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Ubuntu's Shuttleworth's call to arms in open source stirs up controversy

After Ubuntu's Mark Shuttleworth discussed publicly how important it is for the open source community to work together, KDE's Aaron Seigo argued that this call to arms was kind of a paradox given the person who made them.


How low can we go? Introducing the $9 Linux computer!

With the release of the Raspberry Pi 2 Model B priced at $35 and it’s predecessor, the Raspberry Pi Model B+, having recently had its price dropped to $25 you might have thought a cheaper computer of equal capabilities would be hard...

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What if Windows went open source tomorrow?

Thinking out loud about Microsoft making Windows an open source project is a great way to get your friends and colleagues wondering seriously about your mental health.

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This $9 computer might be more useful than Raspberry Pi

A Kickstarter campaign promises a $9 computer with a larger processor than Raspberry Pi and the ability for cheap and easy mobile computing.

Do you need a container-specific Linux distribution?

It's not enough to use containers, vendors argue that you need a specialized Linux distribution to back it.

Windows 10 can tap Cortana for help with data analysis

The new OS will also feature multiple desktops and enhanced security features

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Knoppix Topics: An interview with Linux pioneer Klaus Knopper

At this year’s CeBIT trade show in Hanover, Germany, Christopher von Eitzen sat down with Linux legend Klaus Knopper to discuss his popular Knoppix Linux distribution as well as Linux and accessibility in open source software.

Ubuntu still vulnerable to time-twiddling hack

A security flaw in a common Unix software component remains unpatched in one of the most popular Linux distributions in the world, more than a year after an official fix was published.

Microsoft helps developers gear Windows 10 for the post-PC era

Microsoft now offers tools to easily port Andorid and iOS applications to Windows phones and computers

Linux vendor Cumulus rolls out management pack

Linux network operating system developer Cumulus Networks this week at Interop rolled out a management platform that provides a common interface and operational process for data center racks.

Google puts integration at the center of Chrome for Work

Chrome OS devices play nicely with other enterprise technologies, the company says

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Linux in the Air: Drone systems go open-source

Ten drone systems that use Linux.


Solo drone has Linux smarts, GoPro mount

The Solo drone from 3D Robotics has preset flight features like the "orbit shot" which will fly around a central point or the "selfie shot" which will fly away from the pilot while keeping him in the frame.

VMware just created its first Linux OS, and it’s container-friendly

VMware releases Project Photon as way to dispel fears that container technology could threaten virtualization giant


Meet the new leader of Debian open source project

Neil McGovern is the new leader of the Debian open source/free software project after defeating two rival contenders in a vote held among developers that closed on Wednesday. He takes over from Lucas Nussbaum, who did not seek...

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Who’s behind Linux now, and should you be afraid?

Most Linux kernel code isn’t developed by who you might think. Here’s a closer look at why this matters.

elementary OS team releases 'Freya,' a Linux distro you'll want to see

With Freya, elementary introduces a seriously impressive consumer-focused Linux distribution.

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A Linux user tries out Windows 10

I did the unthinkable – left Linux behind and lived in the Windows 10 technical preview as my primary computing environment. Here's what I learned.

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