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March 16, 2017
by sjvn01
Comments Off on Daimler joins Linux’s Open Invention Network patent-protection group

Daimler joins Linux’s Open Invention Network patent-protection group

When you think of Linux and open-source companies, the automobile industry is not the first business to spring to mind. But maybe it should be. Daimler, Mercedes-Benz’s parent company, has joined the Open Invention Network (OIN), the Linux and open-source … Continue reading

March 14, 2017
by sjvn01
Comments Off on Canonical extends Ubuntu 12.04 support for paying customers

Canonical extends Ubuntu 12.04 support for paying customers

I was bemused recently when I wrote a story about essential Linux server commands only to have people complain about my covering older init and run-level technology instead of the controversial but popular systemd. This newer way of booting Linux … Continue reading

March 10, 2017
by sjvn01
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New and improved Samba file server released

Do you have a network-attached storage (NAS) device holding your accounts payable, document archives, or just your baby photos? If so, you’re running Samba, the open-source file and print server. Now, with the Samba 4.6 release, the program has been … Continue reading

March 7, 2017
by sjvn01
Comments Off on Dell doubles down on high-end Ubuntu Linux laptops

Dell doubles down on high-end Ubuntu Linux laptops

CEO and founder of Dell, Michael Dell, has long been a Linux supporter. By 2007, under his guidance, Dell became the first major OEM to offer a laptop with pre-installed Linux. His Linux of choice? Ubuntu Linux. Ten years later, … Continue reading