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Qubes 1.0 Review – Absolute Security

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linuxuser.co.uk: Don’t you trust the websites you’re visiting? Thanks to Qubes, you can visit them in disposable virtual machines and isolate many other applications from each other

Tiny Core Linux: A Barebone Linux Distro That Boots Very Fast

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maketecheasier.com: Recently, I come across this tiny Linux distro that weighs only 12MB and it boots up really fast. I am referring to Tiny Core Linux.

Linus Torvalds Compares Hard Disks to Satan

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wired.com: In a chat with tech lovers at Slashdot on Thursday, Torvalds compared the hard drive to Satan. Yes, Satan — as in “Get thee behind me, Satan.”

The big PC Pro Linux Labs - how it was done

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pcpro.co.uk: Earlier this year we launched an appeal. We wanted you to help us with our Linux Labs. We didn’t want you to answer a few multiple choice questions; we didn’t want plain numbers. We wanted you to help us write the reviews themselves.

Linux Foundation offers workaround for secure boot

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Microsoft

itwire.com: Fifteen days from today, Windows 8 will go on sale; only hardware that is certified to work with this system will be able to boot it, with signed keys being used to determine whether a genuine system is being booted.

CAINE 3.0 review

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linuxbsdos.com: CAINE, acronym for Computer Aided INvestigative Environment, is a Linux distribution specially crafted for performing computer (digital) forensics. The latest edition, CAINE 3.0, code-named Quasar, was released on October 3. It is the project’s fifth release, and also marks the first release with MATE as the desktop environment.

Is that Fedora running on a Raspberry Pi?

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graphitefriction.com: “Why, yes it is! To be exact, it’s a Fedora Remix running on a Raspberry Pi." That was a popular exchange at the Fedora booth during this year’s Ohio LinuxFest.

AriOS 4.0 Review: Polished, attractive and functional Ubuntu 12.04LTS

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mylinuxexplore.blogspot: When I read the release news of AriOS 4.0 on distrowatch, I was expecting something in the similar lines - just another remix of Ubuntu with plenty of necessary and unnecessary applications and other stuff!

CrunchBang 'Waldorf' - Second Time Lucky

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all-things-linux.blogspot: As we all know 'Waldorf' is the testing branch of CrunchBang Linux based on the upcoming Debian 'Wheezy'. Two weeks ago I wrote a shortish post about how the latest testing image failed to install. So, time to try again.

Review: Cinnarch 2012.10.01

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dasublogbyprashanth.blogspot: Cinnarch is a relatively new distribution on the scene. True to its name, it is based on Arch Linux and uses GNOME 3/Cinnamon as its primary DE.

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