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Open-Source Project Secretly Funded by CIA

It's fair to say that the interests of governments and the FOSS community are not always aligned. more>>

New Container Image Standard Promises More Portable Apps

I've written about containers before, and I've waxed lyrical about the multitude of benefits they bring to DevOps and cloud computing. more>>

New Wine Release

Switching from Windows to Linux is easier than ever. There was a time when running Linux required a lot of CLI know-how and confidence, but today's graphical environments are extremely user-friendly and responsive. more>>

Ubuntu on Windows?

With Microsoft and Canonical working together on a number of projects, the Internet has been rife with speculation and rumors. more>>

UbuntuBSD

What do you do when the developers of your operating system make a design choice you hate? more>>

A New Design Book for LibreOffice

Once upon a time, new software shipped with massive manuals the size of telephone directories. more>>

GNOME 3.2 Released

While the GNOME desktop environment has its fair share of detractors, there are some who appreciate its simplified approach, so the recent release of the latest version is an eagerly anticipated event. more>>

KDE Plasma 5.6 Released

KDE Plasma is the desktop environment that powers Kubuntu, Chakra Linux and openSUSE (among others). This week sees the release of Plasma 5.6, which brings several tweaks and improvements. more>>

Tighter Security in OwnCloud v9

OwnCloud is a free Web-based app that provides Dropbox-style file hosting. With the release of version 9 on the horizon, it's a good time to take a look at the improved security features. more>>

The Great Linux Mint Heist: the Aftermath

In a shocking move, cyber criminals recently hacked the Linux Mint Web server and used it to launch an attack against the popular distro's user base. more>>

Linux Gaming Is Exploding on Steam

Since the release of the Linux Steam client, Linux gamers have had a greater range of choice. Today, more than 1,900 games are available for download, with another 100 on their way. This compares well with OS X, which currently sports 2,900 downloadable titles. more>>

Raspberry Pi 3

Four years ago (last leap day to be specific), the first Raspberry Pi was released. And on February 29, 2016, the third version made its debut. more>>

NVIDIA Releases New Blobs--Too Little Too Late?

Although some companies have embraced the world of free software with open arms, there are many who haven't. NVIDIA is one name that comes to mind. Its reputation in the Linux world is far from stellar, but maybe its recent actions will help mend some bridges. more>>

Raspberry Pi Gets OpenGL Support

The Raspberry Pi Foundation continues to push the limits of single-board computing. This month, it has added experimental OpenGL support to its Raspbian OS. more>>

Docker's Solution to Slimmer Containers

Recently, I wrote about how Docker is investing in Unikernels to reduce the size of its containers, but there is more than one way to skin a cat. Unikernels are a hot new technology, but many developers prefer stability and maturity over "new and shiny". And, that's where Alpine Linux comes in. more>>

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