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Is Windows 9 Planned Convergence Feature Similar to Ubuntu?

Omgubuntu - Fri, 04/07/2014 - 15:00

New rumours suggest that Microsoft's upcoming Windows 9 release will adapt its user interface to suit the type of hardware it's running on.

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What do we want? CAT VIDEOS! How do we get them? TOR!

The Register - Fri, 04/07/2014 - 06:28
Anonymity outfit responds to NSA targeting allegations

The Onion Router project has fired back at the National Security Agency, after it emerged that those who use the network – and read Linux magazines – are considered worthy of surveillance.

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Oracle targets Windows workloads with virtualisation manager update

The Register - Fri, 04/07/2014 - 04:02
Big O SPARCs up its storage management offerings

Oracle VM has received an upgrade that makes the free tool better at managing Windows virtual machines and handling SPARC workloads.

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Six Linux home automation clicks

Zdnet news - Fri, 04/07/2014 - 02:17
Long before people were talking about the Internet of Things, Linux-based home automation systems were available. Here are some of today's most interesting Linux-powered home gadgets.
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Wink's Linux Hub and Mobile App Take on Home Automation - Thu, 03/07/2014 - 23:57

The flood of Linux-based home automation hubs that has arrived over the last two years is now being joined by a wave of intermediary solutions that integrate multiple ecosystems. One of the most promising is Wink, a spinoff from crowd-investment firm Quirky. A week after announcing its Linux-based Wink home automation hub and mobile app, the well-heeled startup demonstrated the technology in a model smart home launch event in New York City, and announced 15 partners and 60 compatible devices.

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Use Tor or 'extremist' Tails Linux? Congrats, you're on an NSA list

The Register - Thu, 03/07/2014 - 18:49
Penguinista mag readers, privacy-conscious netizens and more targeted, claims report

Alleged leaked documents about the NSA's XKeyscore snooping software appear to show the paranoid agency is targeting Tor and Tails users, Linux Journal readers – and anyone else interested in online privacy.

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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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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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