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Debian 8 released

In today's open source roundup: Debian 8 Jesse has been released. Plus: Did open source principles matter when Linux was created? And can you play games on a Chromebox computer?


Ubuntu 15.04 reviews

In today's open source roundup: Reviews of Ubuntu 15.04. Plus: Hidden options in Ubuntu 15.04. And Kubuntu 15.04 has been released.

Red Hat broadens programming language support

RHEL can now support multiple versions of a single programming language, such as Python

Ubuntu 15.04 released

In today's open source roundup: Download the final release of Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet). Plus: Are Chromebooks taking over from tablets? And you can now order Intel's Compute Stick.

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OpenOffice development is looking grim as developers flock to LibreOffice

Development on the free productivity suite is down to just 16 people, and the support system for new contributors is sorely lacking.

Ubuntu 15.04 will ship with Canonical's own browser

In today's open source roundup: Canonical's browser will be in Ubuntu 15.04. Plus: Should a newbie programmer switch to Ubuntu from Windows? And an Ubuntu user switches to Kubuntu.

Fedora 22 beta released

In today's open source roundup: Download the Fedora 22 beta. Plus: VMWare launches its own version of Linux. And eight useful Linux file managers.

Chromebooks get Google Now and Material Design in Chrome OS 42

In today's open source roundup: Chrome OS 42 includes Material Design and Google Now. Plus: DistroWatch reviews Linux Mint Debian Edition 2. And six reasons why Linux is a good choice for users with disabilities.

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How to make Linux's desktop look good on high-resolution displays

You've paid good money for a high-resolution display. Here's how to enjoy it with Linux's GNOME desktop.

Forge.mil changed how the US military develops software

In today's open source roundup: Open source has changed how the US military develops software. Plus: Forty Linux terminal commands. And great extensions for Google's Chrome browser.

The blue screen of death in Linux?

In today's open source roundup: A user got the infamous blue screen of death...in Linux! Plus: Nvidia's new hardware is not open source friendly. And rsync as a Time Machine type backup for Unix.

2015 Future of Open Source Software Survey

Does your company run on open-source software? Join the (very large) club

In five years, the number of organizations relying on such software has nearly doubled, according to the 2015 Future of Open Source Software Survey from North Bridge Venture Partners and Black Duck Software.

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Meet the new leader of Debian open source project

Neil McGovern is the new leader of the Debian open source/free software project after defeating two rival contenders in a vote held among developers that closed on Wednesday. He takes over from Lucas Nussbaum, who did not seek...

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FOSS compliance becomes more important

Free and open-source software could be subject to new compliance requirements.

Google launches new Chromebook site

In today's open source roundup: Check out Google's new site for Chromebooks. Plus: Dooble privacy browser released. And five notable changes in Ubuntu 15.04.

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Review: Storm’s real-time processing comes at a price

The open source stream processing solution is proven reliable at scale, but difficult to learn and use.

Are Chromebooks suitable for users who aren't developers?

In today's open source roundup: Are Chromebooks a good option for users who aren't developers? Plus: DistroWatch reviews SuperX 3.0. And Ultimate Edition 4.4 has been released.

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Who’s behind Linux now, and should you be afraid?

Most Linux kernel code isn’t developed by who you might think. Here’s a closer look at why this matters.

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Elementary OS releases Freya

Will the beautiful "Mac OS X for Linux" affect the adoption of Linux on desktops?

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