Could a group of Mac addicts hurt the Linux desktop morre than it's already hurting itself? Doubtful.
Programmers are working on liberating the open-source office suite from personal computers with tablet and browser versions due by early 2013.
Future versions of OS will include the cross-platform Qt interface libraries and could come preloaded with Qt applications based on the framework.
The use of Qt is expected to make it easier for developers to write apps both for the Maemo mobile Linux OS and for Symbian, Nokia's smartphone platform.
For over eight years, the VideoLAN Client project has been releasing, testing, and releasing sub-1.0 versions of their popular "Jack-of-all-media" VLC Player software.
Google's browser now is good enough on Mac OS X to break while showing a Web page. Yes, that's progress. Also, Linux will get a native interface.
CEO Mark Shuttleworth is looking for usability specialists to do "some of the heavy lifting required to turn those desktop-experience ideas into reality."
What do you use your USB flash drive for? How about maintaining a Windows computer? In part two of our "What To Do With Your USB Flash Drive" series, we'll show you how to install Parted Magic so you can reset Windows passwords, clone your system, and partition your hard disk, right from your USB flash drive.
Canonical's version of Linux will have some multitouch abilities come October. But is multitouch really intuitive?
Mark Shuttleworth is putting his money where his mouth is, funding the development of significant improvements to desktop Linux.