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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?

What’s behind Linux's new Cloud Native Computing Foundation?

Google, IBM, Intel, Joyent Docker and others hop on board to create an infrastructure stack just for containers.

Should you remove Adobe Flash from Linux?

In today's open source roundup: Is it time to remove Adobe Flash from your Linux computer? Plus: Adobe recently updated Flash to version And how to remove Flash from your Linux computer.

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Linus Torvalds rides in fighter jets for relaxation (and 4 other facts about the father of Linux)

Last week Torvalds flew in a fighter jet to take a break from kernel releases and blasted the Gmail team for throwing legit mails in the spam folder.

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Esri to unveil mapping tools in R

Esri is set to announce an open-source software bridge today that makes it faster and easier to move mapping data between ArcGIS and R.

Should there be a $99 Chromebook?

In today's open source roundup: Would you buy a $99 Chromebook? Plus: DistroWatch reviews SolydXK 201506. And North Korea's version of Linux includes content tracker.

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HBO Now available on Google Android and Amazon devices

Users of these Linux-powered devices can now access HBO Now and watch all episodes of the Game of Thrones.

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Canonical changes licensing terms to comply with GPL

Canonical’s IP policy is now in compliance with GNU GPL, but derivatives must be extra careful when basing their work on Ubuntu.

Firefox devs testing feature to find and nuke noisy tabs

Mozilla Firefox developers are working on a noise indicator that appears on tabs playing videos and audio. So far it only works with HTML5 videos, but developers appear to be working on implementing this with Flash media, as well.

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One Ubuntu PC maker is kicking Adobe Flash off its Linux systems

Citing security and irrelevance, System76 stops bundling Flash with Firefox, and recommends that all customers purge the plug-in from their systems.

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