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Ubuntu 15.10: Wily Werewolf alpha 2 released

In today's open source roundup: Alpha 2 of Ubuntu 15.10 has been released. Plus: Kodi 15 media player released for Android. And Windows 10 versus Linux.


Chromebooks versus Cloudbooks: Will Microsoft beat Google?

In today's open source roundup: Cloudbooks threaten the popularity of Chromebooks. Plus: A review of Android x86. And Fedora 23 will offer a Cinnamon spin.

Open-source startup hopes to change the way businesses visualize data

SlamData’s main appeal is that it works natively with data from NoSQL databases like MongoDB, which means it doesn’t need to translate unstructured data into the usual relational format. That’s an improvement over common analysis...

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Strange Wordpress/WooCommerce bug affecting sites without SSL certificates

Beginning last Thursday we started seeing some of our Wordpress/WooCommerce sites behaving strangely for domains without SSL certificates.

Does the Chrome web store suck?

In today's open source roundup: Some users think that the Chrome web store sucks. Plus: Wine 1.7.48 offers better support for Windows games and apps. And KDE unleashes Plasma Mobile Linux OS for phones.

NFV a hit for OpenDaylight

Almost 3/4 of users adopt it for virtualized functions; enterprises find NFV appealing too.


Move over Skype, Facetime, Hangouts. Here comes Spreedbox, a fully open source, secure videoconferencing solution

Spreedbox can offer private and secure video chat using Linux and open source technologies. All it needs is your support.

What's your favorite Linux desktop?

In today's open source roundup: What's your favorite Linux desktop environment? Plus: readers share their favorite desktops. And five of the top Linux desktop environments.

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6 Linux-based mobile operating systems

Android, yes. But also, Sailfish, Ubuntu, Tizen, and more.

Three months with a Chromebook computer

In today's open source roundup: How well does the Chromebook stack up after three months of use? Plus: Debian dumps SPARC hardware architecture. And Ubuntu MATE drops the Ubuntu Software Center.

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Sebastian Kügler: KDE's Plasma Mobile is running on Plasma 5 and Kubuntu

The KDE Community just announced its ambitious Plasma Mobile platform.

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KDE Community announces fully open source Plasma Mobile

Watch out Canonical, here comes another fully open source mobile OS.


Which is the best Linux distro for a new user?

There are hundreds of Linux-based distributions out there and it’s hard to pick the right one, but I did.

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Linux Foundation offers cheaper courses and certifications for India

This makes India the first region in which the Linux Foundation will offer country-specific pricing on select training and certification products


Why the Open Container Project is good news for enterprise IT

A Linux Foundation project to create a single standard for containers means CIOs can invest in container technology without fear of running into compatibility problems.

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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.7 comes with new security features

The new version of RHEL comes with many new features that enhance security and stability.

IBM moves open source business software to the cloud

The DeveloperWorks Open site will initially host 50 IBM open source software projects

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The best features from the .NET 4.6 release

This week Microsoft released a giant set of updates to the development world. Here are my favorite new features and enhancements.

Eight trends in today's Linux desktop

In today's open source roundup: Trends in today's Linux desktop. Plus: Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic now runs on Linux. And is Linux Mint 17.2 this year's best Linux desktop?

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