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What computer users should know

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toolbox.com: Following is a list of what I think is the absolute minimum a computer user should know to be able to keep their machine running as problem free as possible.

64-bit OS written entirely in assembly

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hackaday.com: The folks at Return Infinity just released a new version of their BareMetal OS, a 64-bit operating system written entirely in assembly.

Ed Tech Battle Royale: Tablets and netbooks and hybrids, oh my!

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Hardware

zdnet.com: A couple weeks ago, I mentioned that Dell had sent me three of their flagship educational products for review. At the same time, I received a Motorola Xoom WiFi tablet for the day job.

Interview with Ken Thompson

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Interviews

drdobbs.com: The Japan Prize, one of the highest honors awarded for outstanding contribution to science and technology, was awarded jointly this year to Ken Thompson and Dennis Ritchie for the creation of UNIX

Some things Oracle just doesn’t get

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euroquis.nl: Yesterday at the NLUUG conference I picked up a Solaris 11 Express CD in a nice brownish CD sleeve (I say "nice" because it feels and looks different from the generic white sleeves).

It's Not A Linux Laptop

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Google
  • It's Not A Linux Laptop
  • Five Reasons why Google's Linux Chromebook is a Windows killer
  • Chromebook: web applications put to the test
  • Why Google Chrome OS is Crucial for the Linux Desktop
  • Samsung Chromebook: 12 things you need to know

today's leftovers:

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HowTos
  • How to Multitask at the Linux Command Line with Screen
  • Mandriva 2011 – How to ‘pin’ applications to the panel
  • Microsoft Windows – Promoting Mediocrity Since 1985
  • Dropbox snuffs open code that bypassed file-sharing controls
  • A new Linux desktop appeal
  • SandForce 1222 SSD Testing – Part 2: Initial IOPS Results
  • OpenDungeons 0.4.8 Released
  • Is Linux In Trouble, or Is It Just Something About East Texas?
  • Dell Does it Again
  • The Board 0.1.3 Released
  • FLOSS Weekly 163: OpenCSW
  • Know your History - At least in Bash
  • Fire Up Your Electrons!
  • Ubuntu 11.04 Review, Screenshots Tour and Videos
  • Revenge of the Titans Source
  • Thinstation – It’s so powerful yet Open Source!
  • Do You Know of Any Sabayon Derivatives?
  • Open source Hadoop engineers may spin off from Yahoo!

Windows still rules OS roost, but Linux and Mac growing faster, says Gartner

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linuxfordevices.com: The worldwide market for operating system software grew nearly eight percent to $30.4 billion in 2010, led by Microsoft Windows with 78.6 percent market share, says Gartner. Yet Linux was the fastest growing server OS, and Apple's Mac OS had the fastest growth on the desktop.

Can’t pick an OS? Always Innovating pushes triple-boot Android, Chrome, Ubuntu

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Hardware

liliputing.com: The software is called Super-Jumbo, and for good reason. Basically it’s a single disk image which combines four operating systems: Google Android 2.3, Ubuntu 10.10, Google Chromium OS, and AIOS.

Why no Operating System will Ever be Good Enough

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ghacks.net: The sheer volume of excitement about Windows 8 has taken me quite by surprise with more leaks than we ever saw with Vista or Windows 7 in the same time-frame. The excitement and hype easily matches that of Google’s Chrome OS. So why do I have this bad feeling in the pit of my stomach?

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Security Leftovers

  • Chrome vulnerability lets attackers steal movies from streaming services
    A significant security vulnerability in Google technology that is supposed to protect videos streamed via Google Chrome has been discovered by researchers from the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Cyber Security Research Center (CSRC) in collaboration with a security researcher from Telekom Innovation Laboratories in Berlin, Germany.
  • Large botnet of CCTV devices knock the snot out of jewelry website
    Researchers have encountered a denial-of-service botnet that's made up of more than 25,000 Internet-connected closed circuit TV devices. The researchers with Security firm Sucuri came across the malicious network while defending a small brick-and-mortar jewelry shop against a distributed denial-of-service attack. The unnamed site was choking on an assault that delivered almost 35,000 HTTP requests per second, making it unreachable to legitimate users. When Sucuri used a network addressing and routing system known as Anycast to neutralize the attack, the assailants increased the number of HTTP requests to 50,000 per second.
  • Study finds Password Misuse in Hospitals a Steaming Hot Mess
    Hospitals are pretty hygienic places – except when it comes to passwords, it seems. That’s the conclusion of a recent study by researchers at Dartmouth College, the University of Pennsylvania and USC, which found that efforts to circumvent password protections are “endemic” in healthcare environments and mostly go unnoticed by hospital IT staff. The report describes what can only be described as wholesale abandonment of security best practices at hospitals and other clinical environments – with the bad behavior being driven by necessity rather than malice.
  • Why are hackers increasingly targeting the healthcare industry?
    Cyber-attacks in the healthcare environment are on the rise, with recent research suggesting that critical healthcare systems could be vulnerable to attack. In general, the healthcare industry is proving lucrative for cybercriminals because medical data can be used in multiple ways, for example fraud or identify theft. This personal data often contains information regarding a patient’s medical history, which could be used in targeted spear-phishing attacks.
  • Making the internet more secure
  • Beyond Monocultures
  • Dodging Raindrops Escaping the Public Cloud