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Librem 15, the first free software GNU/Linux laptop, makes funding goal

If you want a Linux on a laptop, it’s easy to install it yourself. You can also always buy one from a specialized Linux vendor such as System76 and ZaReason or even get a mainstream laptop, like the new Dell XPS 13 and 15 with Ubuntu installed. What you can’t do is get one with […]

Sexism is alive and well in the tech world

When I first heard what Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella had said at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, I assumed it had been misreported.

Yeah, I know, me giving a Microsoft honcho the benefit of the doubt! What is the world coming to?

But it was difficult to believe that […]

Microsoft heads back to the desktop

Microsoft has flopped on smartphones and tablets. At the same time, its Windows 8.x has continued to be such an abject failure, with a mere 13.4% share of the PC market, that it’s trailing even legendary fiasco Vista in market acceptance.

So what’s Microsoft to do?

Why, go back to its old playbook and […]

Vault: The Linux Foundation’s new storage-focused tradeshow

Here’s a secret that most server administrrators know, but few outside the datacenter and server room know: Most big data stores, and the cloud’s petabytes of storage, are all based on Linux.

Amazon Web Services S3 storage and the like may look simple but behind the interface there’s a complicated web of storage devices, services, and […]

Reasons for Red Hat CTO departure still a mystery

t’s still not clear why Red Hat CTO Brian Stevens left the Linux giant. However, it now appears that he left to pursue a new opportunity at a major California-based technology company.

With the help of Stevens’ technical leadership, Red Hat moved from being one of many Linux distributors that were targeting the Linux enthusiast market […]