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The Power of Linux (Almost) Everywhere

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Linux

Linux -- the free open source operating system for enterprise, small business and home computing use -- is not used everywhere yet. However, its user base crosses nearly every industry.

Linux is in many places today. It's in consumer products like TVs and computer networking gear. Linux drives services that users do not even know run Linux. Think in terms of servers, Big Data farms and cloud storage facilities. The analytics and Big Data marketplaces host and run platforms and applications on top of Linux in data centers and in the cloud.

The Linux OS certainly is evolving in the connected car space, for example. Linux also is embedded in many appliances. It often controls the sensors in industrial machines, navigational gear and medical instruments.

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OpenELEC 4.2.0 released

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Linux

The OpenELEC team is proud to announce OpenELEC 4.2.0.

OpenELEC-4.2 is the next stable release, which is a feature release and the successor of OpenELEC-4.0.

Since OpenELEC 4.0 we have reworked many parts of the underlying OS. This release is the result of 6 months of development and testing and will be the basis for the upcoming OpenELEC-5.0 release series which is planned to release with Kodi-14 later this year.

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Icarus Excel Features 9.7 inch Screen and Android 4.0

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Android
Linux

Netherlands based e-reader company Icarus has just revamped their wildly successful 9.7 inch Excel e-reader with Android 4.0. This will allow users to not only have a very large screen display to take notes but also install their own e-reading apps.

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Also: Chrome APK Packager now in Google Play Store

Oracle Linux 5.11 Features Updated Unbreakable Linux Kernel

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The new Oracle Linux update is probably the last one in the series. This operating system is based on Red Hat and the company has just pushed out the last update for the RHEL 5x branch, which means that this is the end of the line for the Oracle version as well.

Oracle Linux also comes with a series of features that make it very interesting, like zero-downtime kernel updates with the help of a tool called Ksplice that was originally developed for OpenSUSE, inclusion of the Oracle Database and Oracle Applications, and it's used in all x86-based Oracle Engineered Systems.

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The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Is Running Great On Linux

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Graphics/Benchmarks
Linux

The GeForce GTX 980 is NVIDIA's most advanced graphics card to date and is running brilliantly on Linux -- assuming you're okay with binary blobs.

One week ago NVIDIA launched the GeForce GTX 970/980 graphics cards as their top-end, next-generation hardware built on their Maxwell architecture. Given the successes I've had with their mid-range but very power efficient GTX 750 series hardware that were the first on this new architecture, I've been incredibly anxious to see these high-end NVIDIA GeForce 900 series GPUs running on Linux... Fortunately, today the GTX 980 arrived.

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Linux Users Can Now Buy All Valve Games with a Huge 75% Price Cut

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Gaming

Valve kept its word, and the entire collection of games developed by their own people is available for Linux. Now, Linux users can buy all the games from the catalog with a huge 75% price cut.

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Manjaro Linux 0.8.10 Ascella KDE Edition : Video Review and Screenshots

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Reviews

Manjaro Linux 0.8.10 Ascella KDE Edition is the latest version of manjaro linux distribution with KDE desktop environment. Manjaro Linux is a lightweight, user-friendly, desktop-oriented Linux distribution based on Arch Linux. Key features include intuitive installation process, automatic hardware detection, stable rolling-release model, ability to install multiple kernels, special Bash scripts for managing graphics drivers and extensive desktop configurability.

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MK902 II LE is a tiny Ubuntu PC with a Rockchip RK3288 CPU

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Linux
Hardware
Ubuntu

Rikomagic launched a new TV box with a Rockchip RK3288 processor and Google Android software this summer. It’s called the MK902 II and I’ve got one sitting on my desk waiting for me to find the time to put it through the paces.

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SparkyLinux 3.5 MATE, Xfce, Openbox & JWM is out

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Linux

SparkyLinux 3.5 “Annagerman” MATE, Xfce and Base Openbox & JWM is out.

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Samsung moves 500 Software Engineers to other Tizen software divisions

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Linux

Samsung Electronics have decided to move 500 Software Engineers out of their mobile phone development unit into other consumer electronics parts such as TVs, network, printer and its corporate software R&D divisions, according to various reports on the net.

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