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Pennsylvania High School Rolls Out 1,700 Linux Laptops to Students

A few weeks before Penn Manor High School gave Linux laptops to every student, stacks of the unboxed machines filled a cafeteria. There the Lancaster, Pa. district's IT staff, high school apprentices and volunteers spent winter break configuring and testing all 1,725 laptops in assembly-line fashion, in preparation for the start of the second semester.

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Linux Video of the Week: Sailfish Mobile OS Updates

Jolla's Linux-based Sailfish project released its first handset in Finland this past November to favorable reviews. Since then the Meego-derived mobile operating system has publicized a few small, but interesting updates, including a new IRC client and a demo of the OS running on a Nexus 4 (watch the videos, below.)

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Upstart SolidXK Distro Seeks First Business Customers

SolydXK started last March as the unofficial Linux Mint Debian Edition with KDE.

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Celebrating the Marriage of Automotive and Consumer Electronics at CES

With an average number of 315 weddings per day, Las Vegas definitely takes a top spot on the list of locations for forging bonds. Ever since Ford CEO Alan Mulally's keynote at CES 2010 the automotive industry has come back to Sin City in early January for dates with consumer technologies. CES 2014 was no different except maybe that this time cars have taken center stage at the annual event. One could claim that the two industries have finally exchanged rings.

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SysAdmin Class Teaches Ins and Outs of a Good Local Security Policy

Sarah Kiden had never used Linux before she landed a job four years ago as a Web and E-learning Administrator at Uganda Christian University in Kampala. There she is in charge of maintaining the university's information systems on servers that largely run Linux.

She had taken one college course in Information Technology, which gave her enough background to get started, she said. The rest she learned on her own, on the job, through trial and error and a lot of hard work.

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Deadline scheduling for 3.14

Realtime programming is all about deadlines, but it has often been noted that few deadlines appear to be applicable when it comes to getting realtime code into the mainline kernel.  Deadline scheduling is a classic example; I first wrote about it in 2009, and the work had already been underway for some time at that point.  But the long wait is almost over; deadline scheduling has been merged for the 3.14 kernel, which will probably be released in late March.  It may well be the most significant feature that will appear in that re

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How Linux Foundation Events Have Evolved

Today we released our 2014 global event schedule. Back in 2007, we created The Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit because I could see a unique opportunity to bring together the developers, industry leaders and end users (largely from the enterprise) who were creating this thing we called Linux.

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Linux Video of the Week: Tour Qualcomm's Smart Home at CES

The big news this week was Google's planned acquisition of Nest Labs, but as Jim Zemlin, Rudi Streif and

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CentOS Project Leader Karanbir Singh Opens Up on Red Hat Deal

In the 10 years since the CentOS project was launched there has been no board of directors, or legal team, or commercial backing. The developers who labored to build the community-led version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) worked largely unpaid (though some took a few consulting gigs on the side.) They had a few hundred dollars in their bank account to pay for event t-shirts and that was it. And the project's direction was decided based on the developers' immediate needs, not a grand vision of future technology.

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