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New Raspberry Pi model B+ doubles USB ports, adds microSD and more

There's a new tasty treat in town for mini computer fans, and its name is the Raspberry Pi B+. Two years after the model B came out, the Raspberry Pi Foundation is back with a new revision that includes more GPIO pins, more USB ports, a microSD slot, improved audio, and lower power consumption.

Is Linux Dead on the Desktop?

For executives in charge of desktop deployments in a large company, Linux OS was once hailed as a savior for corporate end users. With incredibly low pricing -- free, with fee-based support plans, for example -- distributions such as Ubuntu Desktop and SUSE Linux Enterprise offered a "good enough" user interface, along with plenty of powerful apps and a rich browser.

Linux Foundation introduces Linux for embedded car systems

Automotive Grade Linux aims to be an open-source platform that car companies can build on to create in-car embedded systems.

CoreOS Linux ending the upgrade cycle

Hoping to simplify life for system administrators, CoreOS has launched a commercial Linux distribution that continually updates itself, eliminating the need to perform major upgrades.

Inside Facebook's Linux-powered infrastructure

Facebook engineer Chris Mason is unequivocal about the primacy of Linux in Facebook's storage infrastructure.

Red Hat designs RHEL for a decade-long run

Knowing how system administrators enjoy continuity, Red Hat has designed the latest release of its flagship Linux distribution to be run, with support, until 2024.

CoreOS Linux lands on the Google Cloud Platform

CoreOS, a new lightweight Linux distribution customized for massive server deployments, has found a home on the Google Cloud Platform, giving organizations an easy way to test and use the software for their clusters and distributed computer programs.

Red Hat denies OpenStack favoritism claims

Red Hat said it provides commercial support for its Linux distribution regardless of which version of OpenStack its customers are using, rejecting a report to the contrary from earlier Wednesday.

Linux professionals use tweak tools to customize their OS, and so can you

Where Windows has utilities, Linux has tweak tools. And whether you're a Linux pro or a recent refugee from Windows XP, they can help you makeA Ubuntu 14.04 LTS "Trusty Tahr" (the latest and greatest offering from Linux distro pioneer Canonical) really start to feel like home.

HP expects first x86 Nonstop systems next year

Hewlett-Packard is eyeing 2015 for the release of its first Nonstop systems based on x86 server hardware, a company official said this week.

Oracle adds OpenStack to updated Solaris

Oracle has gotten cloud religion.

Terix says Oracle wants an illegal monopoly on Solaris support, files suit

An independent Solaris OS support provider has countersued Oracle for unfair competition and violation of U.S. antitrust laws.

China is working on Linux replacement for Windows XP

China is working on a Linux operating system that can replace the now-vulnerable Windows XP and protect the country's networking infrastructure.

Open source pitfalls -- and how to avoid them

It's hard to imagine a company these days that isn't using open source software somewhere, whether it's Linux running a company's print and web servers, the Firefox browser on user desktops, or the Android operating system on mobile devices.

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS plays better with high-res displays

Ubuntu 14.04 'Trusty Tahr' has arrived, a mere week after the death of Windows XP, complete with improved high-DPI display and tablet capabilities.A Publicly available downloads of the latest version of Ubuntu started on Wednesday and is Canonical's latest Long-Term Support (LTS) version.

Red Hat to update Docker container tech for enterprises

Red Hat is looking to advance the Docker Linux container application for wider enterprise use.

Red Hat puts muscle in Docker container technology

Red Hat is looking to advance the Docker Linux container application for wider enterprise use.

Canonical's Ubuntu 14.04 focuses on the long haul

As organizations move in-house systems to the cloud, Canonical wants them to consider switching their OSes as well.

Security and quality are companies' top reasons for using open source

Why should you use open-source software? The fact that it's usually free can be an attractive selling point, but that's not the reason most companies choose to use it. Instead, security and quality are the most commonly cited reasons, according to new research.

Canonical to close Ubuntu One cloud-storage service

Canonical is shutting down its Ubuntu One cloud-storage service rather than continue to go up against competitors such as Dropbox, Google Drive and EMC Syncplicity.