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What the heck are Ubuntu Unity's Scopes?

With Canonical prepared to launch Ubuntu-powered phones, I try to figure out the most frustrating feature of the Ubuntu Unity interface.

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What’s new in SUSE LINUX 12?

SUSE 12 is a broad set of Linux distributions ranging from desktop through enterprise level. We tested several instances and found them quite ready for enterprise use. All in all, SUSE 12 is a worthy competitor to Red Hat and Ubuntu...

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SUSE Linux 12 challenges Red Hat

It’s been more than five years since SUSE delivered a full release of its Enterprise Linux software, and a lot has happened to the company during that time.

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9 Linux distros to watch in 2015

A list of the most interesting Linux distros to keep up with in 2015.

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3 ways to run 'normal' Linux on a Chromebook

For those who need to tinker, here are some ways I've found to run alternative Linux distros on a Chromebook.

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Big names like Google dominate open-source funding

Network World’s analysis of publicly listed sponsors of 36 prominent open-source non-profits and foundations reveals that the lion’s share of financial support for open-source groups comes from a familiar set of names.

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Quiz: Name the Linux distro

Take our quiz and test your knowledge of desktop Linux.

The year TVs got much too complicated

Four competing TV platforms could spell confusion for consumers

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CentOS 7: The perfect gift for the Linux do-it-yourselfer

It’s almost identical to Red Hat Enterprise Linux, minus the price tag and the support.

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Maximizing Microsoft's Azure for Dev, Test, and DevOps Scenarios

Microsoft's Azure cloud platform has evolved far beyond its original offering of Platform as a Service to host .NET applications to what Azure provides today. Many enterprises don't realize the power built in to Azure (and the...

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A brief history of Linux malware

A look at some of the worms and viruses and Trojans that have plagued Linux throughout the years.

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Xojo: A Linux development suite that doesn't really support Linux

If an IDE requires outdated versions of Linux, it may as well not even support Linux.

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Red Hat product president Paul Cormier disses the Docker myth

Top Red Hat executive questions Docker’s promise to run containers reliably everywhere.

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How Docker built a whale from a single container

News from Dockercon Europe highlights expanding complexity of the Docker infrastructure.

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The Linux holiday shopping guide

Some gift recommendations for those shopping for Linux nerds...or maybe even themselves.

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CuBox-i4Pro: A whole lotta Linux or Android for not a whole lotta cash

You can use the CuBox-i4Pro as an Android machine, a general purpose Linux host with or without external storage, or run the open source media player XBMC. As a platform for OEM projects the CuBox-i4Pro is a clean, elegant, and...

The Linux desktop-a-week review: ChromeOS

A look at ChromeOS as a desktop environment, specifically discussing Aura and Aura Shell.

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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