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COVID-19 has not stalled Linux development
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2020 is still the year of Linux on the desktop

Linus Torvalds and Dirk Hohndel have been telling anyone who will listen that while COVID-19 has slowed down many technologies, while speeding up other tech developments, it hasn't affected Linux development much at all.

System76 releases Ryzen based laptop
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Friday, 12 June 2020 12:08

System76 releases Ryzen based laptop


First time for Linux maker

Linux computer maker/seller System76 is offering its first AMD-powered laptop.

After Munich agreement, Hamburg moves to Linux
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I have in my hand a piece of paper which says 2020 is the year of Linux on the desktop

Hamburg has announced that it is going to follow Munich and start moving civil service software away from Microsoft and towards something more open saucy.

Linus is secure - it is its users who are not
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Most exploits are misconfigurations or poor administration

The rise in attacks on Linux in recent years is not due to its insecurity problems but more down to user error.

Windows 10 catches Linux cancer
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Thursday, 09 April 2020 11:59

Windows 10 catches Linux cancer


It can now read Linux files

Software King of the World, Microsoft, which once dubbed Linux a cancer on software, is planning to fully integrate Linux file access into the built-in file Explorer.

AMD sprucing up its Linux driver
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Friday, 13 March 2020 12:41

AMD sprucing up its Linux driver


Advertising for new lead Linux Kernel Developer

AMD has plans to improve its Linux AMDGPU driver and is advertising for a new lead Linux kernel developer.

Linux is the world’s most vulnerable operating system
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World’s worse are Debian, Android, macOS and Ubuntu

The idea that Microsoft’s Windows is the world’s most buggy and vulnerable operating system is pants, and it is so-called cast iron operating systems like Linux and macOS which are the worst.

Windows 12 Lite ships as Linux in drag
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Friday, 14 February 2020 10:12

Windows 12 Lite ships as Linux in drag


Microsoft is bound to take notice

A version of Linux which rips off Windows has shipped and we really expect Vole to take notice – even if it is keen to say it is all open sauce friendly these days.

South Korea to dump Windows
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Tuesday, 11 February 2020 11:17

South Korea to dump Windows


2020 is the year of Linux on the desktop

South Korea's government is exploring moving most of its 3.3 million PCs from Windows to Linux.

Linux scheduler issue claims garbage
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Monday, 06 January 2020 11:52

Linux scheduler issue claims garbage


Says Linus Torvalds

Linus Torvalds says that claims by C++ game developer Malte Skarupke that his spinlocks experiments had discovered the Linux kernel had a scheduler issue were garbage.