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Story Announcing dex, an Open Source OpenID Connect Identity Provider from CoreOS Rianne Schestowitz 03/09/2015 - 7:54pm
Story Samsung rolls out a round, Tizen-based Gear S2 watch Rianne Schestowitz 03/09/2015 - 7:51pm
Story GNOME 3.17.91 released! Rianne Schestowitz 03/09/2015 - 7:49pm
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Story GIMP and GNOME Foundation Roy Schestowitz 03/09/2015 - 5:04pm
Story Red Hat Results, Beta Release Roy Schestowitz 03/09/2015 - 5:02pm
Story Fedora: The Latest Roy Schestowitz 03/09/2015 - 5:01pm

A wake up call for sleepy Linux users.

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toolbox.com/blog: The alarm has rung several times before and each time the snooze button was pressed. This time, just recently, the alarm has rung with yet another compromised download resulting in another Linux trojan back door. The time has come for us to stop hitting that snooze button.

Ubuntu-based Windows XP looker freshens up

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Linux

theregister.co.uk: An Ubuntu-based Linux distro identical in look and feel to Microsoft's Windows XP's been updated.

The Linux Desktop isn't Dead, it's Pining

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Linux

daniweb.com: I know it sounds crazy but the Linux Desktop isn't dead, it's just pining. It's pining for the correct platform--a tablet computer. And, I'm not referring to some cheap imitation tablet that will merely satisfy a few observers and nerdlets who use Linux.

Python 2 series reaches last update

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Software

computerworlduk.com: Python 2.7, the last in the legacy Python 2.x dynamic language line, moved closer to general availability earlier this month when developers of the language put out a release candidate.

7 Dock Applications For Linux Desktops

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Software

linuxnov.com: Dock applications is really cool way to get quicker access to your installed applications, directories, or files, it’s fully customized with different desktop and window managers. you will find a lot of docks available to use with different features for extra plugins, docks applets, and themes.

Linux is as secure as ever

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Linux
Security

itworld.com: There have been several stories proclaiming that a recent Linux infection proves Windows malware monopoly is over and that Think Linux is free from malware? Think again; it's been hacked. Much as it pains me to disagree with the good people, they're wrong.

VirtualBox vs. KVM on the Desktop: A Comparison

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Software

workswithu.com: As we wrote recently, KVM has a lot to recommend it as a virtualization solution in Ubuntu 10.04, especially in the server room. But how ready is it for the desktop, and can it contend with applications like VirtualBox when it comes to ease-of-use?

Five tips for improving Linux security

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Linux
Security
HowTos

blogs.techrepublic.com: Protecting a networked computer is a never-ending challenge — even in Linux. These simple measures will help protect your Linux box.

New priorities for Ubuntu?

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Ubuntu

mybroadband.co.za: Ubuntu has come a long way. Now developers need to focus on polishing up this rough gem

Linux Is Winning

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pcplus.techradar.com: Linux doesn’t have a CEO. Consequently, there’s no annual keynote hosted by a charismatic alpha male. But if it did, and if there were a conference covering the first half of this year, the first speech would start with three words: ‘Linux is winning’.

ZaReason Verix Notebook

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Hardware

phoronix.com: One year ago we reviewed the ZaReason Ion Breeze computer that was built around NVIDIA's ION platform with an Intel Atom CPU, but today we are looking at our first ZaReason notebook and it boasts some very high-end hardware.

Debian Project News - June 14th

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Linux

Welcome to this year's fifth issue of DPN. Topics covered in this issue include: Debian Community Poll, Automatic installation of hardware-specific packages, and Desktop artwork and themes for Debian Squeeze.

10 People Who Should Use Linux

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Linux

foogazi.com: I’ve been thinking lately that there are actually certain types of people out there that should be using Linux instead of Windows.

Red Hat claims fastest growing OS

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Linux

techday.co.nz: Red Hat General Manager Max McLaren has told IT Brief that the company has the fastest growing operating system in the world.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 358

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Linux

This week in DistroWatch Weekly:

  • Opinion: Binary firmware and your freedom
  • News: Fedora 14 features, Slackware and Peppermint OS interviews, ZFS for Linux
  • Questions and answers: Encrypting hard disk partition

No Ubuntu for tablets

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Ubuntu

h-online.com: Ubuntu sponsor Mark Shuttleworth has told IT news service Golem that rumours circulating in recent days of a special version of Ubuntu Linux for tablets are based on a misunderstanding.

Pardus 2009.2 review

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Linux

linuxbsdos.com: Pardus is a desktop-oriented Linux distribution sponsored and developed by the Scientific & Technological Research Council of Turkey. It’s not a perfect Linux distribution, but it works – out of the box.

A new and better Open Source Initiative

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OSS

opensource.org: When I said recently that we still need the Open Source Initiative (OSI), it started a flood of comment. There's no doubt that we need OSI - but we need a better OSI.

Cortina: Yet Another Gnome Wallpaper Changer

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Software

maketecheasier.com: Few years back, I always lamented that there are few and little wallpaper changer apps for Ubuntu desktop. Fast forward to today, this is no longer the case.

Not using desktop Linux? You're wasting your money

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Linux

infoworld.com: If you're not using Linux on the desktop in call center and other fixed-purpose computing environments, you're doing your company a disservice.

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OSS Leftovers

  • Eudora saved thanks to open sourcing
    It took the organisation some five years of wrangling with the Eudora's IP owner Qualcomm, but eventually the once much-loved Mac then more software got given the open source greenlight. Eudora was created in 1988 by Steve Dorner while he was working at the University of Illinois. As email started to get big in the world of computing so too did Eudora in the mid-1990s. Qualcomm licensed the software from the University of Illinois and hired Dorner.
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  • SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Katran
    While engineers are likely to implement hardware-based solutions for handling network load balance, Facebook’s scale of operation far outweighed the practicality of hardware load balancing, instead requiring the development of a lightweight software solution. The current result of Facebook’s efforts is its latest open-source release, scalable network load balancer Katran.
  • How Far Is Far Enough?

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Blockchain and Hyperledger/FOSS

  • American Express Integrates Blockchain To Its Membership Rewards Program
    Financial services corporation American Express (AmEx) has announced a blockchain application to its Membership Rewards program in partnership with online merchant Boxed, Associated Press reported May 23. AmEx announced that it is integrating blockchain technology developed by Hyperledger, an open source blockchain project under the Linux Foundation, to let merchants design customized offers for AmEx cardholders in order to increase customer engagement.
  • Interview: Riccardo Spagni co-founder of a new open source blockchain
    South African cryptocurrency expert and lead maintainer of the Monero project Riccardo “fluffypony” Spagni has co-founded a new open source blockchain protocol named Tari. Tari is being built as a blockchain protocol for managing, transferring, and using digital assets, and is stewarded by a team based in Johannesburg. The Johannesburg-based team will work on building a blockchain protocol as a second-layer solution on top of Monero, leveraging the existing cryptocurrency’s security while offering a scalable and dynamic platform for digital assets.
  • CheapAir Ditches BitPay For Open-Source Bitcoin Payments
    Travel and accommodation website CheapAir.com has appeared to choose self-hosted payment processor BTCPay for its Bitcoin payments, shunning industry stalwart BitPay. [...] Coinbase revealed it was retiring its merchant processing function in April, a move which the cryptocurrency industry condemned for its disruptive consequences. BitPay, a processor which along with Coinbase continues to be arguably the best-known option for Bitcoin payments, appeared to miss out on wooing CheapAir, meanwhile, which has offered Bitcoin since 2014 and was the first ever travel agency world-wide to accept bitcoin.
  • Ontology (ONT) Develops its Open-source Triones Consensus System economic model
    The Ontology (ONT) team uses the blockchain technology and the Internet to explore in-depth levels of the information industry. The team’s plans include developing an open-source distributed trust ecosystem called Triones Consensus System that’s based on the Ontology chain network.

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