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2016 Linux predictions: Which ones came true?

At the end of 2015, Bryan Lunduke offered his Linux predictions for 2016. Many of them came true.

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Are we in a golden age of open source or just openwashing?

More developers than ever are contributing to open-source projects, but many vendors are practicing openwashing where their claims are more spin than reality.

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Linux hardening: a 15-step checklist for a secure Linux server

The negative career implications of choosing not to harden your Kali Linux host are severe, so I’ll share the necessary steps to make your Linux host secure, including how I use penetration testing and Kali Linux to get the job done. ...

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Why a cross-platform Microsoft is good for your business

Microsoft is preaching the mantra ‘any developer, any app, any platform.’ But it’s not just dev tools. It’s about wider technology choices for the business.

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Linux-y things I am thankful for

Eleven Linux and free software things Bryan Lunduke is thankful for in 2016.

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Microsoft embraces open source in the cloud and on-premises

Microsoft is positioning itself as the software vendor of choice for enterprises that maintain hybrid cloud environments, and it's opening its arms to Linux and open source software to do it.

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This new Ubuntu Linux laptop has a 4K screen and Nvidia Pascal GPU

System76's Ubuntu-based Oryx Pro is a beastly Linux laptop loaded with features also found in some of the fastest Windows laptops.

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Microsoft really has changed, Linux Foundation chief says

Microsoft made waves when it announced that it joined the Linux Foundation, but some are skeptical of the company's motives. Linux Foundation Executive Director Jim Zemlin says that this isn't a case of Microsoft trying to kill Linux,...

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SUSE releases SUSE Linux Enterprise 12 Service Pack 2

SUSE takes steps to improve the performance and adaptability of its enterprise Linux distribution. This is a quick-take on the announcement and how SUSE and Red Hat can be positioned.

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Microsoft doubles down on Linux love, joins foundation

Over the past few years, Microsoft has been pushing its love of Linux and open source, after a long campaign against the popular operating system. On Wednesday, the company made that even more official by joining the Linux Foundation,...

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Super Mari-owned: Startling Nintendo-based vulnerability discovered in Ubuntu

A vulnerability in a multimedia framework present on some versions of Ubuntu can be exploited by sound files meant to be played on the venerable Nintendo Entertainment System, according to security researcher Chris Evans.

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Down the rabbit hole, part 5: Secure and private instant messaging

In Bryan Lunduke’s ongoing quest to make his digital life as secure and private as possible, he’s found three instant messaging networks worth talking about.

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System76 brings Ubuntu to $699 laptop with Kaby Lake chips

If Windows 10 isn't your cup of tea, there's a new Ubuntu laptop from System76 with Intel's new Kaby Lake chip that won't burn your wallet.

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If Linux never was: Imagining an alternate reality without Linux

Bryan Lunduke imagines a universe in which Linus Torvalds was never bitten by a penguin and never invented Linux.

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Step-by-step guide to setting up dual boot on your PC or laptop

Are you tired of your operating system dictating what you can and can’t do with your PC or laptop? Need more control over your computing environment? Dual boot might be the answer.

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Easy-to-exploit rooting flaw puts Linux computers at risk

The maintainers of Linux distributions are rushing to patch a privilege escalation vulnerability that's already being exploited in the wild and poses a serious risk to Linux based servers, desktops and other devices.

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Celebrating 12 years of Ubuntu

Founder Mark Shuttleworth announced the first public release of Ubuntu – version 4.10, or “Warty Warthog” – on Oct. 20, 2004. The idea behind what would become the most recognizable and widely used Linux distributions ever was simple...

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Ubuntu 16.10 targets hybrid cloud deployments, supports Unity 8 development

Canonical's Ubuntu 16.10 Linux distribution focuses on hybrid cloud deployments, Unity 8 development and high-performance networking.

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