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Pics El Reg lays claws on new ARM Cortex-A7-powered fruity titchy-computer

The Raspberry Pi Foundation is likely to provoke a global geekgasm today with the surprise release of the Raspberry Pi 2 Model B. It's a turbocharged version of the Pi B+, boasting a new Broadcom BCM2836 900MHz quad-core system-on-chip with 1GB of RAM – all of which will drive performance "at least 6x" that of the B+.

The eXpat Files Weather, food, car prices sizzle in Lion City

Douglas Baigrie is an ethical hacker, a role he says it's hard to recruit for in Singapore because the local culture encourages following rules – not thinking around them as he's required to do.

jones_supa writes: In its latest move, Dell will be bringing Ubuntu 14.04 LTS to its top-of-the-line Precision M3800 workstation laptop and the latest model of the Dell XPS 13. Both systems will be running Ubuntu 14.04.1. According to Barton George, Dell's Director of Developer Programs, programmers had been asking for a better, officially-supported Ubuntu developer laptop. This came about from a combination of the efforts of Dell software engineer Jared Dominguez and enthusiastic feedback. Specs of M3800: 15.6" LCD @ 3840x2160, Intel i7 quad core CPU, NVIDIA Quadro GPU, up to 16 GB RAM. The bad news is, as Dominguez explained on his blog, this version of the M3800 doesn't support its built-in Thunderbolt 2 port out of the box. However, thanks to the hardware-enablement stack in Ubuntu, starting with upcoming Ubuntu 14.04.2, you will be able to upgrade your kernel to add some Thunderbolt support.

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The CoreOS Linux distribution and its open source components are being widely incorporated by companies on the bleeding edge of distributed computing. CTO and co-founder Alex Polvi will discuss the future of servers, enterprise IT and Internet security at Collaboration Summit 2015 next month.

Ubuntu cloud users see OpenStack rising, Docker getting more talk than traction, and companies moving to the hybrid cloud.

Google announced plans to launch a 2015 pilot program for the Project Ara open source, modular smartphone in Puerto Rico.

The top open-source office suite offers a new, improved version with better Microsoft Office file format compatibility.

A new version of open-source office suite LibreOffice is now available for download and the hands behind it are calling it 'the most beautiful' release ever.

The post LibreOffice 4.4 Released With Major UI Revamp first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Boot Chess needs just 512 bytes of memory, beating 1982's 1K ZX Chess

Developer Olivier Poudade claims he's beaten a 33 year-old record for the smallest working Chess program.

You download the latest version of Debian and once the install is complete, you find out your wireless isn’t working! What do you do?