Datamation: Open source projects for privacy, mobility, big data and the Internet of Things are key themes on this year's list.
Enterprise Networking Planet: Vyatta controller is built from the open-source OpenDaylight project in a bid to enable an open networking fabric.
HowToGeek: Ubuntu and practically every other Linux distribution use the GRUB2 boot loader.
MakeUseOff: The truth is: many OSS developers and projects do generate revenue.
Wal Commander is a Multi-platform open source file manager for Windows, Linux, FreeBSD and OS X
LinuxGizmos: The Ubuntu project announced a stable build for Ubuntu Touch phones, a week after Meizu tipped an Ubuntu version of the Meizu MX4 phone due in December
GamingOnLinux: SNOW is an upcoming free to play, open world winter sports game that is going to use CryEngine and the developers sent a little teaser out.
PCWorld: Increasingly stiff competition in the database market has claimed another victim, as InfiniDB has ceased operations effective immediately with plans to file for bankruptcy.
Phoronix: The boycotting of systemd has led to the creation of uselessd, a new init daemon based off systemd that tries to strip out the "unnecessary" features.
LinuxJournal: There are a couple obvious things to do with old devices
Datamation: Anyone who believes Google isn't "making a play" for desktop users isn't paying attention.
DarkDuck: A young man finds love and acceptance with a little timely downloading.
LinuxLinks: One of the great strengths of Linux is the whole raft of weird and wonderful open source utilities.
Linus Torvalds: It's been quiet - enough so that coupled with my upcoming travel, this might just be the last -rc, and final 3.17 might be next weekend.
LinuxGizmos: ODG's "R-7 Glasses" eyewear features augmented reality features based on Qualcomm's Snapdragon 805 SoC and Android-based Vuforia SDK for Digital Eyewear.
LinuxInsider: Opera offers an interesting alternative to the Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox Web browsers, but its recent Linux release leaves some room for improvement.
Datamation: Ellison made it clear that he will remain very actively involved in a manner very similar to what he has done to date.
LinuxBSDos: I found that both versions of Java (JRE) can live happily on the same machine by the use of the alternatives system, which is what this post is all about
LinuxScoop: Manjaro Linux is a fast, user-friendly, desktop-oriented operating system based on Arch Linux.