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Barrier to entry: Busting more myths about Linux

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False. False. And yet again, false. New users today are accustomed to technology. They use smartphones, navigate an endless amount of complicated websites, and so much more. And, surprisingly enough, the Linux UI is just as point and clicky as is Windows.

There are so many more "myths" that can be busted with Linux... but I think you get the point. For those that haven't tried Linux (yet still, oddly enough, complain about it), I highly recommend you give it a whirl. Download an ISO, burn it onto a disk, and boot it up. You'll be pleasantly surprised at just how user-friendly the platform is.

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CoreOS, Mirantis Join Forces to Marry OpenStack and Linux Containers

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In a move that heralds the coming together of OpenStack and Docker containers, CoreOS and Mirantis today unveiled an alliance under which the OpenStack distribution from Mirantis will be integrated with a Tectonic distribution of Linux from CoreOS optimized for Linux containers.

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Enlightenment 0.19.8 Desktop Environment Adds More X11 Improvements, Bugfixes

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Linux

The developers of the open-source Enlightenment desktop environment used in numerous GNU/Linux distributions announced the immediate availability of the eighth maintenance release of the Enlightenment DR 0.19 series.

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Clonezilla Live Gets a New Stable Release, Switches to Linux Kernel 4.1 LTS

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On August 5, Steven Shiau, the developer of the popular Clonezilla Live disk cloning utility, had the great pleasure of announcing the immediate availability for download of Clonezilla Live 2.4.2-32, a new stable release of the project.

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BeagleBone Green drops the HDMI… and the price

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Seeed Studios is shipping its $39 “Green” version of the BeagleBone, which loses the micro-HDMI port but adds a micro-USB port and Grove sensor interfaces.

The Raspberry Pi has spawned a number of hardware near clones, including the Banana Pi and Orange Pi SBCs, and now it’s time for the Beagleboard.org’s Linux-oriented BeagleBone to enjoy the sincerest form of flattery. The BeagleBone Green was announced by Seeed Studios, the company behind the popular line of Grove sensor devices, back in May. This was just in time to mention it in our joint LinuxGizmos/Linux.com 2015 hacker survey, in which the BeagleBone Black once again came in second place. Seeed’s BeagleBone variant was expected to ship in mid June, but has only now become available.

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Logic Supply's New Thin Client Computers to Offer Fanless Virtualization Solutions

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Hardware

Logic Supply, a hardware company known for being on the leading edge of technology with embedded and industrial computers powered by Linux kernel-based operating systems, such as Ubuntu, has announced that it now offers a full line of ACP (Agile Certified Practitioner) certified thin client computers compatible with ThinManager.

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systemd 224 Is a Small Release but Contains Important Fixes for KDBUS

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Linux

Immediately after announcing the release of systemd 223 and details about the first-ever systemd conference (systemd.conf) at the end of July 2015, the systemd developers, through Kay Sievers, published a new release of the controversial init system and service manager used in numerous GNU/Linux distributions.

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Linux smartwatch offers luxury stylings and a novel interface

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Olio has opened pre-orders for a luxury round-faced Linux smartwatch that shows Bluetooth notifications from mobile devices and offers 50M water resistance.

Aside from the Tizen-based Samsung Gear and Blocks watches, we haven’t seen too many Linux smartwatches that don’t run Android Wear or other Android variants. Exceptions include the LG Watch Urbane and Leikr sportswatch. Now, a San Francisco startup called Olio Devices Inc. has opened pre-orders on a Linux-powered luxury watch called the “Olio Model One.”

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Zorin OS 10 Released, A Friendly Linux Distribution For Beginnners

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Zorin OS 10 Released, A Friendly Linux Distribution For Beginnners

Zorin OS is a friendly user interface Linux distribution that any beginner can hand on. Basing on Ubuntu gives full support to most hardware and reach to 40,000+ applications from software center. The latest Zorin OS 10 has been released recently with the new selection of default applications and other improvements. Let's know more about Zorin OS.
 

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Ubuntu Kylin 15.10 Beta 1 Is Out with Updated Software Center, Linux Kernel 4.1 LTS

As part of the release of Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) Beta 1 for opt-in flavors, the Ubuntu Kylin team had the pleasure of announcing the immediate availability for download and testing of the first Beta build of the upcoming Ubuntu Kylin 15.10 distro. Read more Also: Kubuntu Wily Beta 1

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Croatian policy encourages open source adoption

Earlier this year, Croatian political party Sustainable Development of Croatia (ORaH) published a new policy that encourages the government to pursue open source solutions, addresses the dangers of vendor lock-in, and insists on open document standards. Best of all, they did it the open source way. Read more

Is Office 365 cheaper than OpenOffice and open source?

Indeed, Microsoft's marketing team published a press release recently saying Office 365 is about 80% cheaper compared to the open source office suite, OpenOffice - with the figures stemming from reports in Italy and the City Council of Pesaro. The Redmond giant claims that to roll out Open Office, Pesaro incurred a one off cost of about €300,000 and had lots of problems with document formatting. But equally how would you convince a public sector organisation to migrate to your cloud services instead of using 'expensive' open source software? The obvious way would be to present a case study from a similar organisation together with a well written report commissioned to an "independent" consultancy firm. At this point your future customer has all the data and justifications required to sign on the dotted line. And some journalists are now presenting this case as fact of Microsoft Office 365 being 80% more economical than open source alternatives. I would argue that this is an isolated case and the PR efforts by big technology vendors, like many other methods, are being used to trick private and public organisations into signing contracts based on data or claims that may be not completely true. Read more