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This Intel board computer can be a powerful Ubuntu 16.04 Linux PC

If you want a PC with Ubuntu Linux, you can turn to Intel's Joule single-board computer instead of buying a more expensive PC.

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Technology needs to get out of its own way

Instead of increasing complexity, trimming bloat is a tech trend apt to lead future productivity gains.

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AMD strengthens gaming and VR on Linux with graphics improvements

Windows is the indisputable platform of choice for gaming and VR, but Linux is catching up fast as graphics companies ramp driver up and hardware support for the OS.

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8 free virtual appliances you’ll love

These prebuilt LAMP, MEAN, ELK, WordPress, and other handy stacks amount to gain without pain for developers and admins.

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Linux hardening: A 15-step checklist for a secure Linux server

The negative career implications of choosing not to harden your Kali Linux host are severe, so here are the necessary steps to make your Linux host secure, including how to use penetration testing and Kali Linux to get the job done.

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This new Ubuntu Linux laptop has a 4K screen and Nvidia Pascal GPU

System76's Ubuntu-based Oryx Pro is a beastly Linux laptop loaded with features also found in some of the fastest Windows laptops.

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Ubuntu Mate, Windows 10 and macOS Sierra: A marriage of 3 OSs

All of them have their pros and cons, but the evolution of desktop operating systems has provided something for everyone -- including an underdog we can't seem to stay away from for very long.

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Microsoft really has changed, Linux Foundation chief says

Microsoft made waves when it announced that it joined the Linux Foundation, but some are skeptical of the company's motives. Linux Foundation Executive Director Jim Zemlin says that this isn't a case of Microsoft trying to kill Linux,...

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Microsoft doubles down on Linux love, joins foundation

Over the past few years, Microsoft has been pushing its love of Linux and open source. On Wednesday, the company made that even more official by joining the Linux Foundation.

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After protest, Lenovo brings Linux compatibility to Yoga 900 and 900S

Lenovo created a stir in late September when it said the Yoga 900 and 900S hybrids would work only with Windows, not Linux. The company has now changed its stance, bringing Linux support to those PCs.

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System76 brings Ubuntu to $699 laptop with Kaby Lake chips

If you don't want Windows 10, there's a new Ubuntu laptop from System76 with Intel's new Kaby Lake chip that won't burn your wallet.

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Step-by-step guide to setting up dual boot on your PC or laptop

Are you tired of your operating system dictating what you can and can’t do with your PC or laptop? Need more control over your computing environment? Dual boot might be the answer.

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Easy-to-exploit rooting flaw puts Linux computers at risk

The maintainers of Linux distributions are rushing to patch a privilege escalation vulnerability that's already being exploited in the wild and poses a serious risk to Linux based servers, desktops and other devices.

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Why Linux pioneer Linus Torvalds prefers x86 over ARM

At last week's Linaro Connect conference, Linus Torvalds said he preferred x86 because of the supporting ecosystem and infrastructure, something ARM lacks.

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Today's another milestone day for Linux

Aug. 25 may be Linux's official birthday, but Oct. 5 is in many ways the day it began to make a real mark on the world.

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Windows 10 haters: Try Linux on Kaby Lake chips with Dell's new XPS 13

Rejoice Linux fans; the OS will work on laptops with Intel's Kaby Lake chips.

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Azure Service Fabric enters public beta for Linux workloads

Developers who want help running Linux- and Java-based microservice applications will have a new Microsoft service to take for a spin, starting later this month.

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Review: 5 open-source alternatives for routers/firewalls

These open-source products deliver simple routing and networking features, like DHCP and DNS. Plus, they have security functionality, starting with a basic firewall and possibly including antivirus, antispam and Web filtering.

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What should you do with your .NET apps?

'The .NET Core has brought a renaissance in .NET,' says Scott Hunter, a member of the .NET engineering team. But that doesn’t mean you should port your existing apps.

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Stealthy, sneaky rootkit targets Linux systems on ARM and x86

Security researchers have identified a new family of Linux rootkits that despite running from user mode, can be hard to detect and remove.

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