GNU developer abandons action against Geniatech
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GNU troll back down is a victory for open sauce

Former Linux developer Patrick McHardy dropped his Gnu General Public License version 2 (GPLv2) violation case against Geniatech in a German court this week.

Barcelona becomes the poster child for Linux
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Taking Munich’s crown

The City of Barcelona is migrating its computer systems away from Windows making it the poster child for Open Source rather than Munich which is frantically trying to migrate back.

Intel stuff-up forces redesign of Windows and Linux
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Processors to take a 5-30 percent performance hit while AMD is laughing

It seems that Intel has forced Windows and Linux developers to come up with a software patch to cover a design flaw in its processors.

Linux still rules supercomputing
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It is running on to 500 machines

Looking at the November 2017 TOP500 Supercomputer list one thing is particularly clear – the open saucy Linux is king.

Munich has putsch against Linux
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Bring back Windows 10

Once the open sauce poster-boy Munich city council's administrative and personnel committee has decided to purge Linux from its desk-top and invite Windows 10 to return by 2020.

Linux desktop has not jumped in popularity
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Rumours of its popularity greatly exaggerated

Linux fanboys were dancing in the streets when NetMarketShare's desktop operating system analysis, which showed Linux leaping from 2.5 percent in July, to almost five percent in September.

Linux Mint team kills the KDE edition
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Not sure why it was there in the first place

The Linux Mint team has finally decided to pull the plug on the the KDE Edition.

Shuttleworth explains killing off Unity
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IPO in the works

Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth has been telling the world+dog why he killed off Unity and it is all about getting busy, ready for an IPO.

Samsung will allow Linux on Note8, Galaxy S8 and S8+
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"Linux on Galaxy" uses same Linux kernel that powers Android

Samsung has announced it will soon become possible to run actual proper Linux on its Note8, Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones.

Linux faces a Munich crisis
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What do you do when your poster-child is killed off?

One of the greatest Linux desktop flagship projects is going to be killed off by Munich city council because it costs too much.