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Why do web developers choose OS X instead of Linux?

In today's open source roundup: What will it take to get web developers to choose Linux instead of OS X? Plus: DistroWatch reviews Tails 1.3, and the Linux Mint developers want to make the Cinnamon desktop load faster.

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India backs open source software for e-governance projects

The country had previously not taken a definite stand in favor of either open source or proprietary software

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The 9 best distros for KDE’s Plasma desktop

Plasma is one of the most advanced desktop environments and these distros offer a great ‘out-of-the-box’ Plasma experience.

Which iOS features should Android offer?

In today's open source roundup: Which features should Android borrow from iOS? Plus: Should all Linux distros default to the same desktop environment? And LibreOffice for web browsers and Android still in the works.

Facebook speeds iPhone app dev with React Native

The React Native framework takes advantaghe of many of iOS'es built-in capabilities.

An SDN vulnerability forced OpenDaylight to focus on security

The SDN project now has a security response team to quickly handle new vulnerability reports

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The state of open source security

Recent high-profile vulnerabilities have put the lie to the 'many eyes' theory -- but also driven real progress in securing the open source ecosystem.

Facebook's iOS UI development framework goes open source

ComponentKit framework, now offered for general use, reduces the complexity of writing code.

GNOME 3.16 released

In today's open source roundup: Check out what's new in GNOME 3.16. Plus: Will Windows 10 Secure Boot kill Linux? And the HTC One M9 will be available tonight at midnight.


Watch out Microsoft Office, Google Docs, LibreOffice Online is coming

Users may soon be able to use LibreOffice online, just like Google Docs and Office Online.


Create a home server with Raspberry Pi 2

Forget cloud, create your own $35 file share server at home with Raspberry Pi.

Three ways to run Windows software in Linux

In today's open source roundup: How to run Windows software in your favorite Linux distribution. Plus: Four tools to securely delete data in Linux, and MIPS-powered Chromebooks might be on the way.

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Gnome 3.16 sneak peek: A preview from the eyes of a KDE Plasma user

The next major release of Gnome (3.16) is scheduled to be released on March 25. Here is a pre-release, sneak peek of the upcoming release.

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Meet the White House’s new open source-happy IT director

“First Geek” David Recordon comes from Facebook, open standards world.


Stallman joins the Internet, talks net neutrality, patents and more

According to Richard Stallman, Facebook is a “monstrous surveillance engine” and tech companies working for patent reform aren’t going nearly far enough.

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Cloud threatening software freedom, advocate says

The public cloud increasingly is isolating users from the actual computing that they’re doing, threatening their control over the process and posing a danger to software freedom, said academic and former Debian project leader Stefano...

The Fedora Project is looking for a volunteer Diversity Advisor

In today's open source roundup: The Fedora Project seeks a Diversity Advisor. Plus: DistroWatch reviews Bodhi Linux 3.0, and reviews of HTC's One M9 phone.

Open-source's former 'police' now helping businesses adopt

The growth of open-source in the business world has wrought a lot of changes, but few are as striking as the turnabout of Black Duck Software.

Steam sale offers Linux games at up to 80% off

In today's open source roundup: Save money on Linux games via Steam's 10th anniversary sale. Plus: A review of Black Lab Linux MATE 6.1, and Android Authority reviews the Samsung Galaxy S6 phone.

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