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Story Deepin 2014.2 - Mindbogglingly unique Roy Schestowitz 24/02/2015 - 8:37am
Story First Impressions of Netrunner 14.1 Roy Schestowitz 24/02/2015 - 8:35am
Story Next Linux 4.0 from Linus' Zombie Shuffle Desk Roy Schestowitz 24/02/2015 - 8:31am
Story Xfce 4.12, One Week Away Roy Schestowitz 24/02/2015 - 8:27am
Story MXM COM runs Linux on new Freescale i.MX 6SoloX SoC Rianne Schestowitz 24/02/2015 - 8:07am
Story The Reality of the Ubuntu Phone Rianne Schestowitz 24/02/2015 - 8:03am
Story LibreOffice 3.4.6 Released as TDF Celebrates Three Years Rianne Schestowitz 24/02/2015 - 7:57am
Story This guy is the Mark Zuckerberg of open-source genetics Rianne Schestowitz 24/02/2015 - 7:53am
Story Android 5.1 Lollipop Update: What We Know So Far Rianne Schestowitz 24/02/2015 - 7:40am
Story Wine 1.7.37 Development Version Released, Install In Ubuntu/Linux Mint Mohd Sohail 24/02/2015 - 2:34am

If Windows XP Had a Linux Brother, It Would Be Q4OS

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Microsoft

Q4OS is a Linux distribution built to offer users an experience similar to the one they would get from a Windows system. The devs have been making quite a few improvements and they are rapidly approaching version 1.0.

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Ubuntu for Phones New RTM Update Makes It Faster and Smoother - Video Tour

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Ubuntu

The Ubuntu Touch OS from Canonical has been upgraded once again and a new RTM version has been released. The system is now more stable and users should be able to detect some noticeable improvements for UI responsiveness and some other changes.

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GNOME 3.16 sightings

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GNOME

The GNOME shell theme has seen the first major refresh in a while. As part of this refresh, the theme has been rewritten in sass, and is now sharing much more code with the Adwaita GTK+ theme. Window decorations are now also sharing code between client-side and server-side.
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Weather Company CIO: 5 reasons why I believe in open source

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OSS

Since The Weather Company has been a major adopter of open source software, I’m often asked why we have chosen this path. Where is the value in taking the open source route to solve your business challenges? I’m a big advocate of open source, so I’m always happy to oblige. Here are my top five reasons:

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Eric Mesa: How do you Fedora?

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Red Hat
Interviews

Software is the biggest reason I love FLOSS and love Fedora. I love that the software is libre and it’s nice that it’s very often gratis. On both my desktop and netbook I’m running the latest Fedora (21 at this time). On my desktop I LOVE using KDE. Its use of Activities along with Virtual Desktops helps me to organize my work so perfectly.

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Canonical Comes Up With Its Own FUSE Filesystem For Linux Containers

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Ubuntu

Canonical has been developing LXCFS, a FUSE-based file-system for LXC containers that will premiere with the upcoming release of Ubuntu 15.04.

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Also: Watch Classic Unity 8 Desktop Working in Ubuntu 15.04 - Video

Manjaro Is the First Distro with Xfce 4.12 and It's Insanely Fast - Screenshot Tour

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Reviews

Manjaro is a Linux distribution based on well-tested snapshots of the Arch Linux repositories and 100% compatible with Arch. A new version based on the upcoming Xfce 4.12 has been released in anticipation of the actual launch.

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Also: Manjaro Gets the Latest NVIDIA Drivers with New Update

This Is the Next-Gen Pebble Smartwatch

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Linux

The OS on the smartwatch has been through a complete makeover, curtesy of the team behind WebOS. The interface has been made to display a list of recent notifications and is outfitted with different animations and tweaks.

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Robolinux 7.8.2 Wants to Provide Windows App Compatibility and Total Privacy

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GNU
Linux

Robolinux is an easy-to-use Linux distribution based on Debian that features various flavors. The developers have just upgraded all the flavors and have announced that the new 7.8.2 version is out and comes with many interesting features.

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Taking Linux Infrastructure to the Next Level in 2015

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GNU
Linux

What will 2015 bring for the Linux community? It is a good question, since over the past 20+ years the Linux community has virtually redefined IT development. It has created a paradigm where clients look for, and downright expect, to get the very best innovations from a broad community of the brightest and most passionate developers in the industry. For over 30 years, I have both engaged in and studied the changes and challenges in the IT industry very closely. I have seen Linux reshape a segment of the market that is now growing more rapidly than any other. New workloads and creative developers are gravitating to the dynamic world of Linux.

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First Look at Ubuntu 14.04.2

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Reviews
Ubuntu

This is my first look at Ubuntu 14.04.2. This is not a major release but bug fixes from the earlier version of 14.04.

Ubuntu is the perfect Linux for a Newbie to start off with. They have a very good online community to help with any questions. Why, just ask anything about Ubuntu in Google and you will get a response that will help you correct your problem. I have long been a fan of Ubuntu, and used it extensively in my early years of Linux.

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Linux BIOS/UEFI Updating Is Going To Get Much Better With UEFI 2.5

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Linux

The forthcoming UEFI 2.5 specification has an addition that will be exciting for many Linux enthusiasts... BIOS/UEFI updating from the Linux desktop will be a real and stable feature regardless of motherboard vendor and their general lack of Linux utilities.

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Also: Linux 4.0 Doesn't Have The Weirdest Codename

Open source switches gain more vendor traction

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OSS

The open source movement is making waves in the networking space as more vendors are opting to build open switches and routers in favor of proprietary technology. HP is the latest vendor to join the open source networking movement, and some are speculating that open networking could give Cisco a run for its money.

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Canonical Gains Powerful Partners in Internet of Things Push

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Ubuntu

Samsung, OpenChain Aim to Build Trust With Open Source Compliance

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OSS
Legal

Samsung is a top-five contributor to the Linux kernel and contributes upstream to more than 25 other open source projects. Yet the public perception that the company doesn't care about open source has persisted, despite its efforts, said Ibrahim Haddad, head of the Open Source Innovation Group at Samsung in a presentation at Collaboration Summit last week.

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Microsoft Loves Linux - or So They Say

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GNU
Linux
Microsoft

Just when you thought Embrace, Extend, Extinguish was going away, the article explains the multi-prong attack that Microsoft is quietly working in the background. And they are relying heavily on their friends in the press. Microsoft has always had its share of shills in the press, but, with the focus on Google Android and Apple its quietly become less of a Journalist career killer to be openly Pro Microsoft. Schestowitz explains the attack as killing Linux Softly with APIs and the lock-ins they bring as more Microsoft packages and services are ported to Linux, and by getting appointments to key Linux Foundation subcommittees, by slinging dollars and software contributions.

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Leftovers: Software

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today's howtos

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Leftovers: Gaming

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Linus Torvalds runs one of the most world's important software projects from a tiny 'Zombie shuffling' desk

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Linux

A computer operating system called Linux powers most of the servers running the Internet, much of the world's financial trading systems, nearly all of the world's super computer and is the basis for Android, which runs on tens of millions of Android mobile phones and consumer devices.

Linux is everywhere and it was the invention of the colorful, brilliant and sometimes controversial Linus Torvalds.

Linux is an open-source operating system, meaning anyone can use it for free and change it for their own needs. And more than 12,000 developers from more than 1,200 companies have not only done that, but have gotten their work added back to the main Linux project (the "kernel" in geek-speak), according to a recent report from the Linux Foundation.

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