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Google's surprise: ODF support launches ahead of schedule

Months earlier than predicted by Google's head of open source, Google today announced support for the international OpenDocument Format in its Google Drive suite of apps.

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What will happen to Linux in 2015?

In today's open source roundup: The first predictions about Linux and 2015 are in. Plus: Audio editing applications for Linux, and the Linux Foundation's holiday membership drive has begun.

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Google's Chromecast still dominates streaming media

In today's open source roundup: The Chromecast still tops the streaming media sales charts. Plus: What is the Linux community doing wrong? And how to sync your Android device with your Linux desktop.

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Microsoft to open-source cloud framework behind Halo 4 services

The distributed computing research project known as Project Orleans will be available in early 2015.

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A brief history of Linux malware

A look at some of the worms and viruses and Trojans that have plagued Linux throughout the years.

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Android users get free access to Hulu for the holidays

In today's open source roundup: Hulu welcomes Android users with free holiday access. Plus: Amazon forced to pull its shopping app from the Google Play store, and the best way to partition a Linux system?

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Linux Mint 17.1 and the question of the "best" Linux desktop

In today's open source roundup: Linux Mint 17.1 might be the best desktop distribution this year...or not. Plus: GNOME or KDE in Fedora 21? And Windows 10 users crave features that are already available in Linux.

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First Look: Fedora 21 has something for everyone

Fedora 21 is a must-try distro for not only Gnome fans but also for anyone interested in a serious Linux distribution.

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Fedora 21 released

In today's open source roundup: Fedora 21 available for download. Plus: Ars Technica reviews Linux Mint 17.1, and VLC for Android released.

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The best Android phones for the holiday season

In today's open source roundup: Which Android phones should be on your shopping list for the holidays? Plus: Valve releases the Steam Broadcasting beta, and find out what's new in Linux 3.18

15 essential open source tools for Windows admins

15 essential open source tools for Windows admins

Sure, Microsoft has a ton of useful admin tools, but terrific, complementary open source tools abound.

Hadoop successor sparks a data analysis evolution

2015 could be the year for Apache Spark

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Samsung Galaxy S6 specs may have leaked

In today's open source roundup: The specs for Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S6 phone may have been leaked. Plus: How Samsung is changing its approach to open source software, and three personal finance managers for Linux.

Juniper unbundles switch hardware, software

Juniper Networks this week rolled out a switch based on hardware from the Open Compute Project designed to run its Junos network operating system software, and others.

11 open source tools for making the most of machine learning

11 open source tools to make the most of machine learning

Tap the predictive power of machine learning with these diverse, easy-to-implement libraries and frameworks.

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Six GUI firewall tools for Linux

In today's open source roundup: Six GUI firewall management applications in Linux. Plus: Linux Lite 2.2 released, and the story of how Kali Linux was created.

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Will Android's Material Design be a big hit with Linux users in Quantum OS?

In today's open source roundup: Quantum OS promises to blend Android's Material Design into the Linux desktop. Plus: Opera 26 has been released for Linux, and download the beta of the Scrivener writing tool for Linux.


First Look: Firefox 34

The fact that modern browsers update silently and often occasionally takes some of the savor out of a new release. Rapid releases mean new features are deployed in a dribble, rather than in bursts. With Firefox 34, however, Mozilla...

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Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon & MATE: A hands-on review

What’s new and exciting in the latest releases of Linux Mint 17.1.

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