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Drupal releases patch for severe SQL injection flaw

The flaw could allow an anonymous attacker to execute arbitrary PHP code.

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Why you should buy computers with Linux preinstalled

In today's open source roundup: The virtues of hardware designed to run Linux right out of the box. Plus: The best desktop environment for Linux? And how Linux brought a happy couple together

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Keyboard for one: 8 of the most impressive solo programming efforts

Notable examples of coding brilliance that came from the mind (and hands) of one programmer

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Diverse points of view and passion make Linux stronger

In today's open source roundup: Are Linux users too passionate in their disagreements? Plus: KDE Plasma 5.1 released, and VirtualBox 4.3.18 brings bug fixes

Open source startup targeting DevOps-defined networking

A software startup debuted this week proposing software-defined networking to Docker, the open source software for creating Linux application virtualization containers.

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Quick look: PC-BSD 10.0.3

PC-BSD 10.0.3 offers a FreeBSD based alternative to desktop Linux distributions.

Microsoft to bring Docker to Windows Server

It's another giant step for the Docker virtualization technology

KDE Plasma used to produce The Desolation of Smaug movie

In today's open source roundup: Animators used KDE Plasma in the production of last year's hobbit movie. Plus: Testing rolling-release distributions for reliability, and a review of Cylon Linux 12.04.1

Open source and free software graveyard, 2014

We've tossed in a couple of freeware offerings that are no more as well.

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7 free open source monitoring tools every network admin needs

From device discovery to visibility into systems, networks, and traffic flows, these free open source monitoring tools have you covered.

Ubuntu Linux gets Netflix without weird workarounds

Ubuntu Linux users no longer need to employ arcane workarounds to watch Netflix on their computers.

Steam for Linux tops 700 games as big-name games increasingly call it home

Steam for Linux doesn't show any signs of fizzling out.

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How to do Scrum right

Jeff Sutherland, one of the creators of the popular agile framework, recently shared some advice on how to get the most out of it

Meet Linux kernel 3.17's best new features: Xbox One controller support, laptop 'free fall' protection, and more

Linux 3.17 is out, and most of the new features are designed to make your hardware play nice with the open-source operating system.

If you're a programmer, here's why you should move to Washington state

New (and old) data show that the Evergreen State is a particularly good place for software developers

PC-BSD 10.0.3: An alternative to desktop Linux distros?

PC-BSD 10.0.3 could be an attractive option for desktop Linux users. Plus: Linux 3.17 has been released, and Steam now has more than 700 Linux games.

Is GNOME 3.14 winning back Linux users?

GNOME 3.14 could be bringing users back from other desktops. Plus: Why are command line interfaces still popular? And a preview of the gaming distro Play Linux.

Ericsson releases WebRTC browser and framework as open source

Ericsson is resurrecting its WebRTC-based browser, Bowser, to help spark the development of more websites and apps that embrace voice, video and messaging features.

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