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China to Take On Windows With Homegrown OS in October

After banning Windows 8 from its government's PCs, China is reportedly preparing a desktop operating system of its own.

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Choose Your Side on the Linux Divide

The battle over systemd exposes a fundamental gap between the old Unix guard and a new guard of Linux developers and admins...

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Haiku Debates Kernel Switch (But It's Not Happening)

OS News: A very interesting discussion is taking place in the Haiku mailing list right now. A developer has created a working prototype implementation of the BeOS API layer on top of the Linux kernel, and he is wondering if the project is worth pursuing. He's got the App, Interface and Networking Kits in good shape within a few months' work.

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KDE's KWin On Wayland Is Progressing For 5.1 Release

Martin Gräßlin shared that work on KDE's KWin window manager for supporting Wayland is back to happening at full-speed...

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Linux 3.17 Doesn't Boost Ivy Bridge Performance Numbers

Last week I ran some performance tests that found Sandy Bridge was faster with the Linux 3.17 kernel and these performance gains with the still in-development kernel extended beyond just graphics. Curious, I ran some tests this weekend to see whether Intel Ivy Bridge processors were also running faster with...

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Linux Turns 23 Years Old Today

It was on this day in 1991 that Linus Torvalds first announced his new operating system that would go on to become Linux...

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