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Feb
7th

From vs. to + for Microsoft and Linux

Author: Doc Searls | Files under syndicated

In November 2016, Microsoft
became a platinum member of the Linux Foundation
, the primary
sponsor of top-drawer Linux talent (including Linus), as well as a leading organizer
of Linux conferences and source of Linux news.
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Feb
10th

Happy GPL Birthday VLC!

Author: James Darvell | Files under syndicated

The ever-popular VLC turned 15 a few days ago–that’s 15 years since the
project was GPLed and released to the world. If we were pedants, we might
point out that the project actually came into existence in 1996, but that
was a different lifetime.
more>>


Feb
9th

Unikernels, Docker, and Why You Should Care

Author: James Darvell | Files under syndicated

Docker’s recent acquisition of Unikernel Systems has sent pulses racing in
the microservice world. At the same time, many people have
no clue what to make of it, so here’s a quick explanation of why this
move is a good thing.
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Jan
26th

Don’t Burn Your Android Yet

Author: James Darvell | Files under syndicated

A few days ago, security firm Perception Point released the details of a
zero-day exploit in the Linux kernel, which has sparked a wave of panic as
the report indicated that millions of Android devices are vulnerable.
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Jan
22nd

New Products

Author: James Gray | Files under syndicated

Jan
21st

Firefox OS

Author: James Darvell | Files under syndicated

In December 2015, Mozilla announced that its ambitious new operating system would
not be appearing on any new phones, but the project may still live on as a
platform for smart TVs and IoT devices.
more>>


Nov
19th

Web Stores Held Hostage

Author: James Darvell | Files under syndicated

Last week has seen an explosion of e-commerce sites infected with the Linux.Encoder.1 ransomware. For those not familiar with the term, ransomware is a particularly vicious type of malware that aims to extort money from the owners of compromised systems. more>>


Nov
13th

Firefox’s New Feature for Tighter Security

Author: James Darvell | Files under syndicated

Freedom and privacy go hand in hand. In an ideal world,
we wouldn’t have to worry about who was looking over our shoulders.
None of us would have anything to hide, and we would have ulterior
motives. As citizens of the real world though, we have to take measures to
protect ourselves.
more>>


Oct
23rd

Cinnamon 2.8 Ready to Try

Author: James Darvell | Files under syndicated

As Cinnamon 2.8 approaches
official release later this month, the developers have made the pre-release
version available to early adopters. If you are eager to try it, there are two
different options. Mint users can install it through the package manager.
Otherwise, you can build it from source.
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Oct
13th

diff -u: What’s New in Kernel Development

Author: Zack Brown | Files under syndicated

Over time, memory can become more and more fragmented on a system,
making it difficult to find contiguous blocks of RAM to satisfy ongoing
allocation requests. more>>