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Why do hackers prefer Linux?

Also in today's open source roundup: The best Linux desktop for customization, and how Star Trek inspired people with technology

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Android user reviews the iPhone 7

Also in today's open source roundup: DistroWatch reviews OpenMandriva Lx 3.0, and how to restore apps and settings to a new Android phone

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Does Microsoft really love Linux?

Also in today's open source roundup: AnandTech reviews the HTC 10 Android phone, and the story of Linux began 25 years ago

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New project runs Arch Linux on Windows

A new tool, still in very early stages, allows Linux boot images to be run in Windows 10's experimental Linux subsystem

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Pokemon Go might be released for Android Wear

Also in today’s open source roundup: Samsung will gimp Note 7 batteries, and 5 Linux server distributions.

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Microsoft readies Azure Service Fabric on Linux, inches toward open source

Microsoft will release its microservices-centric Azure Service Fabric on Linux, but work on open-sourcing parts of the platform is still in the works

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Vim 8.0 released

Also in today’s open source roundup: The 10 best password managers for Linux, and Linus Torvalds loves his Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition laptop.


Is Debian the gold standard for Linux security?

Also in today's open source roundup: DistroWatch reviews Apricity OS 07.2016, and 10 big improvements in Android 7.0 Nougat

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Review: 5 open source alternatives for routers/firewalls

These open source products deliver simple routing and networking features like DHCP and DNS, plus, they are combined with security functionality

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What should you do with your .Net apps?

'The .Net Core has brought a renaissance in .Net,' says Scott Hunter, a member of the .Net engineering team. But that doesn’t mean you should port your existing apps

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Remembering Loki's Linux games from the '90s

Also in today's open source roundup: DistroWatch reviews Peppermint OS 7, and should you switch from iOS to Android?

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Google's infrastructure for everyone else

By promoting containers as the building blocks of infrastructure, Google is hoping to leapfrog over Amazon to become the infrastructure setup of the future. Their advertisement campaign for Google Cloud Engine also points to this goal....

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Stealthy, tricky-to-remove rootkit targets Linux systems on ARM and x86

The Umbreon rootkit runs from user mode but hijacks libc system calls

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Linus Torvalds credits GPL with preventing Linux fragmentation

Also in today's open source roundup: DistroWatch reviews Korora 24, and games that never made it to SteamOS and Linux

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A new OpenSuse Linux is coming to town, and it's all about stability

Based on Suse Linux Enterprise, OpenSuse Leap 42.2 just hit beta

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The next version of Fedora picks up Rust

The first public alpha of Fedora 25 rolls in Mozilla's Rust language as a standard-issue component

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CrossOver for Android promises Windows app compatibility, but only on Intel

Long-awaited Windows emulation app for Android is finally available for early beta testing, but with no support for ARM devices, its audience is likely to be small


Linux at 25: A pictorial history

The open source operating system celebrates its 25th anniversary this month

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