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Is the Web better without JavaScript?

In today's open source roundup: Should you turn off JavaScript for a better Web? Plus: How to customize your GNOME 3 desktop. And understanding the new Google+.

Is Linux Mint a terrible desktop distribution?

In today's open source roundup: A redditor shares his horror at Linux Mint is as a desktop distribution. Plus: 5 memory debuggers for Linux coding. And how to customize the KDE Linux desktop

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Facebook building a 100-gigabit switch to keep up with video, VR traffic

Facebook is more than doubling the speed of its Wedge open-source network switch, which is good news both for Facebook users and for anyone who may want to build a 100-gigabit switch.

Google+ gets a big redesign

In today's open source roundup: Google debuts a new version of Google+. Plus: DistroWatch reviews openSUSE 42.1. And the future of the Chromebook.

Alienware Steam Machine reviews: Is it worth buying?

In today's open source roundup: Is Linux the right OS for the Alienware Steam Machine? Plus: Will the Alienware Steam Machine age well? And does SteamOS still have some growing to do?

Steam Machines: Are they worth buying?

In today's open source roundup: The first Steam Machines can now be bought. Plus: Some SteamOS games run better in Windows. And what Valve got right and wrong with the Steam Machine.


The Linux Foundation announces OpenHPC Collaborative Project

The OpenHPC project will provide a new, open source framework for high performance computing environments.

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5 game changing open source projects

These five technologies or projects ensure that we remain in charge of our digital lives.

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10 offbeat, odd, and downright weird places you'll find Linux

Why worry about the desktop when you've conquered everything else?

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Google open-sources machine learning to smarten up our apps

The system, dubbed TensorFlow, is smarter, faster and more flexible machine-learning software than Google has ever had before, the company says.

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8 things to do after installing openSUSE Leap 42.1

You've installed openSUSE on your PC. Here's what to do next.

The benefits of using FLAC for audio

In today's open source roundup: Why you should consider using FLAC for audio. Plus: New encryption ransomware targets Linux. And 10 GUI tools for Linux sysadmins.

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7 things you should know about openSUSE Leap

Leap is to SUSE what CentOS is to Red Hat and Ubuntu is to Canonical…

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Review: Graylog delivers open source log management for the dedicated do-it-yourselfer

Graylog is an open-source log management tool, complete with a three-tier architecture, super-scalable storage (based on Elasticsearch), an easy-to-use web interface, and a powerful toolkit to parse messages, build ad-hoc dashboards,...

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Google brings machine learning to the masses with new open-source tool

Google has been working on machine learning for years deep inside its R&D labs, and on Monday, it launched a new, open-source tool to help share what it's learned.

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Q&A: Jono Bacon on joining GitHub

Bacon talks about his new role, his evolution as a community manager in all these years, and much more.

The Washington Post questions the security of the Linux kernel

In today's open source roundup: The Washington Post wonders if the Linux kernel needs better security. Plus: Does Linux need a more diverse range of distributions? And Ubuntu 16.04 LTS will drop the Ubuntu Software Center.

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Watch out CentOS, Ubuntu here comes openSUSE Leap

openSUSE announces Leap 42.1.

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