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Google Drive for Linux screenshots leaked

In today's open source roundup: Google may be preparing to release Drive for Linux. Plus: Q*bert rebooted for Android, and will Blizzard finally support Linux users?

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LibreOffice 4.4 is more than just a pretty face

LibreOffice (aka LO) is among the best and the most used free (of cost) and open source office suites. The just-announced, brand new version 4.4 boasts some new features and a much needed design overhaul.

Why Valve's Steam Machines aren't dead

In today's open source roundup: The best is yet to come for Valve's Steam Machines. Plus: The Linux Foundation offers Essentials of System Administration course online, and Microsoft offers preview version of Outlook for Android.


LibreOffice gets a streamlined makeover, native alternatives for major Microsoft fonts

LibreOffice is a great productivity suite and version 4.4 gives the suite an improved interface and new fonts to replace two popular choices from Microsoft.

YouTube dumps Flash for HTML5

In today's open source roundup: YouTube puts another nail in the coffin of Flash. Plus: Your favorite file manager for Linux? And is Ubuntu or Linux Mint the right choice for new users?

Should you use Windows 10 or Ubuntu?

In today's open source roundup: Ubuntu versus Windows 10. Plus: Dell updates Developer Edition Linux laptops, and KDE Plasma 5.2 released and reviewed.

2015 Open Source Rookies of the Year

The top 10 rookie open source projects

Black Duck presents its Open Source Rookies of the Year -- the 10 most exciting, active new projects germinated by the global open source community.

Is Windows 10 really a threat to desktop Linux?

In today's open source roundup: Will Windows 10 hurt Linux on the desktop? Plus: Lean Linux distributions, and Samsung's Tizen versus Google's Android Wear.

Linus Torvalds diversity gaffe brings out the best (and worst) of the open source world

Comments by Linus Torvalds have prompted a new debate on the role of meritocracy, diversity and inclusiveness in the open-source community.

Should Microsoft open source Internet Explorer or destroy it?

In today's open source roundup: Microsoft has some decisions to make about Internet Explorer. Plus: Stream content from your Linux computer to Chromecast, and are Linux graphics apps ready for professional use?

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Great Linux propaganda posters

In today's open source roundup: Groovy Linux propaganda images. Plus: Google will launch its own cellular service, and why Chromebooks are hurting Microsoft.


LibreOffice finally arrives on Android

Something is better than nothing, but LibreOffice has a long way to go to solve problems that Android users face.

Linux system administrators make big bucks

In today's open source roundup: Become a Linux system administrator and rake in the cash. Plus: A look back at the top ten distros of 2014, and how Linux can be more successful on the desktop.

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Are you ready for Ubuntu's drone invasion?

What if your Roomba vacuum cleaner moonlighted as a personal assistant or security guard and took off like a drone as needed? With Snappy Ubuntu Core the sky's the limit.

Microsoft might let Android apps run on Windows Phone

In today's open source roundup: Windows Phone may run Android apps. Plus: Firefox OS will power smart TVs in 2015, and Linus wants security problems made public.

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What’s new in SUSE Linux 12?

SUSE 12 is a broad set of Linux distributions ranging from desktop through enterprise level. We tested several instances and found them quite ready for enterprise use. All in all, SUSE 12 is a worthy competitor to Red Hat and Ubuntu...

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Fake Linux fork pokes fun at feminism and diversity

In today's open source roundup: A fake Linux fork mocks feminism and diversity. Plus: How to customize Xfce, and MakuluLinux 2.0 Cinnamon released.

Why some Apple customers run Linux on Macbooks instead of OS X

In today's open source roundup: Why Apple's Macbooks are popular with some Linux users. Plus: Ars reviews Fedora 21, and should you use Linux or BSD?

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The 12 best free and open source apps for Mac OS X

Did that shiny, elegant new Macbook make a not-so-tiny dent in your bank account? Don’t worry, you won’t have to burn holes in your pockets to get useful apps for your Mac.

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