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Building Linux-powered devices, part 1: Making my Linux-only world a reality

To live in a Linux-only world, you have to build the devices yourself. In step one of his journey, Bryan Lunduke prepares to build a Linux-powered handheld game console.

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39% off Exploring Raspberry Pi: Interfacing to the Real World with Embedded Linux, Paperback - Deal Alert

The innovators guide to bringing Raspberry Pi to life. This book favors engineering principles over a 'recipe' approach to give you the skills you need to design and build your own projects. You'll understand the fundamental...

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HPE offers an escape from the aging HP-UX OS via containers

Hewlett Packard Enterprises' HP-UX OS has been around for more than 30 years, and users may be looking to move on from the Unix-based OS.

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18 things you should know about using Linux tools in Windows 10

Windows 10 can now run (many) Linux binaries. Yes, really. Here’s what you need to know to make the most of the Windows Subsystem for Linux.

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Linux Foundation to develop tool for building blockchain business networks

The Linux Foundation said it has accepted Hyperledger Composer into its incubation working group and said the project should eventually help accelerate the development of smart contracts built on blockchain technology.

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Red Hat nicely positioned for the turn to cloud

Red Hat CEO James Whitehurst kicked off the company’s Summit meeting in Boston this week, which attracted more than 6,000 people, up 20% from last year. Network World Editor in Chief John Dix caught up with Whitehurst at the show for...

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10 Unix commands every Mac and Linux user should know

Get started with Bash, Unix pipes, directory navigation, sudo, Nano, and other command-line essentials

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I'm excited for a new Ubuntu release—for the first time in a long time

I haven’t liked Ubuntu for a while, but it looks like Canonical and the Ubuntu community are returning to what made the Linux distribution great in the first place.

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Microsoft SQL Server on Linux – YES, Linux!

Microsoft's latest SQL Server is rolling out not only just on Windows, but also on Linux, with GREAT experiences in shifting key production workloads over to Linux-based Microsoft SQL Servers!

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Lessons learned from the failure of Ubuntu Touch

The failure of Ubuntu Touch raises questions about what it takes to create a Linux-based mobile platform that succeeds.

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The big news at DockerCon 2017 was no big news

After two years of feverish development, there are signs that Docker containers—one of the hottest trends in tech—might be slowing down.

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Ubuntu Phone security updates end in June, app store closing

Canonical moves quickly to end support for Ubuntu phones and tablets, and it will shutter the app store at the end of 2017.

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Linux Mint 18.1: Mostly smooth, but some sharp edges

A review of the latest version of Ubuntu-based operating system offers long-term support.

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Unity out at Canonical amid big shakeups

Canonical, the company behind the best-known Linux distribution in the world and one of the biggest players in commercial open source software, has announced several large-scale changes of direction that have created big ripples in...

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Raspberry Pi roundup: The unbearable Pi-NAS of being; Pi takes rook; and a little teeny Mac

Our weekly Raspberry Pi roundup includes: Pi-based network-attached storage, a chess-playing robot, and the smallest Mac you’ve ever seen.

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Linux video editor OpenShot 2.3 impresses: New tools, fast performance

If you’re a Linux user and edit video, you will love OpenShot 2.3 with its new transformation tool and title editor—as well as its smooth performance.

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Being a Linux user isn't weird anymore

In places normally filled with glowing Apple logos and Windows laptops, Linux users are becoming more familiar.

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Linux Action Show ends after 10-year run

With Jupiter Broadcasting’s announcement that it is shutting down the Linux Action Show podcast, Bryan Lunduke, who co-created the show, looks back at its origin and its impact.

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