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If your GRUB 2 bootloader gets borked, use these tricks to rescue your system.

Cloud competition forces Page & Co. to open brain and give some of it to developers

Google is giving away some of its internal technologies in an attempt to beat Amazon in one area where Bezos may be loathe to compete: transparency.

Suddenly, consumer-oriented private cloud storage devices are everywhere, with many - if not most - running Linux. The market segment has blossomed thanks to growing concerns over government cyber-spying.

A while ago you had the chance to ask programmer and open source advocate Bruce Perens about the future of open source, its role in government, and a number of other questions. Below you'll find his answers and an update on what he's doing now.

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Developers have already started work on CentOS 7, the next version of the popular Red Hat Enterprise Linux clone.
Containers are finally coming into their own as a virtualization alternative, but until now their programs were incompatible. Now, the major container players are agreeing to line up behind Docker's libcontainer.

Ubuntu might well be the world's most widely used flavour of Linux distribution, but whether it's the best remains a hotly contested, hugely contentious topic.

The post Better Than the Real Thing? 5 Popular Ubuntu Based Distros first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Over the past 16 years Rackspace became well known, first as a web hosting provider built on Linux and open source, and later as a pioneer of the open source cloud and founder of the OpenStack cloud platform. Last month the company joined The Linux Foundation as a new corporate member.

jrepin (667425) writes "Aspyr Media, in partnership with 2K and Firaxis Games, announced that the critically acclaimed Sid Meier's Civilization V, and all available expansion packs and downloadable content, is now available on Linux for SteamOS. The title includes Steam Play support. This release of Sid Meier's Civilization V on Linux targets SteamOS and features support for Valve's upcoming Steam Controller."

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An anonymous reader writes "Valve left many OEMs hanging when they delayed Steam machines until sometime next year to work out their controller issues. Many of these companies excitedly showed off new Steam machine hardware that they cannot ship, so Alienware has been the first to re-purpose its Debian-based Steam machine to be a Windows-based Steam machine bundled with an Xbox controller. While Windows 8.x has not been particularly well-received it does support a lot more games than Linux and when configured to boot straight into Steam Big Picture mode the influence of the underlying OS is visible only in the larger game library."

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