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Is Gentoo Linux too difficult for newcomers to use?

In today's open source roundup: Gentoo has much to offer experienced Linux users. Plus: Is it easy to avoid systemd in Debian? And Civilization: Beyond Earth is coming to Linux for the holidays.

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Generic pagination in C# for .NET WebAPI

"I love writing pagination code!"... said no one ever. After what seems like the millionth time writing a list pager from scratch, we've come up with a handy generic class to plug in for .NET API projects.

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Redditor swarmed after asking a question about systemd

In today's open source roundup: A thread about systemd on Reddit turns into a train wreck. Plus: A game is removed from Steam after the developer threatens Gabe Newell, and a review of SparkyLinux 3.5 by DistroWatch.

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Ubuntu turns 10: A look back at desktop Linux standard bearer

A brief history of Ubuntu, as alliterative as all-get-out.

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Should Debian be forked because of systemd?

In today's open source roundup: Veteran Unix admins threaten Debian fork if systemd replaces sysvinit. Plus: Ubuntu turns ten years old today, and Ubuntu 15.04 to have codename Vivid Vervet.

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Linux developers and users should be civil while disagreeing passionately

In today's open source roundup: Why Linux developers and users need to disagree in a civil way. Plus: Remembering Netscape, and DeadCore has been released for Linux.

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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