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Open source news, solutions, and analysis for IT professionals

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

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.

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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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Happy belated birthday, Linus Torvalds! [CARTOON]

Middle age hasn’t stopped Linux’s creator from delivering his classic rants.

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MintBox Mini coming in Q2 for $295

In today's open source roundup: The MintBox Mini compact computer is based on CompuLab's Fitlet. Plus: Tails 1.2.3 released, and Steam OS 1.0 beta updated to version 153.

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Firefox 35 released

In today's open source roundup: Firefox 35 is now available. Plus: Linux distros we'll never see, and Peppermint 5 reviews.

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Container wars

Docker's getting all the container headlines, but as we're going to see in 2015, there's a lot more to containers than just one company.

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First Look: Firefox 35

Mozilla brings an app store, performance tweaks, and more to latest Firefox web browser.

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Nine Linux distros to keep an eye on in 2015

In today's open source roundup: Nine Linux distributions worth watching in 2015. Plus: Security problems in North Korea Linux 3.0, and Xubuntu or Linux Mint Xfce for an old laptop?

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