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The World Welcomes Oneiric Ocelot:

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  • The World Welcomes Oneiric Ocelot: Ubuntu 11.10
  • Want to Revive an Old Netbook? Try Lubuntu
  • Ubuntu 11.10 to Feature Arm Support, Cloud Orchestration

From 'Warthog' to 'Pangolin': Up Close With Ubuntu Linux Mascots

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Ubuntu If you're a fan of Ubuntu Linux, there's a good chance you're among the many who have been wondering in the last day or so what, precisely, a pangolin is

Computers provide path for humanity to others

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Ubuntu The Blind Center of Nevada has a fantastic program to handle that. It is part of the three R's: reduce, reuse and recycle. There is a very green solution that can extend the useful life of any PC. It's called Ubuntu.

Community-Canonical - The honeymoon might be over

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Ubuntu To me this is like when in a relationship the honeymoon phase is over and now comes the real work, staying together and making it work after the spark that flares the initial flames of desire have settled into those warm embers waiting for moments to roar again.

Shuttleworth: P is for…

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Ubuntu It’s a perennial pleasure to pick pertinent and/or pithy placeholder names for Ubuntu releases. So, what will be our mascot for 12.04 LTS?

Official Oneiric T-Shirts Appear in Ubuntu Shop

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Ubuntu The Canonical Store has seen some new Ubuntu-branded wearables added to is shelves.

Seven Minutes in Ubuntu

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  • Seven Minutes in Ubuntu
  • Is the Ubuntu App Developer Portal a Game Changer?
  • Interview with John Lenton
  • How Ubuntu is built: the inside story

The Best Indicator Applets for Ubuntu

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Ubuntu Earlier, many folks were unhappy about the dozens of applications that ate up valuable space on their system tray. Canonical came up with Indicator Applets. Here are some of the best.

Xubuntu Review: It Packs a Punch

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Ubuntu Xubuntu 11.04 is a fast, stable operating system for older systems or systems that could use the performance boost. It is beautifully well put together and easy to use.

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Security Leftovers

  • Chrome vulnerability lets attackers steal movies from streaming services
    A significant security vulnerability in Google technology that is supposed to protect videos streamed via Google Chrome has been discovered by researchers from the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Cyber Security Research Center (CSRC) in collaboration with a security researcher from Telekom Innovation Laboratories in Berlin, Germany.
  • Large botnet of CCTV devices knock the snot out of jewelry website
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  • 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.
  • Why are hackers increasingly targeting the healthcare industry?
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