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Ghost Vulnerability in glibc Affects All Linux Systems

Tuesday 27th of January 2015 11:00:00 PM

 ThreatPost: A critical vulnerability has been found in glibc, the GNU C library, that affects all Linux systems dating back to 2000.

MapR Frees Hadoop Education

Tuesday 27th of January 2015 10:00:00 PM

EnterpriseAppsToday: Big Data vendor provides $50M worth of Hadoop training for free.

How MidoNet is virtualizing open source networks

Tuesday 27th of January 2015 09:00:00 PM MidoNet, an open source network virtualization platform for Infrastructure-as-a-serivice (IaaS) clouds like OpenStack cloud software, is gaining traction as a way to implement networking solutions.

7 communities driving open source development

Tuesday 27th of January 2015 08:00:00 PM

 NetworkWorld: Here are 7 organizations successfully promoting and developing open technologies, both hardware and software.

How to install Arch Linux with XFCE Desktop

Tuesday 27th of January 2015 07:00:00 PM

 HowToForge: This tutorial will give you the detailed step by step instructions to install the lightweight OS Arch Linux with XFCE Desktop on your computer.

How To Add Swap on FreeBSD Unix Systems

Tuesday 27th of January 2015 06:00:00 PM

 Nixcraft: How do I add a swap file to FreeBSD system using command line options without creating a new partitions? How

Sorry, Windows 10 Fans, but This Is What Icons Should Look Like

Tuesday 27th of January 2015 05:00:00 PM

 softpedia: The icon theme of an operating system has more importance than people might imagine.

Desktop Search: KDE's Crazy Uncle

Tuesday 27th of January 2015 04:00:00 PM

 FOSSforce: Folks, if it doesn't work out of the box, to a new user it just doesn't work and Linux sucks.

Create Virtual Machine using VMware Workstation 11 on Ubuntu 14.10

Tuesday 27th of January 2015 03:00:00 PM

 LinuxTechi: In this post we will discuss how to create a virtual machine using VMware Workstation 11 on Ubuntu 14.10 step by step.

Linux Top 3: 4MLInux 11.0, Debian Jessie Installer and Fedora 22 Features

Tuesday 27th of January 2015 02:00:00 PM

LinuxPlanet:  Lots of development activity for big Linux community distribution releases

It's Windows *10*, Because It's 10 Years Behind Open Source

Tuesday 27th of January 2015 01:00:00 PM

 ComputerWorldUK: Insightful - and spikey

How To Replace Windows 7 With Linux Mint Leaving Other Partitions Intact

Tuesday 27th of January 2015 12:00:00 PM

 EveryDayLinuxUser: This guide shows how to replace Windows 7 with Linux Mint.

How to limit network bandwidth on Linux

Tuesday 27th of January 2015 07:00:00 AM

 xmodulo: If you often run multiple networking applications on your Linux desktop, or share bandwidth among multiple computers at home, you will want to have a better control over bandwidth usage.

Microsoft: The open-source company

Tuesday 27th of January 2015 03:00:00 AM

 ZDnet: Microsoft loves Linux, is adopting Docker for its servers, and just bought Revolution Analytics, the biggest open-source R statistical language company. This is not your dad's Microsoft.

Wireless-enabled i.MX6 SBC offers remote IoT management

Monday 26th of January 2015 11:00:00 PM

LinuxGizmos: Eurotech's "CPU-351-13" SBC runs Linux on Freescale's i.MX6 SoC, and offers ZigBee, GPS, extended temperature operation, remote IoT management, and more.

Windows vs Linux: The 2015 Version

Monday 26th of January 2015 10:00:00 PM

Datamation: Now that everyone has had time to examine Windows 10, it seems like a good time to finally do a proper Windows vs. Linux showdown.

How contributing to open source projects could be a gateway to your next job

Monday 26th of January 2015 09:00:00 PM I strongly recommend co-op programs, but what happens if you either can't afford to take a year off or you're too close to graduation? Look to open source.

MediaFire Launches Open Source Toolkit for Linux

Monday 26th of January 2015 08:00:00 PM

 ProgrammableWeb: The toolkit includes support for Ubuntu, Debian and FreeBSD and includes a number of tools aimed at the Linux and open source communities.

Evolve OS Is a Superb New OS Build from Scratch, First Beta Is Out

Monday 26th of January 2015 07:00:00 PM

 softpedia: Evolve OS, a new Linux distribution built from scratch that's using a fresh desktop environment called Budgie, has been upgraded to version Beta 1 and is now ready for testing.

Linux 3.19 rc6

Monday 26th of January 2015 06:00:00 PM

Linus Torvalds:  Nothing really particularly stands out.

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Linux vs Windows

I've been working with both Linux and MS Windows 7 lately. Yes, I have a good excuse for using MS Windows: I have started working on Ruby video tutorials, and I needed to demonstrate installation of ruby, notepad++, and configuration thereof in the MS Windows environment. Well, it's been illuminating, switching back and forth between Kubuntu 14.10 and Microsoft Windows 7. The desktops are pretty much equal. However, Linux KDE has stolen a march on the Windows 7 desktop regarding configurability of the desktop experience--of course, I'm vastly more experienced with Linux and the KDE desktop. Also, Linux is better on multitasking. Often, MS Windows 7 would almost freeze a few moments when working on several tasks. I also had some issues getting my sound card working well with Windows 7--which is an older sound-blaster (5.1) card. But, I've had similar problems with getting audio in the Linux environment working too. However, the online help and assistance you can get with Linux seems much better. Purchasing a screen recorder and a basic video editor with MS Windows 7 was also interesting. Although reading countless reviews, I had a difficult time getting a cheap screen recorder that was good on both the video and audio portions of screen recording, and would work properly on 1920x1080 recordings. And all the "free stuff" you download for Microsoft Windows is cripple ware. The Windows software environment is based on deception: "It's Free!". After downloading and installing, you find it won't do nearly what you wanted until you send them $xx.xx! I almost bought "Camtasia Studio", which, by all accounts, is good screen recording and editing software. But I couldn't justify spending $299.99 on software I was only going to use for producing 10 minutes of video demonstration. I know the preceding paragraph seems somewhat naive, but after using only Linux for so long, I haven't faced anything like this for many years. The one good thing to say about MS Windows 7 is that Notepad++ is a good "totally freeware" text editor. The remainder of the video tutorial series will be done solely in Linux--with Kdenlive 0.9.10 (where I finally learned to do "Pan and Zoom") and SimpleScreenRecorder 0.3.3. I'm going to send both of them a few $$. It's good to be back.