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​Linux beats legal threat from one of its own developers

Video: Torvalds unimpressed with DRM, GPLv3 The rising tension between IoT and ERP systems The Internet of Things is the new frontier. However, generations of ERP systems were not designed to handle global networks of sensors and devices. Read More In a German court earlier this week, former Linux developer Patrick McHardy gave up on his Gnu General Public License ... Read More »

​Show-stopping bug appears in npm Node.js package manager

The rising tension between IoT and ERP systems The Internet of Things is the new frontier. However, generations of ERP systems were not designed to handle global networks of sensors and devices. Read More Are you a developer who uses npm as the package manager for your JavaScript or Node.js code? If so, do not — I repeat do not ... Read More »

VideoLAN: VLC 3.0’s huge update brings Chromecast support, 360-degree video

VLC 3.0.0 now offers hardware acceleration for 4K and 8K playback. Image: VideoLAN VideoLAN and the developers of the open-source VLC media player have unveiled its first major release in three years, dubbed Vetinari. VLC 3.0.0 is available today for Linux, Windows, iOS, macOS, and Android, and brings support for streaming to Chromecast devices, 360-degree video and 3D audio, and ... Read More »

Better Know a Blogger: SJVN on Linux, Microsoft, space roadsters, and more

The accompanying video is the latest in our Better Know a Blogger series. The purpose of this series is to get to know the real people whose articles we read and rely on every day. This time, I have the honor of speaking with my ZDNet colleague Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols. I have known Steven for more than a decade. Not ... Read More »

​The most popular Linux desktop programs are…

Installing Linux on your PC is super easy – here’s how to do it I will show that it’s possible to install, configure, and use this Linux distribution with absolutely no command-line access. Read More Video: Barcelona: Bye Microsoft, hola Linux LinuxQuestions, one of the largest internet Linux groups with 550,000 members, has just posted the results from its latest ... Read More »

Hands-On: Kali Linux 2018.1 on the Raspberry Pi Zero W

Video: Samsung app will turn phone into Linux PC techrepublic Here’s what developers really think about AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform providers lack adequate support resources for developers. Read More I wrote about Kali Linux 2017.3 not long ago, and I looked at the Raspberry Pi 2 and 3 version. Now there is a new Kali release available ... Read More »

​One million Linux and open-source software classes taken

Nothing good is free: How Linux and open source companies make money We all know how popular and helpful Linux and open source products are, but since most of them are available for free, how do the companies that produce them make any money to pay their bills? As it turns out, lots of ways. Read More Barcelona: Bye Microsoft, ... Read More »

How Google fights Android malware

Video: Five top improvements in Google Android 8.1 If you just read the headlines, it sounds like Android is a security mess. There’s a report about one Android malware program after another. What’s not said is that often these Android viruses require a user to be a sucker to get them. But since a sucker is born every minute, Google ... Read More »

​Linux performance before and after Meltdown and Spectre fixes

Video: Why microprocessor systems’ architecture needs to go open-source With the first rumblings of Meltdown and Spectre malware appearing, it’s time to patch our systems against these CPU vulnerabilities. We know these patches will slow our systems down, but, for Linux at least, these slowdowns may not be as bad as we first feared they would be. Greg Kroah-Hartman, the ... Read More »

In a blockbuster container and Kubernetes deal, Red Hat acquires CoreOS

must read From Linux to Cloud, why Red Hat matters for every enterprise Today, Red Hat dominates enterprise Linux. Tomorrow, it wants to rule the cloud. Don’t bet against it. Read More Red Hat announced that it is acquiring CoreOS, an innovator and leader in Kubernetes and container-native solutions, for $250 million. This deal will be completed shortly. By combining ... Read More »

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