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Linus Torvalds on SHA-1 and Git: 'The sky isn't falling'

Yes, SHA-1 has been cracked, but that doesn't mean your code in Git repositories is in any real danger of being hacked.

Storj introduces a distributed blockchain-protected cloud storage service

Would you believe in a safe peer-to-peer cloud storage solution? Storj Labs thinks you will with their blockchain-protected, open-source service.

New OpenStack Ocata stabilizes popular open-source cloud

Instead of new features, this latest OpenStack release focuses on improving stability and performance.

Linux Foundation releases business open source basics ebook

​Want to know how your business can get the most from open source? This free ebook can help.

Why Munich should stick with Linux

Even Accenture, the Microsoft partner, which suggested Munich return to Windows, doesn't consider Windows as the sole best option.

Linux poll results: And the winners are...

The members of LinuxQuestions have spoken about their favorite Linux and open-source programs. Their favorite Linux? Would you believe it's Slackware?

Bigger, better LibreOffice 5.3 released for the cloud

The latest version of LibreOffice is out now for Linux, macOS, Windows, and, at long last, the cloud.

Linux leadership stands against Trump immigration ban

Linux and open-source leaders oppose the President's immigration policy.

Oracle Solaris limps on in continuous delivery mode

Solaris Unix will not be seeing any significant upgrades, but Oracle will continue to support it for years to come.

2017's best Linux laptop: The latest Dell XPS 13

Dell continues to build the best out-of-the-box Linux and open-source laptops. Check out the latest Dell XPS 13 developer edition and you'll see what I mean.

How to run openSUSE Linux on Windows 10

​When Microsoft added Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) to Windows 10, it became possible to run other Linux distributions such as openSUSE -- and not just Ubuntu -- on Windows 10.

Developer claims Linux forced Microsoft to up its Windows game support

A few years ago, thanks to Valve and Steam, Linux looked like it was going to become a major game platform. That didn't happen. But, the threat may have forced Microsoft to improve its Windows game support.

​Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.9 beta out now

The new Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 beta enables companies to migrate their existing RHEL 6 workloads into container-based applications for deployment on RHEL 7, RHEL Atomic Host, and Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform.

There's a Linux-powered car in your future

Linux is well on its way to becoming the default automobile operating system.

​CyanogenMod is dead. Long live LineageOS

Cyanogen has switched gears, leaving the Android variant CyanogenMod in the lurch, CyanogenMod's developers aren't giving up. They're forking the code into LineageOS.

Happy Holidays: Linux Mint get a major upgrade

The best Linux desktop just got even better.

Eight great Linux gifts for the holiday season

Here are some holiday present suggestions for the open-source or Linux fan on your gift list.

Serious Ubuntu Linux desktop bugs found and fixed

Remote code execution bugs in Apport, an Ubuntu Linux default file handler, has opened a door to attacks and crashes.

​The best Linux laptop: The 2016 Dell XPS 13

Dell's fifth-generation, open-source developer laptop isn't just good, it's great.

Nextcloud adds security and scalability to its private cloud offering

The latest version of Nextcloud adds business security and scalability improvements to its small business cloud.