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When Linus Torvalds first announced his new operating system project ("just a hobby, won't be big and professional like gnu"), he aimed the announcement at users of Minix for a good reason: Minix (you can download the latest from the Minix home page) was the kind of OS that tinkerers could afford to look at, and it was intended as an educational tool. Minix's creator, Professor Andrew Stuart "Andy" Tanenbaum, described his academic-oriented microkernel OS as a hobby, too, in the now-famous online discussion with Linus and others. New submitter Thijssss (655388) writes with word that Tanenbaum, whose educational endeavors led indirectly to the birth of Linux, is finally retiring. "He has been at the Vrije Universiteit for 43 years, but everything must eventually end."

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Redmond introduces Azure to freshly acquired arrays

Microsoft says data center admins will have to wait a mere three more weeks until they can buy hardware built for – and intimately linked with – its Azure public cloud.

Raimund Vogl, director of IT at Münster University explains why the public universities in the German state of Northrhine-Westfalia need their own private cloud and why only open source would do.

Ryan Day is one of nine Linux Foundation system administrators, and is part of the global team that supports developers working on collaborative projects. In this Q&A, the first in a series of profiles of Linux Foundation sysadmins, he describes a typical work day, talks about his favorite tools, his nightmare scenario, and how he spends his free time.

If you follow us over on Twitter you may have caught a glimpse of a screenshot we shared recently, along with the invitation to name the desktop environment pictured.

The post How to Install Lightweight Budgie Desktop in Ubuntu 14.04 first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Drive Debian from the confines of a Chromebook

Google has tweaked Chrome Remote Desktop to let it access Linux machines.

sfcrazy writes: The KDE Community has announced the first release of Plasma 5. It's a release candidate, so it's meant for testing and preview purposes, like the developer preview of Android L. The final release will be announced next week, so this is the last chance for testers and developers to find issues and get them fixed before the release.

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With a near limitless variety of custom-made themes available for it, Conky has always been one of the best ways to add a splash of personality to any humdrum Linux desktop.

The post LG G3 Style ‘All In One Circle’ Conky Theme first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Today a small group of companies announced an effort to address IoT interoperability. We are happy to see our industry peers affirming the goals and objectives the AllSeen Alliance made six months ago about needing a common interoperable language for the Internet of Everything. 

Red Hat's latest release underscores just how important OpenStack is to the Linux giant's future.