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Who says Linux nerds can't be funny? Enjoy these amusing man pages and prank programs.

Leslie Hawthorn is an internationally known community manager, speaker and author, who has spent the past decade creating, cultivating and enabling open source communities. She created the world’s first initiative to involve pre-university students in open source software development, launched Google’s #2 Developer Blog, received an O’Reilly Open Source Award in 2010 and gave a few great talks on many things open source. In August 2013, she joined Elasticsearch as Community Manager, where she looks forward to getting things done, facilitating user happiness and moving to Europe.

Tiny Geekdom

“Mom, the computer is talking to me.”

I was sitting at a VT100 in a cold office building, far from home and missing Saturday morning cartoons. My mother, a UNIX programmer at a large telco, brought me with her to the company’s San Francisco, California office that weekend since my father was out of town. It was an hour’s drive each way and 7 year old me was a bit out of sorts from the long ride and the early hour at which I’d awakened. Mom, though, knew the best way to soothe me was to park me in front of a terminal window and let me have at it with Adventure.

Macro lenses at the ready: Ubuntu GNOME is on the hunt for a new set of community-contributed wallpapers to feature in its forthcoming release.

The post Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 Wallpaper Contest Kicks Off first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Sure, it's most often considered one of the more rudimentary actions to be done on a computer. When you move to the Linux platform, however, you may find yourself asking “Now, how do I move files?”

A new visual approach when calling the 'content picker' in Ubuntu Touch been previewed by the Canonical design team.

The post Video Demo of New Ubuntu Touch Content Picker Transitions first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

An updated version of the Intel Graphics Installer for Linux has been released by the Intel Open Source Technology Centre.

The post Intel Update Automated Linux Driver Installer for Ubuntu 13.10 first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

diegocg writes "Linux kernel 3.13 has been released. This release includes nftables (the successor of iptables); a revamp of the block layer designed for high-performance SSDs; a framework to cap power consumption in Intel RAPL devices; improved squashfs performance; AMD Radeon power management enabled by default and automatic AMD Radeon GPU switching; improved NUMA and hugepage performance; TCP Fast Open enabled by default; support for NFC payments; support for the High-Availability Seamless Redundancy protocol; new drivers; and many other small improvements. Here's the full list of changes."

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Stob Shifting software paradigms and so forth

What are you up, Verity? Ensconced in one of your comfortable, miles-from-any-critical-path projects?

Reorg shows it's not just a Linux company. Again

10 years after Red Hat got serious on enterprise Linux, the company is re-organised for enterprise cloud.

Internet of Things security scares already need to take a chill pill

It's still silly season, it seems. Tell the world that a bunch of small business broadband routers have been compromised and recruited into botnets, and the world yawns.