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This week's announcement of an Internet of Things version of Canonical's lightweight Snappy build of Ubuntu Core is another sign that mobile Linux distros will find their biggest success not on phones but on embedded devices. 

By using Linux containers and Linux-based orchestration tools, Planisys is able to stay flexible amid changing hardware and networks, which in turn has helped the company to scale and stay competitive.

The Librem 15 Linux laptop has surpassed the $250-thousand goal it needed to launch.

USB sticks at the ready: Ubuntu 15.04 Alpha 2 downloads have been released for Ubuntu GNOME, Lubuntu and Kubuntu testers to play with.

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jones_supa writes A patch was proposed to the Linux Kernel Mailing List to drop support for the old EISA bus. However a user chimed in: "Well, I'd like to keep my x86 box up and alive, to support EISA FDDI equipment I maintain if nothing else — which in particular means the current head version of Linux, not some ancient branch." Linus Torvalds was friendly about the case: "So if we actually have a user, and it works, then no, we're not removing EISA support. It's not like it hurts us or is in some way fundamentally broken, like the old i386 code was (i386 kernel page fault semantics really were broken, and the lack of some instructions made it more painful to maintain than needed — not like EISA at all, which is just a pure add-on on the side)." In addition to Intel 80386, recent years have also seen MCA bus support being removed from the kernel. Linux generally strives to keep support even for crusty hardware if there provably is still user(s) of the particular gear.

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Space agency now orbiting new private cloud

The European Space Agency (ESA) has rolled Red Hat Enterprise Linux into its ESA Cloud, an ongoing cloud computing rollout.

Windows 10 is about more than the return of the Start Menu, it's Microsoft's chance at a fresh start — but is it enough to win you back?

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There many ways in which an unexperienced developer can get involved in Linux kernel development. Here are some starting points.

VuePod is a 3D immersive virtual environment that runs Ubuntu Linux 13.04 and costs about a tenth of what similiar setups might run.

Already well-known for providing security, stability, and isolation in the datacenter, automotive virtualization is gaining wider attention due to additional hardening and new support for ARM, writes Alex Agizim, VP and CTO of Embedded Systems at GlobalLogic.