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Latest Bundle Stars’ Promo Adds Guacamelee!, Space Farmers for Linux

Omgubuntu - Thu, 21/08/2014 - 14:46

If Humble Bundle's latest pack has left you wanting check out rivals Bundle Stars, whose latest promo offers a set of Tux-friendly titles.

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RealVNC distances itself from factories, power plants, PCs hooked up to password-less VNC

The Register - Thu, 21/08/2014 - 08:05
Some 30,000 machines found with front doors wide open

A scan of the public internet by security researchers has seemingly revealed thousands upon thousands of computers fully accessible via VNC – with no password required.

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Storage, chip slingers pledge allegiance to Linux, open source

The Register - Thu, 21/08/2014 - 03:01
LinuxCon 2014 Linux Foundation swells ranks, coffers

As LinuxCon 2014 kicks off this week in Chicago, the Linux Foundation has announced that it has won new support from across the technology industry, including several hardware companies.

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Oi! Rip Van Winkle: PATCH, already

The Register - Thu, 21/08/2014 - 00:10
Stuxnet, Sality, Gauss, Flame still infecting your unpatched boxen

Nearly 20 million computers remain infected with malware targeting a vulnerability first targeted four years ago by the Stuxnet worm.

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Linus Torvalds still wants the Linux desktop

Zdnet news - Wed, 20/08/2014 - 23:16
Linux runs everything, everywhere, but Linus Torvalds still wants it to rule on one place it doesn't: The desktop.
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Video: Everybody Do the Zombie Shuffle and More Linux Trivia - Wed, 20/08/2014 - 22:10

What is a zombie shuffling desk? What does the d in systemd stand for? Test your knowledge of these trivia questions and watch your fellow Linux community members attempt to answer.

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Linux Foundation says many Linux admins and engineers are certifiable

The Register - Wed, 20/08/2014 - 21:28
LinuxCon 2014 Floats exam program to help IT employers lock up talent

The Linux Foundation on Wednesday introduced two new certification programs aimed at connecting employers with qualified Linux administrators and engineers.

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LinuxCon and CloudOpen This Week in Chicago - Wed, 20/08/2014 - 20:51

Follow the keynotes via live streaming video, watch for live updates on Linux Foundation social channels at the #LinuxCon and #CloudOpen hash tags, and read our keynote coverage here on

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Linus Torvalds: 'I Still Want the Desktop'

Linux Slashdot - Wed, 20/08/2014 - 20:37
darthcamaro writes: Linux has clawed its way into lots of places these days. But at the LinuxCon conference in Chicago today Linus Torvalds was asked where Linux should go next. Torvalds didn't hesitate with his reply. "I still want the desktop," Torvalds said, as the audience erupted into boisterous applause. Torvalds doesn't see the desktop as being a kernel problem at this point, either, but rather one about infrastructure. While not ready to declare a "Year of the Linux Desktop" he still expects that to happen — one day.

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Linux Foundation introduces new Linux certifications

Zdnet news - Wed, 20/08/2014 - 19:07
Want to prove you've got the chops for a Linux job? The Linux Foundation is introducing the proof you'll need with new certifications.
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How To Install MATE Desktop on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Omgubuntu - Wed, 20/08/2014 - 18:08

Interest is growing in Ubuntu MATE Remix and the benefits it offers over stock Ubuntu. But how can you try it out? Through a PPA, of course.

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Linux Growth Demands Bigger Talent Pool - Wed, 20/08/2014 - 15:22

Today at LinuxCon and CloudOpen we're making an announcement that signifies the natural next step in helping to build a qualified talent pool of Linux professionals worldwide:The Linux Foundation Certification Program.

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The agony and ecstasy of SteamOS: WHERE ARE MY GAMES?

The Register - Wed, 20/08/2014 - 10:02
Game Theory And yes it does need a fat HDD (or SSD, it's cool with either)

Gamers' perception of Steam over the years has changed considerably. This digital distribution platform, which was developed by Valve, was met with derision when it launched back in 2004 – but jump forward 10 years and Steam is the coolest kid on the block. What self-respecting gamer doesn’t blow all their money on a Steam sale these days?

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Xennet wants YOUR machines for tradable supercomputer cloud

The Register - Wed, 20/08/2014 - 08:31
SETI@home, Bitcoin the inspirations

A group called Xennet wants to create a blockchain-managed market in which users rent out their spare processor cycles for a closed-shop crypto-currency.

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Lazy sysadmins rooted in looming Mozilla cert wipeout

The Register - Wed, 20/08/2014 - 05:32
CA maintainer warns 'check your infrastructure'

Mozilla is about to revoke some weak X.509 PKI certs, and has warned sysadmins that it will affect the Firefox browser and they'll need to assess their infrastructure.

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Operating Systems Still Matter In a Containerized World

Linux Slashdot - Wed, 20/08/2014 - 05:10
New submitter Jason Baker writes: With the rise of Docker containers as an alternative for deploying complex server-based applications, one might wonder, does the operating system even matter anymore? Certainly the question gets asked periodically. Gordon Haff makes the argument on that the operating system is still very much alive and kicking, and that a hardened, tuned, reliable operating system is just as important to the success of applications as it was in the pre-container data center.

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Humble Bundle Jumbo 2 Launches With 7 Games

Omgubuntu - Tue, 19/08/2014 - 20:54

Wallets at the ready: there's a new Humble Bundle in town, and it's Jumbo sized, offering up DRM-free version of Deadlight among its titles.

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Intel's Raspberry Pi rival Galileo can now run Windows

The Register - Tue, 19/08/2014 - 18:28
Behold the Internet of Things. Wintel Things

Windows fans can run their OS of choice on Intel’s counter to Raspberry Pi, courtesy of an Intel firmware update.

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'Fangless' activist investor chomps up chunk of Rackspace

The Register - Tue, 19/08/2014 - 17:32
Blue Harbour thirsting to quaff some fresh asset sweat

A so-called "fangless" activist investor has increased its grip on OpenStack cloud cheerleader Rackspace, with a view to a possible sale.

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Ubuntu MATE Remix Seeks Official Spin Status

Omgubuntu - Tue, 19/08/2014 - 15:51

A custom spin of Ubuntu using the GNOME 2-based MATE desktop environment by default is looking to gain official spin status from Canonical.

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