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New Linux Video Series from Jack Wallen and Swapnil Bhartiya

Two well-known tech journalists and frequent contributors to Linux.com have debuted a new video series discussing Linux topics. The “Let’s Get Serious” series from Jack Wallen and Swapnil Bhartiya will feature ideas, opinions, and engaging conversation based on their years of experience using Linux...
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SystemRescueCd

If you accidentally delete data or format a disk, good advice can be expensive. Or maybe not: You can undo many data losses with SystemRescueCd. The price for mass storage devices of all types has been falling steadily in recent years, with a simultaneous increase in capacity. As a result, users...
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​Purism Adds Open-Source Security Firmware to its Linux Laptop Line

In its latest news, Purism announced that it has successfully integrated Trammel Hudson's Heads security firmware into its Trusted Platform Module (TPM)-equipped Librem laptops. Heads is an open-source computer firmware and configuration tool that aims to provide better physical security and data...
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Can Open Source Hardware Be Like Open Source Software?

Hardware and software are certainly different beasts. Software is really just information, and the storing, modification, duplication, and transmission of information is essentially free. Hardware is expensive, or so we think, because it’s made out of physical stuff which is costly to ship or copy...
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Endless OS Helps Tear Down Linux Wall

The Endless OS community's goal is to build a global platform for digital literacy. Its EOS Shell desktop is a big factor in making this universal computing platform work. It eliminates the technology barrier that often inhibits Linux newcomers. Although it looks and feels a lot like an Android...
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GPUs on Google’s Kubernetes Engine Are Now Available in Open Beta

The Google Kubernetes Engine (previously known as the Google Container Engine and GKE) now allows all developers to attach Nvidia GPUs to their containers. GPUs on GKE (an acronym Google used to be quite fond of, but seems to be deemphasizing now) have been available in closed alpha for more than...
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FOSS Project Spotlight: LinuxBoot

Linux as firmware. The more things change, the more they stay the same. That may sound cliché, but it's still as true for the firmware that boots your operating system as it was in 2001 when Linux Journal first published Eric Biederman's "About LinuxBIOS". LinuxBoot is the latest incarnation of an...
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The Most Popular Linux Desktop Programs Are...

LinuxQuestions, one of the largest internet Linux groups with 550,000 members, has just posted the results from its latest survey of desktop Linux users. With approximately 10,000 voters in the survey, the desktop Linux distribution pick was: Ubuntu. While Ubuntu has long a been popular Linux...
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Best Linux Distros for Gaming in 2018

Gaming in Linux has evolved a lot in the past few years. Now, you have dozens of distros pre-optimized for gaming and gamers. We tested all of them and hand-picked the best. There are a few other articles and lists of this type out there, but they don’t really go into detail and they are pretty...
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Review: 6 Slick Open Source Routers

If you want to buy a router specifically to be modded, you might be best served by working backward. Start by looking at the available offerings, picking one of them based on the feature set, and selecting a suitable device from the hardware compatibility list for that offering. In this article. I’...
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