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Six Clicks: The best Linux desktop environments

July 26th, 2014 · Comments Off

Unlike Windows or Mac OS X, Linux offers a wide variety of desktop environments. Here are my picks of the most important of these PC interfaces. Six Clicks: The best Linux desktop environments. More>

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Tags: Desktop · Infrastructure · Linux · Operating System

Browser trench warfare: Early 2014 report

March 7th, 2014 · Comments Off

As usual, NetMarketShare has Internet Explorer (IE) as the most popular Web browser with a global marketshare of 58.19 percent in February 2014. That represents a minute decrease from January’s 58.21 percent. Its rival Web browser measurement company, StatCounter, on the other hand, has Chrome as king of the world on the browser mountain with […]

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Tags: Apple · Business · Desktop · Google · Infrastructure · Microsoft · Mozilla · Network · Web browser

Ubuntu Unity to bring back local menus

February 26th, 2014 · Comments Off

Back in 2011, the popular Ubuntu Linux distribution made a major and controversial user-interface (UI) change. It moved from GNOME 3.x to its own GNOME-based UI design: Unity. One of its bigger design changes was to force all in-focus applications to use a single global menu. Things are different now. Marco Trevisan, one of Canonical, Ubuntu’s parent […]

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Tags: Business · Canonical · Desktop · Development · Infrastructure · Linux · Open Source · Operating System

Mavericks: The end of Macs in the enterprise?

October 24th, 2013 · Comments Off

Macs have never been that popular in the enterprise office. Sure, people love their MacBook Airs and their MacBook Pros, but CIOs usually frown at their price-tags. Still, the shiny Macs laptops have induced some big businesses, including ZDNet’s own parent company CBS Interactive, to buy these high-end laptops and, thanks to the Adobe Creative […]

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Tags: Apple · Business · Desktop · Infrastructure

Samba 4.1 brings Linux desktop and Mac files from Windows 8, Server 2012

October 15th, 2013 · Comments Off

The big file-sharing leap came with Samba 4. That release brought Linux an Active Directory (AD) domain controller. With that version, Samba gained the ability to share files with both old and new Windows systems by bringing its support up to Server Message Block (SMB) 3. Now, with a smaller file-sharing jump, Samba 4.1 brings […]

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Tags: Desktop · Development · Infrastructure · Linux · Mac OS X · Network · Open Source · Operating System · Samba · Server · Windows