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Skype Snap App Remains Hopelessly Outdated

Thursday 8th of August 2019 01:58:01 PM

IBM Closes Its $34 Billion Acquisition of Red Hat

Tuesday 6th of August 2019 05:58:01 PM

After 25 Months, Debian 10 'buster' Released

Tuesday 6th of August 2019 05:58:01 PM

Mageia 7 Linux Distro Released

Tuesday 6th of August 2019 01:58:02 PM

Linus Torvalds Sees Lots of Hardware Headaches Ahead

Friday 2nd of August 2019 10:58:01 AM

Microsoft Seeks To Join the Official Linux-Distros Mailing List

Wednesday 31st of July 2019 01:58:01 PM

KDE Plasma 5.16 Released

Saturday 13th of July 2019 03:58:01 PM

Vim and Neo Editors Vulnerable To High-Severity Bug

Saturday 13th of July 2019 03:58:01 PM

Windows 10's Linux Kernel Is Now Available

Tuesday 9th of July 2019 07:58:01 PM

Ubuntu MATE 19.10 Is Ditching VLC for GNOME MPV

Tuesday 9th of July 2019 03:58:02 PM

Ask Slashdot: Is Dockerization a Fad?

Sunday 7th of July 2019 01:58:01 AM

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