Collection of Linux related news hopefully!

Well, smoke me a kipper, I'll be back for breakfast! Remember that solar-powered Ubuntu laptop we wrote about last year? Well, it's emerged from the haze.

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Sweating the assets and building up OpenStack

He brought Microsoft the open source it had viewed with such dread and now former Redmond man Bill Hilf is challenging the thinking at Hewlett-Packard.'s Banana Pi and SolidRun's HummingBoard SBCs closely approximate the size, I/O, and port placement of the RasPi. They also provide identical 26-pin expansion headers to support RasPi add-on modules. Here's a board by board comparison of these new Raspberry Pi competitors. 

Linux kernel developer and Linux Foundation fellow Greg Kroah-Hartman was spotted on Google+ with developers Lennart Poettering, Kay Sievers and David Strauss wearing silly hats at a recent Systemd hackfest.

Web, IT goliaths to pour gold into more open-source code

Tech's biggest names have vowed to pour cash into crucial open-source projects that glue the web together – and hopefully kill off any dire bugs that could wreck the net.

It was always an outside chance. I knew that, you knew that, heck even my cat Penelope knew that.

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In the wake of the Heartbleed OpenSSL security disaster, The Linux Foundation has brought together both open-source supporters and companies better known for proprietary software to fund mission-critical open-source projects.

Pre-orders for pressed DVDs of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS have gone live on the Canonical store, marking the first release to be sold since 12.10.

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netbuzz (955038) writes "A band called netcat is generating buzz in software circles by releasing its debut album as a Linux kernel module (among other more typical formats.) 'Are you ever listening to an album, and thinking "man, this sounds good, but I wish it crossed from user-space to kernel-space more often!" We got you covered,' the band says on its Facebook page. 'Our album is now fully playable as a loadable Linux kernel module.'"

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Virtualization's likely successor gets another boost

Although admins have been free to run Linux containerization technology Docker on top of Amazon Linux running on its rentable EC2 servers for some time, the company on Thursday announced that Docker had been integrated with Elastic Beanstalk.