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Is Windows 10 really a threat to desktop Linux?

In today's open source roundup: Will Windows 10 hurt Linux on the desktop? Plus: Lean Linux distributions, and Samsung's Tizen versus Google's Android Wear.

Should Microsoft open source Internet Explorer or destroy it?

In today's open source roundup: Microsoft has some decisions to make about Internet Explorer. Plus: Stream content from your Linux computer to Chromecast, and are Linux graphics apps ready for professional use?

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Great Linux propaganda posters

In today's open source roundup: Groovy Linux propaganda images. Plus: Google will launch its own cellular service, and why Chromebooks are hurting Microsoft.


LibreOffice finally arrives on Android

Something is better than nothing, but LibreOffice has a long way to go to solve problems that Android users face.

Linux system administrators make big bucks

In today's open source roundup: Become a Linux system administrator and rake in the cash. Plus: A look back at the top ten distros of 2014, and how Linux can be more successful on the desktop.

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Are you ready for Ubuntu's drone invasion?

What if your Roomba vacuum cleaner moonlighted as a personal assistant or security guard and took off like a drone as needed? With Snappy Ubuntu Core the sky's the limit.

Microsoft might let Android apps run on Windows Phone

In today's open source roundup: Windows Phone may run Android apps. Plus: Firefox OS will power smart TVs in 2015, and Linus wants security problems made public.

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What’s new in SUSE Linux 12?

SUSE 12 is a broad set of Linux distributions ranging from desktop through enterprise level. We tested several instances and found them quite ready for enterprise use. All in all, SUSE 12 is a worthy competitor to Red Hat and Ubuntu...

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Fake Linux fork pokes fun at feminism and diversity

In today's open source roundup: A fake Linux fork mocks feminism and diversity. Plus: How to customize Xfce, and MakuluLinux 2.0 Cinnamon released.

Why some Apple customers run Linux on Macbooks instead of OS X

In today's open source roundup: Why Apple's Macbooks are popular with some Linux users. Plus: Ars reviews Fedora 21, and should you use Linux or BSD?

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The 12 best free and open source apps for Mac OS X

Did that shiny, elegant new Macbook make a not-so-tiny dent in your bank account? Don’t worry, you won’t have to burn holes in your pockets to get useful apps for your Mac.

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Happy belated birthday, Linus Torvalds! [CARTOON]

Middle age hasn’t stopped Linux’s creator from delivering his classic rants.

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MintBox Mini coming in Q2 for $295

In today's open source roundup: The MintBox Mini compact computer is based on CompuLab's Fitlet. Plus: Tails 1.2.3 released, and Steam OS 1.0 beta updated to version 153.

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Firefox 35 released

In today's open source roundup: Firefox 35 is now available. Plus: Linux distros we'll never see, and Peppermint 5 reviews.


Container wars

Docker's getting all the container headlines, but as we're going to see in 2015, there's a lot more to containers than just one company.

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First Look: Firefox 35

Mozilla brings an app store, performance tweaks, and more to latest Firefox web browser.

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Nine Linux distros to keep an eye on in 2015

In today's open source roundup: Nine Linux distributions worth watching in 2015. Plus: Security problems in North Korea Linux 3.0, and Xubuntu or Linux Mint Xfce for an old laptop?

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9 Linux distros to watch in 2015

A list of the most interesting Linux distros to keep up with in 2015.

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Seven notable Raspberry Pi rivals

Everyone wants a piece of the Pi.

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