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4 hrs ago | InformIT

The Official Ubuntu Book, 8th Edition: Getting Started with Ubuntu

This chapter shows how to start using the core features of your new Ubuntu desktop.

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

6 hrs ago | CIO

Does Microsoft Really Love Open Source?

Microsoft is involved in many major open source projects, including Hadoop and Docker.

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

7 hrs ago | HostReview News

The Cloud And Container Based Hosting

Before Cloud became a marketing buzzword and even before virtualization was a common technology, a web site would be housed on a physical server, this was generally not an optimal use of the server's power as most servers would be idle for most of the time.

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Related Topix: CPU, Science / Technology, Marketing, Microsoft, Startups, Science, Computer Science, Open Source Software

11 hrs ago | Ars Technica

To solve Android's update woes, Google should look to the PC

Enlarge / You know, there was some other huge platform that handled the update problem much more gracefully than Android.

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Related Topix: Google, Startups, Science / Technology, Open Source Software

Wed Aug 20, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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