opensource.com: CEO Jim Whitehurst of Red Hat, an open source software company, gives a casual talk that turns inspirational to a group of open source enthusiasts.
softpedia: Linux has seen a lot of changes during 2014 and many users are saying that this was finally the year that really showed some real progress, but has it been enough to call it "the year of Linux desktop"?
xmodulo: rsyslog is an open source utility widely used on Linux systems to forward or receive log messages via TCP/UDP protocols.
LinuxGizmos: Hardkernel's $35 "Odroid-C1" hacker SBC runs Android or Ubuntu on a 1.5GHz quad-core Amlogic SoC, and boasts 1GB RAM plus quasi-RPi-compatible 40-pin expansion
xmodulo: If your WordPress-powered personal blog or website is loading slowly, you are hardly alone.
Linux Insider: Turla, a hard-to-spot Trojan that has for years bedeviled Windows systems, has been discovered to have at least two Linux variants
ZDnet: The new version of Mint may be the best Linux desktop ever.
datacenterdynamics: Ubuntu has a new "snappy" super-small Core, suited to the cloud, and competing with CoreOs and Red Hat Atomic.
ITworld: Ubuntu is evolving from a server/desktop OS to one that will run the same codebase across devices such as TVs, desktops, tablets and smartphones.
opensource.com: I wanted to test out some of the things I was learning, and 'learning is doing' to a large extent.
Linux.com: Small-packet performance has been a problem area for Linux
eWEEK: The new funding adds to the initial $10 million Nginx Series B that the company raised in October 2013, and brings the company's total capitalization up to $33 million.
Datamation: Platform-as-a-Service platform now has an open governance and development model to push it forward
GamingOnLinux: Looks like Bad Juju's acquisition of Desura will pay off for us Linux gamers soon.
Datamation: Over the past couple of years there has been talk of mobile-desktop convergence from various mobile and desktop OS providers.
ServerWatch: What's next for Fedora Linux is the Fedora 21 release which is out today.
opensource.com: The system encompasses both open source software and hardware.
blackmoreops: Forgetting root password is a hassle
Binary Tides: The mail command is an essential one that should be available on any linux server so that various services and other web applications can generate and transmit emails.
LinuxPlanet: Linus Torvalds formally released the Linux 3.18 kernel on December 7, even though a regression issue that first showed up in Linux 3.17 has yet to be resolved.