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Ubuntu Touch Apps Pass 100k Downloads Despite No Phones on Sale

Omgubuntu - Thu, 03/07/2014 - 18:11

More than 100,000 apps have been downloaded from the Ubuntu for devices software store, despite physical hardware running the OS yet to go on sale.

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Oh SNAP! Old-school '80s Unix hack to smack OSX, iOS, Red Hat?

The Register - Thu, 03/07/2014 - 12:17
REAL damage to *nix systems, tools ... via SIMPLE wildcard poison tricks, claims researcher

Unix-based systems, as used worldwide by sysadmins and cloud providers alike, could be hijacked by hackers abusing a hard-coded vuln that allows them to inject arbitrary commands into shell scripts executed by high-privilege users.

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Microsoft Backs Open Source For the Internet of Things

Linux Slashdot - Thu, 03/07/2014 - 00:10
dcblogs writes Microsoft has joined a Linux Foundation effort to create an open platform for the Internet of Things. The AllSeen Alliance is an effort to standardize device communications. The code that it champions, called AllJoyn, was initially developed by Qualcomm but was subsequently made open source. Big vendors have been recruited to support it, and the AllSeen Alliance now includes LG, Panasonic, Sharp and Haier, among others. Its Xbox gaming platform is seen as a potential hub or control center for home devices. Microsoft's leadership in computing "and its significant Xbox business make it a potentially important contributor to the AllSeen ecosystem," said said Andy Castonguay, an analyst at Machina Research, a Reading, England-based research firm focusing on machine-to-machine (M2M) communications and the Internet of Things.

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How To Play Classic Quake on Linux - Wed, 02/07/2014 - 21:17

 Don't get rid of your classic Quake and Quake 2 disks, because you can play them better on Linux.

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Linux turns the crank on code for cars

The Register - Wed, 02/07/2014 - 04:30
Got a feel for your automobile

Linux's quest to become the default operating system for motor vehicles has taken a step closer to reality, with the Linux Foundation releasing downloads of code from its Automotive Grade Linux project.

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CoreOS: Linux for the cloud and the datacenter

Zdnet news - Wed, 02/07/2014 - 01:27
Linux has long been both the cloud and the datacenter's favorite operating system, but it wasn't until CoreOS came along that anyone designed a Linux just for the cloud and datacenter.
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'I don't want to go on the cart' ... OpenSSL revived with survival roadmap

The Register - Tue, 01/07/2014 - 22:56
Heartbleed-battered crypto library reveals long path back to health

The OpenSSL project, having suffered sharp criticism following the revelation of a string of serious security vulnerabilities, has published a roadmap explaining how it plans to address users' concerns.

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Automotive Grade Linux Released For Open Source Cars

Linux Slashdot - Tue, 01/07/2014 - 20:30
Mcusanelli writes: The Linux Foundation and its partners have released the first version of Automotive Grade Linux, the open source platform for use inside connected cars. "AGL is building the industry’s only fully open automotive platform, allowing automakers to leverage a growing software stack based on Linux while retaining the ability to create their own branded user experience. Standardizing on a single platform means the industry can rapidly innovate where it counts to create a safe and reliable connected car experience. Open collaboration within the AGL community means support for multi-architectures and features to bolster the in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) experience." Further details and source code are available from the official website.

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IBM's New SMB Cloud-making Machines

Linux Journal News - Fri, 08/02/2013 - 17:40

This week IBM released a bunch of new hardware, including 8 new Power Systems, 3 PureSystems models, and new storage technology. This is good news for small and medium businesses, because it means the same powerful hardware that powers Watson ( is now available at prices designed to compete with commodity hardware from other vendors. more>>

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Kyle Rankin to Keynote SCALE 11x

Linux Journal News - Mon, 21/01/2013 - 23:59

The Southern California Linux Expo SCALE 11X has just announced that popular Linux Journal columnist, Kyle Rankin, will give the second keynote at the expo in February.


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