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HP announces Palm Pre 2 with WebOS 2.0

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linuxfordevices.com: HP announced a faster, 1GHz Palm Pre 2, as well as a major WebOS 2.0 update that features "true multitasking," improved "Synergy" sync, and a "Just Type" feature that enables text entry before an app fully opens.

The Quiet Rise of Linux Tablets

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itworld.com: One of the things I have been working on this fall is a business-oriented book about the iPad. I mention this because, (a) it's a shameless plug and (b) it leads into the topic of tablet computing, which I think is a lot stronger moving forward than people realize.

FSF initiates "Respects your Freedom" hardware program

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fsf.org: The Free Software Foundation (FSF) announced today that it has published an initial set of criteria for endorsing computers and other devices.

2010 Linux Graphics Survey Results

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phoronix.com: Last month we carried out our fourth annual Linux Graphics Survey in which we sought feedback from the Linux community about the most common graphics drivers and hardware in use, what display/GPU-related features desktop users are most interested in, and collect other metrics to aide developers. Here are the results.

Augen Tablet Will Dual-Boot Ubuntu and Android

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pcworld.com: Hard on the heels of the news last week of Acer's dual-booting netbooks, Augen has announced that one of its six forthcoming tablets will run both Android and Ubuntu.

Pogoplug media server adds Wi-Fi

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ATI Linux Users Get Excited For Catalyst 10.10

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phoronix.com:In what has become an unfortunate tradition for the past few releases, prior to the release of Ubuntu 10.10, AMD provided Canonical with a pre-release of their latest proprietary Catalyst driver at the time.

A Linux Program To Overclock Your AMD CPUs

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phoronix.com: Besides Linux drivers for gaming peripherals (like mice and other things) being an area where Linux tends to struggle compared to the level of support and functionality offered under Windows, enthusiast-oriented programs for being able to overclock your CPU and RAM is another area where Linux really provides no suitable alternatives.

A Gaming Mouse Vendor That Has Linux Drivers

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phoronix.com: While Razer and Logitech manufacturer some terrific mice for computer gamers along with other gaming peripherals, they unfortunately do not provide any official Linux support. But there is now at least one new vendor supporting such efforts.

ATI Radeon HD 5450 On Linux

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phoronix.com: In this article we are reviewing the ATI Radeon HD 5450 "Cedar" graphics card, which is AMD's lowest-end Evergreen GPU but will set you back less than $50 USD.

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Security: Updates, 2017 Linux Security Summit, Software Updates for Embedded Linux and More

  • Security updates for Tuesday
  • The 2017 Linux Security Summit
    The past Thursday and Friday was the 2017 Linux Security Summit, and once again I think it was a great success. A round of thanks to James Morris for leading the effort, the program committee for selecting a solid set of talks (we saw a big increase in submissions this year), the presenters, the attendees, the Linux Foundation, and our sponsor - thank you all! Unfortunately we don't have recordings of the talks, but I've included my notes on each of the presentations below. I've also included links to the slides, but not all of the slides were available at the time of writing; check the LSS 2017 slide archive for updates.
  • Key Considerations for Software Updates for Embedded Linux and IoT
    The Mirai botnet attack that enslaved poorly secured connected embedded devices is yet another tangible example of the importance of security before bringing your embedded devices online. A new strain of Mirai has caused network outages to about a million Deutsche Telekom customers due to poorly secured routers. Many of these embedded devices run a variant of embedded Linux; typically, the distribution size is around 16MB today. Unfortunately, the Linux kernel, although very widely used, is far from immune to critical security vulnerabilities as well. In fact, in a presentation at Linux Security Summit 2016, Kees Cook highlighted two examples of critical security vulnerabilities in the Linux kernel: one being present in kernel versions from 2.6.1 all the way to 3.15, the other from 3.4 to 3.14. He also showed that a myriad of high severity vulnerabilities are continuously being found and addressed—more than 30 in his data set.
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