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Red Hat's Cloud Success in Government

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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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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.

Elitist Linux Australia has no time for the less fortunate

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itwire.com: Is Australia's national Linux conference, better known as LCA, really a community-run event meant for all and sundry? Or is it only meant for those who have money?

How to write your book using Linux

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opensource.com: Before starting the book, I had heard a lot of horror stories about people forced to use crazy Word stylesheets and templates from publishers. I was very glad that my publisher didn’t use anything like that, which might have forced me to spend more time in Windows. I decided to work with RTF files and used LibreOffice to write the whole thing.

How to decide if Linux is right for you

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cnet.com: This open-source operating system offers a Windows-like experience without all the hassles. Plus, it's free. Should it be your next OS?

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