Red Hat has earned a billion dollars

In the free software market you can make big money. The undisputed leader in the commercialization of Open Source – by Red Hat. Yesterday, it published a report for the fiscal year 2011 , which ended February 29, 2012. And we can congratulate the “red hats” – they were the first company in the world of Open Source with a(…)

Linux “stepped over the desktop”

Recently, the Linux community was much discussion of the news that the share of Linux on desktops for the first time broke the one per cent. This magical barrier seemed enchanted, and a free operating system has never showed the market share of more than 1% for all eighteen years of its existence. This situation seemed rather(…)

A vulnerability in sudo gives root access to the system

The vulnerability exists in the functional debugger, which does not handle the name of the executable application. The program sudo, intended to delegate privileges to users with monitoring their work, discovered a critical vulnerability allows execution of arbitrary code on the system. The sudo command is used by many distributions, Linux, to Mac OS X, as well(…)

Linux Foundation: in 2011 the popularity of Linux as a whole increased

The popularity of the Linux operating system among the mass of users grows and becomes an open operating system for many reasons more and more popular among both new and existing users of. The main reasons for the popularity of Linux, most users are called low cost of ownership, technical capabilities and safety. These conclusions follow from(…)

Linux Mint 12 ‘Lisa’ Now Available

The Linux Mint team on Saturday announced the release of the latest release of their increasingly popular distro. The release of Linux Mint 12 “Lisa” comes at a time when the five-year-old distro is experiencing a strong surge in its popularity. Hit the jump to find out more about this biannual Mint release. Here’s a list(…)

The number of security holes in software this year has decreased

The number of publicly disclosed vulnerabilities in 2011 decreased, as well as the proportion of bugs that were exploited. Affects the development of a safe? Attacking this year reached a great success, but a common attack vector – the exploitation of vulnerabilities in software – it seems on the decline. According to preliminary data companies that(…)

10 most important Open Source projects in 2011

That came to an end for another year. It’s time to step back and evaluate everything that has happened during this period. It turns out that in 2011 became a model in terms of support for open source projects. So select 10 projects have been quite difficult. But what is meant by the word “important”? Obviously, this is not(…)

Linux Mint 12 offers familiar desktop

The project team is Linux Mint released a new version of their free Linux-assembly, whose popularity has grown in recent years that enabled it to circumvent the recent favorite of Linux enthusiasts Ubuntu. Linux Mint 12, code-named Lisa, boasts a new desktop based on Gnome 3, but with some additions that allow him to work in a traditional(…)

Linux users have lost interest in Ubuntu

Ubuntu operating system descended from the second to fourth place in the ranking of the popularity of Linux-distributions.This is evidenced by statistics for the last month on the site, reflecting the interest of visitors to operating systems. The first place last year, is designed based on the Ubuntu operating system Linux Mint.Moreover, as noted by Pingdom,(…)

OpenSUSE 12.1

OpenSUSE project today announced the release of the final version of Linux-distribution OpenSUSE 12.1, running on the new kernel Linux 3.1, Gnome 3.2 desktop environment and supporting the cloud platform developers OwnCloud environment KDE. In addition, the new OpenSUSE supports the new software to configure SystemD OS and programming language Google Go. Recall that only the beta(…)