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10 of the Best Unity Lenses & Scopes for Ubuntu

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omgubuntu.co.uk: The search-orientated display windows – called ‘Lenses’ – make finding specific files, apps or information easy to do thanks to their tuned ‘search backends’ – called Scopes’. Below are 10 of the best.

How Ubuntu 12.04 Is Trying To Drop Power Usage

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phoronix.com: After illustrating Linux power regressions and other problems for months, with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS developers at Canonical are finally taking a serious look at Linux power management and how it can be bettered.

Time To Kill Compiz Config Settings Manager In Precise?

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ubuntuvibes.com: A very interesting discussion on Ubuntu Desktop mailing list has been started by Ubuntu developer Jorge O. Castro where he has proposed removal of Compiz Config Settings Manager (CCSM) completely from the archive.

Linux users cautiously optimistic about Ubuntu's Head-Up Display desktop

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zdnet.com: Most users seem willing to give Ubuntu Linux’s Head-Up Display interface the benefit of the doubt.

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 249

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  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 249
  • Ubuntu Developer Week: 31st January-2nd February
  • Ubuntu's new heads-up display: the future of UI?
  • Ubuntu 11.04, 11.10, 12.04 On The NVIDIA Tegra 2
  • [How To] Install Unity’s HUD Feature in Ubuntu 12.04

Simple But Handy Tips to Make Ubuntu Run Faster

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junauza.com: If you are facing issues of slowdown and choppy graphics, here are some simple tips to help you alleviate those problems and in effect make Ubuntu Linux run faster.

Ubuntu’s HUD

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adventuresinoss.com: I noticed today on Mark Shuttleworth’s blog that he was announcing the “Heads Up Display” (HUD). However, there were a couple of things about his post that bothered me.

Beyond the desktop: Ubuntu Linux's new Head-Up Display

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zdnet.com: Following on the heels of changing its interface from the GNOME 3.x shell to Unity, Ubuntu is proposing a new, radical change to the desktop Linux interface: Head-Up Display.

Ubuntu 12.04 Wallpaper Contest Kicks Off

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omgubuntu.co.uk: The contest runs an open submission process that allows anyone to submit their own photographic and illustrated wallpapers to a public pool on social networking Flickr.

A few thoughts on Ubuntu 12.04 Alpha 1

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technologytales.com: First impressions revealed a polished Unity interface that ran without any crashes. Adding VirtualBox’s Guest Additions in the usual way was all that was needed to tart up the experience even more. However, there remains a wish list.

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    Researchers have encountered a denial-of-service botnet that's made up of more than 25,000 Internet-connected closed circuit TV devices. The researchers with Security firm Sucuri came across the malicious network while defending a small brick-and-mortar jewelry shop against a distributed denial-of-service attack. The unnamed site was choking on an assault that delivered almost 35,000 HTTP requests per second, making it unreachable to legitimate users. When Sucuri used a network addressing and routing system known as Anycast to neutralize the attack, the assailants increased the number of HTTP requests to 50,000 per second.
  • Study finds Password Misuse in Hospitals a Steaming Hot Mess
    Hospitals are pretty hygienic places – except when it comes to passwords, it seems. That’s the conclusion of a recent study by researchers at Dartmouth College, the University of Pennsylvania and USC, which found that efforts to circumvent password protections are “endemic” in healthcare environments and mostly go unnoticed by hospital IT staff. The report describes what can only be described as wholesale abandonment of security best practices at hospitals and other clinical environments – with the bad behavior being driven by necessity rather than malice.
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