We wanted to interview Linus Torvalds because all the computers at our school run Linux. Mr. Torvalds lives in our neighborhood so we sent him an email and asked for an interview.
So what happens when Linus Torvalds sits down with a high school freshman for an interview? You get to hear what every 15 year-old wants to know about our favorite open source software developer.
Desktop Linux distributor Lycoris has been acquired by Mandriva, the company resulting from the April merger of Mandrake and Conectiva. We asked Lycoris founder Joseph Cheek what the deal means for current and future Lycoris and Mandriva users and developers.
Here's what DesktopLinux.com learned . . .
Public peer-to-peer networks have always been associated with adware program distributions, but BitTorrent, the program created by Bram Cohen to offer a new approach to sharing digital files, has managed to avoid the stigma.
Imagine using your iPod and a regular old microphone to record studio-quality audio. Or sitting on a commuter train and playing Othello, Pong, Tetris, or Asteroids. All this and more is possible when you install Linux on your third-generation or earlier iPod. Best of all, one soft reset, and you’re back in Apple’s iPod operating system, listening to your tunes.
Mention Chris Pirillo on your blog or Web site and, soon enough, he'll show up with a comment. This happens so often that bloggers call it "The Pirillo Effect."
Hard-core game enthusiasts descending on San Francisco next week will get first crack at buying Nvidia's long-awaited GeForce 7800 graphics cards.
Vin Diesel, who returned to box office glory recently with the family comedy "The Pacifier," is bringing Agent 47 to life. He has signed on to star in 20th Century Fox's upcoming adaptation of "Hitman."
Rambus has added Samsung Electronics to its antitrust lawsuit against most of the DRAM industry, another development in the souring of relations between the two former partners.
Today, we're looking at three sata-ll drives, plus we're comparing them with the Western Digital Caviar RAID Edition drive we reviewed several months ago. This allows us to see if there's any real performance difference between the old and new.
Microsoft today announced that it is filing four lawsuits against companies in Virginia and California for alleged distribution of counterfeit and/or illicit software and software components.
Four major PC makers have no plans to sell the media-player-free version of Windows, which Microsoft was ordered to offer by Europe's competition commissioner.
The Geforce 7800 GTX with 256MB - for now - sporting with DVI and TV out will add $639 to your PC's price.
Cryptographers have found a way to snip a digital signature from one document and attach it to a fraudulent document without invalidating the signature and giving the fraud away.
Declining CD sales cannot be blamed on the rise of internet file-sharing networks, according to a new report into the state of the global online digital music industry.
Internet telephone service will soon come with a warning sticker.
The celebrity whose name is used most by hackers creating computer e-mail viruses has shifted from Microsoft chief Bill Gates to pop singer Britney Spears.
Space shuttle Discovery is making its glacial crawl to launch pad 39B this morning to prepare it for blastoff next month.
Most Americans believe the government should do more to make the Internet safe, but they don't trust the federal institutions that are largely responsible for creating and enforcing laws online, according to a new industry survey.
A new version of the Linux kernel has been released, adding support for virtualization and showcasing the use of a new release-management tool developed by Linux inventor Linus Torvalds himself.