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February 20, 2015
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Canonical partners with Amazon, Microsoft, and others on Internet of Things

Maybe Microsoft does love Linux! Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu Linux, announced this week that both Microsoft and Amazon have agreed to publish their Internet of Things (IoT) application programming interfaces (APIs) on Ubuntu Core. Canonical partners with Amazon, Microsoft, … Continue reading

February 4, 2015
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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 … Continue reading

February 3, 2015
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Rolling release vs. fixed release Linux

Greg Kroah-Hartman, a leading Linux developer, recently announced that he had finally retired his “traditional” Linux distro for all “rolling-release” Linux systems. He’s not the only one; rolling-release distros are becoming much more popular. So, you ask, what the heck … Continue reading