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  • WD, What?

    Along with my plan to delete Intel as well as M$ from my LAN I’ve been looking for a Network Addressable Storage (NAS) unit. Of course Western Digital makes a bunch but their latest and greatest have exactly zero mention of GNU/Linux. So, I was put off.

  • Can you replace a computer with your mobile

    Android phones have reached the point where they have similar specifications in terms of CPU and Ram than most budget laptops, but are held back for phone centric tasks. The truth is, your phone is ready to replace your laptop or desktop if you give it a chance.

    I am no stranger to the ideal of using a phone to replace most computing requirements, I love my Galaxy S5 and every chance I get to hook it to a screen and keyboard I do, but the Android UI is not great for larger screens.

  • Robin Systems Joins The Linux Foundation's Open Container Initiative

    Robin Systems, a Silicon Valley-based provider of containerized data platform software, today announced its membership in The Linux Foundation's Open Container Initiative.

  • OCZ Trion 150 Budget SSD On Linux

    As I had picked up the Trion 150 for a test system rather than being a free review sample, I had bought the Trion 150 120GB model, which set me back just about $50 USD at Amazon.com and puts it in line with other SSDs of a similar capacity.

  • Putting make-up on PlaybackPopover

    So, here goes the new screenshots of PlaybackPopover...

  • Samba 4.3.5 Arrives with a Few Fixes

    Samba is a tool that seamlessly integrates Linux/Unix servers and desktops into Active Directory environments using the winbind daemon, and developers have just released a sizable update for it.

  • Building an xdg-app – part 4

    In part 1 we created a very small application. All it did was print to stdout. Such a program is very easy to sandbox. In fact, since we didn’t specify any permissions for it this application already runs in a very tight sandbox.

  • Antergos 2016.02.21 Screenshot Tour
  • Mentor Graphics Expands Mentor Embedded Linux Support to the Third Generation AMD Embedded G-Series SoC

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