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The year of the Linux desktop may never arrive

Also in today's open source roundup: Android apps might soon appear on Chromebooks, and what’s new in Xubuntu 16.04 LTS


Should beginners install Kali Linux on their computers?

Also in today's open source roundup: Black Lab Linux 7.6 released, and the meaning of Bash on Microsoft's Windows operating system

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Ubuntu Snap doesn't have the security issue -- X11 does

Ubuntu Snap isn't the one making poor security choices. Rather, X11's security model is giving Snap packages access to other applications

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Linux scheduler bug got you down? Here's a fast fix

Bugs in the Linux scheduler can cause performance degradation in heavily multithreaded loads, but a do-it-yourself fix is available

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Meet the new Ubuntu: A Linux release tailor-made for enterprises

Ubuntu Linux 16.04 LTS is now out, and its extended support makes it particularly suitable for businesses. Here's an overview of what you can expect to find.

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Canonical’s ZFS-powered Ubuntu could face legal challenge

Canonical believes it can ship the latest version of Ubuntu with ZFS without risking legal turmoil, but not everyone remains convinced

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Has Ubuntu become a boring distribution?

Also in today's open source roundup: Counter-Strike 1.6 has been ported to Android, and Google has released its annual Android Security Report

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Android N will support 3D Touch

Also in today's open source roundup: Facebook will remove conversations from its mobile website to force Android users to install its Messenger app, and how to build a Linux router from scratch

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Will the iPhone 7 win over Android users?

Also in today's open source roundup: Why switching to iPhone from Android is not easy, and Linux botnet attacks have grown larger

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Linux Mint 18 will include Cinnamon 3.0 and Mate 1.14 versions

Also in today's open source roundup: Why Microsoft needs Linux, and BlackBerry will launch two Android phones

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How to get Bash running on Windows

Microsoft released a beta build of Windows 10 with support for running the popular Bash shell. Here's how to get it set up

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Linus hasn't given up on the year of the Linux desktop

Also in today's open source roundup: How Remix OS will eat the world. And goodbye open source, hello free software


How to Set Up Bash in Windows 10

On Wednesday, Microsoft released a version of its operating system that lets users try out Linux on Windows 10. Here's how to get it set up.

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What to know before using Windows 10’s new Linux system

Curious about what the new Linux subsystem in Windows 10 can and can't do? Here's what we've learned about its first release

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Why did Microsoft make Windows 10 run Linux?

Also in today's open source roundup: Is it time to trust Microsoft? And 14 ways to secure your Android phone or tablet

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A tale of two containers

The story of Linux containers has many points of view. Vendors see it one way, but are they really addressing customers needs?

Does Microsoft secretly still hate Linux?

Also in today's open source roundup: Five Linux distros that break the mold, and Google releases the largest Android security update.

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Is it too late for Microsoft to embrace Linux?

Also in today's open source roundup: DistroWatch reviews Parsix GNU/Linux 8.5, and Debian GNU/Linux 8.4 'Jesse' is available for download

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