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Geeky anniversaries

2016’s 25 geekiest 25th anniversaries

A look back at the most memorable tech-related happenings of 1991.

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Why did Linux Foundation cut independent board seats?

One of the most powerful organizations in the open-source world faces questions over why it quietly did away with two seats on its board designated for non-corporate members.

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IBM's Power systems business is growing for the first time in years

A few years ago, you wouldn't have bet on IBM Power systems having much of a future. But a new strategy to embrace Linux and open up the platform is starting to pay off.

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Hottest Enterprise Networking & IT Startups of 2016

Running timeline of mainly enterprise networking and computing startups that have received funding in 2016

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Dell serves up its own disaggregated OS

Linux-based OS10 designed to meld switches, servers, storage into a software-defined data center

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Linux conference season 2016 kicks off with SCaLE and FOSDEM

The 2016 Linux conference season will begin with the Southern California Linux Expo in Pasadena and FOSDEM in Brussels.

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Linux kernel flaw endangers millions of PCs, servers and Android devices

A three-year-old vulnerability in the Linux kernel could have allowed attackers to take full control over Linux-based PCs, servers, Android phones and other embedded devices.

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Linux zero-day affects most Androids, millions of Linux PCs

A new zero-day vulnerability has been discovered that allows Android or Linux applications to escalate privileges and gain root access, according to a report released this morning by Perception Point.

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9 Linux distros to watch in 2016

A look at the Linux distros that have a big 2016 ahead of them.

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My Linux wish list for 2016 is just one item long

We're past the point of predictions for 2016, so let's talk about the one thing I really want to happen in the Linux world this year: desktop Linux on tablets.

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Third try is no charm for failed Linux ransomware creators

Researchers found a flaw that allows them to decrypt files affected by a new version of Linux.Encoder, a file-encrypting ransomware program that infects Linux Web servers.

The Endless Mini $79 desktop PC stores as much of the Internet as it can

Endless' $79 Linux PC caches as much information as it can on the box itself, for parts of the world where Internet access is minimal or nonexistent.

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Review: 7 data recovery tools for every data disaster

From resurrecting lost photos to recovering RAID arrays, these utilities can bring your data back from the dead

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The Endless Mini $79 PC: A desktop for the masses

The $79 Endless Mini is a Linux desktop that assumes you don't have an Internet connection -- so it tries to store as much of it as it can on the box itself.

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Review: Google's Pixel C tablet is perfect…except for one thing (and it's not the software)

Reviewing Google's Pixel C, a nearly perfect Android tablet hybrid.

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As 2015 ends, Ubuntu Linux misses its 200 million user goal

Ubuntu hasn't come close to the 200 million user goal it set four years ago.

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8 Linux predictions for 2016

From openSUSE and Fedora to Android and Microsoft, here are the big moves expected in the Linux world for 2016.

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Vulnerability in popular bootloader puts locked-down Linux computers at risk

Pressing the backspace key 28 times can bypass the Grub2 bootloader's password protection and allow a hacker to install malware on a locked-down Linux system.

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