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This Week in Linux News: Civil Infrastructure Project Launches, Skype for Linux Disappoints, & More

By 04/07/20168月 22nd, 2017Blog

This week in Linux news, The Linux Foundation launches the Civil Infrastructure Project (CIP), Skype for Linux users are disappointed, and more! Catch up on the latest in Linux news with our weekly digest.

1) The Linux Foundation launches a new Collaborative Project to help expand civil infrastructure.

​The Linux Foundation Launches Linux-Based Civil Infrastructure Platform– ZDNet

2) Microsoft partners with R3 to further blockchain tools; Lead rival is IBM, using the Hyperledger Project. 

Microsoft Blockchain-as-a-Service Gains Momentum with Banking Partnership– TechRepublic

3) Users complain that Skype for Linux is missing important features and lacks reliability.

Skype for Linux is lagging behind and falling apart due to Microsoft’s neglect

4) Linus Torvalds comments on the ubiquity of Linux in embedded systems at Embedded Linux Conference/OpenIoT Summit.

Linux’s Torvalds surprised by IoT uptake– ReadWrite

5) Windows isn’t worried about destructive rm -rf / command. 

Linux’s deadliest command doesn’t faze Bash on Windows 10– PCWorld

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