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Xiaomi's Macbook Pro killer will run Linux

In today's open source roundup: Xiaomi ponders a Linux-based Macbook Pro killer. Plus: Is the new Moto 360 the prettiest smartwatch? And the newest Android Wear watch styles and sizes.

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Open source, open standard, royalty-free media codecs? That's the promise of the newly formed Alliance for Open Media

One Codec to rule them all, One Codec to find them, One Codec to bring them all, and in the multimedia bind them.

Acer offers convertible Chromebook for $299

In today's open source roundup: The Acer Chromebook R11 offers tablet and laptop functionality for $299. Plus: Acer announces Predator 8 gaming tablet. And Google announces Android Wear for the iPhone.

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How to make money from open source software

Ditching the GPL may be the key to running a successful commercial open source software business.

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First impression: Using my Moto 360 with iPhone 5s

Google yesterday published the Android Wear app on Apple's App Store and I got it to work on my Moto 360.

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Linux Foundation is giving away Chromebooks

Enroll in a Linux Foundation training course in the month of September and get a Chromebook for free.

Linux kernel 4.2 released

In today's open source roundup: Linux 4.2 is out. Plus: Linux Lite 2.6 released. And how to ready yourself for Linux.

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ownCloud announces bug bounty

As Linus Law states: "Given enough eyeballs, all bugs are shallow."

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How Docker can transform your development teams

Docker’s capability to speed up software testing make it must-have tool for any development team.

Why Chromebooks are better than iPads

In today's open source roundup: Why Chromebooks are a better option than iPads. Plus: The top five Chromebooks at Amazon. And Chromebooks give iPads a run for their money in education.

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Some exciting Chromebook improvements you'll soon see

These are some of the new features and improvements currently being tested in the experimental channels of Chrome OS.

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Former Apple CEO launches stylish Android phones

This story is the epitome of why I love open source: Anyone can take anything from it and build on top of it. And that's exactly what former CEO of Apple John Sculley is doing through his Obi Worldphone.

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Technology, the law and you: Open-source software

With one real exception, organizations shouldn’t have any legal issues to worry about when opting for open-source.

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KDE's Plasma 5.4: The most advanced and beautiful Linux desktop

Plasma 5.4 brings some much-awaited improvements to the KDE desktop environment.

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Eclipse seeks donations for open source development

Funding for development work on the Eclipse IDE and other projects will come from individuals and corporate users.

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The best open source reporting tools

Pentaho edges JasperReports and Eclipse BIRT is test of open source options for creating reports.

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Facebook open-sources Hack code generator

Hack Codegen creates code for Facebook's PHP spinoff.

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Happy 24th birthday Linux!

Over the last 24 years, Linux has become the largest shared technology on earth and has popularized a revolution called open source, which is changing our world in more ways than we can imagine.

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