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Linux Foundation Announces A Core Infrastructure Initiative

The Linux Foundation has announced a multi-million dollar Core Infrastructure Initiative to fund critical open-source projects. The first project receiving money from this pool is OpenSSL...

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Cisco, Microsoft, VMware, and Other Tech Giants Unite Behind Critical Open-Source Projects

In the wake of the Heartbleed OpenSSL security disaster, The Linux Foundation has brought together both open-source supporters and companies better known for proprietary software to fund mission-critical open-source projects.

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Raspberry Pi Clones Match the Connectors, But Boost the Firepower

Raspberry Pi Clones Match the Connectors, But Boost the Firepower

Lemaker.org's Banana Pi and SolidRun's HummingBoard SBCs closely approximate the size, I/O, and port placement of the RasPi. They also provide identical 26-pin expansion headers to support RasPi add-on modules. Here's a board by board comparison of these new Raspberry Pi competit...

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Samsung Gear App Challenge Launched for Gear 2

Efforts to boost the Gear 2 ecosystem include the Samsung Gear App Challenge, where developers could win cash prizes equating to $1.25 million.

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Fedora 21 To Get A Playground, New Features

Another Fedora Engineering and Steering Committee meeting took place on Wednesday where another round of features were approved for the Fedora 21 Linux release...

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Distribution Release: ExTiX 14.1

Arne Exton has announced the release of ExTiX 14.1, an Ubuntu-based distribution with a customised GNOME 3.10 desktop environment: "ExTiX 14.1 64-bit is based on Ubuntu 14.04. 

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IBM Takes the Open Source Path to Server Chip Development

IBM Takes the Open Source Path to Server Chip Development

The OpenPower Foundation , an open development community dedicated to accelerating data center innovation, has taken its first steps to deliver actual system designs based on IBM's new Power8 processor. 

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Future Update Gives Better View of Chromebook CPU Usage

A feature in the Beta channel for Chromebooks gives an in-depth view of Chromebook CPU usage. 

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LinuxCon Keynotes Display How Open Source Methods Are Spreading

LinuxCon Keynotes Display How Open Source Methods Are Spreading

It’s been inspiring to see the principles of Linux and open source -- open collaboration, meritocracy, crowdsourcing -- spread to other areas of society, from education to 3D printing to medical devices and cars. This year’s LinuxCon and CloudOpen will showcase this important work. 

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How LG Took WebOS from Mobile Phones to TVs in Under a Year

How LG Took WebOS from Mobile Phones to TVs in Under a Year

When  LG acquired  the WebOS project from HP early last year, it was a stripped down Linux-based mobile operating system hardly fit to run on any hardware. Then in January, less than a year later, LG debuted its new WebOS smart TVs at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The first Web...

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