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LinuxCon's surprise keynote speaker ​Linus Torvalds muses about open-source software

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Torvalds replied, "I don't think I'm all that powerful, but I'm glad to get all the credit for open source." For someone who's arguably been more influential on technology than Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, or Larry Ellison, Torvalds remains amusingly modest. That's probably one reason Torvalds, who doesn't suffer fools gladly, remains the unchallenged leader of Linux.

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StorPool's Linux-based software-defined storage dodges VMware and Hyper-V, for now

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For the moment the Linux-only abilities of StorPool are something to which the company is cutting its cloth to suit. And so the bulk of its target customers are service providers which already run a lot of Linux - among whom it claims deployments of up to several hundred TB - although it also aims at devops use cases in wider verticals.

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Meet Kali Linux 2.0, a distro built to hammer your security

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Security

Kali is the successor to BackTrack, and is a Debian-based Linux distribution that includes hundreds of penetration-testing tools pre-installed and ready to go. Just boot it from a USB drive or live DVD and you’ll have a penetration-testing—or “hacking”—environment with all the tools you might want just waiting for you to fire them up.

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The problem with Linux text-to-speech (TTS)

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It has never even been a serious contender in the race. In my opinion, most TTS applications in Linux have remained in hobbyist mode since inception. And I'm sure that statement will chap the ass of many, but a simple comparison between all of the Linux programs using TTS vs. Mac, Windows, and even the mobile market will bear me out. Hopefully we can raise enough awareness to at least see some forward movement on TTS in Linux. Hopefully.

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LinuxCon North America

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Antergos: Say Hello To Cnchi v0.10: The Latest And Greatest Version Of Our Installer!

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Today we are pleased to announce the release of Cnchi v0.10 as the new stable version of our installer. As always, we put great effort into squashing bugs and improving code quality. One other area of focus during this development cycle was making Cnchi more reliable. To that end, Cnchi’s download module received what basically amounts to a total rewrite.

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Calls for city that ditched Microsoft for Linux to switch laptops to Windows

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Two influential politicians in a German city that ditched Microsoft in favour of Linux are agitating for a switch back to Windows.

The councillors from Munich's conservative CSU party have called the custom version of Ubuntu installed on their laptops "cumbersome to use" and "of very limited use".

The letter from the two senior members of the city's IT committee asks mayor Dieter Reiter to consider removing the Linux-based OS and to install Windows with Microsoft Office.

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Linux AIO Now Lets You Have All the Linux Mint 17.2 Flavors in a Single ISO Image

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The Linux AIO team, through Željko Popivoda, was happy to inform Softpedia about the immediate availability for download of an updated version of their Linux AIO Linux Mint Live DVD, now based on the recently released Linux Mint 17.2 distribution.

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A Look at What's Next for the Linux Kernel

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The Linux 4.2 kernel is still under development, with general availability expected on Aug. 23. Corbet noted that 1,569 developers have contributed code for the Linux 4.2 kernel. Of those, 277 developers made their first contribution ever, during the Linux 4.2 development cycle.

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Best Linux Desktop: Top 10 Candidates

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When it comes to selecting the best Linux desktop experience, there are many factors to consider. I'll explore 10 Linux distributions, for newbies and advanced users, that I personally believe are the best all around desktop options.

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