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Open source schools: More soup, less nuts

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Linux
OSS

A student help desk was spun up at the same time. Laptops are prepared by a group of students for the whole school; one senior even created an imaging program that is now up on GitHub.

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Linux Kernel Development Hits An All-Time High

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Development
Linux

The advancement of the Linux kernel in 2014 was nothing short of fantastic! The kernel added so many new features and is now more than 19.1 million lines of code.

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2015 Could Well Be The Year Of The */Linux Thin Client

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While I have long believed thin client computing is the way to go for most of us, Android/Linux took off on small cheap computers before GNU/Linux.

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Samsung ready to do Tizen Smart TV battle at CES 2015 – “Most Seductive TV of all time. PERIOD“

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If you look at Samsung’s marketing, they are definitely ready to do battle at CES next week over their Smart TVs or should I proudly say Tizen Smart TVs. The are introducing their new S’UHD TVs (S for Samsung?) as the “Most Seductive TV of all time. PERIOD“. This is a bold statement to make indeed as we know that there are some highly seductive TVs already from the world of LG and Sony, to name a couple.

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Atom PC – Future PC

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GNU
Linux
Hardware

It’s got enough computing power, graphics power and memory to be useful for all the kinds of tasks folks use a smartphone or tablet but it’s definitely a desktop-PC form factor. It has the instant supply of Android apps and the usability of a GNU/Linux desktop all in one package.

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North Korea Linux 3.0 Blatantly Rips Off Mac OS X, but It's Really Not Bad – Gallery

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Linux

North Korea Linux 3.0 is the best and latest from the state of North Korea. The ISO images of this elusive operating system have been made available and everyone can get to test it. Knowing Korean is a plus, but you can get the idea even without it.

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Run Google’s Kit Kat Android on Your PC as a Linux Distro – Gallery

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Android
GNU
Linux

Android-x86 is a port of the Android operating system for the x86 platform. The developers have just released a new update for it and version 4.4-r2 is now out and ready for download.

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CES: Acer introduces first 15.6" display Chromebook

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GNU
Linux

"The Acer Chromebook 15 is a true powerhouse, it provides fast mobile performance and a large display to help customers accomplish more every day," said Jerry Kao, president of Acer Notebook Business Group in a statement. "Acer has been a leader in the Chromebook market, from providing the latest in technology and trailblazing battery life to designing new form factors. We're driving the category forward again with the world's first 15.6-inch display Chromebook, the Acer Chromebook 15."

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ArchBang New Release 2015

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GNU
Linux

Updated packages, Network Manager (nm-applet) for network connections, Firefox web browser and of course Gparted for all you power users

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North Korea Linux 3.0 (Red Star OS) screenshot tour

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The desktop version North Korea Linux 3.0 is finally available for download and install, thanks to the same guy who initially brought us the server version of North Korea Linux. The ISO download has been popping up all over the place on torrent sites, and I’ve got a full screenshot tour of this odd but interesting Linux distribution. I suggest downloading it via Kick Ass Torrents.

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