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First look: LibreOffice 5.1 ups speed, dumps annoyances

The Document Foundation revs the desktop version of LibreOffice to add speed and a smattering of useful new features

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VCs who miss the point of open source shouldn't fund it

A fresh article on TechCrunch by a pair of prominent VCs exposes a worldview that refuses to recognize the real value of open source

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LibreOffice 5.1 released with redesigned user interface

Also in today's open source roundup: The fight for open source software in the Air Force, and a Verge editor's mom falls in love with a Chromebook Pixel

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Is Docker ditching Ubuntu Linux? Confusion reigns

Alpine Linux may be the new default OS, comments made recently by the company's founder suggest

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Fish: A better alternative to Bash in Linux?

Also in today's open source roundup: A review of KShutdown, and the differences between AMOLED and LCD displays for Android smartphones explained

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Does the Linux desktop really matter in the long run?

Also in today's open source roundup: DistroWatch reviews Tails 2.0, and Stremio is an alternative to Popcorn Time for movies, TV shows, and more

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GitHub’s Scientist puts Ruby rewrites to the test

The tool, now at version 1.0, tests production data and behavior to help developers refactor critical paths

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Turns out machine learning is a champ at fixing buggy code

MIT says the system it developed for fixing errors in bug-riddled code can fix 10 times as many errors as other systems

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Cheerp creator: Our C++-to-JavaScript compiler beats Emscripten

Cheerp 1.2 offers speedier compilation with no memory size limitations

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What's the real reason Microsoft and Google are releasing open source?

When individuals release open source projects, their motivations are often altruistic, but when it comes to companies, that is not usually the goal. Open source releases backed by companies should usually have a strategic value,...

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Ruby on Rails fixes multiple input validation vulnerabilities

Ruby on Rails fixed six vulnerabilities in versions 3.x, 4.1.x, 4.2.x, and Rails 5.0 beta and three in rails-html-sanitizer

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Latest Nginx updates address three security flaws

The vulnerabilities in the Web server platform affect systems using the 'resolver' directive

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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Google spotlights Go language with new open source load balancer

In its Seesaw load-balancing technology, Google demonstrates how Go can be used to wrap other projects

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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

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Hadoop co-creator: Spark is great -- but people want more

Doug Cutting anticipates growth ahead and opportunities all around for the Hadoop ecosystem

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Microsoft Pyjion boosts Python speed

The new JIT technology for Python is backward-compatible and works directly with CPython extension modules

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OpenSSL patches two vulnerabilities in cryptographic library

The updates fix issues in how some Diffie-Hellman parameters are generated, and they close up SSLv2 protocol weaknesses

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