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Microsoft's sudden love for Linux leaves me cold

In today's open source roundup: Microsoft's embrace of Linux comes across as self-serving and disingenuous. Plus: Ubuntu's Unity 8 will remove Amazon search, and what happens when Linux users run Windows?

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Quick Look: Puppy Linux 6.0

Check out the latest release of the lightweight Puppy Linux distribution.

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Advisory says to assume all Drupal 7 websites are compromised

Only those who patched within seven hours may be in the clear.

10 open source tools to make Docker even more powerful

10 open source tools to make Docker even more powerful

Better management, Web front ends, improved visibility into container apps -- the Docker ecosystem is evolving quickly, thanks to its vibrant open source community.

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Dart still far from hitting the JavaScript bullseye

TIOBE’s latest ranking of programming languages suggests Dart is making progress at JavaScript’s expense, but other data show that’s not the case

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Puppy Linux 6.0 Tahrpup CE released

In today's open source roundup: Download Puppy Linux 6.0 Tahrpup CE. Plus: ExtremeTech thumbs its nose at Linux users, and Aspyr Media plans more Linux games in the next six months.

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Ubuntu's Unity desktop may be more popular than most people think

In today's open source roundup: A survey indicates that a strong majority of Ubuntu users use the Unity desktop. Plus: GOG to release classic LucasArts games, and has Microsoft finally fixed its mistakes with Windows 10?

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Exposed: Xerox Alto and CP/M OS source code released

The Computer History Museum has made the code behind yet more historic software available for download

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Will we ever be able to run OS X apps in Linux with Darling?

In today's open source roundup: Will the Darling project ever be able to run popular OS X applications in Linux? Plus: A review of GhostBSD 4.0 by DistroWatch, and Birds Linux 4.0 for students released

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Quick Look: Ubuntu 14.10

The latest release of Ubuntu focuses on application updates, maintenance and stability enhancements.

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Ubuntu 14.10 released

In today's open source roundup: Ubuntu 14.10 is available for download and upgrade. Plus: Ars Technica looks at ten years of Ubuntu, and is the 64-bit version of Ubuntu 14.10 better than the 32-bit version?

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Is Gentoo Linux too difficult for newcomers to use?

In today's open source roundup: Gentoo has much to offer experienced Linux users. Plus: Is it easy to avoid systemd in Debian? And Civilization: Beyond Earth is coming to Linux for the holidays.

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Generic pagination in C# for .NET WebAPI

"I love writing pagination code!"... said no one ever. After what seems like the millionth time writing a list pager from scratch, we've come up with a handy generic class to plug in for .NET API projects.

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Redditor swarmed after asking a question about systemd

In today's open source roundup: A thread about systemd on Reddit turns into a train wreck. Plus: A game is removed from Steam after the developer threatens Gabe Newell, and a review of SparkyLinux 3.5 by DistroWatch.

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Ubuntu turns 10: A look back at desktop Linux standard bearer

A brief history of Ubuntu, as alliterative as all-get-out.

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Should Debian be forked because of systemd?

In today's open source roundup: Veteran Unix admins threaten Debian fork if systemd replaces sysvinit. Plus: Ubuntu turns ten years old today, and Ubuntu 15.04 to have codename Vivid Vervet.

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Linux developers and users should be civil while disagreeing passionately

In today's open source roundup: Why Linux developers and users need to disagree in a civil way. Plus: Remembering Netscape, and DeadCore has been released for Linux.

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Why you should buy computers with Linux preinstalled

In today's open source roundup: The virtues of hardware designed to run Linux right out of the box. Plus: The best desktop environment for Linux? And how Linux brought a happy couple together

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