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Container-friendly Alpine Linux may get Java port

Project Portola would port the JDK to the security-focused, lightweight Linux distribution

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Android: Disable auto-play sound in Facebook videos

Also in today’s open source roundup: SteamVR for Linux is now in beta, and an introduction to the Linux boot and startup processes.

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Make Linux look like MacOS

Also in today’s open source roundup: Ubuntu 17.04 will ship with GNOME 3.24, and the top lightweight Linux distros for 2017.

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5 signs that you are a Linux geek

Also in today’s open source roundup: Linus Torvalds releases Linux 4.10, and the top 5 best rising Linux distros for 2017.

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Linux desktops: You've come a long way baby!

Also in today’s open source roundup: 13 weird and wonderful Linux distros for 2017, and download YouTube videos in Ubuntu with the Ktube Media Downloader

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Should you run Linux without a desktop environment?

Also in today’s open source roundup: Second build of ChromX released for desktops and laptops, and is 8 GB too much RAM for a smartphone?

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Linux: The best distros for gaming?

Also in today’s open source roundup: 5 of the most popular Linux gaming distros, and the 8 best Linux gaming distros

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How Suse is becoming a key player in the IoT market

I talked to the Suse CTO to understand more about their IoT strategy

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Linux: How to install Kodi 17

Also in today’s open source roundup: Arrests made in “fully loaded” Kodi box raids, and who’s behind the Kodi crackdown?

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Open source users: It’s time for extreme vetting

Cybersecurity strategist at Red Hat focuses on vetting and open source as part of the supply chain

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Arch Linux: A simpler kind of Linux?

Also in today’s open source roundup: Protect your privacy with a VPN for Android, and 4 Linux distributions for Mac users.

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Linux: Kodi 17 media player released

Also in today’s open source roundup: Civilization VI will be released for Linux on February 9, and Google improves web app integration into Android.

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RethinkDB finds a new home at the Linux Foundation

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation, a project of the Linux Foundation, recently picked up the code for the open source database, which will now get a second chance

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Linux: Is the Kodi media player a piracy app?

Also in today’s open source roundup: The best add-ons for the Kodi media player, and the best Kodi boxes of 2016.

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Linux: Does price matter more than freedom?

Also in today’s open source roundup: The best office apps for Android, and 5 awesome Android tips and tricks.

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Linux: The 10 best privacy and security distributions

Also in today’s open source roundup: elementary OS as an alternative to macOS, and DistroWatch reviews Subgraph OS 2016.12.30 Alpha.

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Self-protection is key to Linux kernel security

Finding and fixing Linux security vulnerabilities amounts to the usual whack-a-mole. The real solution is to harden the Linux kernel and let it protect itself

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Wine 2.0 released: Run Windows apps in Linux

Also in today’s open source roundup: Android users can download Netflix content to SD cards, and Pokemon Duel game available for Android.

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