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Animals Set FOSS Apart

Wednesday 8th of April 2015 10:45:22 PM
Mustering up all the Spanish my brain can recall from my youth in Miami –- most of which has been supplanted with the Japanese of my adult life and which makes for some curious Spanish/Japanese sentences when I try to speak Spanish now –- I decide to join the conversation about my laptop cover.

New Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook Comes with Ubuntu 14.04, Designed for Developers

Wednesday 8th of April 2015 09:48:11 PM
Dell announced recently that a new edition of its XPS 13 Ultrabook is now available for purchase on the company's website, designed especially for developers. Called XPS 13 Developer Edition?, the Ultrabook is powered by the latest LTS (Long Term Support) edition of the world's most popular free operating system, Ubuntu 14.04.

Heartbleed a Year Later: How the Security Conversation Changed

Wednesday 8th of April 2015 08:51:00 PM
A year ago today (April 7), I first saw the OpenSSL advisory about a new security vulnerability identified as CVE-2014-0160 and titled "TLS heartbeat read overrun." When I first wrote my article for eWEEK on the issue, I identified the flaw as the Heartbeat SSL flaw. By the middle of the day on April 8, my editors at eWEEK were asking me if I had mislabeled the story since other publications were calling it Heartbleed. Time sure does fly.

How to run Ubuntu Snappy Core on Raspberry Pi 2

Wednesday 8th of April 2015 07:53:49 PM
The Internet of Things (IoT) is upon us. In a couple of years some of us might ask ourselves how we ever survived without it, just like we question our past without cellphones today. Canonical is a contender in this fast growing, but still wide open market. The company wants to claim their stakes in […]Continue reading...The post How to run Ubuntu Snappy Core on Raspberry Pi 2 appeared first on Xmodulo.No related FAQ.

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