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SUSE Linux Sold in $2.5 Billion Deal

SUSE, the open source software company,  has been sold to a Swedish private equity firm. EQT Partners will acquire SUSE from current owners Micro Focus in a deal worth $2.5 billion USD and is expected to close in early […]

1 July 2018
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Google is Now a Platinum Member of The Linux Foundation

Google is now a Platinum member of The Linux Foundation. A long-time member of the non-profit organisation, Google has chosen to increase the amount of money it donates to the foundation from $100k a year to […]

1 July 2018
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The Average Ubuntu Install Takes 18 Minutes (And Other Stats)

Did you know that the average Ubuntu install takes just 18 minutes? That’s one of several nuggets of information Canonical has collected (and now revealed) thanks to the new “Ubuntu Report” tool included in Ubuntu […]

23 June 2018
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Microsoft Buys GitHub and FOSS Fans Aren’t Happy

Microsoft is buying GitHub. According to a Bloomberg report Microsoft has agreed to acquire GitHub for $7.5 billion. The code hosting site was recently valued at $2 billion. Update: It’s now official. But should open source software […]

3 June 2018

Ubuntu Studio Plans a Reboot for 18.10 release

Do you use Ubuntu Studio? Chances are you don’t — but the team behind the creatively curated community spin hope that’ll change in the near future. Plans are afoot to “reboot” Ubuntu Studio for its […]

16 April 2018
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Improved Flathub Website Makes It Easier to Find Flatpak Apps

It just got a whole heap easier to find and install Flatpak apps on Linux distros like Ubuntu. A new version of the Flathub website is now live on Flathub.org, albeit in beta. The improved front-end […]

7 April 2018
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Geary User Survey: Are You a Filer, or a Piler?

What kind of email user are you: piler or filer? “Pile…File… what?” you’re probably thinking. I know I was when Geary pinged over a new user survey asking me this exact same question. But it all […]

16 March 2018
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LibreOffice 6.0 scores close to 1 million downloads in just 14 days

LibreOffice 6.0, the latest version of the hugely popular open-source office suite has been downloaded almost 1 million times in two weeks.

16 February 2018
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Linux Support for Wacom Smartpads Is In the Works

Linux support for Wacom Smartpads, like the Bamboo Slate and Bamboo Spark, is in the works thanks to a new open source project from Red Hat developers.

30 January 2018
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Have You Taken the Thunderbird Redesign Survey?

Monterail and Thunderbird are now working on the same team. Yes, that Monterail, the Poland-based development company whose stunning Thunderbird mock-up went viral last year, before becoming a real, working Thunderbird theme. “We got in touch […]

17 January 2018

Fedora 28 Wallpaper Contest is Now Open for Entries

If you're creative and want to give something back to the Linux community, now's your chance as the Fedora 28 wallpaper contest is open for entries.

12 January 2018
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Miss Unity? An ‘Ubuntu Unity Remix’ Could Be on the Way…

A new Ubuntu flavor that uses the Unity 7 desktop by default is under discussion. The plans have already won backing from a former Unity developer.

17 November 2017