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The best open-source software for serious Linux users

Everyone has their personal favorite programs, but some users are more serious about their software than others. One such group includes the people at LinuxQuestions. These are Linux experts who are kind enough to answer newbies’ endless questions. So when they pick out their favorite Linux distributions and open-source programs, I take their opinions seriously.

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The best open-source office suite, LibreOffice 4.4, gets new release

Who says you can’t have fast, good and cheap? The Document Foundation‘s latest release of the most popular open-source office suite, LibreOffice 4.4 is quite fast on Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows; it works well on all three desktop operating systems, and it won’t cost you a penny.

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Red Hat Satellite 6 comes with improved server and cloud management

There are many ways to manage Linux systems. Some people still swear by shell scripts with their fine control. Others like high-level tools such as cPanel that enable them to control servers with broad strokes. But, for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) users, nothing beats Red Hat Satellite (RHS).

Red Hat Satellite 6 comes with […]

Linux kernel source code repositories get better security

CHICAGO – Almost three years ago, crackers broke into the kernel.org, Linux’s most important site. While no damage was done, it was still worrisome. So, at the Linux Kernel Summit, the Linux Foundation announced that it was securing Linux’s Git source code repositories with two-factor authentication.

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Facebook Messenger: Much ado about nothing

Enough already with all the whining about Facebook Messenger, Facebook’s new standalone mobile messaging app!  It’s Facebook! They make their money from watching everything you do on the net! What did you expect their new messaging-only app to do?

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