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OpenSuse’s great leap backward

Also in today’s open source roundup: Linux Mint 18.2 will be code named Sonya, and a long term review of the Google Pixel phone.

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Should you dump Chrome for Firefox?

Also in today’s open source roundup: Linux.com reviews Endless OS, and a Microsoft employee combines Linux and surfing.

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Linux kernel 4.11 released

Also in today’s open source roundup: DistroWatch reviews TrueOS 2017-02-22, and how to install Linux on your Chromebook

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What was Linux like ten years ago?

Also in today’s open source roundup: Canonical will stop supporting Ubuntu phone in June, and Ubuntu 17.10’s release date has been announced.

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Is Linux good for gaming?

Also in today’s open source roundup: Ubuntu 17.10 code name released, and DistroWatch reviews Ubuntu 17.04.

The big news at DockerCon 2017 was no big news

After two years of feverish development, there are signs that Docker containers—one of the hottest trends in tech—might be slowing down.

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Docker, Microsoft, HPE partner to port legacy apps to containers

The Docker Modernize Traditional Apps Program will help relieve the heavy lifting of porting legacy applications to containers

Ubuntu Budgie 17.04 review

Also in today’s open source roundup: LinuxInsider reviews Tiny Core Linux 8.0, and 16 examples of LS commands for beginners.

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Is it safe to install North Korea Linux?

Also in today’s open source roundup: Videos about North Korea Linux (Red Star OS), and watch videos about life inside of North Korea.

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Linux: 5 best desktop distributions

Also in today’s open source roundup: 10 reasons you should try Linux, and DistroWatch reviews Maui Linux.

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Docker debuts containerized kit for building Linux distros

LinuxKit provides tools for creating container-centric Linux distros, and the Moby Project helps integrate container elements Docker has released to the community

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Hardened Node.js distro comes to Docker-friendly Alpine Linux

NodeSource primes its enterprise-oriented NSolid Node.js distro for Docker containers

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Anbox: Run Android apps in Linux

Also in today’s open source roundup: Yes, you can install Snap packages in Fedora, and System76 isn’t giving up on Ubuntu.

Are open source users anti-social muppets?

Also in today’s open source roundup: DistroWatch reviews PCLinuxOS 2017.03, and are nasty users preventing Linux from gaining market share?

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Linux Mint 18.1: Mostly smooth, but some sharp edges

A review of the latest version of Ubuntu-based operating system offers long-term support

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Did Ubuntu dump Unity for cash?

Also in today’s open source roundup: Canonical’s official announcement about GNOME and Unity, and Linux users react to Canonical’s choice of GNOME over Unity.

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Unity out at Canonical amid big shakeups

With layoffs coming, Canonical is shifting developer resources from the Unity desktop front end to GNOME development

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Can you trust Linux-based Tizen OS?

I talked to the CTO of the Linux Foundation to understand the process they have in place to ensure that Tizen OS is safe to use

Why is Ubuntu Linux so popular?

Why is Ubuntu Linux so popular? Also in today’s open source roundup: Does Adobe hate Linux? And DistroWatch reviews Super Grub2 Disk.

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Are Linux users weird?

Also in today’s open source roundup: Google launches a new open source site, and a helpful overview of Linux commands.

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