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February 3, 2015
by sjvn01
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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

January 26, 2015
by sjvn01
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Microsoft: The open-source company

Microsoft has long used open-source software, like the BSD code behind its original TCP/IP network stack, they just didn’t admit it. That was in Bill Gates’ day. It’s a different story today. Recently , Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said that … Continue reading