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Meet Devuan, the Debian fork born from a bitter systemd revolt

After Debian voted to make the controversial systemd init system mandatory going forward, the 'Veteran Unix Admins' picked up their forks to create Devuan.

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BlackBerry's deal to buy voice crypto company Secusmart blessed by German government

The deal will let BlackBerry step up its cross-platform push with better security

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Linux Mint 17.1 finally makes MATE's fancy Compiz graphics easy to use

The new version of Linux Mint just hit release candidate status. Here's all the goodies you can expect to find.

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OpenSUSE 13.2 supercharged with smoother setup, system snapshots, Btrfs, and more

OpenSUSE 13.2 is finally here after a year in development. These 3 killer features were worth the wait.

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Groupon drops 'Gnome' trademark claims after Gnome Foundation braces for battle

The open-souce software foundation had been raising funds to defend its trademark

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Gnome Foundation accuses Groupon of trademark hijacking, pleads for help

The open source organization needs to raise $80,000 to fund its legal fight

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Spec showdown: Lumia 535 edges Moto E with more storage, front camera

The Microsoft and Motorola smartphones are powered by the same processor, and cost about the same

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Kubuntu 15.04 embraces KDE's Plasma 5 desktop

KDE's experimental Plasma 5 desktop is officially ready for the big time, and will become the default desktop environment in Kubuntu 15.04.

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Alibaba patient in its efforts to topple Android in China

Alibaba expects its mobile OS to provide a 'long-term winning strategy'

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One OS, three flavors: How Fedora 21 is splitting up to double down on focus

The first fruits of the sweeping Fedora.next project appears in Fedora 21, which goes live in beta form today.

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Windows 8 just took a big bite out of Windows XP usage

After years on top, Windows XP appears to be slipping away as Windows 8 and 8.1 surge.

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Meet systemd, the controversial project taking over a Linux distro near you

So what's all the fervor and fire over systemd all about? Chris Hoffman explains why the Linux community is in a tizzy.