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Ubuntu 14.10 Wallpaper Contest Now Open for Entries

Omgubuntu - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 11:24

Wacom tablets & lenses at the ready: the Ubuntu 14.10 Wallpaper contest is open for entries — but you only have until August 29 to take part.

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Budge up, yet another flash cache software biz wants to squeeze in

The Register - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 05:04
Blocks and Files What's inside the CacheBox?

Your humble hack must admit he started yawning almost before finishing the first sentence of the announcement: startup CacheBox has built server flash caching software called CacheAdvance, which gets apps running faster. Don't they all? Flash caching software products, I mean. Sure, says CacheBox, but we do it better, much better.

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Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS Released, Ready to Download Now

Omgubuntu - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 01:45

Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS is now available to download, and comes with an updated kernel and X.org server stack derived from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.

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This is What’s New In VLC 2.1.5, Available to Download Now

Omgubuntu - Thu, 07/08/2014 - 23:10

VLC 2.1.5 has been released for Windows, Mac and Linux, and is expected to be the final update in the 2.1.x series before the release of 2.2.x.

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Red Hat Ceph Enterprise Brings Software Defined Storage to Big Data

Linux.com - Thu, 07/08/2014 - 22:16

While Ceph gained prominence as the open source software-defined storage tool commonly used on the back end of OpenStack deployments, it's not strictly software for the cloud. With the latest new enterprise feature addition, Ceph has begun to see adoption among a new class of users interested in software-defined storage for big data applications.

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Linux for Gaming: Achievement Unlocked

Linux.com - Thu, 07/08/2014 - 17:48

As a gaming platform, Linux is not only a viable option, but a smart option. It is a caveat-free option for hardcore and casual gamers alike.

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Amazon 'adware' laden Ubuntu passes ICO's data smell test

The Register - Thu, 07/08/2014 - 16:34
Linux love for Bezos' goods is not illegal, says UK watchdog

The Amazon "shopping suggestions" feature built into Ubuntu desktops does not violate consumer protections under European and UK privacy law.

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Open Prosthetics Founder: Challenges Ahead for Open Source Medical Devices

Linux.com - Thu, 07/08/2014 - 16:33

Before he lost his arm serving as a Marine in Iraq in 2005, Jonathan Kuniholm was pursuing a PhD in biomedical engineering. Now as a founder of the Open Prosthetics Project Kuniholm is working to make advanced, inexpensive prosthetics available to amputees around the globe through the creation and sharing of open source hardware designs.

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First Monthly Update to KDE Frameworks 5 Now Live

Omgubuntu - Thu, 07/08/2014 - 12:50

KDE has announced the first big update to KDE Frameworks 5, the first in a series of planned monthly releases. I love the smell of progress.

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Unity Shopping Lens Is Legal, Says UK Data Protection Body

Omgubuntu - Thu, 07/08/2014 - 12:16

Ubuntu's controversial 'Amazon shopping' feature has been deemed compliant with data protection and privacy laws by the UK's Information Commissioner's Office.

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Facebook wants Linux networking as good as FreeBSD

The Register - Thu, 07/08/2014 - 04:01
Help The Social NetworkTM make the kernel better

Facebook wants better comms performance from the Linux kernel, and is recruiting developers to get it.

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CIA infosec guru: US govt must buy all zero-days and set them free

The Register - Thu, 07/08/2014 - 00:19
Black Hat 2014 Destroy the software industry before it destroys the world, says Dan Geer

Computer security luminary Dan Geer has proposed a radical shakeup of the software industry in hope of avoiding total disaster online.

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Bad Microsoft Android patents may lie behind Samsung lawsuit

Zdnet news - Wed, 06/08/2014 - 23:50
Microsoft's wrestling match with Samsung may just be a contract fight, or it could be the beginning of a war over the validity of Microsoft's Android patents.
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Verizon Cloud Adds Business Value With Xen

Linux.com - Wed, 06/08/2014 - 21:26

The benefits for users are almost too numerous to count, but most IT professionals agree that cloud computing epitomizes constant change. Its ability to provide ubiquitous, on-demand access to a shared pool of networks, servers, storage, and services whenever and wherever they are needed is creating both market opportunity and market upheaval.

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