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Linux 5.0 released (it’s not as big a deal as it sounds)

Billions of devices run software that relies on the Linux kernel, including Android smartphones and tablets, Internet of Things devices, and servers and even some desktop and laptop computers (the things you probably think of first when you think of Linux). Linux founder Linus Torvalds released the first version of the Linux Kernel in 1991. […]

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Linux turns 25, kind of runs (part of) the world

The Linux kernel is at the heart of the software that powers most of the world’s smartphones and most of the servers that hold the internet together. But when founder Linus Torvalds first announced the Linux project on August 25th, 1991, it was just one person’s attempt to create  free and open source alternative to […]

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Lilbits (7-18-2014): Better battery life when running Chrome (on Windows)

Google Chrome is a speedy web browser with a minimal user interface. But if you’re using it on a Windows computer it can be a bit of a resource hog… and there’s a “bug” that causes it to drain your laptop battery more quickly than some other apps. This has been true for ages, but […]

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NVIDIA offers initial open source support for K1 graphics

Chip maker NVIDIA has a long history of making sure there are Linux drivers for its graphics cards. But they’re usually closed-source drivers which means they’re not easy for OS developers and open source enthusiasts to work with. Linux founder Linus Torvalds was not amused by this approach. But it looks like NVIDIA is taking […]