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Linux and Open Source
The latest news and views on all things Linux and open source by seasoned Unix and Linux user Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols.
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols, aka sjvn, has been writing about technology and the business of technology since CP/M-80 was the cutting edge PC operating system. SJVN covers networking, Linux, open source, and operating systems.
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It sounds unlikely, but the Homeland Security Agency is now providing an online, open-source code-testing suite with the unlikely name of SWAMP.
Oracle has released its clone of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.
SAP has been moving its enterprise suite to the cloud for some time, and now it's embracing the open source cloud.
Turning its back on Microsoft Office's native formats, the UK government has adopted the Open Document Format for all its sharable documents.
NPD reveals that Chromebook sales are exploding and Microsoft is starting to get worried.
There are many great Linux-powered single-board computers, starting with the new Raspberry Pi B+.
Some Android applications will drain your smartphone or tablet of battery life, storage or bandwidth like a blood-sucking fiend. Here's what's what with the worst of the worst.
Only months after acquiring Inktank, Ceph's parent company, Red Hat has released the next version of this open source, distributed storage system.
Public PCs aren't safe, so what's a PC user to do? Carry a Linux distribution on a USB stick in their backpocket of course!