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December 29, 2013

23:08
According to a new report from Der Spiegel based on internal NSA documents, the signals intelligence agency's elite hacking unit (TAO) is able to conduct sophisticated wiretaps in ways that make Hollywood fantasy look more like reality. The report indicates that the NSA, in collaboration with the CIA and FBI, routinely and secretly intercepts shipping deliveries for laptops or other computer accessories in order to implant bugs before they reach their destinations. According to Der Spiegel, the NSA's TAO group is able to divert shipping deliveries to its own "secret workshops" in a method called interdiction, where agents load malware onto the electronics or install malicious hardware that can give US intelligence agencies remote access.
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21:13
[url=http://lxer.com/team.php][img]http://lxer.com/content/carla_schroder.jpg[/img][/url] [b]LXer Feature: 29-Dec-2013[/b]Forget those boring New Year's resolutions to lose weight, get fit, and be a better person. Let's talk proper Linux nerd resolutions. I'm going to tame mod_rewrite if it's the last thing I do. Which it may well be. What are you going to do in this glorious year 2014 of the new millennium?
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20:34
While GNU Hurd has been around for years prior to the existence of the Linux kernel, Hurd is now up to only 344 thousand lines of code, but it's having a hard time getting much higher...
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18:39
Pixel Piracy is a side-scrolling 2d, real time strategy/sandbox/simulation game created by indie developer Vitali Kirpu and produced by Alexander Poysky. In the game, the player leads the life of a pirate captain. Recruit a crew, outfit and customize your ship and set sail on the open seas.
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16:45
The GNOME developers behind the GDM (GNOME Display Manager) software have announced a few days ago the immediate availability for download and testing of version 3.11.3 of the default login manager app for the GNOME desktop environment.
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14:51
The Ubuntu project has released a preview version of Ubuntu that enables dual-booting Ubuntu and Android on a single smartphone or tablet. In October, Canonical’s Ubuntu project released Ubuntu 13.10 the first release of Ubuntu that could be loaded onto Samsung-built Galaxy Nexus and LG-manufactured Nexus 4 Android phones. Now, the project has released a […]
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12:56
A few months ago I switched from Gentoo to Arch Linux as Linux distribution on my PC at work, and at the moment I am very happy with this distribution, but there is to say it is not so easiest to use for newcomers to the Linux world and so they typically approaches the most popular and user friendly Ubuntu.
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11:02
GNUnet 0.10.0 is now available as a major update to this open-source secure, peer-to-peer networking stack designed to protect the privacy of its users.
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09:08
This is the second part of my article on my favorite games released for Linux in 2013, this is the list of my personal top 10.
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07:13
Updated versions of PCLinuxOS were released early in December which include the latest versions of your favorite desktop environments. This quarterly release from PCLinuxOS delivers the latest from KDE, LXDE, and MATE.
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05:19
Sales of the open source BeagleBone Black SBC, which began shipping in May, have surpassed 100,000 units according to BeagleBoard.org. BeagleBoard.org launched the first major community-backed open source single board computer (SBC) when it shipped the BeagleBoard back in 2008.
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03:24
Having recently received a Kobo Aura HD eReader for Christmas, I was very pleasantly surprised to see how friendly the device was towards my Linux operating system.While Kobo do not specifically actually mention Linux anywhere on their site or in the included instruction booklet, the device behaves in a operating system agnostic way - which in my opinion, is the right way.
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01:30
44 years ago, somewhere in Helsinki, the capital and the largest city in Finland, was born Linus Benedict Torvalds, the founding father of Linux and the chief architect of the Linux kernel.
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December 28, 2013

23:36
Why CentOS 6.5 ? It has library ligfapi http://www.gluster.org/2012/11/integration-with-kvmqemu/ backported what allows native Qemu work directly with gluterfs 3.4.1 volumes.
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21:41
Last week I began sharing my Linux performance benchmarks from the ASUS Zenbook Prime UX32VD, an Intel ultrabook with some nice hardware and build quality. In last week's initial testing I carried out NVIDIA Optimus benchmarks on Ubuntu Linux and compared it to Windows 8.1. In today's article I have a number of reference benchmarks comparing the performance of the ASUS Zenbook Prime to six other systems, all running Ubuntu 13.10.
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19:47
Samsung’s first Tizen phone reportedly will debut at Mobile World Congress Feb. 23, and will reach consumers in Europe and Japan in the second half of 2014. Samsung will likely announce the first Tizen phones at Mobile World Congress on Feb.23 in Barcelona, according to a recent report in IDG News Service. The story repeated […]
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17:53
First the good news. According to security company Websense, the amount of phishing attempts we’re finding in our email dropped remarkably this year, from 1.12% of all email volume down to 0.5%. Now, the bad news. The folks doing the phishing are getting better at targeting their attempts, so they don’t need to send as many emails to hook their prey.
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15:58
Mozilla’s hardware partner for unlocked Firefox OS phones revealed that it is prepping a new phone that will run both Android and Firefox OS, on an Intel processor. Not much was heard this month from the early leader in the new wave of mobile Linux operating systems, Firefox OS. However, on Dec. 20, Spanish hardware […]
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14:04
After shipping X.Org Server 1.15 today with its new features, Intel's Keith Packard has laid out plans in conjunction with Oracle's Alan Coopersmith for X.Org Server 1.16, the next major release due out in 2014.
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