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Story NSA runs its spying activities on Red Hat Linux Roy Schestowitz 08/07/2015 - 2:15am
Story Compact IoT gateway runs Yocto Linux on Quark Roy Schestowitz 08/07/2015 - 2:09am
Story Review: Linux Mint 17.2 Release is Refreshed and Faster Rianne Schestowitz 08/07/2015 - 12:06am
Story Samsung to train India’s Telangana youth in Tizen Tech Rianne Schestowitz 08/07/2015 - 12:02am
Story Jolla cuts hardware biz loose to concentrate on Sailfish licensing Rianne Schestowitz 07/07/2015 - 11:55pm
Story Linus Torvalds Says Valve Is Exploring a "Second Source" Against Microsoft Rianne Schestowitz 07/07/2015 - 11:50pm
Story Canonical and Lenovo to Start Shipping Ubuntu-Powered Laptops in India Rianne Schestowitz 07/07/2015 - 11:44pm
Story 11 features Apple 'borrowed' from Android in the last year Rianne Schestowitz 07/07/2015 - 11:16pm
Story Ubuntu Touch to Get Major Battery Improvement for Meizu MX4 Rianne Schestowitz 07/07/2015 - 9:23pm
Story today's leftovers Roy Schestowitz 07/07/2015 - 10:42am

NSA runs its spying activities on Red Hat Linux

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Red Hat

A little over two years ago, the first disclosures about the massive surveillance operation being carried out by the NSA were made in the Guardian, thanks to an intrepid contractor named Edward Snowden.

Now comes the rather disturbing information that the NSA runs its XKEYSCORE program — an application that the Intercept, the website run by journalist Glenn Greenwald, describes as NSA's Google for private communications — for the most part on Red Hat Linux servers.

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Compact IoT gateway runs Yocto Linux on Quark

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Linux

Advantech is prepping an Intel Quark based IoT gateway that runs Yocto Linux and offers PoE support. mini-PCIe expansion, and web-based device management.

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Review: Linux Mint 17.2 Release is Refreshed and Faster

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Linux
Reviews

Linux Mint 17.2 "Rafaela" MATE was launched last week and, as usual, I installed it on my machines to see how this distro is progressing. I found a refreshed, faster and more feature-rich distro that's well worth trying.

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Samsung to train India’s Telangana youth in Tizen Tech

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Linux

As part of the spread of Tizen education in India, Samsung will train the youth of the Telangana Academy on innovative digital technologies based on the Tizen operating system.

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Jolla cuts hardware biz loose to concentrate on Sailfish licensing

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Linux

Hardware and software outfit Jolla is to give up making hardware, with that part of the business set to be taken on by a new, yet-to-be-announced company, with Jolla then concentrating on its Sailfish OS.

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Linus Torvalds Says Valve Is Exploring a "Second Source" Against Microsoft

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Linux
Gaming

The father of the Linux project, Linus Torvalds, talked about Valve and its potential role in the Linux ecosystem with the upcoming gaming consoles.

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Canonical and Lenovo to Start Shipping Ubuntu-Powered Laptops in India

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Ubuntu

Canonical has numerous hardware partners around the world, and Lenovo is one of them. The two companies are now planning to release devices with Ubuntu Linux preloaded in India, starting with the Thinkpad L450 laptop.

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11 features Apple 'borrowed' from Android in the last year

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Android

Apple isn't shy about taking great features from Android, its number-one rival in smartphones and tablets.

That's not necessarily a bad thing — it shows Apple is willing to adapt to customer demand. By doing that, it's giving people more incentive to switch from Android to the iPhone. In fact, Tim Cook couldn't stop talking about "switchers" — people switching from Android to the iPhone — during the company's most recent earnings call in April.

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Ubuntu Touch to Get Major Battery Improvement for Meizu MX4

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Ubuntu

Ubuntu developers are working on a new OTA update for Ubuntu Touch, and it looks like it's coming along just fine. Even better, the new Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition got some special attention, and the battery life will be much better.

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today's leftovers

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Misc

Leftovers: OSS

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OSS

EC publishes open source code of legislation editor

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OSS

The European Commission is about to make available as open source a prototype of LEOS, a software solution for drafting and automatic processing of legal texts. The software currently supports legal texts issued by the EC, yet can be extended to support other legislative processes.

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Lenovo ThinkPad L450 comes with Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

Canonical, the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu, has announced that Lenovo will start shipping Ubuntu preloaded devices starting with ThinkPad L450 laptop series this month. The laptops will be on sale at selected commercial resellers and distributors at Rs 40,000.

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Leftovers: Kernel

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Linux

openSUSE Leap 42 Is a New Version That Will Change the openSUSE Project

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SUSE

The openSUSE community has spoken, and the name and version of the new openSUSE release have been chosen. The project is undergoing some major changes, and they had to illustrate that with a name that sells it.

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Linux provides career transition after military service

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Linux

I got out of the Army mid-2003 and started my IT career. I worked my way through the ranks from help desk to Admin, and later to Engineer and Architect. As my career progressed, I took positions as a Linux Engineer for companies like Dell and Sprint. I maintained Linux infrastructures that processed life-saving information for a private company in conjunction with the National Weather Service headquarters.

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LibreOffice 5.0: A Unique Release

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LibO

LibreOffice 5.0 is planned for release in early August and today Charles H. Schulz said this is "an unique release." When it comes to features and styles Schulz said the broad range of changes and improvements will be easily visible to the user. With things like the Breeze iconset, enhancements to the sidebar, and improved menus "this is a very special and exciting release."

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Exploring Alpine Linux 3.2.0

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Reviews

Alpine Linux has become one of the most frequently requested distributions on my list of projects to review. Alpine is an independent distribution which, as the project's front page tells us, is "a security-oriented, lightweight Linux distribution based on musl libc and busybox." The project's About page goes into more detail: "Alpine Linux is a very simple distribution that will try to stay out of your way. It uses its own package manager, called apk, the OpenRC init system, script driven set-ups and that's it! This provides you with a simple, crystal-clear Linux environment without all the noise. You can then add on top of that just the packages you need for your project, so whether it's building a home PVR, or an iSCSI storage controller, a wafer-thin mail server container, or a rock-solid embedded switch, nothing else will get in the way."

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How I Discovered Linux & Changed the World

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GNU
Linux

When Rick migrated us over to Linux, I had no idea what Linux was or why it would be any better than the Windows systems we had been using. I had seriously considered changing the whole operation to Macs, until the sticker shock set in. The fact that Rick assured me the hack would have not occurred on Linux was surely one of the reasons I went along. With some online guidance from Rick, I installed Linux on my personal/work computer at home under a dual boot. Prior to that, I had been looking at a lot of screen shots of Linux systems. A lot of them.

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