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LinuxFest Northwest 2016: Enterprises and hobbyists have a picnic

Linux and open source enthusiasts gathered to learn about DevOps, Postgres, Free Software legal issues and a host of enterprise and cloud topics.

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Meet the man behind Ubuntu MATE

Bryan Lunduke talks with Martin Wimpress—the man behind Ubuntu MATE—about why he decided to make his own Linux distribution and the benefits of it compared with other desktop distros.

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Ubuntu 16.04: A desktop for Linux diehards

Striking a balance between LTS stability and nice features, Ubuntu's Xenial Xerus is special

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Raspberry Pi beret: An ode to Prince

If only Raspberry Pi Foundation and Prince had joined forces...

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Popular desktop Linux distro Ubuntu has potentially serious privacy flaw

A feature in the just-released 16.04 version of Ubuntu could pose a serious threat to the privacy of desktop Linux users, according to a well-known open-source software expert.

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One of GNU/Linux’s most important networking components just got an update

The software framework that powers the network connections on many GNU/Linux systems just got its second major update in less than a year and a half, with the version 1.2 release of NetworkManager.

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Meet the new Ubuntu: A Linux release tailor-made for enterprises

Ubuntu Linux 16.04 LTS is now out, and its extended support makes it particularly suitable for businesses. Here's an overview of what you can expect to find.

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Mark Shuttleworth: ‘Ubuntu keeps GNU/Linux relevant’

Bryan Lunduke talks with Mark Shuttleworth, Ubuntu founder, South African entrepreneur and space tourist, about the importance of Ubuntu and why he’s dedicated much of his life toward it.

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How to get Bash running on Windows

Microsoft released a beta build of Windows 10 with support for running the popular Bash shell. Here's how to get it set up.


How to Set Up Bash in Windows 10

On Wednesday, Microsoft released a version of its operating system that lets users try out Linux on Windows 10. Here's how to get it set up.

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FIRST LOOK: Vivaldi 1.0, the new web browser for the old school

The team behind Vivaldi, including Opera browser co-creator Jon von Tetzchner, is hoping that their new browser’s blend of throwback functionality and modern tech will catch on. You can download Vivaldi here on Macs, Windows or Linux,...

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REVIEW: Linux Mint 17.3 delivers better interface plus long-term support

The latest version of Linux Mint, dubbed “Rosa,” offers long-term support and in our tests we found that it delivers an improved user experience no matter which interface is selected.

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Will openSUSE develop the SUSE Phone?

I am currently in the process of interviewing the leaders of every single Linux distribution on the planet, with the goal of simply helping us all to better get to know the people behind the projects. Having just wrapped up...

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Microsoft is reported to announce Ubuntu Linux runs on Windows 10

Windows 10 could become as popular with developers as Macs and Linux machines if true.

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Microsoft and Ubuntu bring Linux's Bash shell to Windows 10

You read that right: The popular Bash shell command is coming to Windows 10, with Ubuntu's help.

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MIT Media Lab defaults to free & open source software

MIT Media Lab, that 30-year-old tech innovation factory that has had a huge hand in churning out everything from LEGO MindStorms to the Guitar Hero video game, has now wowed the open source and free software crowd. Lab Director...

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Fedora leader: 'We want users to control their own computing destiny'

Miller: 'We do have very lofty goals, but they're not necessarily tied to having Fedora directly installed everywhere or having the Fedora brand plastered on everything. We want a world where free and open culture is widespread, we...

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The most momentous tech events of the past 30 years

History-making events from Cisco, IBM and Nortel to Facebook, Google and Apple.

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