May 14, 2015

This Week in Linux News: Canonical and Microsoft Partner Up, $9 Raspberry Pi Competitor, and More

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This week in Linux news, Canonical and Microsoft team up for IoT, a $9 Raspberry Pi rival, and more. Here are our picks for this week's top headlines.

1) Canonical and Microsoft partner up for the next generation of IoT.

Ubuntu Jumps into Internet of Things with Acer, GE, and Microsoft- ZDNet

2) The Linux CHIP computer will cost just $9 to start.

Will $9 Linux CHIP Replace Raspberry Pi?- Information Week

3) The Linux Foundation's Software Package Data Exchange 2.0 specification announced.

Linux Foundation Updates SPDX Compliance Effort- eWeek

4) Next releases of Linux Mint expected to use systemd by default. 

It's Optional For Now, but Linux Mint Expects to Switch to systemd Next Year- PCWorld

5) "Venom" vulnerability endangers the cloud. 

Extremely Serious Virtual Machine Bug Threatens Cloud Providers Everywhere - Ars Technica

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