up to 300 outside beta testers to get their hands on a free prototype of what Valve calls a Steam Machine, which will be made by several companies in 2014
Valve has announced the Steam operating system, the first of three planned announcements scheduled for this week. The operating system is based on the Linux kernel and designed for living rooms.
Valve has launched a teaser site for what it claims will be not one but three announcements it will make next week concerning its efforts to bring Steam to more big-screen TVs, perhaps via a Steam Box
Valve co-founder Gabe Newell hinted to the the attendees of a Linux conference that the company will be making some announcements surrounding their Steam Box hardware device next week.
Google has launched "Chrome Apps" for its widely popular Chrome browser which enables the users to have a tablet quality app experience within the browser without the need of being online.
As expected, Canonical's crowdsourced campaign to fund development of their Linux-based Ubuntu Edge smartphone failed to reach its highly ambitious $32 million goal.
We here at Neowin would like to wish many happy returns to Debian, the community driven OS that has been used by many other Linux developers to drive their ideas and get their builds out in the wild.
The Ubuntu Edge smartphone has now broken the record for the most money raised for a fixed crowd sourced campaign, but it is still well behind the pace to reach its $32 million goal.
The crowd sourced fund raising campaign for the Linux-based Ubuntu Edge smartphone has raised less than $10 million of its $32 million goal with just 10 days to go before the campaign shuts down.
The crowd sourced fund raising campaign for the Linux-based Ubuntu Edge smartphone has now raised $5 million of its $32 million goal in less than three days, with 28 days left in the campaign.
Canonical has launched a massive crowd sourcing campaign to help fund its Linux-based Ubuntu Edge smartphone, as it hope to raise $32 million via the Indiegogo website.
The satirical #1 bug report for Canonical's Linux-based Ubuntu OS, "Microsoft has a majority market share", was closed today after nine years by Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth.
The Italy-based Python S3 tablet launched this week and company claims the 11.6 inch device can boot three operating systems: Windows 8, Ubuntu Linux, and Android.
The International Space Station, which has used laptops with Windows XP in the past, has now decided to dump Microsoft's old OS for Debian 6 that's based on Linux.