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GOG will bring classic PC games to Linux this fall

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 17:09, a site that specializes in selling classic PC games for modern computers, has decided to support Linux after all. GOG says it has been working on Linux support for the last few months, and will add support for the Ubuntu and Mint Linux distributions this fall with at least 100 games at launch. This not only includes classic games that ran on Linux originally, but games that never had ...
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YEAR of the PENGUIN: A Linux mobile in 2015?

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 09:16
Choh. Just as they sort the desktop out, bloody PCs disappear It's nearly impossible to sum up an entire year of developments in something as large and nebulous as the world of desktop Linux, especially in a year like this one which has seen some the best releases that projects like Mint, Fedora and openSUSE have put out to date.…
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Linux worm diversifies to mine cryptocurrencies

Sun, 12/21/2014 - 15:07
A Linux worm that targets routers and set-top boxes is now looking for full-fledged computers to use its new feature, a cryptocurrency mining function, according to Symantec. Symantec spotted the worm, which it calls Darlloz, in November. It was preloaded with usernames and passwords for routers and set-top boxes that run Linux on Intel's x86 chip architecture and other embedded device ...
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CoreOS Linux does away with the upgrade cycle

Sun, 12/21/2014 - 14:54
Hoping to simplify life for system administrators, CoreOS has launched a commercial Linux distribution that continually updates itself, eliminating the need to perform major upgrades. CoreOS is offering its namesake Linux distribution as a commercial service, starting at US$100 a month. "Businesses today can begin to think of CoreOS as an extension of their OS team, and for enterprise Linux ...
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First Ubuntu phones to launch in 2014

Sat, 12/20/2014 - 15:27
The first smartphones based on a mobile version of Canonical's Ubuntu Linux operating system will be launched this year, the company's CEO said Wednesday. BQ and Meizu, both Chinese phone makers, will produce the phones that will launch "well within" 2014, said Mark Shuttleworth, in a conference call with reporters. Shuttleworth didn't disclose any other details of the phones, but he hinted that ...
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Linux Foundation introduces Linux for cars

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 19:54
The connected car is shifting into high gear, and the Linux Foundation wants an open-source platform in the pole position. The non-profit consortium recently announced the debut of Automotive Grade Linux (AGL), a customizable, open-source automotive software stack with Linux at its core. There have been Linux-based car systems before. The difference here is that the Linux Foundation is pushing ...
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Linux 'GRINCH' vuln is AWFUL. Except, er, maybe it isn't

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 12:31
Securo-bods in bunfight over priv-escalation problem A dispute has arisen about the seriousness of a vulnerability in Linux, dubbed "Grinch", that supposedly creates a privilege escalation risk.…
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Judge spanks SCO in ancient ownership of Unix lawsuit

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 07:46
IBM win means Linux is saved! Again! IBM has had a win in its long court battle with SCO over just who owns Unix and, by extension, whether Linux is an unauthorised clone.…
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Red Hat gears RHEL for the long haul

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 22:55
Knowing how system administrators enjoy continuity, Red Hat has designed the latest release of its flagship Linux distribution to be run, with support, until 2024. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (RHEL 7), the completed version of which was shipped Tuesday, also features a number of new technologies that the company sees as instrumental for the next decade, including the Docker Linux Container system ...
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How to run SteamOS in a virtual machine

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 17:04
If you follow gaming news, you've probably heard of Steam OS--Valve's new operating system for dedicated gaming PCs. It's Linux-based, designed for use in the living room, and completely free. Unfortunately, it'll be a while before Steam OS is ready to pose a challenge to Windows on gaming computers. Because it's Linux-based, the significant majority of the games in Steam's catalog won't run on ...
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Is Linux Dead for the Desktop?

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 07:45
For executives in charge of desktop deployments in a large company, Linux OS was once hailed as a savior for corporate end users. With incredibly low pricing -- free, with fee-based support plans, for example -- distributions such as Ubuntu Desktop and SUSE Linux Enterprise offered a "good enough" user interface, along with plenty of powerful apps and a rich browser. [ Feature: Best Linux ...
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IBM and Red Hat power up for virtualisation on Power systems

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 06:16
Billion-buck-bet on Linux bears fruit Red Hat has announced that its Enterprise Virtualization product now works on IBM's Power systems.…
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Big Switch Networks' Big Cloud Fabric Achieves Red Hat Certification for Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 5

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 14:30
Big Switch Networks, the company bringing hyperscale networking to data centers worldwide, announced today that its flagship product, Big Cloud Fabric, has achieved certification with Red Hat Enterprise ...
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Penguin porn? NO! Linux folk in #LCA2015 standoff

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 13:31
Live Cam Awards or Linux gabfest? Hmmm... Each January Linux luminaries from around the world descend on Australia and New Zealand to attend, an antipodean penguinista gathering of sufficient gravitas that Linus Torvalds himself often makes the trip.…
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Linux Foundation Announces Biannual Individual Membership Drive and New $100 Certification Discount for Members

Tue, 12/16/2014 - 12:09
The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux and collaborative development, today announced its biannual Individual Membership Drive in which the organization ...
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Red Hat launches RHEL 7.1 Beta with IBM Power8 support

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 16:22
Adds Microsoft CIFS support and real-time dispatching
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Red Hat Extends Red Hat Enterprise Linux for SAP HANA® to the Open Hybrid Cloud

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 14:30
Red Hat, Inc. , the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, today announced that Red Hat Enterprise Linux for the SAP HANA® platform is now available for customers to deploy across the open hybrid cloud, including via public cloud providers certified by Red Hat.
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Green Hills Software Delivers World's Most Powerful Embedded Linux C/C++ Debugger

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 13:00
Green Hills Software, the largest independent software vendor for the Internet of Things , today announced a new MULTI® software development environment for embedded Linux developers. MULTI for Linux leapfrogs ...
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"Automotive Grade" Linux for cars announced

Thu, 12/11/2014 - 12:35
The Linux Foundation, the non-profit organisation that is in charge of the open source Linux operating system has announced a variation on the OS designed specifically for use in cars. A few weeks ago Google revealed Android Auto, its attempt...
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Fedora 21 is released in cloud, server and workstation flavours

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 15:37
Red Hat turns its next leading-edge version of Linux loose on the world
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