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

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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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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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Help The Social NetworkTM make the kernel better

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

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.