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How to Operate Linux Spycams With Motion - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 16:19

When you want something a little simpler and more lightweight than Zoneminder for operating surveillance cameras, try Motion.

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Need Microsoft Office on Ubuntu? Install the Official Web Apps

Omgubuntu - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 12:26

It's not everyone's cup of joe, but Microsoft Office and its family of finicky file formats are a mainstay of many working and educational environments — for better or worse.

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Exploit emerges for LZO algo hole

The Register - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 07:31
Take one Nyan Cat, add Firefox and hope your Linux distro has been patched

Security Mouse security researcher Don A Bailey has showcased an exploit of the Lempel-Ziv-Oberhumer (LZ0) compression algorithm running in the Mplayer2 media player and says it could leave some Linuxes vulnerable to attack.

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Microsoft, Red Hat, IBM and others help Google build cloud Trojan Horse

The Register - Thu, 10/07/2014 - 23:02
Tech companies team up to build Kubernetes container manager

Tech companies large and small are teaming up to develop open-source software Kubernetes, the success of which will reduce the relevance of VMware's virtualization tech in the cloud.

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Android: Number one with a bullet

Zdnet news - Thu, 10/07/2014 - 21:12
Android is well on its way to being the most popular end-user operating system of all.
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Automotive Grade Linux Released: An Interview With Dan Cauchy - Thu, 10/07/2014 - 21:07

The Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) project released the first version of its open source AGL stack for in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) last month. Expect an AGL-based IVI from a major carmaker this year, says the Linux Foundation's general manager of automotive, Dan Cauchy.

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Prof. Andy Tanenbaum Retires From Vrije University

Linux Slashdot - Thu, 10/07/2014 - 14:49
When Linus Torvalds first announced his new operating system project ("just a hobby, won't be big and professional like gnu"), he aimed the announcement at users of Minix for a good reason: Minix (you can download the latest from the Minix home page) was the kind of OS that tinkerers could afford to look at, and it was intended as an educational tool. Minix's creator, Professor Andrew Stuart "Andy" Tanenbaum, described his academic-oriented microkernel OS as a hobby, too, in the now-famous online discussion with Linus and others. New submitter Thijssss (655388) writes with word that Tanenbaum, whose educational endeavors led indirectly to the birth of Linux, is finally retiring. "He has been at the Vrije Universiteit for 43 years, but everything must eventually end."

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How to Install Lightweight Budgie Desktop in Ubuntu 14.04

Omgubuntu - Wed, 09/07/2014 - 07:37

If you follow us over on Twitter you may have caught a glimpse of a screenshot we shared recently, along with the invitation to name the desktop environment pictured.

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IBM's New SMB Cloud-making Machines

Linux Journal News - Fri, 08/02/2013 - 16:40

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 - 22:59

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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