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Symple $89 Ubuntu Linux Web Workstation

February 20th, 2015
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Meet the $89 Remanufactured Ubuntu Linux web workstation. Encased in 12.5×12.5×6.25 of 1/8th inch black recycled ABS plastic and shipped in 100% non-virgin fiber packaging, this little marvel is the culmination of years of hard work, dedication and focus. Averaging only 50% of the shipping weight of a standard desktop tower, and offering at least 2GB of RAM, 2.8Ghz of desktop-class processing power and at least a 80GB SATA hard drive, the Symple PC gives classroom labs, non-profits and call centers a planet-friendly, privacy-conscious choice for computing at an outstanding value. Complete with an available 1 Year Advanced Replacement Warranty, provided you ship the unit back to be planet-conscious, Symple PCs arrive at your organization with Ubuntu Linux 14.04 LTS pre-installed. They handle local document processing, web work, and are completely private and stand-alone, not requiring any 3rd party accounts to login and be productive.

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Hardware, Ubuntu

Five Best Programming Languages for First-Time Learners

February 20th, 2015
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If you’re thinking of learning to code, the language you decide to pick up first has a lot to do with what you’re trying to learn, what you want to do with the skill, and where you want to eventually go from there. Still, some languages are easier to pick up than others, have a community dedicated to teaching, or offer more useful skills once you learn them.

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Education, How To, OpenSource - General

Dell offers new Ubuntu Linux workstation laptop

February 20th, 2015
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According to Barton George, Dell’s Director of Developer Programs, in a blog posting, programmers had been asking for a bigger, better officially supported Ubuntu Linux developer laptop and that’s the Precision M3800 . This came about from a combination of the efforts of Dell software engineer Jared Dominguez and enthusiastic user support.

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Hardware, Ubuntu

Red Hat 64-bit ARM Linux

February 20th, 2015
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Last year, Red Hat decided that the 64-bit ARM architecture was ready for the data center and cloud. This year, Red Hat announced that its Red Hat ARM Partner Early Access Program has expanded to include more than 35 companies. It also expects them to contribute open-source system-specific software and drivers to the upstream Linux ARM community.

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ARM, Hardware, RedHat

Open Source Network Switches

February 20th, 2015
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Hewlett-Packard said on Thursday that it would sell a new line of networking switches that are manufactured by a Taiwanese company and depend on Linux-based, open-source software from another company.

HP, once at the center of high-tech manufacturing, will not make the new networking equipment but will act as a reseller, providing both online ordering and worldwide support for the product.

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Distro - Other, Hardware, Security

Apple & Tesla

February 20th, 2015
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Jason Calacanis declared in a blog post that Apple will buy Tesla Motors in approximately 18 months for the whopping sum of $75 billion. Calacanis is not a shareholder in either company, nor does he have any inside information, but he gave 19 reasons why Cupertino will buy Elon Musk’s electric car company. Here are a few that stuck out.

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