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May 28, 2014

Google has decided that GTK+ was no longer meeting its requirements and decided to push its own solution for Google Chrome, in the form of Aura. The heralded GTK+x replacement for the Chrome browser has a downside for the Linux users, which are now forced to downgrade to an older version.
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The following article will guide you through the steps on how to install Gallery3 on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS VPS.
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Valve's Steam platform now allows users to stream content from Windows PCs to OS X and Linux clients over the home network. Valve has lowered the barrier to operating-system interoperability even further with its Steam cloud-based gaming platform, which now allows users to stream Microsoft Windows PC games to Linux and Mac OS X. Finally, one can have one's alternative OS and play games on it, too.
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Kali linux 1.0.7 has just been released, complete with a whole bunch of tool updates, a new kernel, and some cool new features. Check out our changelog for a full list of these items. One of the new sought-out features introduced (which is also partially responsible for the kernel update) is the ability to create Kali Linux live USB with LUKS encrypted persistence. This feature ushers in a new era of secure Kali Linux USB portability, allowing us to either boot to a 'clean' Kali image or alternatively, overlay it with the contents of a persistent encrypted partition, all within the same USB drive.
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Final Term is a new breed of terminal emulator that is currently in development, and now available for Fedora users to try out and test via this COPR repo. Note […]
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The founders of Authors Alliance are U.C. Berkeley Professors: Carla Hesse (Department of History and Dean of Social Sciences), Thomas Leonard (School of Journalism and University Librarian), Pamela Samuelson (Berkeley Law School and School of Information), and myself. I’m a professor at Berkeley Law who focuses on the law of both tangible property (land, cars, etc.) and intellectual property (copyrights, patents, etc.).
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Technologic Systems has released an open-spec SBC that runs Debian Linux on a Freescale i.MX286 SoC with 0.6-1.3W power draw, and optional GPS and cellular. Technologic’s new TS-7670 single board computer uses the same Freescale i.MX286 system-on-chip found in its recently announced TS-7400-V2 SBC. The i.MX286 has an ARM926EJ-S core clocked from 261MHz to 454MHz, which can be adjusted on the fly on the TS-7670.
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It's big, it's beefy, it's not cheap, and it runs Firefox OS. Mozilla has begun taking preorders for the Firefox OS Flame, a new developer handset that's a reference design for what the not-for-profit browser maker calls "mid-tier hardware" for its open source mobile OS.
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Ubuntu developers are working to make it easy to port Android apps to Ubuntu, a vital part of Canonical's vision of building Ubuntu smartphones and tablets.
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As you may know, I like to rant about the poor state of computer security. I have reason to, because each year it appears we're losing the battle as more and more systems get exploited. We can't seem to take care of the simple stuff, like requiring better passwords or fixing DNS (who among you has enabled DNSSec?), much less the hard work it will take to make substantial improvements in the state of security.
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FUDCon APAC 2014 happened over the weekend, and a bunch of photos from the event are now up in a gallery for you you check out!
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In today's open source roundup: Linux Mint 17 could be the best desktop distro ever. Plus: The "How Linux is Built" video, and a user's experience with Linux in the early days.
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Fatdog64 631 is available. Fatdog64 Linux is a small yet versatile 64-bit multi-user Linux distribution. Originally created as a "fatter" (=more built-in applications) derivative of Puppy Linux, Fatdog has grown to become an independent, mature 64-bit Linux distribution while still keeping true to Puppy Linux spirit: small, fast and efficient.
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A small tutorial on how to use Tcpdump to capture tcp packets
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Want to add real-time collaboration to your Web application? Mozilla's TogetherJS is worth a look.
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HandyLinux 1.5 is a nice looking system. It reacts quickly to your actions, snappy and fast. It is more or less easy on resources.
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Imagination has joined with Broadcom, Ingenic, Qualcomm, and others to form a non-profit group called “Prpl” to build MIPs-based Linux and Android software.
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May 27, 2014

This week, professors Heidi J. C. Ellis and Gregory W. Hislop will try to convince eight of their peers to teach their classes the open source way.They have until Friday to succeed.
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FINALLY. XCOM: Enemy Unknown for Linux has been officially announced on Feral Interactive's official website.This is something we have been telling you about for quite some time now.
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The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings was just released for Linux a few days ago, but the community is not happy about the way the port was done. On the other hand, some players have gone the other way and they are calling the Linux users ungrateful.
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