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Desktop Linux Absent from Zemlin’s LinuxCon Pep Rally

LinuxCon 2016

While the Linux Foundation’s executive director Jim Zemlin’s opening keynote address at LinuxCon 2016 was filled with visions of the past, present and future of Linux and open source, the focus was on the enterprise and making money.

Op-ed

“Linux. We made it. Twenty-five years.”

With these words Jim Zemlin, the […]

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Sal Ferrarello on Getting Started with Composer

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In this video, web developers can learn how to get their hands dirty with the PHP dependency manager, Composer.

The Video Screening Room

If you’re a WordPress developer, Sal Ferrarello (@salcode) of Reading, PA, explains how to install Composer, use it with a plugin or a theme and use it with […]

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SUSE Apes Oracle, Lithuania Goes LibreOffice & More…

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Also included: Fedora and RHEL working for better laptop support, one new distro release and All Things Open announces tentative schedule.

FOSS Week In Review

Look on the bright side. We’re a third of the way through August, meaning autumn is just around the corner. Also, Oracle’s still having trouble getting its cloud […]

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Easy Linux Distro Hopping with MultiSystem

MultiSystem

Our resident Linux newbie is off and running. Not only is he single booting his Lenovo IdeaPad to Ubuntu Mate, he’s using the FOSS app “MultiSystem” as a down and dirty way to check out lite distros for his ancient resource challenged Sony Vaio. We couldn’t be prouder.

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STEAMpunking Linux: The Physical Computing Stack

Steampunk Conference Personality Identification Device

Rob “drtorq” Reilly

Combining steampunk with Linux and single board computers like the Raspberry Pi automatically seems like an idea fraught with cool possibilities. So does the bigger picture, which Reilly hits on in this article.

I’ve been on a quest lately to add nano-Linux boards to steampunk projects. The effort has been […]

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IBM’s Linux Birthday, Oliver Stone’s ‘Snowden’ PSA & More…

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Also included: FCC requires TP-Link to allow users to install open source firmware on routers, five new distro releases, new releases of LibreOffice and KDE Plasma, and Microsoft releases Skype 1.3 Alpha for Linux.

FOSS Week in Review

Maybe because we’re in the last 30 days or so of real summer […]

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Airbnb’s Brenden Matthews on Hadoop

Hadoop on Mesos

Want to learn more about big data? This video by Brenden Matthews on running Hadoop on Mesos will be a good start.

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Apache Hadoop is open source software for handling large data sets using distributed computing. This engaging video by Airbnb engineer Brenden Matthews explains Hadoop in […]

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Software Freedom in Kosovo, Waiting for Xfce Mint & More…

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Also included: Canonical joins The Document Foundations advisory board, Chromium coming to Fedora, OpenVZ now a complete Linux distro and GNU Linux-libre Kernel 4.7 released.

FOSS Week in Review

It’s not FOSS, but I reckon the biggest story in tech this week, ignoring claims of Russia hacking for Trump, is the […]

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