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Raspberry Pi foundation launches $5 Pi Zero

... and you can thank Google chairman Eric Schmidt for the low price tag.


6 people to be thankful for

Happy Thanksgiving!


Is openSUSE Tumbleweed good enough for a seasoned Arch user?

Being a huge fan of rolling releases, I find openSUSE Tumbleweed to be a great alternative to Arch Linux.

wordpress rebuilds codebase, releases code as open source

Bye bye PHP, hello JavaScript


Mirantis Fuel becomes an OpenStack Project

It’s part of the OpenStack Big Tent now

Is the Web better without JavaScript?

In today's open source roundup: Should you turn off JavaScript for a better Web? Plus: How to customize your GNOME 3 desktop. And understanding the new Google+.

Is Linux Mint a terrible desktop distribution?

In today's open source roundup: A redditor shares his horror at Linux Mint is as a desktop distribution. Plus: 5 memory debuggers for Linux coding. And how to customize the KDE Linux desktop

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Facebook building a 100-gigabit switch to keep up with video, VR traffic

Facebook is more than doubling the speed of its Wedge open-source network switch, which is good news both for Facebook users and for anyone who may want to build a 100-gigabit switch.

Google+ gets a big redesign

In today's open source roundup: Google debuts a new version of Google+. Plus: DistroWatch reviews openSUSE 42.1. And the future of the Chromebook.

Alienware Steam Machine reviews: Is it worth buying?

In today's open source roundup: Is Linux the right OS for the Alienware Steam Machine? Plus: Will the Alienware Steam Machine age well? And does SteamOS still have some growing to do?

Steam Machines: Are they worth buying?

In today's open source roundup: The first Steam Machines can now be bought. Plus: Some SteamOS games run better in Windows. And what Valve got right and wrong with the Steam Machine.


The Linux Foundation announces OpenHPC Collaborative Project

The OpenHPC project will provide a new, open source framework for high performance computing environments.

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5 game changing open source projects

These five technologies or projects ensure that we remain in charge of our digital lives.

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10 offbeat, odd, and downright weird places you'll find Linux

Why worry about the desktop when you've conquered everything else?

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Google open-sources machine learning to smarten up our apps

The system, dubbed TensorFlow, is smarter, faster and more flexible machine-learning software than Google has ever had before, the company says.

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8 things to do after installing openSUSE Leap 42.1

You've installed openSUSE on your PC. Here's what to do next.

The benefits of using FLAC for audio

In today's open source roundup: Why you should consider using FLAC for audio. Plus: New encryption ransomware targets Linux. And 10 GUI tools for Linux sysadmins.

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7 things you should know about openSUSE Leap

Leap is to SUSE what CentOS is to Red Hat and Ubuntu is to Canonical…

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