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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

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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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As with PCs, you can now customize Raspberry Pi-like computers

The Raspberry Pi 3 is a great product, but it can't be customized. People may desire more storage or a faster processor, but have to settle for what's on the board computer.

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Microsoft’s new Linux option for Azure is Clear in the cloud

Microsoft announced today that it has added support for the Intel-backed Clear Linux distribution in instances for its Azure public cloud platform.

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IoT security principles from Homeland Security

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security recently issued guidelines for securing the Internet of Things (IoT).

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Why Linux users should worry about malware and what they can do about it

From updates, to VPNs, to firewalls and AV, there are several steps Linux users should take to stay safe.

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Review: PocketCHIP—Super cheap Linux terminal that fits in your pocket

If you’re a Linux user who wants a pocket-size terminal, PocketCHIP from Next Thing Co. fits the bill and then some

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Raspberry Pi roundup: Read all about it, in today’s Daily Prophet online

The Raspberry Pi roundup is back from its winter holiday, and boy, has it ever been nerding out. There’s nothing like being back at the old homestead to make you read well-loved old classics like the Harry Potter books.

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Review: Dell’s new Kaby Lake XPS 13 Developer Edition laptop amazes

With a 10% price drop, powerful performance and the ability to run any Linux distribution, you can’t help but love Dell’s Kaby Lake XPS 13 Developer Edition laptop.

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6 must-see techie TED talks

TED ended its year by picking its top 10 TED Talks for the year, and we'll start 2017 off by selecting a handful of techie ones we figure might be of particular interest to Network World readers.

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It's time to start planning for SQL Server on Linux

You can treat SQL Server on Linux as a new deployment option, not a whole new database. That means you can choose the operating system that best fits your project.

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