Collection of Linux related news hopefully!

Be honest: news that Canonical is shuttering its Ubuntu One cloud storage service came as a shock, right? But which alternatives are worth pursuing? Let's take a look.

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Ubuntu users need not fear the loss of Ubuntu One. With so many cloud services available – most of which offer native Linux clients – there are too many choices, ready to host your data, to be concerned. Give one of these options a try and see if they don't meet your needs.

alphadogg writes: "An argument between developers of some of the most basic parts of Linux turned heated this week, resulting in a prominent Red Hat employee and code contributor being banned from working on the Linux kernel. Kay Sievers, a well-known open-source software engineer, is a key developer of systemd, a system management framework for Linux-based operating systems. Systemd is currently used by several prominent Linux distributions, including two of the most prominent enterprise distros, Red Hat and SUSE. It was recently announced that Ubuntu would adopt systemd in future versions as well. Sievers was banned by kernel maintainer Linus Torvalds on Wednesday for failing to address an issue that caused systemd to interact with the Linux kernel in negative ways."

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Long time users of Lubuntu will find a bunch of improvements have been made the default theme when upgrading later this month.

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You're looking at the newly updated default wallpaper for Xubuntu 14.04 LTS — and it's a thing of beauty, no?

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Yes, many of your Windows programs aren't available on Linux, but some of them are and there are Linux programs that can do just as well as your old XP software.
Firm faces up to virtual reality

As the world is moving towards software-defined data centres with infrastructure components virtualised and delivered as a service, data protection appears to be going the same way.

Blocks and Files Drives nails forged with Red Hat iron into VCE's coffin

From co-operation to co-op-etition and then competition: it's happening in front of our eyes with EMC and Cisco. The choreography involves Cisco working more and more with Red Hat and its KVM server hypervisor and less with EMC subsidiary VMware's ESX.

Indian state dumps Microsoft for Bharat Operating System Solutions Linux

The Indian State of Tamil Nadu will solve its Windows XP problem by adopting Linux.

Oh, and the demise of Windows XP? That's just delightful!

On the second day of its developers conference in Shenzhen, China, Intel revealed the codename – "Braswell" – of its next-generation Atom processor for low-cost mobile devices and a 64-bit Android KitKat 4.4.2 kernel, and outlined its belief that a "large resurgence" is coming to the desktop market.