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  1. 16 Breakthrough Notebooks: A Look Back

  2. GPLv3 hits 50 percent adoption
  3. Amazon apologizes, FSF says free the ebook
  4. Microsoft aims to be a Linux kernel contributor: What's in it for them?
  5. id Software will no longer support linux
  6. Ubuntu for Netbooks
  7. DD-WRT security fix
  8. Intel's Wind River Claims Lead in Embedded Linux
  9. MSFT, Red Hat Disagree over Patents
  10. New Firefox add-on in Ubuntu Karmic redirects Google searches to Ubuntu Start Page
  11. Microsoft Gives Red Hat a Taste of the Real IP World
  12. blogging with gnome-blog
  13. OSCON: Building Belonging (in communities)
  14. News Limited phases out Solaris
  15. Producing Podcasts with FOSS Slides
  16. How UCSB Grad Students Put Cloud Computing Power into Ubuntu
  17. Wallpaper a Day - Day 5
  18. Wallpaper a Day - Day 6
  19. Karmic Alpha 3 released
  20. Okay, Linux Gamers Are REALLY Excited!
  21. What Ubuntu has done to improve energy efficiency
  22. Google is not going to have its way.
  23. Microsoft Profit down 17% on Ubuntu, Google, Apple threats
  24. Volume control in Karmic is UP/DOWN
  25. Windows is Dead, Long Live FOSS




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Security: Voting Machines With Windows and Back Doors in Windows Help Crypto-jacking

  • Election Security a High Priority — Until It Comes to Paying for New Voting Machines [Ed: Sadly, the US has outsourced its voting machines to a private company whose systems are managed by Microsoft]
    When poll workers arrived at 6 a.m. to open the voting location in Allentown, New Jersey, for last November’s gubernatorial election, they found that none of the borough’s four voting machines were working. Their replacements, which were delivered about four hours later, also failed. Voters had to cast their ballots on paper, which then were counted by hand. Machine malfunctions are a regular feature of American elections. Even as worries over cybersecurity and election interference loom, many local jurisdictions depend on aging voting equipment based on frequently obsolete and sometimes insecure technology. And the counties and states that fund elections have dragged their heels on providing the money to buy new equipment.
  • Congress Can Act Right Now to Prevent Interference in the 2018 Elections [Ed: "confidence" is not security]

    To create that confidence the SAFE Act would: [...]

  • America’s Election Meddling Would Indeed Justify Other Countries Retaliating In Kind
    There is still no clear proof that the Russian government interfered with the 2016 U.S. election in any meaningful way. Which is weird, because Russia and every other country on earth would be perfectly justified in doing so.
  • NSA Exploit Now Powering Cryptocurrency Mining Malware [Ed: Microsoft Windows back door]
    You may have been asked if you'd like to try your hand at mining cryptocurrency. You may have demurred, citing the shortage in graphics cards or perhaps wary you were being coaxed into an elaborate Ponzi scheme. So much for opting out. Thanks to the NSA, you may be involved in mining cryptocurrency, but you're likely not seeing any of the benefits.
  • Cryptocurrency-mining criminals that netted $3 million gear up for more
    Separately, researchers from security firm FireEye said attackers, presumably with no relation to the one reported by Check Point, are exploiting unpatched systems running Oracle's WebLogic Server to install cryptocurrency-mining malware. Oracle patched the vulnerability, indexed as CVE-2017-10271, in October.

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Benchmarking Amazon EC2 Instances vs. Various Intel/AMD CPUs

Given the recent performance changes following the Spectre/Meltdown CPU vulnerability mitigation and having just wrapped up some fresh CPU bare metal benchmarks as part of that testing as well as the recent AMD Raven Ridge launch, I've carried out a fresh round this week of benchmarks on various Amazon EC2 on-demand instance types compared to a number of bare metal Intel and AMD processors in looking at how the compute performance compares. Read more