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Ubuntu 15.10 will be released in October

In today's open source roundup: Ubuntu 15.10 will be released on October 22. Plus: Chrome for Android is now mostly open source. And infighting may be hurting the Linux community.

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Is Red Hat ready for the Internet of Things?

A recent Red Hat survey on mobile trends found that 70 percent of organizations plan to pursue IoT projects in the next five years. So where is Red Hat on the IoT stage?

Linux secrets most users don't know about

In today's open source roundup: Discover secret Linux tricks. Plus: Five of the best gaming distros for Linux. And 3D platformer games for Linux?

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How to convert users to Linux

There are two ways of converting users to Linux: My way or the hard way

Which Chromebook is worth buying?

In today's open source roundup: Which Chromebook is worth getting? Plus: The history of Apple versus Linux and open source. And the pros and cons of Snappy packages.

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How to move to openSUSE Tumbleweed

Should you switch to openSUSE Tumbleweed? And how to make the move if you do decide to try the adventurous side of Linux.

A newbie's guide to getting started with Linux

In today's open source roundup: How you can get started with Linux. Plus: Oculus Linux development put on hold. And HTC kills its mini line of Android phones.

What can't you do with Chrome OS?

In today's open source roundup: Where does Chrome OS start to fail? Plus: Five classic PC games remade in open source. And Black Lab Linux will switch to systemd.

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Is Linux right for you?

How do you know if you are a potential candidate to become a Linux user? It's this simple: What's the first app you fire up after booting into your system? If you said 'browser', then you are a potential Linux user.

What happens when Ubuntu nicknames reach the end of the alphabet?

In today's open source roundup: What will Canonical use for Ubuntu nicknames after it reaches the end of the alphabet? Plus: Steam improves its client application. And GNOME 3.16.2 has been released.

The death of Foresight Linux

In today's open source roundup: Foresight Linux has died. Plus: Must-have apps and extensions for Chrome OS. And Mystery Moto phones with QHD screens.

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2015 is shaping up to be the Year of Ubuntu

Ubuntu has been making big promises since 2011 when they chose Unity to be at the center of their universe. And while they failed to deliver on Ubuntu TV or Ubuntu for Android, they've got other tricks up their sleeves.

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What if Windows went open source tomorrow?

Thinking out loud about Microsoft making Windows an open source project is a great way to get your friends and colleagues wondering seriously about your mental health.

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A preview of the MintBox Mini

In today's open source roundup: A Linux Mint developer previews the MintBox Mini. Plus: A review of the System76 Meerkat. And a refrigerator that runs Ubuntu.

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India’s constitution is now on GitHub

Add India to the growing list of countries whose national laws, some portion at least, are now in source control.

Add GitHub dorking to list of security concerns

The Uber-GitHub dispute highlights a common open source risk, but Uber is hardly alone in accidentally uploading sensitive data to GitHub, the world's most popular code hosting site. Security experts say that GitHub's repositories...

GNOME versus Unity in Ubuntu

In today's open source roundup: Should you use Unity or GNOME in Ubuntu? Plus: Linux blogs that are worth reading? And Linux Mint will offer systemd and upstart for now

Nintendo might release games for Android in 2017

In today's open source roundup: Nintendo prepares games for smart devices. Plus: A $9 computer that runs Debian. And a Linux rootkit users graphics cards to hide itself.

Best Linux distro for game development?

In today's open source roundup: Which Linux distro should a game developer use? Plus: A review of the LG G4 Android phone. And Samsung delays launch of the Gear A round smartwatch.

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