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Linux's brilliant career, in pictures

Aug. 25 marks the 25th anniversary of Linux, the free and open source operating system that's used around the globe in smarphones, tablets, desktop PCs, servers, supercomputers, and more.


How Linux conquered the world without anyone noticing

This week Linux celebrates its twenty-fifth anniversary.

Jim Zemlin, the executive director of the Linux Foundation, reflected upon the 25 years of Linux.

Linux Foundation chief reflects on 25 years of open source

Jim Zemlin, the executive director of the Linux Foundation, took the state at LinuxCon this week to address the evolution of the open source OS and look back on its history.

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Another day, another 4,600 lines of Linux kernel code

The Linux kernel is improving faster than ever, gaining 7.8 patches per hour and 4,600 lines of new code every day.


LinuxCon: With open-source’s great power comes great responsibility

One of the biggest Linux events of the year opened with a look at the social role of the largest open-source project in history, as well as Linux’s potential place in the history books.

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Windows 10 browser beatdown: Who’s got the edge?

Windows 10 users: Not all web browsers are created equal. In fact, it might startle you a little to realize how diverse the range of top-end browser software has become, if you came of age in the era of “Internet Explorer or go home.”...


Why Microsoft open sourced PowerShell and ported it to Linux

You can already test PowerShell in Ubuntu, Debian and CentOS


9 reasons your next PC should be a Chromebook

An affordable price and access to millions of Android apps is just the start.

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Microsoft PowerShell goes open source and lands on Linux and Mac

Sysadmins, rejoice: PowerShell is coming to Linux. Microsoft announced Thursday that its automation and scripting system is breaking out of the confines of Windows and going open source.

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PowerShell for Linux makes it easier to mix clients, servers and clouds

Multiple platforms are now the norm for IT infrastructure. To address that Microsoft is bringing its key configuration tools to Linux and Mac OS to make it easier for customers and partners to handle their workloads, which also...

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It's time to say goodbye to Linux 4.6

If you're using a version of Linux based on the 4.6 series of the Linux kernel, the software's lead maintainer has a message for you: It's time to upgrade.


Forget desktop Linux, build your own $40 Android PC

You will still be running Linux. Android is Linux.

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Review: 6 slick open source routers

DD-WRT, Tomato, OpenWrt, OPNsense, pfSense, and VyOS suit a wide range of devices and networking needs


Why Google’s new Linux-less Fuchsia operating system is a huge deal

Open source from day zero


Is it wrong to use Microsoft products on Linux?

Whenever I write about Microsoft's change in attitude toward Linux, I get pushback from a segment of the Linux user community. That makes me wonder if it’s really ‘okay’ to use Microsoft products on Linux. If not, why?

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This new R extension gives data scientists quick access to IBM's Watson

Data scientists have a lot of tools at their disposal, but not all of them are equally accessible. Aiming to put IBM's Watson AI within closer reach, analytics firm Columbus Collaboratory on Thursday released a new open-source R...

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Open vSwitch finds new home at the Linux Foundation

The developers of open source virtual networking technology Open vSwitch (OVS) said this week they will move future development to the Linux Foundation Project.

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Open source and saving the earth from asteroids

A student from the Holberton School was selected to participate in a NASA workshop that worked on mitigating threat of asteroid impacts.

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