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January 8, 2014

The Variety Wallpaper Changer lets you get new wallpaper, rotate wallpaper, and separate them. Here's how you can install it in Ubuntu 13.10.
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Last month there were many surprised that Valve based their Linux distribution off Debian rather than Ubuntu for Linux gaming. There was some speculation why Valve went with Debian, but Gabe Newell has now confirmed the reasoning for not basing their operating system off Ubuntu.
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The Variety Wallpaper Changer lets you get new wallpaper, rotate wallpaper, and separate them. Here's how you can install it in Linux Mint 16.
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More than a dozen vendors have announced that they've joined forces with Valve to produce Linux SteamOS-powered PCs and gaming consoles. Here their first wave of devices.
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It's official. Linux gaming is going big time. Valve just announced more than a dozen new hardware Steam boxes from major gaming PC OEMs such as Alienware, Falcon Northwest, and Gigabyte
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It's easy to dismiss Android PCs as a flyer made by computer makers. However, there's enough behind Android PCs to cause at least some Windows consternation. When the top two PC makers---Lenovo and Hewlett Packard---start dabbling with all-in-one systems powered by Android perhaps it's time to start listening.
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The openSUSE forums were hacked earlier today, January 7, 2014, using a known vulnerability of the vBulletin 4.2.1 forum software, by a Pakistani hacker, named H4x0r HuSsY.
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At CES, Intel unveiled a tiny module for wearables that runs Linux on a new dual-core Quark SoC, and promised a smartwatch, headset, and other wearable devices. In November, Intel’s new CEO Brian Krzanich told investors it was serious about the “post-PC era.”At CES, the chipmaker followed up with a host of new wearable gadgets […]
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Fractals are one of the weirder things you may come across when studyingcomputer science and programming algorithms.
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Get excited folks Humble Indie Bundle X has officially crash landed, this promises to be one of the best bundles yet with a really great variety of games!
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The KDE Project has announced a few minutes ago, January 7, the immediate availability for download and update of the fifth maintenance release for the KDE Software Compilation 4.11 desktop environment.
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While there's already been many performance benchmarks of the Linux 3.13 kernel on Phoronix through numerous articles, following this weekend's release of Linux 3.13-rc7, I ran a fresh performance comparison...
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This is going to be crazy, so far it has been reported that Valve has already signed up 12 manufacturers to create Steam Machines, holy cow!
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January 7, 2014

Last year was a big year of open source learning for me. I had the pleasure of meeting a bunch of awesome people in the open source field, attending my first OSCon, and being a Community Moderator here on I learned more than I can say last year, especially in education. Here, I'll share with you some my favorite (and super interesting) open source educational tools for teachers, students, parents, and others to use in 2014.
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Freescale has unveiled a tiny, open, Android-based wearable reference platform based on an i.MX6 ARM SoC and supported by a community site. Freescale Semiconductor’s ARM Cortex-A9-based i.MX6 system-on-chips have been popular among makers of embedded Linux computer-on-modules (COMs) and single board computers (SBCs), but have only recently begun showing up in community-backed open source […]
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Thanks so much to Peter Smith for announcing on the release of his Linux Network Security book available free online. In 2005 I wrote a book on Linux security. 8 years later and the publisher has gone out of business. Now that I'm free from restrictions on reproducing material from the book, I have decided to make the entire book available online.
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Firefox OS widened its horizons today. Panasonic says it’s using it in a smart TV, and Via Technologies pledged to support it on new embedded form factors. On the same day that LG showed off a resurrected WebOS on a new smart TV, Panasonic announced a collaboration with Mozilla to bake Firefox OS into a […]
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Happy New Year to all Ubuntu fans! The year 2014 has just started, and we already have to say goodbye to the Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtail) Linux operating system, which reaches end of life on January 27.
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This month marks nine years since O'Reilly Media launched Make magazine, which was the first time many who had already been "makers" for some time started using that term. A year later, Maker Faire launched as a place for them to share their creations. Last year 100 Maker Faires were held in on five continents with 530,000 attendees. And 2006 was also the year that TechShop was founded to give those makers a place to have access to industrial tools they otherwise likely wouldn't be able to use, from CNC mills and lathes to laser cutters and welding tools.
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Our Linux hardware review today is of the Western Digital VelociRaptor, an enterprise-grade HDD that Western Digital claims is the "Fastest SATA Hard Drive On The Planet." The Serial ATA 3.0 disk drive spins at 10,000 RPM, but how's its Linux performance?
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