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Linux Mint 20: Still the best Linux desktop despite one quirk

Wednesday 1st of July 2020 07:57:00 PM
As usual, Linux Mint's latest release, Mint 20, is better than ever, but its developers' refusal to make it easy to use Ubuntu Snap is a trifle annoying.

Baidu joins Open Invention Network Linux patent protection group

Tuesday 30th of June 2020 04:01:04 AM
Baidu, China's Google, and a leading artificial intelligence (AI) company are joining the open-source and Linux patent protection group, Open Invention Network.

Linus Torvalds on the future of Linux kernel developers and development

Monday 29th of June 2020 06:42:00 PM
Dirk Hohndel and Linus Torvalds talked about Linux developers, hardware, and coding in their latest, and first virtual Linux conversation.

Puppet introduces beta of cloud-native, event-driven DevOps program: Relay

Thursday 25th of June 2020 11:52:54 AM
The open-source wants to expand DevOps to cover cloud and containers with its newest program.

New Cloud Foundry command-line interface arrives

Wednesday 24th of June 2020 09:05:54 PM
Even the most advanced clouds can still use a little shell command goodness.

Canonical's Ubuntu 20.04 Linux now available on Dell XPS 13

Wednesday 24th of June 2020 04:10:00 PM
The first laptop with Canonical's latest long-support version of Ubuntu is Dell's Linux specific XPS 13 Developer Edition.

Red Hat upgrades Ansible DevOps and new Certified Ansible Content Collections

Wednesday 24th of June 2020 04:06:42 PM
Red Hat's improved its core Ansible product and made it easier than ever to deploy Ansible-based solutions on multiple clouds.

Microsoft releases Defender ATP for Linux

Wednesday 24th of June 2020 03:42:00 PM
Yes, you read that headline correctly, Microsoft has just released a security program for Linux.

ARM and Linux take the supercomputer TOP500 crown

Tuesday 23rd of June 2020 04:47:00 PM
For the first time, an ARM-powered supercomputer took first place in the TOP500 supercomputer competition.

Linux Foundation and Harvard announce Linux and open-source contributor security survey

Thursday 18th of June 2020 05:59:00 PM
Securing Free/Libre and open-source software (FLOSS) is a big deal and The Linux Foundation wants to know exactly how programmers are dealing with security issues.

DataStax Vector: Making Cassandra NoSQL DBMS clusters more manageable

Thursday 18th of June 2020 02:22:00 PM
DataStax is readying Vector AI to make monitoring and managing Apache Cassandra easier.

Best Chromebooks for work in 2020: Which high-end laptop is right for your business?

Wednesday 17th of June 2020 02:39:00 PM
With the coronavirus pandemic making working from home more popular than ever, business-class Chromebooks are coming to the forefront.

Faster than ever, Apache Cassandra 4.0 beta is on its way

Thursday 11th of June 2020 08:13:00 PM
The popular NoSQL database management system Apache Cassandra promises to be faster and more stable than ever in its next release.

Dell XPS 13 Linux Developer Edition (2020) hands-on: A great laptop for hard-working developers

Wednesday 10th of June 2020 09:08:00 PM
Like its ancestors before it, the latest Dell 13 Linux Developer Edition is an exceptional programmers' laptop.

Ubuntu opens the door to talking with Linux Mint about Snap

Monday 8th of June 2020 12:06:00 PM
Ubuntu explains its position about the Chromium Snap. Canonical would welcome the chance to talk with Linux Mint about their issues with Snap.

Linux Mint dumps Ubuntu Snap

Friday 5th of June 2020 06:52:00 PM
The popular desktop Linux distribution, Linux Mint, wants nothing to do with Ubuntu's Snap software installation system.

NextCloud gets bigger and better with Nextcloud Hub 19

Thursday 4th of June 2020 09:12:27 PM
The best open-source, Infrastructure-as-a-Service cloud, Nextcloud, is getting even better with improved security and built-in Collabora Online office Software-as-a-Service.

Lenovo believes in the Linux desktop

Wednesday 3rd of June 2020 08:20:00 PM
Lenovo is returning to its role as a leading Linux desktop supporter. It will certify and preload its entire Thinkpad/station lineup for Linux.

The Linux Foundation introduces Cloud Engineer Bootcamp for cloud job seekers

Wednesday 3rd of June 2020 05:30:00 PM
Want to work in the cloud, but need help getting started? The Linux Foundation can come to your aid with its new Cloud Engineer Bootcamp.

From Earth to orbit with Linux and SpaceX

Wednesday 3rd of June 2020 12:30:00 PM
SpaceX's workhorse Falcon 9 rocket, which flew NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley to the International Space Station, is powered by liquid oxygen, rocket-grade kerosene, and Linux.

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Huawei’s ARM-based desktop PC could leave you scratching your head

Part of the problem is Huawei’s replacement for Windows, a Linux-based Unity OS (not to be confused with Ubuntu’s Unity). While the OS itself performed smoothly, the apps running on it didn’t. The YouTuber even had to pay 800 RMB ($115) to get access to the UOS app store which had a very limited selection of software. Any Linux user would expect popular proprietary software like Microsoft Office and Adobe’s Creative apps to be absent but the store also strangely didn’t support running 32-bit programs either. Read more

Games: Hammer Dongers, Destination Sol, Basement, and Railway Empire

  • Floor-destroying party game 'Hammer Dongers' adds rockets and new maps

    Hammer Dongers is a great idea for a party game, pitting up to four people against each other in small levels with the ability to destroy the very ground beneath your feet. Currently free while it's in development, not only does it have a good idea but it's also a huge amount of fun because the gameplay is nicely streamlined. You each start with a big Hammer, which you can use to smash the ground and have it fall away to hopefully take down an opponent. With the latest update, they've overhauled the maps with a Castle theme to include new traps and contraptions. There's also a Rocket Launcher because why the heck not.

  • Free and open source space RPG 'Destination Sol' has a big 2.0 release

    Destination Sol might not be a name known to all but it's a sweet little space exploration RPG that's free and open source, plus it's getting big updates. The 2.0 release of Destination Sol was released on July 5, bringing with it much easier and expanded modding support. So easy in fact, you should be able to download extra Modules and drop them into the Modules folder to have them work. This release also adds in more ships, more guns and more of everything else.

  • Make nefarious goods in Basement, now up on GOG

    Basement, a game about building up a business making some questionable goods to fund development of a video game is now available DRM-free on GOG. You need to deal with other gangs, cops, crazy junkies, a mysterious investor and even ghosts from the past. After being in Early Access for quite some time and in development for 5 years, towards the end of last year it fully released on Steam and now you can also pick it up from GOG.

  • Railway Empire is getting a Complete Collection on August 7

    Publisher Kalypso Media and their in-house developer Gaming Minds Studios have announced that Railway Empire - Complete Collection is coming on August 7. After over two years of updates some of which overhauled and improved major parts of the game like re-workings of competitor AI, the addition of a gigantic complete North American map, almost 20 free updates, an all-new Challenge Mode, new buildings and countless other quality of life improvements and bug fixes it seems they're finally done with it. This full edition will bring together all of the eight expansions under one roof, giving new players the easy option of getting it all together.

FOSSMint Promotes Non-FOSS (Proprietary) Alternatives to Microsoft

  • The Best Free Office Suites for Linux in 2020

    FossMint is particular about FOSS and related projects or partnerships. Sadly, though, not all the applications that are vital to certain needs fall under that category. Maybe someday they will but until then, potential users deserve the right to know about all their alternatives.

  • SoftMaker Office 2021 – The Premium Microsoft Office Alternative for Linux [Ed: How typical of FOSSMint to distract from what's actually FOSS]

    I imagine this will be great news for Windows users who recently switched to working from a Linux distro. You no longer have to miss your Microsoft Office workflow thanks to SoftMaker. SoftMaker Office 2021 is a Multi-Platform Office suite application created to be the perfect alternative to Microsoft Office Suite. It is designed to enable you to create impressive documents, calculations, and presentations with ease, coupled with seamless compatibility with Microsoft Office – no conversion needed.

  • FreeOffice 2021 – The Closest Free Alternative to Microsoft Office

    FreeOffice 2021 is the latest version of free office software from SoftMaker. In fact, you wouldn’t be wrong if you called it the free version of SoftMaker Office 2021 seeing as it offers the same suite of applications.

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