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If Linus Torvalds Got Hit By a Bus Would Linux Die?

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serverwatch.com: 21 years ago, Linus Torvalds first created Linux. Since then, the open source project has grown to become a major force in the server, mobile and embedded operating system space.

Linux 4.0 Coming in 2015?

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internetnews.com: Linus Torvalds took stage tonight at the LinuxCon conference in a panel discussion about the state of Linux. Lucky for me they took questions from the audience via Twitter - though apparently i was the only one that asked questions over Twitter...

The State of Linux in 2012

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serverwatch.com: Every year for the past four years, Jim Zemlin, the Executive Director of the Linux Foundation gets in front of thousands of Linux developers and users at the LinuxCon conference to detail the success and the State of Linux.

Does anyone want Linux.conf.au 2014?

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techrepublic.com: The venue for LCA 2014 is currently unknown, as no official bids have been made.

The 5 most popular Linux distributions

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zdnet.com: It's hard to say what the most popular Linux distributions are. There are no good surveys. But, these are the ones that have been getting the most buzz in recent months.

PC-in-a-Keyboard Comes with Ubuntu Linux Preloaded

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Gadgets

pcworld.com: The past six months or so have seen a veritable flurry of tiny, Linux-powered PCs descend upon the market, including not just the widely embraced Raspberry Pi but also the Mele A1000, the MK802, and the Oval Elephant, to name just a few.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 471

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distrowatch.com: Welcome to this year's 35th issue of DistroWatch Weekly! The "KDE" edition of Linux Mint 13 arrived exactly two months after the main Mint 13 release, but despite the delay, it's clear that the last of the planned Mint 13 variants represents an important part of the distribution's ecosystem. But how does the "KDE" edition fare in the greater scheme?

How Apple Killed the Linux Desktop and Why That Doesn’t Matter

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Mac

wired.com: It’s hard to say exactly what percentage of desktop and laptop computers run Apple OS X, but it’s clear that the operating system has made slow but steady gains. But one thing’s for sure: OS X has been more successful than Linux.

Twitter Joins the Linux Foundation

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pcmag.com: Twitter is joining the Linux Foundation, a nonprofit that oversees the open-source Linux operating system.

Also: Is Twitter open source-washing its image?

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Chew on this: Ubuntu Core Linux comes to the uCRobotics Bubblegum-96 board

Linux and other open source software have been in the news quite a bit lately. As more and more people are seeing, closed source is not the only way to make money. A company like Red Hat, for instance, is able to be profitable while focusing its business on open source. Ubuntu is one of the most popular Linux-based operating systems, and it is not hard to see why. Not only is it easy to use and adaptable to much hardware (such as SoC boards), but there is a ton of free support online from the Ubuntu user community too. Today, Canonical announces a special Ubuntu Core image for the uCRobotics Bubblegum-96 board. Read more