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Diary of a new Arch user: One weird trick to make Arch easier.

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Arch users always say that the Wiki is the best feature of Arch, and you need it to keep everything running properly. I knew this when I started. What took me so long to figure out is that it’s import to not wait until something’s broken to use it.

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GNU Ghostscript 9.14.0 released

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Since the last GNU GS release Artifex Software have moved from GPL to the GNU Affero GPL V3 the gpl-ghostscript package (at version 9.07), and GNU-GS moved to this license too with this release.

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Semplice Linux 7 Shows That You Can Still Innovate with a New Desktop Environment

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Debian

Semplice Linux is a GNU/Linux distribution based on Debian's Sid unstable branch that aims to provide a clean and simple user experience. A new version has just been released and it's quite different from any of the previous versions.

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Running mission-critical applications on Enterprise Linux servers

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At the core of any organisation are important IT systems that are vital for continued successful operation. Mission-critical applications, such as ERP, CRM, business intelligence, data warehousing, and analytics, advance and support business in many fundamental ways. In the modern, global corporate landscape, it is almost certain that users will need to access these systems at any time of day, demanding around-the-clock, 24/7 availability. Any outage of mission-critical server infrastructure directly impacts revenue and profitability, so downtime must be avoided.

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Linux Container Adoption Set to Grow Rapidly

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The Linux Foundation today released its 2014 end user trends report, providing visibility into how some of the world's largest IT organizations are thinking about and using Linux.

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Configurable Menu: Install the best menu for Linux Mint 17/17.1 Cinnamon

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Configurable Menu is one of the best applet’s I’ve found in Linux Mint Cinnamon. I’ve been using it for about three weeks on Linux Mint 17 installed on my laptop. And I’ve just installed it on a test installation of Linux Mint 17.1 Cinnamon in VMware.

In this post, you’ll read why I like Configurable Menu so much and how you can install it on your Linux Mint 17/17.1 Cinnamon desktop.

So, why do I like Configurable Menu so much?

The answer, dear reader, lies in its name – configurable. Configurable Menu is very, very configurable. It can take on any form that you want – from a classic menu type to a fullscreen application launcher and any form in between.

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Behind the App: The Story of Kali Linux

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It began out of necessity for lead Kali developer Mati Aharoni (known as muts in the community). While doing professional security work he needed a variety of security tools without being able to install any software on his client's systems, and so he took to Linux. We spoke with Mati to learn more about how it started and how the community-driven project has grown and evolved over the years into one of the leading security-focused Linux distributions.

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Steam Hardware Survey Shows More Linux Users, but Not by Much

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Gaming

The Steam for Linux client has a pretty strong base that doesn't seem to change an awful lot and the latest numbers from the Steam Hardware Survey for November indicate just that.

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What is Linux?

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You may not know this, but Linux is the most popular operating system in the world. It's at the heart of your Android smartphone or tablet, your smart thermostat, your television, and set top box. Linux runs on the world's most powerful supercomputers, and on the International Space Station. If you've used the Internet today to send an email, you used Linux. Linux powers the Internet. If you searched for cat pictures online, you used Linux. If you sent a letter, the old fashioned way, you probably used Linux as well. Linux runs on the large server farms that create those cool special effects in Hollywood. If you've been to see the latest superhero epic at the local theatre, and were totally blown away by the effects, you can thank Linux for part of that.

Linux is everywhere.

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Google Chromebooks Outsell iPads in U.S. Schools

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Google

Chromebooks from vendors such as Acer, HP, Samsung and Dell edged out iPads in sales to U.S. schools during the third quarter, according to new data from IDC.
Google's low-cost Chromebook laptops have for the first time overtaken Apple's iPads in sales to U.S. schools.

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