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One of the most popular open-source media center applications that's available on Linux (and other platforms) is getting a new name.

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Our Introduction to Linux edX course starts today, so if you’re not already enrolled, here are 10 reasons why you should sign up now.

The Linux Foundation's free online course, Introduction to Linux, started today on the edX website. Students have already begun to take the course, which covers the basic tools and techniques commonly used by Linux programmers, system administrators and end users. It's not too late to sign up!

Development of Ubuntu 14.10 continues, as the second alpha releases of the cycle are made available for download, including Lubuntu.

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Linux distributions can be as feature-packed or as stripped back as needed, powering anything from inner-city signage to city council desktops.

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How to install ownCloud 7 and configure its best new feature, server-to-server sharing.

Eric Brown takes a look at some of the more commercial Raspberry Pi-like and Pi- based boards and computers available for sale today.

An improved way of quitting running applications in Ubuntu for devices is about to land in development builds — and this is how it works.

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If you're yet to retrieve files stored on Ubuntu One, Canonical's zombified cloud storage service, you are pretty much out of time.

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rtoz writes with this excerpt from an IDG story about the creation of an Android fork made just for Google's modular cell-phone project : A special edition of Android had to be created for the unique customizable design of Project Ara, said George Grey, CEO of Linaro. ... Android can already plug and play SD cards. But Grey said additional OS functionality is needed for storage, cameras and other modules that are typically inside smartphones, but can now be externally added to Project Ara. A lot of work is also being done on UniPro transport drivers, which connect modules and components in Project Ara. UniPro protocol drivers in Android will function much like the USB protocol, where modules will be recognized based on different driver "classes," such as those for networking, sensor, imaging, input and others. Some attachable parts may not be recognized by Android. For those parts, separate drivers need to be developed by module makers through emulators. "That will be need to be done in a secure system so the device can't do damage to the system," Grey said. Project Ara is a very disruptive concept, and it turns around conventional thinking on how to build phones, Grey said.

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