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Happy 24th birthday, Linux kernel

Happy birthday, Linux!
The Linux kernel is hitting its mid-twenties in stride. As the open source operating system kernel pioneered by Linus Torvalds celebrates another...Read more

The open source movement needs folk songs

The union movement, civil rights movement, women's movement, and other populist movements were strengthened by song. Maybe folk songs will help the...Read more

Outreachy and the road toward diversity

Diversity has a new full-time ally. Marina Zhurakhinskaya recently won an O'Reilly award for her work in diversity for free and open source software...Read more

OSVR, Intel, and Xilinx! 1400 Linux ready games, and more open gaming news

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In this week's edition of the open gaming news, we take a look at OSVR partnering with Intel and selecting Xilinx to enable its headset, 1400 Linux...Read more

Firefox goes stealthy, Linux on mainframes, new Linux Foundation projects, and more news

In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at Firefox's new stealth mode, mainframes powered by Linux, new projects from...Read more

Top 5: Linux command-line email clients, HTTPS, and more

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In this week's Top 5, we highlight the best from the past week on topics like command-line email clients, Turtle graphics, a new My Linux Story,...Read more

Winners announced for the Great Command-Line Challenge

The results are in! View the winning responses to our Great Command-Line Challenge.Read more

Now your Raspberry Pi can water your lawn

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At this year's Texas Linux Fest, Robert Booth will teach attendees to turn their Raspberry Pi computers into lawn care systems.Read more