The US Air Force Wants to Keep You Secure with Lightweight Portable Security (LPS) 1.5.1 Distro

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OS
Linux

Lightweight Portable Security (LPS) 1.5.1, a thin Linux operating system that creates a secure end node from trusted media on almost any Intel-based computer (PC or Mac), has been released and is now available for download.

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Early Linux 3.15 Benchmarks Of Intel Core i7 + Radeon

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Graphics/Benchmarks
Linux

While a lot of exciting changes have been introduced, for the test system I used for this initial benchmarking (an Intel Core i7 4770K "Haswell" with AMD Radeon graphics), the results weren't too interesting thus resulting just in this brief one-page article. In this initial benchmarking on the same hardware I compared the Linux performance of the 3.12, 3.13, 3.14, and 3.15-rc1 kernels for representing the latest-generation Intel CPU paired with a Radeon R9 270X graphics card on its open-source driver.

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Red Hat 7 RC, Ubuntu 14.04 Server, and Why GNOME

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GNOME
Ubuntu

In today's Linux news, Red Hat announced the release of their Enterprise 7 Release Candidate saying, "Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 RC offers a near-final look at the only operating system crafted for the open hybrid cloud." In other news, Ubuntu is trying to breath down Red Hat's neck and Matt Hartley explains why he switched to GNOME. This and more in today's Linux news review.

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14 Features of Xubuntu 14.04

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Ubuntu

Start up the hype machine! We’re going to take a look at what’s coming in Xubuntu 14.04.

With only two days before final release, let’s take a look at what’s new in the next LTS release of Xubuntu. Here’s 14 things that make the biggest splash this time around.

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Rugged Android fleet computer offers 3G, GPS, CANbus

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Android
Linux

Micronet announced a rugged touchscreen fleet computer that runs Android 4.x on a TI Sitara AM3715 SoC, and features optional GSM 3.5G, GPS, and CANbus.

Micronet’s A-317 fleet computer updates the A-307 device that shipped last August. Both of these software-compatible devices are low-end complements to the long-haul oriented CE500 series fleet computers, says Micronet, a subsidiary of Micronet Enertec Technologies (MICT). The devices support fleet management and mobile resource management (MRM) applications, says Micronet.

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April 2014 Project of the Month, Free Pascal

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OSS

For our April Community Choice Project of the Month, our community has selected Free Pascal, an advanced open source compiler for Pascal and Object Pascal. The project founder, Florian Klaempfl, tells us about the project’s history, purpose, and direction.

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Linux module controls micro-helicopters

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Linux
Hardware

Gumstix announced an “AeroCore” MAV (micro air vehicle) controller board that runs NuttX on a Cortex-M4 MCU, plus Linux on a Cortex-A9-based DuoVero COM.

The AeroCore MAV control board is principally run by a separately available Yocto Linux-based DuoVero Zephyr or DuoVero Crystal computer-on-module (COM) that plugs into the board. The AeroCore itself includes an ARM Cortex-M4 microcontroller unit (MCU), which is said to be directly interfaced with the DuoVero. The device is intended for developers of micro air vehicles such as tiny helicopters or quadrocopter drones.

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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 release candidate arrives

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Linux
Red Hat

The good news is that Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7 is almost here. That's also the bad news. I'd really expected to see the shipping version of RHEL 7, the best-selling enterprise Linux distribution of all, at the company's annual Red Hat Summit meeting this week in San Francisco. Alas, it was not to be.

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Clonezilla Live 2.2.2-37 Distro Features Updated Packages

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Software

The Clonezilla developers have just released a new development version for their Linux distro, bringing a few updated packages and a fix for an important issue/

"The underlying GNU/Linux operating system was upgraded. This release is based on the Debian Sid repository, as of April 15, 2014," reads the official changelog.

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Leftovers: Software

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Leftovers: Gaming

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Gaming

today's howtos

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HowTos

PCLinuxOS FullMonty 2014.04 Has Six Separate Desktops Filled with Goodies – Gallery

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PCLOS

The operating system comes with six different desktops, and each of them is dedicated to one kind of activity: Internet, Office, Games, Multimedia, Graphics, and System. Each desktop features a number of applications that are just right for that particular activity, which might seem odd at first, but at least this is something different from what the users are getting from other distros.

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Ubuntu chases enterprise cloud with Server 14.04 release

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Ubuntu

Canonical is trying to position the Ubuntu OS as integral to enterprises expanding onto cloud and scale-out computing platforms.

That ambition is reflected in the make-up of Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS, the latest release of the operating system, which will be available to download on Thursday.

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Red Hat To Bring Docker Support To Enterprise Linux And OpenShift

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Red Hat and Docker.io today announced an expanded collaboration that will bring Docker’s container technologies to the Red Hat’s Enterprise Linux high-touch beta program and its OpenShift Platform-as-a-Service offering.

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Also: Red Hat Continues OpenStack Momentum with Global Enterprise Deployments

And: Red Hat launches OpenShift Marketplace

Beautiful Zukitwo Theme for GNOME 3.12 Gets an Update

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GNOME

Zukitwo, a beautiful theme designed for GNOME 3.12 that makes use of the GTK2 engine Murrine and the GTK2 pixbuf engine, has been updated.

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Android (Linux) is creating more jobs than iPhone

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Android
Linux

A new analysis for online jobs done by Freelancer reveals that the number of jobs for Android developers is growing at a faster rate than the number of iPhone developers. According to the report, In Q2 of 2013, the number of Android jobs (7,073 jobs) overtook iPhone (6,989 jobs) for the first time; now in Q1 2014, Android is continuing its reign with a 33.9% increase to 11,141 jobs versus iPhone’s 32.0% to 10,207 jobs. In Q1 2014, over 270,000 jobs were analyzed by Freelancer to provide a snapshot of the global business ecosystem.

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Source: Steam Controller will be available in "October or November"

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Hardware
Gaming

Our source added that the completion of Valve’s Steam Controller was the final piece that would precede the availability of most Steam Machines, which indicates that Steam Machines will also begin to release at the end of the year. The source also told PC Gamer that they expect “about 500” games to be natively playable on SteamOS by the end of this year, up from the current count of 382.

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Looking for a Windows XP Replacement? PCLinuxOS MATE 2014.04 Might Be the Answer

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PCLOS
Microsoft

PCLinuxOS MATE 2014.04, a free Linux and MATE-based operating system for desktops or laptops, has been released and is now available for download.

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