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Why did you start using Linux?

Wednesday 19th of August 2015 01:00:00 PM

 ITworld: Linux has become quite popular over the years, with many users defecting to it from OS X or Windows.

Which Open Source Linux Distributions Would Presidential Hopefuls Run?

Wednesday 19th of August 2015 12:00:00 PM

 The VAR Guy: Which Linux or open source operating system would candidates for the current presidential election run, if they used open source software?

A Look at What's Next for the Linux Kernel

Wednesday 19th of August 2015 11:00:00 AM

eWEEK: The Linux kernel continues to grow—both in lines of code and the number of developers that contribute to it—yet some challenges need to be addressed. That was one of the key messages from Linux kernel developer Jonathan Corbet during his annual Kernel Report session at the LinuxCon conference here.

Linuxcon: The Changing Role of the Server OS

Wednesday 19th of August 2015 06:00:00 AM

ServerWatch: What do you need an operating system for?" Coekaerts asked. "It's really just there to run an application; an operating system is there to manage hardware and resources so your app can run."

IO Visor Networking Project Launches at Linuxcon [VIDEO]

Wednesday 19th of August 2015 02:00:00 AM

Enterprise Networking Planet: Pere Monclus, CTO of PLUMgrid discusses what the new project is all about.

Google Announces Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Tuesday 18th of August 2015 10:00:00 PM

Google finally revealed the name of the Android M and it's Marshmallow.

OnHub: Google offers secure, easy-to-set up Wi-Fi access point

Tuesday 18th of August 2015 10:00:00 PM

ZDnet: Google has gotten tired of insecure, hard-to-set up Wi-Fi access points so it's offering its own model.

Linux Kernel 4.1.6 LTS Out Now with Lots of MIPS Improvements, Many Updated Drivers

Tuesday 18th of August 2015 09:00:00 PM

The sixth maintenance release of Linux kernel 4.1 LTS (Long-Term Support) brings with it numerous improvements

Open Mainframe Project: IBM and friends recommit to mainframe Linux

Tuesday 18th of August 2015 08:00:00 PM

Linux continues to give the mainframe the new blood it needs to stay alive in the 21st century.

LinuxONE: IBM's new Linux mainframes

Tuesday 18th of August 2015 07:00:00 PM

IBM is not just introducing new mainframes, but a new way of paying for on premise big iron that makes mainframes cheaper than they've even before.

Official 5MP Camera Module Connects to All Available Raspberry Pi Models

Tuesday 18th of August 2015 06:00:00 PM

Not too many people know that the Raspberry Pi 2 mini PC has a very good and powerful camera module that can be used to take high-definition video.

Be an inspiration, not an impostor, in open source projects

Tuesday 18th of August 2015 05:00:00 PM

Major Hayden offers tips for dealing with impostor syndrome, a feeling that's far too common in open source projects.

How to talk to your company about FOSS

Tuesday 18th of August 2015 04:00:00 PM Free and open source software (FOSS) has made huge inroads over the last decade or two, especially in the corporate world

Learn How to Use dir Command with Different Options and Arguments in Linux

Tuesday 18th of August 2015 03:00:00 PM

 tecmint: This article shows some examples of using the dir command to list the contents of a directory.

Canonical Releases New Kernel Updates for Ubuntu 15.04, 14.04 LTS, and 12.04 LTS

Tuesday 18th of August 2015 01:00:00 PM

Today's updates patch three security flaws in the Linux kernel packages of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, and one kernel vulnerability on the Ubuntu 15.04 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS operating systems

Ubuntu Linux is coming to IBM mainframes

Tuesday 18th of August 2015 12:00:00 PM

 ZDnet: Thanks to customer demand, IBM and Canonical are working on bringing Ubuntu to the Big Blue's z System mainframe.

Top Tweaks for the Linux Desktop

Tuesday 18th of August 2015 11:00:00 AM

 Datamation: These days installing Linux on your computer is fairly straightforward.

How to backup Docker container and upload it to Docker Hub

Tuesday 18th of August 2015 07:51:57 AM

 LinuxPitStop: Docker make it easy to deploy, backup and ship your applications

Linux Foundation Expands Mainframe, Network and Storage Initiatives

Tuesday 18th of August 2015 06:00:00 AM

eWEEK: The Linux Foundation kicked off its LinuxCon event with the announcement of new efforts that will build on the promise of open-source collaboration.

Linuxcon: Open Source Peer Collaboration Could Save the Planet

Tuesday 18th of August 2015 02:00:00 AM

Datamation: The founder of Zipcar discusses her model of how 'Peers Inc' is the way forward.

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    Twitter is today announcing the availability of Diffy, a new piece of open-source software that developers can use to spot bugs when they’re making updates to certain parts of code. Twitter uses the code internally. Now the social networking company is releasing it to the rest of the world.
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  • Google Patches Critical Vulnerabilities in Chrome 45
  • Chrome Browser Nearing 30 Percent Market Share [Ed: Calling Microsoft-connected firm “a prominent Web analytics company”]
    It's no secret that Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox--both open source browsers--were locked in a neck-and-neck market share battle for a long time. The two browsers have remained on rapid release cycles, and for years they tended to leapfrog each other for market share in small increments each month.
  • FossaMail Open-Source Mail Client Launches Update
    FossaMail is built on the Mozilla Thunderbird client but without all the will-they-or-won’t-they of the rumors that Mozilla has done with Thunderbird. Even better, FossaMail is compatible with both Windows and Linux, while offering a 64-bit download in Windows to up the speed, address more memory, and perform other 64-bit operations. At the same time, FossaMail looks and feels just like Thunderbird, despite the oval tab fiasco. It still offers a contacts list, calendar, and chat, just like most users have come to expect from their email platforms. It’s so close to Thunderbird, in fact, that the developers didn’t bother with an extensive tutorial or FAQ, but instead just point users to the Thunderbird help section if they have any problems.
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    As it turns out, open source software is not always so free, proprietary software is not necessarily closed, and help from the open source community isn’t nearly as comprehensive as the level of support you get from a professional vendor.
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  • ORNL Offers Automated Calibration Software for Building Efficiency Studies as Open Source Code
  • Book cover for the Free Culture book finally done
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  • Hacker proves with Open Data that Microsoft license costs don’t matter
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  • M$’s Licensing Costs Are Only The Tip Of The Iceberg Of IT – Look Below
  • There’s still a chance to save WiFi
    You may not know it, but wifi is under assault in the USA due to proposed FCC regulations about modifications to devices with modular radios. In short, it would make it illegal for vendors to sell devices with firmware that users can replace. This is of concern to everyone, because Wifi routers are notoriously buggy and insecure. It is also of special concern to amateur radio hobbyists, due to the use of these devices in the Amateur Radio Service (FCC Part 97).