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Ouster of Kubuntu founder leaves its future in doubt

A disagreement between the founder of Kubuntu and the Ubuntu Community Council has roiled the Linux community and left the project rudderless, as Jonathan Riddell left Kubuntu’s governing body late last month.

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Mozilla to pick up Firefox release pace, ship version 'soon' for Windows 10

The company hasn't yet released details about the new schedule, but said the old one isn't serving customers well.

Will Firefox changes win back users and developers?

In today's open source roundup: Big changes are in the works for Firefox. Plus: Android malware increases significantly. And one million new lines of code added to Linux kernel in 4.2 rc1.

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First Look: Linux Mint Mate 17.2

This is the MATE you should be hanging out with...

Reddit users want CEO Ellen Pao fired

In today's open source roundup: Angry Reddit users want a new CEO. Plus: DistroWatch reviews Alpine Linux 3.2.0. And Firefox 40 will bring improved scrolling and other enhancements.

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Why the open source business model is a failure

Most open source companies can't thrive by selling maintenance and support subscriptions. But the cloud may be the key to revenue generation.


9 must-have apps and tips for your Chromebook

These are some of the apps and tricks that will make you a Chromebook pro

Reddit moderators in revolt, Reddit on lockdown

In today's open source roundup: Reddit moderators strike back against the site's management. Plus: slammed with traffic, asks for bitcoin donations. And redditors discuss the new onslaught of Reddit traffic.

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Roundcube reaches its crowdfunding goal

The crowdfunding campaigns shows that Open Source is not about free of cost software.

YouTube for Android now supports 60 FPS video

In today's open source roundup: Android users can now view 60 FPS video on YouTube. Plus: Why Ubuntu is moving to Snappy for packages. And Linux Mint 17.2 released.

Amazon releases open source cryptographic module

The s2n module could serve as a leaner replacement for the OpenSSL TLS module

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Q&A: Zipcar founder Robin Chase on open source and the collaboration economy

Sharing is the "path of greatest value creation," says Chase.

Has Google become Microsoft?

In today's open source roundup: Google and Microsoft share some similarities. Plus: How to upgrade from Debian 7 to Debian 8. And Dropbox versus Google Drive.

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Black Monday: SCOTUS refuses to hear Google vs Oracle case

While Google has to prepare a fair use defense, the rest of the software industry is in serious trouble.

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Rust 1.1 speeds compiling, adds new APIs

The new version is 32 percent faster in compilation time, while the version 1.2 beta supports Microsoft's Visual C.

IBM Power Systems GM: Big scale and big data demand OpenPower

According to the conventional wisdom, Power was another victim – along with SPARC and, to a lesser extent, ARM – of the inexorable march of the commodity x86 server. But IBM seems to have halted the Power architecture’s slide.

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First look: ASUS Chromebook Flip

If you are looking for an affordable tablet that can double as a laptop, Chromebook Flip is for you.


The best Ubuntu phone has the most convoluted purchasing scheme

Meizu's MX4 Ubuntu Edition approaches flagship phone status, but makes buyers jump through hoops to get one.

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