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Purism Linux smartphone makes its $1.5 million crowdfunding goal

Want a pure Linux smartphone, no Android? Purism has the cash it needs to give it a try. Hundreds of millions are happy with Android smartphones and iPhones. But there are some users who want the maximum possible control over their smartphones. For those people, Purism now has the funding it needs for its free-software smartphone without […]

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Krita 3.3 Open-Source Digital Painting App Released with Better HiDPI Support

Krita, the cross-platform, open-source and free digital painting tool used by hundreds of thousands of artists worldwide, has been updated today to version 3.3, a point release that adds better HiDPI support and many other improvements. Prominent changes of Krita 3.3 include support for the Windows 8 event API to bring native support for the […]

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No, the Linux desktop hasn’t jumped in popularity

Stories have been circulating that the Linux desktop had jumped in popularity and was used more than macOS. Alas, it’s not so. There have been numerous stories that the Linux desktop has more than doubled from its usual 1.5 to 3 percent marketshare to 5 percent. These reports have been based on NetMarketShare’s desktop operating system […]

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​Long Term Support Linux gets a longer lease on life

LTS Linux will now have a six-year life, rather than a two-year life, which is just what Android developers want and what Android users need. At Linaro Connect, a mobile Linux conference, Google senior staff engineer Iliyan Malchev announced that the Linux kernel team had agreed to extend Linux’s Long Term Support from two to six […]

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Mesa 17.1 Linux Graphics Stack Reaches End of Life, Upgrade to Mesa 17.2 Now

Mesa developer Juan A. Suarez Romero announced the release of the tenth and last maintenance update to the Mesa 17.1 graphics stack series for GNU/Linux distributions, urging users to upgrade to the latest Mesa 17.2 branch. Mesa 17.1.10 introduces numerous fixes for bugs and crashes, along with other improvements for various of the incorporated graphics […]

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Pixelbook leak: Google’s new high-end Chromebook expected October 4

Google’s top-of-the-line Chromebook Pixel is coming back with a new name and better specifications. According to Droid Life, on October 4, Google will release the first new retail version of the Chromebook Pixel since 2015, the Pixelbook. The Chomebook Pixel was the Rolls-Royce of Chromebooks. It was faster, more powerful, and came with a better display than any other […]

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Lyft and Uber travel the same open-source road

Open-source software can profitably bring rivals together. Coke and Pepsi, Gimbels and Macy’s, Apple and Microsoft — these were all great business rivals. Today, we have Lyft and Uber fighting tooth and nail over the new ride-sharing market. While they may be bitter rivals on the highways, the pair can agree on one thing: Open […]

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New IBM big iron for Linux

IBM mainframes are alive, well, and being designed to make the most of Linux. At The Linux Foundation‘s Open Source Summit in Los Angeles, IBM Z and LinuxONE vice president Barry Baker announced IBM’s newest Linux-powered mainframe: The IBM LinuxONE Emperor II. This is the latest in IBM’s Linux-only mainframe line. It follows up on 2015’s release of the LinuxONE Emperor, which built on the IBM […]

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​Linus Torvalds on Linux, life, and bathrobes

The most famous programmer ever is happy his work is meaningful and that he gets to do much of it in his bathrobe. Steve Jobs was never seen without his trademark black mock turtleneck, blue jeans, and New Balance sneakers. It’s been said Bill Gates, the world’s richest man, dresses like your high-school math teacher. But […]

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