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GNU C Library Exploits Closed in All Ubuntu Supported OSes

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GNU
Ubuntu

The developers have identified some security issues with the GNU C Library and an update has been pushed into the repositories.

“Stephane Chazelas discovered that the GNU C Library incorrectly handled locale environment variables. An attacker could use this issue to possibly bypass certain restrictions such as the ForceCommand restrictions in,” reads the security notice.

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ExTiX 14.1.2 Shows Users What They Can Do with Ubuntu 14.04, a Fancy Dock, and a Custom Kernel

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GNU
Linux
Ubuntu

ExTiX 14.1.2 64-bit, a distribution based on the recently launched operating system from Canonical, Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, has been officially released.

The developer rebased the distribution on the newer Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) a while ago and this new build is mostly about updates and fixes. Users are provided with a GNOME 3.10 desktop and GNOME Classic 3.10. For users who want a lighter system, Razor-qt 0.5.2 is also available in ExTiX Light.

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Intel Graphics Installer for Linux Arrives with Latest Drivers and Ubuntu

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Graphics/Benchmarks
Linux
Ubuntu

The Intel Graphics Installer for Linux, a tool that allows users to easily install the latest graphics and video drivers for their Intel graphics hardware, is now at version 1.0.6 and is ready for download.

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Web app dev kit supports Android and Ubuntu

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Android
Development
Linux
Ubuntu

Toshiba Electronics has introduced two starter kits for early development of web applications using the Toshiba TZ5000 Application Processor Lite (ApP Lite) series.

The RBTZ5000-2MA-A1 and RBTZ5000-6MA-A1 starter kits provide drivers for internet applications using HTML5.

Both kits provide drivers for video playback using Wireless LAN and HDMI output, with the RBTZ5000-2MA-A1 on Ubuntu Linux, and the RBTZ5000-6MA-A1 on an Android 4.4 platform.

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Ubuntu Spotted Flying Over the Antarctic During a NASA Mission

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Linux
Ubuntu

The Ubuntu community has made a habit of spotting their favorite operating system in the most unexpected places. The Linux distribution built by Canonical has been observed “flying” over an Antarctic region, during a NASA mission.

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Unity 8 and Mir Updates Show Good Progress

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Ubuntu

The Ubuntu developers are constantly working on their Unity desktop environment and most of changes and new features will most definitely land in the next versions of the operating system.

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New Ubuntu Browser for Phones Design Looks Superb

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Ubuntu

Ubuntu for phones is constantly receiving improvements and updates, but the browser was a little behind. It looks now that it's about to receive an overhaul.

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Like Ubuntu 14.10, Debian 8.0 Jessie Will Be Also Using Kernel 3.16 As Default

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Debian
Ubuntu

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Kernel 3.16 stable will be released soon, for now only the seventh release candidate of the kernel being available (Kernel 3.16 RC7).

The usage of a new kernel is a very important, due to the fact that the newest kernels support the newest hardware specs and come with important performance improvements, compared to the previous ones.

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Valencia Schools Save Almost $50 Million (€37 Million) with a Linux OS Based on Ubuntu

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GNU
Linux
Ubuntu

Representative from the Valencia Linux School district have announced that they have managed to save €36 million ($48.3 million) by using a Linux distribution instead of proprietary software.

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Ubuntu Touch Image #157 Comes With Mir And Unity 8 Improvements, Among Others

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Ubuntu

Canonical has stopped promoting Ubuntu Touch images for a while (except for the unstable channel), due to some chroot issues, that were causing the environment to be unstable.

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SparkyLinux 4.5.1 MinimalGUI and Absolute 14.2.2

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