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Linux Mobile-Desktop Convergence

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Linux

Over the past couple of years there has been talk of mobile-desktop convergence from various mobile and desktop OS providers. As a general concept, this sounds fantastic! Unfortunately once we dive into things a bit deeper, it appears this is easier said than done.

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Docker Founder Must Right His Ship

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Linux
Server

Success can build a feedback loop that sustains its own momentum, making those who are successful certain they are doing the right thing. I don't want to charge Docker with such hubris, but recent events illustrate why open source code projects function the way they do.

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Also: Docker: Here, take the wheel – now YOU can run your own containers

Tinkering with the Raspberry Pi A+

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Development
Linux

The Raspberry Pi team is on fire (in a good way), making new Raspberry Pi models faster than we can review them.

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Greg Kroah-Hartman on Contributing to the Kernel, Life as a Maintainer, Beer, and More

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Interviews

A Reddit AMA last week with Greg Kroah-Hartman, Linux kernel developer and Linux Foundation Fellow, went beyond the usual questions about his workstation setup and job description. Much of that was preempted by Kroah-Hartman's lengthy list of resources where the un-initiated can find his previous writing and presentations on those topics. Instead, he was able to answer more timely and specific questions which ranged from his thoughts on specific kernel patches, to the overall development process, to personal questions about his family, work habits and favorite beer. Below is an edited digest of some of the best responses. Visit the r/linux subreddit for the full AMA.

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How to get the most out of a Raspberry Pi? Your tech questions answered

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Development
Linux

From robotics kits and ultrasound sensors to Arduino-based accessories and Lego Mindstorms

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Linux 3.18 released

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Linux

It's been a quiet week, and the patch from rc7 is tiny, so 3.18 is out.

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New Features On The Horizon For The Linux Kernel

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Linux

Besides the many Linux graphics driver changes for Linux 3.19, there's many other non-graphics features out on the horizon in kernel land -- some of which might land in Linux 3.19 but most of the other items are post-3.19 material. Linux 4.0 also isn't likely far out.

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Prisoners learning how to code with Linux

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GNU
Linux

Seems like a great idea to me. It makes sense to prepare inmates for life outside of prison with useful skills, and the Linux job market is certainly hot right now.

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Linux Mint 17.1 "Rebecca" OEM and No-Codecs Editions Officially Released

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Clement Lefebvre, the leader of the Linux Mint project, has announced that the Linux Mint 17.1 OEM ISO images have been made available and they are now ready for download.

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Linux Kernel 3.17.5 Officially Released

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A new version of the Linux kernel, 3.17.5, has been released by Greg Kroah-Hartman and it's now the latest and most advanced version that you can get, at least for a few hours. The 3.18 branch is scheduled to make an appearance very soon.

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