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Microsoft has unveiled a mostly open source, embedded Arm SoC design with a custom Linux kernel; Eric Brown has the details. (Image: Microsoft)

Azure Sphere Makes Microsoft an Arm Linux Player for IoT

The punchline: Microsoft just unveiled a mostly open source, embedded Arm SoC design with a custom Linux kernel. The correct response? 1. Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! You’re killing me! 2. Good one, dude, but April 1st was weeks ago. 3. Hallelujah! Linux and open source have finally beaten the evil empire. Can...
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Tiny, Rugged IoT Gateways Offer 10-Year Linux Support

Moxa announced a line of rugged, compact “UC 2100” IoT gateways that run 10-year available Moxa Industrial Linux and optional ThingsPro Gateway middleware on a Cortex-A8 SoC.Moxa announced the UC-2100 Series industrial IoT gateways along with its new UC 3100 and UC 5100 Series, but it offered...
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​Google Fuchsia Is Not Linux: So, What Is It and Who Will Use It?

Google has been working on this open-source operating system since the summer of 2016. At first, we thought Fuchsia was for Internet of Things (IoT) devices. We now know it can also power Chromebooks and smartphones. Is it a replacement for Android and Chrome OS? Good question. It's not clear what...
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How Many Linux Users Are There Anyway?

True, desktop Linux has never taken off. But, even so, Linux has millions of desktop users. Don't believe me? Let's look at the numbers. There are over 250 million PCs sold every year. Of all the PCs connected to the internet, NetMarketShare reports 1.84 percent were running Linux. Chrome OS, which...
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Jack Wallen has reviewed many different Linux distributions over the years in order to make your life easier. Check out his picks for a distro to suit your needs.

Best Linux Distributions: Find One That's Right for You

The landscape of Linux is vast and varied.  And, if you’re considering migrating to the open source platform or just thinking about trying a new distribution, you’ll find a world of possibilities. Luckily, Jack Wallen has reviewed many different Linux distributions over the years in order to make...
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How Linux Became My Job

IBM engineer Phil Estes shares how his Linux hobby led him to become an open source leader, contributor, and maintainer. I've been using open source since what seems like prehistoric times. Back then, there was nothing called social media. There was no Firefox, no Google Chrome (not even a Google...
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Container players say the future belongs to containerized OS, but others may disagree.

Containerization, Atomic Distributions, and the Future of Linux

Linux has come a long way since Linus Torvalds announced it in 1991. It has become the dominant operating system in the enterprise space. And, although we’ve seen improvements and tweaks in the desktop environment space, the model of a typical Linux distribution has largely remained the same over...
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The Linux kernel 4.16 cycle has been mercifully smooth; learn more from Paul Brown.

Linux Kernel 4.16: Networking Patches and More

Linus Torvalds released version 4.16 of the Linux Kernel on Sunday, April 1st, nine weeks after the previous version. After the rather eventful 4.15 cycle, which included the loss of the Linux Kernel Mailing List for several days and the fallout from the Meltdown and Spectre bugs, 4.16 has been...
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Linus Torvalds: Linux 4.16 Kernel Launches on Sunday. Possibly. Maybe.

After a series of release candidates, Linus Torvalds could well be ready to unleash version 4.16 of the Linux kernel onto the world at the weekend. That is unless he changes his mind about the RC build: "rc7 is much too big for my taste," he says in his weekly update to the kernel mailing list....
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Jack Wallen reviews the security-conscious Librem 13 laptop from Purism.

Purism Librem 13: A Security-Focused Powerhouse of a Linux Laptop

Quick, how many companies do you know of that ship laptops pre-installed with Linux? Off the top of my head, I can think of the following: System76 Dell ZaReason That’s pretty much it at this point. So when I learned a relatively new company was shipping laptops pre-installed with Linux, I...
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