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Linus Torvalds Announces Fifth Linux 4.10 Kernel RC, Everything Looks Nominal

Monday 23rd of January 2017 10:23:31 AM
Another week, another Release Candidate (RC) version of the upcoming Linux 4.10 kernel has been announced on a Sunday evening by Linus Torvalds, the fifth in the series.

Oracle lays off more than 1,000 employees

Monday 23rd of January 2017 08:00:33 AM
Oracle is firing numerous employees, mostly from its hardware SPARC division. SPARC, and its Unix-based Solaris operating system, appear to be done.

Arch Anywhere ISO Lets You Install a Fully Custom Arch Linux System in Minutes

Monday 23rd of January 2017 05:37:36 AM
Meet Arch Anywhere, a new open-source project created by developer Dylan Schacht to help Arch Linux newcomers install the powerful and modern Linux-based operating system on their personal computers, or a virtual machine.

Google Infrastructure Security Design Overview

Monday 23rd of January 2017 01:17:23 AM
This document gives an overview of how security is designed into Google's technical infrastructure. This global scale infrastructure is designed to provide security through the entire information processing lifecycle at Google.

Wine 2.0 Gets One More Release Candidate, FIFA 2000 Demo Crash Has Been Patched

Sunday 22nd of January 2017 11:23:01 PM
The Wine 2.0 development cycle is not yet over, and, today, we see the release of another development release, the sixth in the series, which comes exactly one week after the previous one.

Canonical launches Ubuntu Tutorials

Sunday 22nd of January 2017 09:28:39 PM
Linux is arguably the most successful open source project in all of history. The success of the kernel -- and operating systems that use it -- are not due to any one man or woman. Actually, the achievements are thanks to the Linux community. In other words, it is a team effort -- developers, users, and more.

5 Highly Promising Terminal Emulators

Sunday 22nd of January 2017 07:34:17 PM
The terminal emulator is a venerable but essential tool for computer users. The reason why Linux offers so much power is due to the command line. The Linux shell can do so much, and this power can be accessed on the desktop by using a terminal emulator. There are so many available for Linux that the choice is bewildering.

4 Common Open Source License Compliance Failures and How to Avoid Them

Sunday 22nd of January 2017 02:17:31 PM
Companies or organizations that don’t have a strong open source compliance program often suffer from errors and limitations in processes throughout the software development cycle that can lead to open source compliance failures.

2017s best Linux laptop: The latest Dell XPS 13

Sunday 22nd of January 2017 12:23:09 PM
Dell continues to build the best out-of-the-box Linux and open-source laptops. Check out the latest Dell XPS 13 developer edition and you[he]#039[/he]ll see what I mean.

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