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Has Valve helped Linux gaming?

In today's open source roundup: Valve's impact on Linux gaming. Plus: Why a tech journalist dumped Apple, Microsoft and Google for open source. And four music players for Linux.


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Photoshop competitor Krita is a true creative tool -- and it's free and open source

Expensive, closed source tools won’t make you an artist; if you are an artist Krita will help you shine.

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The 11 people you meet on (nearly) every open source project

Which kind are you? Choose wisely!

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Half a dozen reasons why openSUSE is a great OS for your PC

Here are a few reasons I use openSUSE and why its one of the best choices in the GNU/Linux world.

Tails 1.3 released

In today's open source roundup: Download Tails 1.3. Plus: The $89 Ubuntu computer, and why Superfish is even worse than we thought.

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Red Hat Shenandoah boosts Java garbage collection

The technology for reducing garbage collection pause times is aimed at in-memory databases and other apps requiring large heaps

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Google is reportedly working on Chromebook Pixel 2

The next Chromebook Pixel may have the latest Intel chips.

Will the Ubuntu Phone succeed?

In today's open source roundup: The Ubuntu Phone and its chances for success. Plus: Mozilla Thunderbird 31.5.0 released, and Lenovo sued because of Superfish adware.

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Linus Torvalds bumps Linux kernel to version 4.x

It's happening. Linux is getting a major version bump.

Are women leaving the technology industry?

In today's open source roundup: Are women abandoning tech jobs? Plus: Linux developers and money for distros. And does Linux have more security holes than Windows?

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Apache Spark jumps on the R bandwagon

The big data processing technology looks to draw in data scientists

Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS released

In today's open source roundup: Download Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS. Plus: MakuluLinux 2.0 Cinnamon review, and the best Linux distros for 2015.

Startup makes LibreOffice, OpenOffice available for Firefox smartphones

People use their device's Web browser to access the software, which rollApp hosts.

Who writes the Linux kernel?

In today's open source roundup: Find out who's writing Linux these days. Plus: Future Studio OS is designed for creative people, and run Android on your Windows device.

Facebook garners big gains from tighter management of open source

Facebook is now contributing more to external open source projects and keeping closer tabs on its own open source efforts

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Migrating from SVN to Git version control - Part 2

I talked about why we decided to make the switch to Git, now I'll talk about how to actually migrate an SVN project to a Git repository.

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The 8 best desktop environments for Linux

Here are 8 of the best desktop environments, ranked in inverse order -- saving the best (according to me) for last.

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Big data suite goes open source

Pivotal is releasing its data lake architecture components, including Greenplum DB, GemFire and HAWQ, to the open source community.

Torvalds: ‘People who start writing kernel code get hired really quickly’

Now more than ever, the development of the Linux kernel is a matter for the professionals, as unpaid volunteer contributions to the project reached their lowest recorded levels in the latest “Who Writes Linux” report.

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