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Loving Linux in a Touchscreen World

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Well it was a fairly quiet week here in the Linux blogosphere, as much of the mainstream tech world staggered directly out of their New Year's revelries and into the halls of CES.

Not that Linux didn't have a presence at the gargantuan show, mind you. It was there, all right -- not just in phones but in TVs, smartwatches and cars, to name just a few examples.

Still, there was no denying that the mega-event left things a little more peaceful than usual for those of us who chose to stay put in the Linux blogosphere, where we could ponder the news at leisure and -- most importantly -- from afar.

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Kickstarter: A Raspberry Pi-Powered 3D Printer OS

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The Raspberry Pi credit card-sized personal computer has just been turned into the central driving component of 3D printers, solving one of the biggest issues with home-brewed additive manufacturing machines for the first time ever.

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Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet Now Uses Kernel 3.18.2

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Recently, Kernel 3.18.2 has been implemented on Ubuntu 15.04, but the final version of the system will most likely ship with Kernel 3.19.

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Elive 2.5.2 beta released

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Linux
Debian

The Elive Team is proud to announce the release of the beta version 2.5.2

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Systemd Notes

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For basic use things just work, you don’t need to learn anything new to use systemd.

It provides significant benefits for boot speed and potentially security.

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Linux vs. BSD: Which Should You Use?

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BSD

At MakeUseOf, we cover Linux quite a bit as the “alternative” to Windows and Mac OS X. However, those aren’t the only three operating systems out there — there’s also the BSD family of Unix-like operating systems, which are technically speaking different from Linux.

In the name of fair competition, it’s time that we gave BSD operating systems some recognition as well. And there’s no better way to do that than to compare them against Linux. What’s different about BSD operating systems, and should you be running it instead of Linux? How does Linux and the best BSD desktop OS, PC-BSD, compare on the desktop?

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Is Chrome OS a Linux Distribution?

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Linux

Yes. Chrome OS, and its open source variant, Chromium OS, are distributions of the Linux kernel that come packaged with various GNU, open source, and proprietary software. The Linux Foundation lists Chrome OS as a Linux Distribution as does Wikipedia. Even Free Software Foundation founder Richard Stallman, while he does not approve of Chrome OS's restrictions, recognises it as "a variant of GNU/Linux."

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Samsung Launches their first Tizen Z1 Smartphone in India

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The Tizen Experts Team and Linux enthusiasts EVERYWHERE (almost everywhere) are delighted to see this moment finally happen.

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CES 2015: LG and Audi Smartwatch Runs webOS Not Android Wear, Release in 2016 (Video)

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Gadgets

LG showed off an unannounced smartwatch at CES and a hands-on video revealed the device was running webOS. A new report claims LG is planning to release the device in early 2016.

Most companies making smartwatches are looking for ways to differentiate themselves from competitors. Pebble uses an e-paper monochrome LCD display, which allows the device to get up to 7 days of battery life, and it's also one of the few smartwatches that supports both iOS and Android.

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Linux AIO Linux Mint 17.1 Project Offers All ISO Images on a Single Disc

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Linux

The Linux AIO Linux Mint DVD is a project that aims to provide users will a single DVD ISO image that has all the interesting flavors.

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