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  • Bash bug impacts cyber security
    Experts warn of security vulnerability worse than Heartbleed
    A newly discovered bug in Linux and OS X exposes another major cyber security flaw that went undiscovered for years.Red Hat, a distributer of enterprise-level Linux applications, revealed in its corporate blog yesterday that it discovered a major...
  • Linux the future of windows xp computers that can't run anything else?
    What To Do With An Old XP? Perhaps Linux is the Answer
    One very serious pressing obstacle confronting Windows XP users is that Microsoft no longer supports this operating system. Updates and security fixes have ceased. This renders XP particularly dangerous.So what is one to do with a working pc that...
  • The Heartbleed logo, designed by Codenomicon
    Heartbleed is a serious flaw in OpenSSL
    A security flaw which has been named Heartbleed was discovered within the last week in OpenSSL. Its ramifications are wide-reaching because versions of OpenSSL are used in many Unix-like operating systems including Solaris, Linux, Mac OS X and BSD...
  • Ubuntu
    A Look At Linux: The Prologue
    After explaining to the vast majority of my friends and family that I work with computers I always get asked the question. "Are you a Mac or a PC guy?" -- I'm neither. I'm not a Linux guy either to be honest, I'm just a...
  • GNU: Free as in Freedom
    A Brief History of Computing: The GNU Story - Audience and Structure
    Who Is the Intended Audience for This Book?First and foremost, this book is for anyone who enjoys a good read and for history buffs of every stripe. Beyond that, I hope it will be of use to two very different audiences: 1. Historians, present and...
  • Emphasis on the lasers
    Cannons, Lasers and Rockets oh my
    Net Games Laboratory announced today that its upcoming arcade space shooter Cannons Lasers Rockets will be moving into its final closed beta phase and launching for PC, Linux and Mac this November. Integration with Android and iOS will be added in...
  • Penguin Hugging a GNU
    Call me GNU: The GNU/Linux naming debate, revisited - Part 2
    The article, "Call me GNU: The GNU/Linux naming debate, revisited" has received some feedback demonstrating that there is still quite a bit of (irrational?) resistance to calling GNU by its proper name. Here are a few answers to some of...
  • Ask Me About Free Software
    The main barrier to GNU/Linux adoption is lack of OEM support
    Ken Starks of Reglue recently published a thought-provoking entry on his blog, The Blog of Helios, suggesting that the barrier to Free Software adoption is bad documentation. He asserts that the lack of quality documentation is due to a...
  • What's GNU
    What is the GNU System?
    GNU is a modern, commercial-grade operating system consituted of software components that respect the freedoms of computing device users.The GNU Project recently celebrated the 30th anniversary of its founder, Richard Stallman's, announcement ...
  • Penguin Hugging a GNU
    Call me GNU: The GNU/Linux naming debate, revisited
    Many call the world's most popular free software-based operating system, "Linux," after the kernel it's built-upon, some call it, "GNU/Linux," but it should simply be called, "GNU."The once common flame wars...
  • Gabe Newell
    Innovation 'not on consoles,' says Gabe Newell
    Innovation derived from PC platform, not consoles, claims Valve boss. Linux system critical to future of gaming. Over the last few decades of gaming advancement, open systems like PC have advanced much faster than closed proprietary systems like...
  • Who Dat Penguin
    LinuxCon kicks off in New Orleans
    LinuxCon North America kicked off tonight at the Hyatt Regency in New Orleans and will bring over a thousand Linux developers, sys admins, and architects to the city for a triad of events. First, is LinuxCon itself, focused on education and...
  • Ubuntu phones
    Ubuntu Edge crowdfunding effort falls far short of goal
    An effort to crowdfund the development of the Ubuntu Edge smartphone has fallen far, far short of its mark. As reported on Thursday by The Verge, Canonical had set a goal of raising $32 million through Indiegogo -- in a month's time.However,...
  • Gods and Humans clash in Lords of Xulima
    Gods and Humans clash in Lords of Xulima
    The age old tale of immortals and mortals rages on in an 2D RPG, title. Some games like to kick it old school style.Independent developer, Numantian Games is telling the story of Gods and Humans via their 2D isometric RPG, Lords of Xulima, the...
  • Ubuntu Edge concept smartphone deconstructed
    Canonical turns to crowd-funding to launch Ubuntu Edge
    Ubuntu Edge is an ambitious project. A phone which can dual-boot Ubuntu Mobile or Android, and when connected to a larger display it converts into a full desktop PC. The smartphone is already becoming the center of our digital lives. A phone which...