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Zorin is a Linux OS That Looks and Behaves Like Windows7

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lifehacker.com: If you're building a computer for a relative or friend and wish to avoid the cost of Windows 7 you might look into Zorin—the Linux OS' elements such as the taskbar, file system, start menu, and desktop all work just like in Windows.

Linux Mint 12 Gnome Review

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linuxlibrary.org: This release brings big changes to Linux Mint so be ready for something different. The DVD version offers users the ability to choose between the new Gnome 3 interface with the Mint Gnome shell extensions, Gnome classic, or the new MATE desktop.

Moving Linux Kernel Drivers To User-Space? Nope.

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phoronix.com: Brought up on the Linux kernel mailing list this week was a short-lived discussion whether Linux device drivers should be moved from kernel-space to user-space in an attempt to provide "greater security and robustness" of Linux systems.

Pear OS 4 goes back into beta

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  • Review: KahelOS 020212
  • Pardus Kurumsal 2 for a Second Time
  • Best Lightweight Linux Distribution for Older Computers
  • Eugeni Dodonov: Even while I was at Microsoft, I still had Slackware
  • Management Tips From Red Hat's Crazy Culture Every Company Should Steal
  • Mageia 2 beta 1 screen shot preview
  • openSUSE ARM plans
  • DragonFly BSD 3.0 improves multiprocessor support
  • Oracle extends Linux support to 10 years, Dangles Ksplice
  • Dream Studio 11.10 Is Based on Ubuntu 11.10
  • Signs are strong that Red Hat will remain in Westford

10 free Linux e-books

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royal.pingdom.com: Who doesn’t like free stuff? We put together a selection of free Linux e-books that you can read, in many cases download, and use as references, or simply to learn something.

Time runs out for timezone lawsuit

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Legal

itworld.com: The Electronic Frontier Foundation is touting a victory in a copyright lawsuit that had the potential to shut down the database that all Linux and UNIX-based platforms and many time-based applications use to keep track of the ever-changing global timezones.

The future of Linux and Flash explained - It's your fault

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Software

dedoimedo.com: Let me explain a little more what exactly is happening, or rather, what is going to happen. I will try to explain the tactical and strategic implications of this new partnership between Adobe and Google, the potential impact on Firefox, how this may concern you as end users.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2 vs. Oracle, CentOS, Scientific Linux Benchmarks

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phoronix.com: Does Red Hat Enterprise Linux perform any better (or worse) than the various "Enterprise Linux" distributions that are derived from RHEL? Now that Scientific Linux 6.2 was released, here is a performance comparison of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Oracle Linux, CentOS, and Scientific Linux across three different systems.

Why Adobe is right to abandon Linux

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Software

zdnet.com: Adobe has essentially abandoned Linux, with the company’s latest roadmap barely mentioning the platform. But ultimately, Adobe is right to ditch Linux, and while this could be a blow to Mozilla’s Firefox browser, overall it’s not really a big deal.

Raspberry Pi school computer to run cut-down Fedora

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Hardware

computerworlduk.com: Early adopters of the Raspberry Pi $25 computer will be offered a cut down and customised Fedora ‘remix’ compiled to run on the system’s ARM microprocessor, it has been confirmed.

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  • Teardrop Attack: What Is It And How Does It Work?
    In Teardrop Attack, fragmented packets that are sent in the to the target machine, are buggy in nature and the victim’s machine is unable to reassemble those packets due to the bug in the TCP/IP fragmentation.
  • Updating code can mean fewer security headaches
    Organizations with high rates of code deployments spend half as much time fixing security issues as organizations without such frequent code updates, according to a newly released study. In its latest annual state-of-the-developer report, Devops software provider Puppet found that by better integrating security objectives into daily work, teams in "high-performing organizations" build more secure systems. The report, which surveyed 4,600 technical professionals worldwide, defines high IT performers as offering on-demand, multiple code deploys per day, with lead times for changes of less than one hour. Puppet has been publishing its annual report for five years.
  • Over half of world's top domains weak against email spoofing
    Over half of the world's most popular online services have misconfigured servers which could place users at risk from spoof emails, researchers have warned. According to Swedish cybersecurity firm Detectify, poor authentication processes and configuration settings in servers belonging to hundreds of major online domains are could put users at risk of legitimate-looking phishing campaigns and fraudulent emails.