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Suse enterprise Linux can take your system back in time

Which will be handy when configuration changes don't go well

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The Linux desktop-a-week review: LXDE

I've used LXDE for weeks, and I'm still having trouble finding much to say about it. That's not a good sign.

Canonical celebrates cloud freedoms with new Ubuntu

The newest version of Ubuntu Linux comes with Cloud Foundry and the latest version of Docker

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Ubuntu turns 10: A look back at the desktop Linux standard bearer

A brief history of Ubuntu, as alliterative as all-get-out.

ChromeOS team listens to Linux community, brings back ext2/3/4

Google's ChromeOS team disabled Linux file systems, and soon found out how unpopular that decision would be. So they responded and reversed the decision, surprisingly quickly.

ChromeOS disses Linux users, drops ext2/3/4

Trying to figure out why exactly ChromeOS would make such a silly decision.

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Better Know an OS: Debian GNU/Linux

What is Debian GNU/Linux, what does it run on, and how good is it?

Microsoft's custom Windows OS now on Galileo Gen2 board

Microsoft has expanded its program to put Windows on smaller, power-constrained devices

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What corporate security pros should do about Shellshock/Bash bug

Shellshock/Bash bug exploits can force compromised servers to act as bots and, depending on the types of privileges the servers have, attackers can make them do a lot worse so corporate security pros should patch important affected...


'Bigger than Heartbleed' Shellshock flaw leaves OS X, Linux, more open to attack

The good news: Patches are already rolling out. The bad news: This devastating vulnerability could be around for a long, long time.

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How to choose the right Linux distro

RHEL/CentOS, Fedora, Ubuntu, Debian, and OpenSuse have far more similarities than differences, but choosing the wrong one for the job can make life much harder

The kill switch is here: iOS 8 enables it by default

Apple is the first smartphone maker to abide by a new California anti-theft law

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For a sweet desktop, try Mint with Cinnamon

Linux Mint 17 offers long-term support; emerges as open source alternative for Windows XP users.

Linux kernel developer arrested in Russia

Dmitry Monakhov apparently jailed for public protest against Ukraine conflict.

Red Hat CTO abruptly resigns

CTO Brian Stevens is out at Red Hat, according to a curt press release issued by the company Wednesday evening.

China to launch home-grown OS in October as Windows replacement

Plans to compete with Microsoft, Google and Apple on the OS front


Munich reverses course, may ditch Linux for Microsoft

The German city of Munich, long one of the open-source community’s poster children for the institutional adoption of Linux, is close to performing a major about-face and returning to Microsoft products.

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Installing Ubuntu on an old netbook with hair tearing and profanity

Installing Ubuntu from a USB drive on an older machine is easy if you have one key bit of information ...

Docker gets a GitHub-like repository from CoreOS

The recently purchased provides the software and services for CoreOS to run a Docker hub

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