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06/2017 Linux

It's the year of Linux on the Windows desktop | ZDNet
Microsoft is making it easy to activate the Linux Bash shell on Windows. More importantly, it's also bringing the Linux Bash shell to Azure and Windows Server.
Ubuntu Linux Arrives In Windows Store, Fedora And openSUSE Also Getting Support
Microsoft has now brought Ubuntu in Windows Store. Yeah, you read that right. By bringing Ubuntu to Windows Store, Microsoft is looking to make it simpler to install Linux tools on Windows 10 and run Windows and Linux apps side by side.
Why Is Linux More Secure Than Windows? - Linux notes from DarkDuck
Huge cyberattack forces Microsoft to offer free tech fix
Arch Linux Based Apricity OS Shuts Down | FOSS Force
Which Official Ubuntu Flavor Is Best for You? | | The source for Linux information
Ubuntu Linux comes in a few officially recognized flavors, as well as several derivative distributions. The recognized flavors are: Kubuntu - Ubuntu with the KDE desktop Lubuntu - Ubuntu with the LXDE desktop Mythbuntu - Ubuntu MythTV
Ways To Rescue Or Recover Grub Menu - LinuxAndUbuntu - Linux News | Apps Reviews | Linux Tutorials HowTo
5 myths busted: Using open source in higher education |
How a PhD student finished his degree in fine arts using Linux despite the naysayers.
5 Ways to Shut Down Your Linux Computer From the Command Line
No operating system is perfect. Linux is no exception, and you'll need to restart at some point. But how? There are several shutdown commands available to Linux users.
5 of the Best Image Editing Software For Linux - Make Tech Easier
Linux can be a great platform for image editing and digital art creation. Use these five programs to turn Linux into a professional digital studio.
Stacer An Alternative To CCleaner And Bleachbit On Linux - LinuxAndUbuntu - Linux News | Apps Reviews | Linux Tutorials HowTo
TypeCatcher - Download Google Webfonts to Your Ubuntu Desktop
TypeCatcher is a font manager with which you can search, browse, and download Google webfonts to use offline on your Linux workstation.

06/2017 Tinkerers

Raspberry Pi Fans Can Build Their Own AI Voice Assistant | Developers | LinuxInsider
The Android app beta on Chrome OS will last at least through the summer - The Verge
Microsoft uses open-source software to create Windows | ZDNet
Windows will almost certainly never be open source, but virtually all Microsoft Windows engineers are now using the open-source program Git to build Windows on.
Pi Desktop: This kit turns your Raspberry Pi into a Linux desktop | ZDNet
If you need to turn a Pi into a PC, this kit promises to do it -- in minutes.

06/2017 Chrome

20 Tips Every First-Time Chromebook User Should Know
Chromebooks are great, but come with a learning curve, and take some getting used to if you've switched from macOS or Windows. Here are several Chromebook tips and tricks to speed up that process.
(5) 11 Hidden Chrome Features (You'll Wish You Knew About Sooner) - YouTube - Google is now in the OS business with its Chromium OS. Basically, the Chrome OS is a web browser with the powers of a full Ope...
What a Google Fuchsia preview reveals | Computerworld
Google is working on a new operating system, and we just got our first real look at it.
Google's New Mobile OS Will Have a Distinctly Non-Linux Hue | Mobile | LinuxInsider
Google has been developing a new open source OS called "Fuchsia" for smartphones, tablets and other devices, which could be unveiled as early as this summer. Little has been revealed about the new OS since it first came to light last year. However, new details that surfaced last week have been making the rounds. Fuchsia apparently will move Google away from its long association with Linux.
Google Explains the Delays in Bringing Android to Chromebook -
7 Features Your Next Chromebook Must Have
Chromebooks are becoming increasingly popular. But if you're about to hit the shops and buy your own, check these features your next Chromebook must have before you part with any money.
Google Personal will make people use Google even more than they already do | The Independent
Google has launched a new feature that could make its search box even more popular than it already is. The company has added a new Personal tab to its search page, which is designed to make it easier for you to track down your own content. 
Android Guide: How to Use Android Effectively
Why Windows must die. For the third time | ZDNet
Microsoft knows Windows is obsolete. Here's a sneak peek at its replacement.
Imagine an Android Phone Without Linux Inside | FOSS Force
Google has plans to replace Linux-based Android with its own built-from-scratch operating system, Fuchsia. Why? Mainly, it seems, to get away from the GPL.

06/2017 FOSS

Heed the Prophet Stallman, oh Software Sinners! | FOSS Force
We're sure this wasn't written by the hand of god. Then, we haven't met god, so how would we know? As some book said, "The truth shall make you chuckle."
Mozilla Relents, Thunderbird Can Stay | FOSS Force
After nearly a year and a half with an uncertain future, Mozilla tells Thunderbird it can stay and that its future is now certain, in a most uncertain way.
The evolution of the laptop computer - TechRepublic
From the first portable computer in the 1970s to the modern devices of today, here's an eye-opening look at how laptops have changed since the st...
Sex, Love & Software: History of Free Software, Linux and Open Source | FOSS Force
Take a trip through the history of free software, Linux and open source, starting from the early days in the 1980s through 2001.
Ethernet Turns 44
Bob Metcalfe first proposed Ethernet on May 22, 1973
10 Powerful Websites That Can Replace Your PC Software! - YouTube
With today’s modern browsers you can now run alternatives to traditional desktop software within your web browser. No longer do you need to download software...
Amazon Echo vs. Google Home: Which One Should You Buy?
10 Free Operating Systems You Maybe Never Realized Existed
Chances are, your computer came with Windows or macOS. These operating systems may seem free -- but they're not. However, there are many free but relatively unknown operating systems. Let's take a look.
The A-Z of Kodi: Everything You Need to Know
Whether you're a Kodi newbie considering switching to the app, or a Kodi veteran looking to brush up on your knowledge, you should be able to make use of our A-Z of Kodi.
Three more Kodi add-ons close after legal threats | Daily Mail Online
The global operators have been warned they will pay a large fine if they relaunch their services on the Kodi software after they closed following legal pressure from Israeli anti-piracy group ZIRA.
6 Amazon Echo (Dot) Alternatives With Better Features
Looking for Amazon Echo alternatives? The Amazon Echo is a neat gadget. Its secret to success is its artificial intelligence, Alexa. For example, check out these 30 awesome commands like a bartender and mortgage calculator.
HandBrake How To Rip DVDs And Convert Videos In Linux - LinuxAndUbuntu - Linux News | Apps Reviews | Linux Tutorials HowTo
Steve Ballmer: We should have turned Microsoft into a “world-class hardware company” | Ars Technica
Microsoft changed how it did business to address the cloud; it didn’t for hardware.
Paul Allen just rolled out Stratolaunch, the world's largest airplane - The Washington Post
The plane, with a wingspan wider than a football field, would be used to "air launch" rockets carrying small satellites.