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Nginx Plus 6 Improves Web Server High-Availability

Wednesday 15th of April 2015 02:00:00 AM

ServerWatch: The Nginx Plus R6 update build on the Nginx 1.7.11 open-source web server release.

Windows Lookalike Q4OS Is Almost at Version 1.0

Tuesday 14th of April 2015 10:00:00 PM

 softpedia: Q4OS is a Linux a distribution that's been developed to provides a close experience as that of a Windows operating systems

The five biggest changes in Ubuntu 15.04, Vivid Vervet

Tuesday 14th of April 2015 09:00:00 PM

ZDnet: At first glance, there's little new in the next version of Ubuntu Linux. Under the hood, it's a different story.

Raspberry Pi gains an E-paper display

Tuesday 14th of April 2015 08:00:00 PM

 LinuxGizmos: A Kickstarter project is pitching a HAT add-on for the Raspberry Pi that provides a 2.7-inch E-paper display, as well as a battery backed real time clock.

Are Chromebooks suitable for users who aren't developers?

Tuesday 14th of April 2015 07:00:00 PM

 ITWorld: Chromebooks seem to have wide appeal, as you can tell from the very positive user ratings and reviews in Amazon's list of bestselling Chromebooks.

9 reasons to use KDE

Tuesday 14th of April 2015 06:00:00 PM KDE originally stood for Kool Desktop Environment, but is now known by many as the K Desktop Environment.

Docker, Boasting 'Amazing Traction,' Tops $150M in Funding

Tuesday 14th of April 2015 05:07:00 PM

eWEEK: Docker's CEO explains why the open-source Docker container technology is taking off, and why he's raising more money.

Dual-boot Windows 7, Linux Mint Debian Edition 2 on a PC with UEFI firmware

Tuesday 14th of April 2015 04:00:00 PM

 LinuxBSDos: In this tutorial, you''ll read how to dual-boot LMDE 2, the latest release, and Windows 7 on a computer with UEFI firmware.

Modern DevOps with Docker

Tuesday 14th of April 2015 03:00:00 PM Is Docker production-ready?

How to manage remote MySQL databases on Linux VPS using a GUI tool

Tuesday 14th of April 2015 02:00:00 PM

 xmodulo: If you need to run a MySQL server on a remote VPS instance, how will you manage databases hosted by the server remotely?

The Real Reason Open Source Startups Fail

Tuesday 14th of April 2015 01:00:00 PM

TechCrunch: The recent news around Nebula shutting its doors has stirred speculation that OpenStack startups are struggling because of the state of the OpenStack market.

RDO OpenStack Promises Easy, Free Open Source Cloud Computing

Tuesday 14th of April 2015 12:00:00 PM

The VAR Guy: RDO, a community-based OpenStack distribution, aims to provide an easy way to deploy the open source cloud-computing platform on CentOS, Fedora, Red Hat Enterprise Linux and other Linux distributions.

Linux 4.1's Staging Pull Has Patches Courtesy Of OPW/Outreachy

Tuesday 14th of April 2015 11:00:00 AM

Phoronix: In total this cycle's staging pull has 38,863 insertions and 22,325 deletions.

5 Things To Know About The Rise Of Open Source

Tuesday 14th of April 2015 06:00:00 AM

Forbes: If you still think open source technology is less reliable than proprietary software, or less secure, it’s time to learn more about the private sector’s digital revolution.

Tweaking Ubuntu Unity to Better Suit Your Needs

Tuesday 14th of April 2015 02:00:00 AM Ubuntu Unity. Never before has there been a user interface to bring about such polar opinions.

Latest Antergos Live CD Includes GNOME 3.16, Based on Arch Linux

Monday 13th of April 2015 10:00:00 PM

 softpedia: Highlights of the new Antergos Live CD include a fully working GNOME 3.16 desktop environment

elementary OS team releases 'Freya,' a Linux distro you'll want to see

Monday 13th of April 2015 09:00:00 PM

 NetworkWorld: With Freya, elementary introduces a seriously impressive consumer-focused Linux distribution.

WordPress Plugin 'Simple Ads Manager' Exploit

Monday 13th of April 2015 08:00:00 PM

 FOSSforce: Simple Ads Manager is a plugin that we'd evaluated about a year ago.

Why is Android so different from Linux distros?

Monday 13th of April 2015 07:00:00 PM

 ITworld: Android is based on Linux, but that doesn't mean that it's the same as your average Linux distribution.

Ubuntu MATE Is Now a Partner for the Linux Hardware Company Entroware

Monday 13th of April 2015 06:00:00 PM

softpedia: Entroware has become the first hardware partner for Ubuntu MATE, meaning that users can now purchase a laptop powered by this operating system.

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Debian-Based Distribution Updated With KDE 3.5 Forked Desktop

Q4OS 1.2 "Orion" is the new release that is re-based on Debian Jessie, focused on shipping its own desktop utilities and customizations, and designed to run on both old and new hardware. Read more

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Unix and Personal Computers: Reinterpreting the Origins of Linux

So, to sum up: What Linus Torvalds, along with plenty of other hackers in the 1980s and early 1990s, wanted was a Unix-like operating system that was free to use on the affordable personal computers they owned. Access to source code was not the issue, because that was already available—through platforms such as Minix or, if they really had cash to shell out, by obtaining a source license for AT&T Unix. Therefore, the notion that early Linux programmers were motivated primarily by the ideology that software source code should be open because that is a better way to write it, or because it is simply the right thing to do, is false. Read more Also: Anti-Systemd People