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Kernel Log: Linux 3.3 goes into testing

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h-online.com: Linux 3.3 can change the size of ext4 filesystems faster and supports ACPI 5.0, LPAE for ARM processors, Ethernet teaming and hot replace for software RAID. Meanwhile,

The Linux Setup - Goblin, TechBytes/OpenBytes

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Interviews

mylinuxrig.com: I kind of love it when interviewees say they have a perfect Linux setup. It’s nice to see someone living the dream. Goblin, aka Tim, has a setup he considers to be perfect, and that gives us all something to strive for.

Computing with the command line

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hackaday.com: Here’s something we thought we would never see: computing with just pipes, /dev/zero, and /dev/null.

Things to do after installing Fedora

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HowTos

wannabeg33k.blogspot: Fedora is a great OS. Its Linux as it should be free and usable, at the cutting edge but completely stable. But it still lets a lot to be wanted such as the non free software, libraries which are essential in day to day life. Few nitty gritties installed and the make a wonderful environment to work and play.

Responses To The Linux Desktop Security Problem

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Security

phoronix.com: Just about 24 hours ago I spread the news about a major vulnerability in X.Org / XKB that makes it trivial for anyone with physical access to a Linux-based desktop system to easily bypass any screensaver lock whether you're using GNOME, KDE, or most other desktop environments. So what's changed in the past day?

Review: Fuduntu 2012.1

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dasublogbyprashanth.blogspot: I've reviewed Fuduntu a couple times before. There's a new release out, so I'm reviewing it now.

Review: Aptosid (Install and First Impressions)

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ericsbinaryworld.com: I’ve often envied Debian both for its ease up upgrades and for its stability. On the other hand, I like having the latest stuff. I’ve heard a lot about Aptosid (formerly Sidux) which turns Sid (the unstable repo) into a usable distro. So I figured I’d see what Aptosid’s up to.

Why Android might just kill GNU/Linux. Quickly.

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freesoftwaremagazine.com: I write this article exactly 24 hours after receiving my Galaxy Tab 10.1. After all that, I came to the realisation that we are in front of a forking path. On one side there is the death of GNU/Linux as we know it. On the other side, there is a new exciting world.

Infographic: Linux lovers love big data

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gigaom.com: For anyone thinking the big data trend is a flash in the pan, some new evidence to the contrary. A hefty 75 percent of IT pros and developers responding to a new Linux Foundation survey have their eye firmly on this big data phenomenon.

How 'Post-PC' could be good for Linux

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zdnet.com: Over the past decade Linux has made little progress in terms of becoming a credible threat to the dominance of Microsoft in the desktop space. After years of prediction that the ‘Year of the Linux desktop’ was coming, market share still lingers at around the 1% mark. Things are changing.

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FOSS in 3D Printing

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    Recently I came across a very interesting open hardware project called Shellmo. What caught my eye was that it's a 3D printed crustacean that seems to have no apparent real world use, though with a little creativity I can see educational implications. Shellmo is a unique, almost cartoon-like creatures that could captivate the imagination of children while at the same time affording them an opportunity to 3D print their own robot. With the current emphasis on STEM in education, Shellmo appears to be the kind of project that would stimulate student interest.

LibreOffice Liberation

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Kali Linux Alternative: BackBox Linux 4.6 Released With Updated Hacking Tools

BackBox Linux, a Kali Linux alternative, is here with its latest version i.e. BackBox Linux 4.6. Based on Ubuntu Linux, this hacking operating system is now available for download with updated hacking tools and Ruby 2.2. Read more

Chromebook and GNU/Linux

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    Leo Laporte is a longtime technology commentator and also the host of the show “The Screen Savers,” on the TWiT Netcast Network. In this video he explains how to install Linux on a Chromebook using Crouton, an open source tool developed by Google employee David Schneider.