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Meet Red Star OS, the North Korean Linux distro that apes Apple's OS X

North Korea's Red Star OS looks like OS X, but it's all Linux under the hood.

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Chromebooks rising, SteamOS stalling, Linux's civil war: The World Beyond Windows' 10 biggest stories of the year

The anything-but-Windows PC ecosystem is vast, and it saw some tremendous upheaval in 2014—some good, some bad.

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Purism discovered how to make open-source software laptops even more open

Purism, the creator of the freedom-obsessed Librem 15 laptop, says it has figured out way to get new Intel CPUs to play nice without proprietary firmware.

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Linux 'grinch' vulnerability could put a hole in your security stocking

A potential flaw in how Linux handles access rights could give attackers entry, a security firm charges

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Your Linux PC isn't as secure as you think it is

If 2014 taught Linux users anything, it's that they can't afford to ignore system security completely.

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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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'Less' means more to malware authors targeting Linux users

Running the 'less' Linux command on files downloaded from the Internet is dangerous, a researcher says.

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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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Purism Librem 15 Linux laptop blends high-end hardware with totally free software

Purism wants your help making an uncompromisingly high-end Linux laptop with uncompromisingly free software inside.

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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.