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2 hrs ago | CIO

12 Oddball Odes to Open-Source

The world of free and open-source software has spawned a surprising amount of original music.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Open Source Software

6 hrs ago | Slashdot

Linus Torvalds: 'I Still Want the Desktop'

But at the LinuxCon conference in Chicago today Linus Torvalds was asked where Linux should go next.

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Related Topix: Open Source Software, Science / Technology

11 hrs ago | Information Technology

Linux Foundation Welcomes Newest Members From Semiconductor and Storage Industry

The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux and collaborative development, today announced that Adapteva, GitHub, SanDisk, Seagate and Western Digital are joining the organization.

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Related Topix: Open Source Software, Science / Technology, Startups, SanDisk, GitHub, Adapteva, Non-Profit, Pliant Technology

14 hrs ago | ITworld

Why do so many Linux users hate Oracle?

In today's open source roundup: Many Linux users dislike and distrust Oracle. Plus: Munich may not be dumping Linux after all, and how to encrypt your email in Linux Oracle has always had a rather touch and go relationship with the open source community, to say the least.

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Related Topix: Open Source Software, Science / Technology, Startups, Oracle Corporation, Microsoft

18 hrs ago | DarkVision Hardware

10 years later Munich considering to switch back to Windows

About ten years ago the Linux community considered it a major victory that the city of Munich, Germany decided to switch from Windows to Linux to save the tax payer euros.

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Related Topix: World News, Germany, Open Source Software, Science / Technology, Microsoft, Startups

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Linux Today

Viber 4.2 Released - How to Install on Ubuntu Linux

Much anticipated Viber 4.2 is now released with many fixes. Viber is a cross-platform instant messaging VoIP application for smartphones developed by Viber Media.

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Related Topix: Ubuntu, Science / Technology, Open Source Software

CNet News

Linux Kernel Development Gets Two-Factor Authentication

Developers are now encouraged to use an additional layer of security with the introduction of two-factor authentication for code commits.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Open Source Software

Hispanic Business

Cumulus Networks Now Powers Over 1 Million Switch Ports Worldwide

Cumulus Networks , the company bringing the power of Linux to networking, today announced its technology now powers well over 1 million switch ports worldwide demonstrating significant traction in the market for its Cumulus Linux offering.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Open Source Software, CPU

Aurora Era-Banner

The 7 best places to buy yourself a Linux laptop

For most people buying a laptop, the choice is between Windows and Mac. It's hard to find someone who isn't a bit familiar with the former, and Apple fans territorial nature tends to preclude them from using anything but the latter.

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Related Topix: Laptops/Notebooks, Open Source Software, Science / Technology, Computers, Ubuntu, Startups, Intel

ITworld

Is it time to automate your home with Linux?

In today's open source roundup: Twelve Linux-based home automation systems for less than $300.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Open Source Software, Home Automation, CPU

Dr. Dobb's

Panamax Connects Docker Linux Containers Like Lego

CenturyLink has contributed the Panamax Docker management platform to open source.

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Related Topix: Qwest, Savvis, Cable & Satellite, Telecom, CenturyTel, Open Source Software, Science / Technology

Digital Pro Sound

Xen Project Launches Embedded and Automotive Initiative

Successful in running the world's largest clouds and first to market with ARM support, a growing number of companies are increasingly interested in advancing open source Xen Project virtualization in non-data center scenarios.

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Related Topix: Open Source Software, Science / Technology, Startups, GlobalLogic, Inc., GlobalLogic

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Linux Today

Linux 3.17 Release Cycle Begins as LinuxCon Opens

Big week on the Linux Planet as a new Linux kernel release cycle begins and Kernel developers congregate in Chicago for LinuxCon.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Open Source Software

Linux Journal

Security Hardening with Ansible

Ansible is an open-source automation tool developed and released by Michael DeHaan and others in 2012.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Open Source Software

LinuxInsider

Loving Linux: Ain't Nothin' Like the 1st Time

"My first real exposure to Linux was at a friend's house," said Linux Rants blogger Mike Stone.

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Related Topix: Open Source Software, Science / Technology, Blog News, Computers, Science, Computer Science, Ubuntu

Ars Technica

Linux-on-the-desktop pioneer Munich now considering a switch back to Windows

The world is still waiting for the year of Linux on the desktop, but in 2003 it looked as if that goal was within reach.

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Related Topix: Open Source Software, Science / Technology, Microsoft, Startups, Ubuntu

NixCraft

Linux Tutorial: Install Ansible Configuration Management And IT Automation Tool

There are many configuration management solutions available, all with pros and cons, ansible stands apart from many of them for its simplicity.

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Related Topix: Open Source Software, Science / Technology, Ubuntu

LinuxSecurity.com

Ubuntu: 2318-1: Linux kernel vulnerabilities

Software Description: - linux: Linux kernel Details: Eric W. Biederman discovered a flaw with the mediation of mount flags in the Linux kernel's user namespace subsystem.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Open Source Software, Ubuntu

LinuxSecurity.com

Ubuntu: 2317-1: Linux kernel (Trusty HWE) vulnerabilities

Software Description: - linux-lts-trusty: Linux hardware enablement kernel from Trusty Details: Eric W. Biederman discovered a flaw with the mediation of mount flags in the Linux kernel's user namespace subsystem.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Open Source Software, Ubuntu, Computers

BetaNews

Get started with Raspberry Pi

We're big fans of the Raspberry Pi here at BetaNews. The super-cheap credit card sized computer was created to help get kids back into programming, just as they did in schools in the 1980s and 1990s, but the ARM GNU/Linux board has found an appreciative audience outside of the education system, with over 3 million Pis sold since 2012.

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Related Topix: Computers, Family, Kids, Open Source Software, Science / Technology

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