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Fedora 25 vs. openSUSE 42.2 Leap: which is the right distro for you?

That’s like asking me who is my favorite child.

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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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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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Abby Kearns named Executive Director of Cloud Foundry Foundation; Sam Ramji headed to Google

With Abby Kearns in charge, Chip Childers as CTO and Sam Ramji heading to Google, what's ahead for Cloud Foundry?

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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.

If you are a KDE neon user, reinstall your distro now!

A little blunder was committed by the core developers that made the entire archive insecure.

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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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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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Linux has won, Microsoft joins the Linux Foundation

Microsoft also released public preview of SQL Server for Linux.

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Jennifer Cloer on working with Linus Torvalds, open source and women in tech

“I’ve had the opportunity to be at the forefront of some of the most disruptive technologies in the history of computing, it’s an amazing and unique experience,” said Jennifer Cloer, former Director of Communications at the Linux...

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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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SUSE: Slow and steady wins the race

I sat down with SUSE CEO, Nils Brauckmann at SUSECon to learn where is the company heading.

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Why scripts are better than politicians

The day that we've all been waiting for or waiting to get beyond is now upon us. As one of the most contentious political elections ever crashes to a close, it's time to think like the techies we are. So, here are some reasons...


Open Source leader Nithya Ruff joins the Linux Foundation Board of Directors

Ruff is one of the strongest voices in support of women in open source.

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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.

Ubuntu Yakkety Yak review: Head in the cloud, feet on the desktop

Despite being a desktop OS, Ubuntu 16.10 feels more like a cloud and server OS. And that’s a good thing.

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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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