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jrepin writes OpenMandriva is proud to announce the release of OpenMandriva Lx 2014.1 distribution of the GNU/Linux operating system. Most of developers efforts were focused on reducing system boot up time and memory usage. This version brings Linux kernel 3.15.10 (with special patches for desktop system performance, responsiveness, and realtime capabilities), KDE Software Compilation 4.13.3, Xorg 1.15.1, Mesa 10.2.6, LibreOffice 4.3.1, Firefox 32, GNU bash with latest security fixes, and many other updated software packages.

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Database kingpin lists 32 products that can't be patched (yet) as GNU fixes second vuln

Oracle has confirmed that at least 32 of its products are affected by the vulnerability recently discovered in the Bash command-line interpreter – aka the "Shellshock" bug – including some of the company's pricey integrated hardware systems.

With just a little care and maintenance, you can have a directory structure, clean of cruft, which will serve your needs for a very long time.

An unlikely partnership will soon bring Oracle's Red Hat-based Linux distribution to Ubuntu's cloud.
An unlikely partnership will soon bring Oracle's Red Hat-based Linux distribution to Ubuntu's cloud.
Updated UK data watchdog rolls up its sleeves, polishes truncheon

The UK's privacy watchdog is urging organisations to protect their systems against the infamous Shellshock vulnerability in Bash – even though the full scope of the security bug remains unclear.

Review A calm before the storm

A number of Ubuntu flavours – Kubuntu, Ubuntu Gnome, Xubuntu and the brand new Ubuntu Mate (yes, it's official now) – this month participated in the first beta release of the next Ubuntu – 14.10, or Utopic Unicorn.

PHDer whose web-scale idea went big in one year

The academic brainbox who got his data centre operating system adopted as a piece of critical infrastructure at Twitter has now gone into business.

The first, and final, beta of Ubuntu 14.10 'Utopic Unicorn' is now available to download, along with the second beta builds of its flavors.

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Review Elementary, my dear desktop

First things first: the name. The next Elementary OS was codenamed Isis – as in the Egyptian goddess of magic and life.