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Lightweight Desktop For Linux: What’s the Best One for You?

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When it comes to Linux, it seems like most people talk about the desktop environments with the most eye candy. While those desktops are great in their own way, they’re not for everyone. Not everyone is looking for something graphically intensive and pretty.

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Introducing Blueberry, a Proper Bluetooth Configuration Tool for Linux Mint

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On March 12, Clement Lefebvre had the pleasure of announcing a new tool that will be implemented in the upcoming Linux Mint Debian Edition 2 (codename Betsy) computer operating system. The tool is called Blueberry and allows users to properly configure Bluetooth on Linux Mint OSes.

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Ubuntu just switched to systemd, the project sparking controversy throughout Linux

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It’s official: Ubuntu is the latest Linux distribution to switch to systemd.

After a civil war in Debian that spawned a fork named Devuan, Ubuntu has now flipped the switch. Ubuntu announced plans to switch to systemd a year ago, so this is no surprise. Systemd replaces Ubuntu’s own Upstart, an init daemon created back in 2006.

As the official announcement says, “brace for impact.”

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Review: New Chromebook Pixel is still lovely hardware with limited appeal

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Reviews

Chromebooks are cheap. They work best that way. It’s rare to find one north of $400, and the sweet spot is between $200 and $300. While they've got shortcomings, the cost is reasonable for what you get. In some cases, the limitations are even desirable.

Only one Chromebook has truly gone against that grain—the Chromebook Pixel. It was the polar opposite of every other device bearing the name. The Pixel was high-quality hardware where others are low-rent, but even though it cost five times what you could pay for a regular Chromebook it didn't really do much more. It's a laptop as nice as it is niche.

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Hands on: Google's new $999 Chromebook Pixel makes big changes under the hood

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Google

Two years is eons in tech time, and that’s how long we’ve had to wait for a new Chromebook Pixel, which Google announced Wednesday. Yes, this is a new version of the super-premium, high-priced flagship that debuted to oohs, ahhs, and whys in early 2013, when most Chromebooks were little cheap plastic things, and desktop applications dominated. Not everyone saw the potential of a high-priced browser box.

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7 surprising facts about Linux

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There are seven things that we think you do not know yet about Linux and why it is a remarkable software project.

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New Linux Foundation Members Invest in Linux and Collaborative Development

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The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux and collaborative development, today announced that LMAX Exchange Ltd., Linutronix GmbH, NI and SerenataFlowers.com are joining the organization.

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New Linux Kernel Vulnerability Patched in All Supported Ubuntu OSes

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Ubuntu

Canonical, through John Johansen, has announced earlier today, March 12, that a newly discovered Linux kernel vulnerability has been patched in the kernel packages of Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn), Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr), Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin), and Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Lucid Lynx).

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Chakra 2015.03 Officially Released with UEFI Support, But No KDE Plasma 5

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The Chakra team, through Neophytos Kolokotronis, was proud to announce on March 12 the immediate availability for download of the third maintenance release from the Chakra Euler series, Chakra 2015.03, which brings a number of improvements and updated software packages.

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Automotive bus open sourced with Linux-based design

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A German university is open sourcing a secure, two-tier Automotive Service Bus for car computers, available on a control unit running Linux on a PandaBoard.

Technische Universität München (TUM) has open-sourced an automotive computer bus design developed as part of its “Visio.M” (Visionary Mobility) electric car project, according a Mar. 10 press release by TUM. Next week at the CeBIT show in Hanover, Germany, TUM will demonstrate the carbon fiber Visio.M prototype, which was backed by the German government with 7.1 million Euros, as well as the car’s newly open “Automotive Service Bus.”

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