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Why do companies make Android phones if they can't make profits?

Also in today's open source roundup: The Turing phone will run Sailfish OS instead of Android. And Google Chrome will finally get smooth scrolling in Linux

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Samsung adds ad blocking to its Android browser

Also in today's open source roundup: Removing the Facebook app can help boost your Android device's battery life by up to 20 percent. And is Linux Mint better than Ubuntu?

Java's key to success: Simplicity

Citrine borrows from Ruby, JavaScript, C for object-oriented programming

The open source language is still in development and emphasizes simplicity and readability

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What would you do if GitHub shut down tomorrow?

Also in today's open source roundup: The best Linux distros of 2016, and some laptops can be bricked with a single Linux command

Navigating a field of uncertainty and doubt questions

AMD launches GPUOpen, but some Linux users remain skeptical

Also in today's open source roundup: Firefox 44.0 has been released, and Tails 2.0 is now available

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Why Linux is still better than Windows 10

Also in today's open source roundup: Why one writer dumped Windows and switched to Linux 13 years ago, and Amazon wants its Android OEMs to integrate its services into their phones

Are Codes of Conduct dangerous to open source software development?

Also in today's open source roundup: DistroWatch reviews Linux Mint 17.3 Xfce, and Debian 8.3 has been officially released

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The best enterprise products, projects, and services -- all in one place

For the 15th year in a row, our expert contributors call out the top enterprise tech in InfoWorld's Technology of the Year Awards

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Why did Linux Foundation cut independent board seats?

Linux Foundation’s bylaws were changed Jan. 15 to do away with two seats on its board designated for non-corporate members

IBM's new S822LC Linux Power server

IBM's Power systems business is growing for the first time in years

A new strategy to embrace Linux and open up the platform is starting to pay off

Linux Trojan captures audio and takes screenshots

Also in today's open source roundup: MAC address scrambling is coming to Linux. And Wine 1.8 has been released

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Linux zero-day hangs heaviest over Android and IoT

Most Linux vendors will promptly patch this escalation privilege vulnerability, but many Linux devices are likely to remain vulnerable for years

Zero-day vulnerability lets Linux applications gain root access

Plus: Why Linux gamers should hold off on preordering the Oculus Rift, and LinuxInsider reviews Deepin 15 (Depth OS)

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Linux zero-day affects most Androids, millions of Linux PCs

A new zero-day vulnerability allows Android or Linux applications to escalate privileges

Did Remix OS violate the GPL and Apache licenses?

In today's open source roundup: Controversy rages around possible license violations by the developers of Remix OS. Plus: 4 questions to ask before open sourcing a project. And DistroWatch reviews Kwort 4.3.

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9 Linux distros to watch in 2016

Check out these Linux distros now -- they have a big 2016 ahead of them

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OpenSSH update removes code that leaked private keys

OpenSSH 7.1p2 nixes experimental code that was introduced in OpenSSH 5.4 and never removed from the client side

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Should you install Linux on a gaming laptop?

In today's open source roundup: A redditor asks if Linux will work well on his gaming laptop. Plus: The best open source games of 2015, and how Linux won without winning

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