Is the iPad Pro a half-baked product by Apple? (Apple Byte Extra Crunchy Podcast Ep. 17) – CNET

The Best Black Friday deals for Apple goods this year, a look inside the Apple Pencil and where are the true pro apps on the iPad Pro?

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Raspberry Pi’s latest computer costs just $5 – CNET

The British company is making learning to code as affordable as a skinny latte.

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R2-D2 is PG-13: ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ rated in the US – CNET

The MPAA has a bad feeling about the "sci-fi violence" of the new Star Wars film, not that it’ll make any difference.

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How To Install Webmin On openSUSE 42.1

Today, we will discuss how we can install and configure and use Webmin on OpenSuse. Let’s began without wasting any time. What is Webmin? Webmin is a web-based interfaces for the system…

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Install Oracle VirtualBox And Manage It Using phpVirtualBox On Ubuntu 15.10 Headless Server

It is easy to install Oracle VirtualBox on any GUI Linux desktops, isn’t it? But, what about in a Linux Server that has no GUI? No worries! It is not that difficult either. This step by step…

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Arch and Tumbleweed, Running Sans Systemd

archSwapnil Bhartiya today posted an interesting article describing his experiences using Tumbleweed the last weeks from an Arch user’s point of view. I feel inspired. Elsewhere, James Darvell asks if the latest Microsoft Linux ceasefire is true love or just toxic and the Linux Migrant noticed MX-15 is in beta. A Slashdot reader today asked if folks will be able to run a modern desktop system into 2016 without systemd. So far, no one has really given him a straight answer.

The top story today was Swapnil Bhartiya’s post answering if Tumbleweed is good enough for a "seasoned Arch user." Bhartiya admits to being a total Arch fan saying, "I fell in love with it." However, Arch requires a bit of a time commitment, so Bhartiya wondered if a binary rolling distribution would suffice. He report essentially no problems and sounded like he thoroughly enjoyed the experience. In fact, he said, "So far I am liking openSUSE Tumbleweed. It’s tempting to switch fully to Tumbleweed as it’s more stable and system management is easier. But Arch is way too addictive. I may continue to use both for a while before deciding which one to keep."

Linux Journal’s James Darvell today said, "Every now and then, you come across a news story that makes you choke on your coffee or splutter hot latte all over your monitor. Microsoft’s recent proclamations of love for Linux is an outstanding example of such a story." After running down several highlights in the Microsoft/FOSS history, Darvell said, "So, you can forgive us for being shocked when Microsoft starts handing out t-shirts and badges that say "Microsoft Loves Linux" at open-source conferences and events. Could it be true? Does Microsoft really love Linux?" Again, after a laundry list of reasons not to trust Microsoft, he concludes that Microsoft is just using Linux to make a bit of money right now, and:

We shouldn’t be slow to forget Microsoft’s mantra of Embrace, Extend and Exterminate. Right now, Microsoft is very much in the early stages of embracing Linux. Will Microsoft seek to splinter the community through custom extensions and proprietary "standards"?

The Fedora Folks today introduced the Fedora Cinnamon Spin. A Cinnamon Spin had been promised for Fedora 23 "for users craving a more traditional user interface." It ships with Firefox, Nemo, LibreOffice, Pidgin, Hexchat, and lots of Spice(s). So, check that out.

In other interesting tidbits:

* Good News! Linux MX-15 in Beta 2 will ship in 32 and 64 bit versions.

* Frustrated Devuan user wonders if a modern desktop is possible without systemd

* The FSF beta tests a new Certificate Authority

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Lenovo to axe its Vibe brand of smartphones – CNET

Reports out of China indicate that Lenovo is closing the door on its Vibe series of phones to consolidate its product offerings.

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