Linux & OS X-only Trojan Spotted

I have always been a Linux apologist – apologies to no one. My migration to the Linux platform a few years back was largely influenced by the bitter experiences i had with malwares and viruses on Windows. Rumours were rife then of the near impregnability of Linux, that Linux is virus (trojan horse) free. It […]

A Murder Is Announced, but No Corpse Can Be Found

Well, it looks like the “Death of Desktop Linux” story is back for another round. Yes, after countless debates and discussions of the topic ad nauseum over the years — the most recent being just a few short months ago, in fact — it recently reared its ugly head again, like a zombie that just […]

Zorin OS, The New Sheriff In Town

Many people coming from Windows try Ubuntu Linux as their first Linux distribution. But Ubuntu itself, while very good, may not always be the best choice. There are many Ubuntu derivatives and it is possible that one of those can sometimes be a better bet for those seeking to ease their way into a comfortable […]

The Linux desktop is dead

Linux is never going to catch up with Windows or Mac OS X in user popularity. It’s never going to show up as a common option from mainstream vendors. Why? Well there are a lot of reasons; but none of them have anything to do with its quality. I use desktop Linux distributions not because […]

Is Linux Still The Safest Operating System?

When you first started to see personal computers come on the scene back in the late 70’s and early 80’s there was not that much thought about the security of the devices. The people who created them did not envision that soon they would be used to talk to people all around the world. When […]

The iPad Supremacy

The Apple iPad is the ultimate tablet in the market using the measuring indices that matter most, and this has been the case since the device was introduced. However, there still exist some staunch iPad haters out there who are still in denial of this fact and i find this very unfortunate. What more do […]

Well, Now, My Pretty …

Since its release in April 2011, I have not had the opportunity to review the latest Ubuntu iteration, Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal -Narwhal is the name of a medium sized toothed whale). However, lately,most of my computing needs has been largely web based with minimal reliance on any particular software for an OS platform. I […]

Build Better Passwords and Stay Sane

IT’S TEMPTING TO use the same password for all of your online accounts, but doing so puts every account in jeopardy if one of them gets hacked. In view of some recent massive security breaches, now’s a good time to update your passwords and make sure that each is unique. A few great password management […]

The Sins Of Ubuntu

Canonical Ltd., the company behind Ubuntu Linux, estimates that the product has over 12 million users worldwide. And why not? Ubuntu is free and it runs more than ten thousand applications. It has a vibrant user community, websites covering everything you might ever need to know, good tutorials, a paid support option, and more. Yet […]

The top 20 strongholds for desktop Linux

As a server OS, Linux has long been highly successful and a poster child for open source. For example, Linux currently powers a majority of the world’s web servers and supercomputers. As a desktop OS, however, Linux has yet to gain mainstream acceptance. That said, there are some countries where people have embraced Linux on […]