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Desktop Linux the best it’s ever been—and keeps getting better

Not only is Linux powerful, but now it is viable and enjoyable to use for just about every purpose conceivable. And it's far better than Windows.

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Discover the power of Bash on Windows

Windows devs have a new weapon in the age-old Windows-vs.-Linux battle: The Linux command line itself

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Pivotal, Google team up for Kubernetes cloud management

Project Kubo provides release engineering for the container management platform

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Raspberry Pi roundup: Happy 5th birthday, baby! Also, new software, a tough piano, and, well, Windows 98

The Raspberry Pi celebrates its 5th birthday, and someone has figured out how to run Win98 on Pi of all things.

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Which Linux distros should newbies use?

A fresh look at some of the more popular Linux distros (plus one non-Linux OS), and an impression of their ease of use.

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How to format an SD card in Linux

This command line tutorial will help you to format a Micro SD card, SD card and any USB storage device with fat32 partition.

Get started podcasting and producing video on Linux

This tutorial helps you select the best hardware and software to produce podcasts and videos on a Linux-powered computer.

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Linux Foundation smushes two smaller projects together to form Open Networking Automation Platform

The Linux Foundation announced today that it had combined open source ECOMP and the Open Orchestrator Project into ONAP, the Open Networking Automation Platform, with the aim of helping users automate network service delivery, design,...

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Eleven-year-old root flaw found and patched in the Linux kernel

Linux system administrators should watch for kernel updates for their distributions and apply them as soon as possible because they fix a local privilege escalation flaw that could lead to a full system compromise.

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How to communicate from a Linux shell: Email, instant messaging

Communicating via email and instant messaging entirely from a Linux shell is astoundingly easy. And the benefits of doing so are enticing.

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7 features Linux could borrow from other systems

Linux distributions are great, but adding these seven non-Linux features to them would make the systems even better.

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Munich's great Linux desktop initiative may end

After a decade of running Linux on the desktop, the city of Munich will let employees choose their work OS.

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Open source users: It’s time for extreme vetting

Cybersecurity strategist at Red Hat focuses on vetting and open source as part of the supply chain

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Wine 2.0 brings MS Office 2013 compatibility to Linux

If you run Linux and happen to use Windows software, it’s time to grab Wine 2.0.

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Self-protection is key to Linux kernel security

Finding and fixing Linux security vulnerabilities amounts to the usual whack-a-mole. The real solution is to harden the Linux kernel and let it protect itself


Resin.IO puts Linux and containers to work for IoT

Resin.IO is working to make the use of containers and microservices useful tools to developers of Linux-based Internet of Things (IoT) applications.

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New Year’s resolution: Donate to 1 free software project every month

Donating to free and open source software projects helps ensure they stay alive and continue to provide helpful software and tools.

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New details emerge about Intel's super-small Euclid computer for robots

Intel is getting proficient at developing small computers. First came the Compute Sticks and then credit-card Compute Cards. But there's nothing like the super-small Euclid computer for robots and more details have emerged on its...

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