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April 26, 2014

I haven't written about sexism in the Information Technology field in six and a half years. Any time I have ever written about gender issues, sexism or discrimination in IT, and particularly when I wrote for O'Reilly, there would be many comments by men who would get all defensive, tell me it's all in my pretty little head or if I would just get tougher and ignore it it would all go away. Others would fall back on sexist stereotypes, claiming women are just not interested in computing or are simply not as good at anything related to math, science and engineering than their male counterparts.
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Albatross-X (20130906) is available. Albatross-X is a 32-bit Linux-based desktop operating system featuring the Xfce graphical desktop environment. Albatross Technologies Unlimited strives to put control of your computer back where it belongs, in your hands.
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Sitting incongruously among the hangars and laboratories of NASA's Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley is the squat facade of an old McDonald's. You won't get a burger there, though-its cash registers and soft-serve machines have given way to old tape drives and modern computers run by a rogue team of hacker engineers who've rechristened the place McMoon's. These self-described techno-archaeologists have been on a mission to recover and digitize forgotten photos taken in the ‘60s by a quintet of scuttled lunar satellites.
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Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in OpenJDK, an implementation of the Oracle Java platform, resulting in the execution of arbitrary code, breakouts of the Java sandbox, information disclosure or denial of service.
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Raspberry Pi has a competitor, Banana Pi which is a new single-board computer that is powered by a much faster processor and more RAM.
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As LG’s WebOS-based Smart TV earns a rave review, examines how LG quickly merged its TV platform into WebOS with a little help from Yocto.........not only has WebOS emerged as a potent contender for Internet TV, but LG has begun to release portions of the platform as open source.
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Quest of Dungeons is a turn based dungeon crawler game featuring a good old 16-bit retro artistic look. I had a chance to not only test the game and video it for you, but to let you know the developer needs Linux testers.
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In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we look at the French government's open source aspirations, open source seeds, and more.
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Earlier this month Canonical released a new, long term support, version of its popular operating system (OS), Ubuntu. Nicknamed Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 14.04 comes pre-installed with tons of great software, but even more is available through the handy Ubuntu Software Center which users will find in the applications launcher. Popular video game Minecraft is also available for install on Ubuntu 14.04.
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As we have reported before about Epic Games adding in Linux support for Unreal Engine 4.1+ it is now a reality. Unreal Engine 4.1 has been released!
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April 25, 2014

In a recent article I explained the merits of Windows XP users choosing PCLinuxOS over Ubuntu. But what about Mint? Do I live in a parallel universe where Linux Mint ceases to exist?
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This week, we explore whether big data could be the cloud's killer app, Salesforce platform reaches 1.5 million developers, and why you need a definitive cloud strategy.
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Infinitely Virtual has introduced new high-end cloud-hosting plans designed for academic institutions.
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In today's open source roundup: Should Windows XP be made open source by Microsoft? Plus: China might replace Windows XP with Linux, and a review of Samsung's Galaxy S5.
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The Unreal engine is one of the most prolific pieces of technology used in the gaming industry, and the fact that the developers from Epic have just added official support for SteamOS and Linux is actually one of the biggest leaps for the open source platform since the release of Steam.
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AnitaOS (20140322) is available. AnitaOS is a Puppy-based distribution designed to be run on older computers, built on top of the wonderful Puppy Linux 4 series, which has become this wonderful DIY OS.
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In terms of fighting for software freedom and free flow of information, citizens of the U.S. have relied on the government to keep things fair. Is this the best approach, or is there a better alternative?
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A new Kickstarter project aims to fund a 3.5-inch SBC-sized baseboard that adapts a BeagleBone Black and/or Raspberry Pi for use in real-world applications. Oregon-based APlus Mobile came up with the idea for the MotherBone PiOne when trying to add peripherals to the Linux-ready BeagleBone Black and Raspberry Pi Model B single board computers.
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Calibre, an eBook reader, editor, and library management software, is now at version 1.34 and features a number of important changes and improvements.
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Valve just released an update for its Steam desktop client. This update addresses bugs and stability improvements across all platforms, and includes support for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Gamers in Linux now can select a voice input device when using “Big Picture” mode.
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