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What Happened in Mobile is Happening in Desktops

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Free software everywhere

Touchscreen computer
Photo by Barney Livingston from Brighton, UK

Summary: Tablets and smartphones, where Linux is the standard platform, are not the only form factors where freedom-respecting software is good enough for everyone

Linux and Surveillance

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Linux is inevitably getting more political

Jimbo Torvalds

Summary: Linux -- like GNU -- has its liberal licence used as a selling point, especially in this age of "Peak Surveillance"

GNU/Linux Promises for 2014

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Windows XP

Summary: Why the imminent end of Windows XP is likely to lead to a lot of GNU/Linux adoptions, especially where it's required by state law or other rules/regulations

Fedora 20 and Its Historical Significance

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Boy with Red Hat

Photo credit: GCJKAGC

Summary: Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Fedora project and its 20th release as well

Red Hat's Cloud Success in Government

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Red Hat

Summary: In praise of Red Hat, whose efforts to bring GNU/Linux to government are largely successful and hence pave the way for more of the same

Dutch cyber security centre: Linux suitable for businesses

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The Dutch government's cyber security centre says that Linux is suitable for business users, as well as for personal use. It points to the Ubuntu or Red Hat open source distributions as a viable alternative for those that are currently using a decade-old proprietary operating system.

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Life on the Forked Road

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Linus was asked if the US government ever wanted a backdoor added to Linux. He nodded "yes" while saying "no".

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Low-end laptops:The rise of the Chromebook

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Some people are still in denial about the rise of the Linux operating system with the Chrome Web browser interface, Chrome OS, and its hardware: the Chromebooks. The experts say, however, it's the one segment of the PC market that's growing while everything else shrinks.

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Linux 4.0 may have only bug fixes, no new features

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pcworld.com: Linux operating system creator Linus Torvalds has proposed that Linux 4.0, an upcoming release of the open-source software, should be dedicated to stability and bug fixing.

Also: Linus Torvalds seeks REDEMPTION for every coded SIN

Valve's Steam Machine prototype and SteamOS (hands-on)

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Gaming

engadget.com: Take a good hard look at Valve's Steam Machine, because it's the last time you'll see it. Er, something like that. Only 300 of the metal beast above will ship to beta testers, and then Valve says it's cutting off its own supply of Steam Machines.

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