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Ubuntu 13.10 32-bit vs. 64-bit Performance

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  • Ubuntu 13.10 32-bit vs. 64-bit Performance
  • All you wanted to know about workspaces in Ubuntu
  • Move Your Home Folder to Another Partition [Linux/Ubuntu]

Ubuntu vs Xubuntu

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myubuntublog.com: When people hear the term Ubuntu they now instantly think of Unity. The Unity desktop has its fans and it has its detractors. The Unity desktop isn’t overly customisable whereas Xubuntu’s XFCE desktop is probably the most customisable desktop environment available.

Canonical CEO Thanks Ubuntu Edge Backers for ‘Record’ First Day

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omgubuntu.co.uk: Canonical’s CEO spoke of her excitement and appreciation at the support that’s behind the Ubuntu Edge campaign.

Also: Canonical Lowers the Price of Ubuntu Edge with New Perk
And: Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 326

Gun-wielding penguin takes over Ubuntu Forums, waves AK-47 at Linux users everywhere

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sophos.com: That's supposed to be Tux, the penguin mascot of Linux, waving an AK-like assault weapon in his flippers. By now, the day after the attack, there's just a breach alert holding page put up by Canonical. It's hard to imagine what the hackers hoped to achieve.

the next kubuntu graphics stack

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Ubuntu

vizzzion.org: One of the things that we have been discussing at length in the past few months is the graphics stack in Kubuntu, and how we’re working towards having Plasma Workspaces 2 running on top of Kubuntu-next and Kubuntu-next-next(-next). In this article, I will explain the strategy we have laid out for a smooth transition.

Ubuntu vs. Kubuntu

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datamation.com: Kubuntu offers many of the same features as Ubuntu, but uses the KDE desktop instead of Unity.

Canonical Seeks $32M To Build Ubuntu Smartphone

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  • Canonical Seeks $32M To Build A Ubuntu Smartphone Designed For Converged Computing
  • Ubuntu Edge: Canonical wants to crowdsource more than $1m per day for its first smartphone

Shuttleworth ruling paves the way for exchange control review

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mybroadband.co.za: The High Court in Pretoria’s decision to declare certain sections of the Currency and Exchanges Act unconstitutional opens a door for a parliamentary review of the country’s “antiquated” exchange control system, the DA said on Sunday.

Also: Canonical Removes Ubuntu Edge Teaser Timer Following Leak
And: Notice of security breach on Ubuntu Forums site

Ubuntu forums hacked; 1.82M logins, email addresses stolen

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Ubuntu

zdnet.com: Canonical, the company behind the Ubuntu operating system, has suffered a massive data breach on its forums. All usernames, passwords, and email addresses were stolen.

Tips To Make Ubuntu Look Cool

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unixmen.com: I am a cool geek (I think) and I want my Ubuntu box to be as cool as possible. Lately, Ubuntu is losing users and fans, but I do not care. Even if everybody starts to hate Ubuntu, I will use it. I love to explore things. At the moment Ubuntu is my home. Now, let me add some hot features to my Ubuntu box.

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Security Leftovers

  • Security updates for Thursday
  • OpenSSL patches two high-severity flaws
    OpenSSL has released versions 1.0.2h and 1.0.1t of its open source cryptographic library, fixing multiple security vulnerabilities that can lead to traffic being decrypted, denial-of-service attacks, and arbitrary code execution. One of the high-severity vulnerabilities is actually a hybrid of two low-risk bugs and can cause OpenSSL to crash.
  • Linux Foundation Advances Security Efforts via Badging Program
    The Linux Foundation Core Infrastructure Initiative's badging program matures, as the first projects to achieve security badges are announced.
  • Linux Foundation tackles open source security with new badge program
  • WordPress Plugin ‘Ninja Forms’ Security Vulnerability
    FOSS Force has just learned from Wordfence, a security company that focuses on the open source WordPress content management platform, that a popular plugin used by over 500,000 sites, Ninja Forms, contains serious security vulnerabilities.
  • Preparing Your Network for the IoT Revolution
    While there is no denying that IP-based connectivity continues to become more and more pervasive, this is not a fundamentally new thing. What is new is the target audience is changing and connectivity is becoming much more personal. It’s no longer limited to high end technology consumers (watches and drones) but rather, it is showing up in nearly everything from children’s toys to kitchen appliances (yes again) and media devices. The purchasers of these new technology-enabled products are far from security experts, or even security aware. Their primary purchasing requirements are ease of use.
  • regarding embargoes
    Yesterday I jumped the gun committing some patches to LibreSSL. We receive advance copies of the advisory and patches so that when the new OpenSSL ships, we’re ready to ship as well. Between the time we receive advance notice and the public release, we’re supposed to keep this information confidential. This is the embargo. During the embargo time we get patches lined up and a source tree for each cvs branch in a precommit state. Then we wait with our fingers on the trigger. What happened yesterday was I woke up to a couple OpenBSD developers talking about the EBCDIC CVE. Oh, it’s public already? Check the OpenSSL git repo and sure enough, there are a bunch of commits for embargoed issues. Pull the trigger! Pull the trigger! Launch the missiles! Alas, we didn’t look closely enough at the exact issues fixed and had missed the fact that only low severity issues had been made public. The high severity issues were still secret. We were too hasty.
  • Medical Equipment Crashes During Heart Procedure Because of Antivirus Scan [Ed: Windows]
    A critical medical equipment crashed during a heart procedure due to a timely scan triggered by the antivirus software installed on the PC to which the said device was sending data for logging and monitoring.
  • Hotel sector faces cybercrime surge as data breaches start to bite
    Since 2014, things have become a lot more serious with a cross section of mostly US hotels suffering major breaches during Point-of-Sale (POS) terminals. Panda Security lists a string of attacks on big brands including on Trump Hotels, Hilton Worldwide, Hyatt, Starwood, Rosen Hotels & Resorts as well two separate attacks on hotel management outfit White Lodging and another on non-US hotel Mandarin Oriental.

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