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Microsoft code contains the phrase 'big boobs' ... Yes, really

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networkworld.com: Some chucklehead working for Microsoft thought it would be funny to slip a thinly camouflaged sexist remark -- "big boobs" -- into software code that connects the Linux kernel to Microsoft's HyperV virtualization product.

Can the Terms of the GPL Prevent GNU/Linux being used for War?

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freesoftwaremagazine.com: The use of Drones in Afghanistan is a highly controversial issue but it is not the purpose of this article to debate the morality and ethics of deploying drones in an area of asymetrical conflict but rather to explore if it is actually possible to use the terms of the GPL to legally prevent the deployment of software or operating systems by any government's military.

Everything works out of the box in Zorin!

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darkduck.com: Zorin OS is an operating system designed to make the "Gateway to Linux". This is because it has a familiar Windows interface, complete with panel customizations, start menu, and even a Look Changer to change the Windows style.

Oracle Spreads FUD About CentOS But Misses The Mark

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techcrunch.com: Oracle is on a bit of a marketing attack against CentOS, the free Linux distribution that derives from Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL).

SystemRescueCd update includes version 2.00 of GRUB

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h-online.com: The latest 2.8.1 release of SystemRescueCd upgrades a number of the live system's bundled tools as well as its underlying components, such as the GRUB bootloader.

The geekprints remain all-too evident on open-source interfaces.

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smh.com.au: MICROSOFT is about to drop Windows 8 on us and Apple has an operating system update coming soon. They will cost money. And do we need them? What if you could get all the photo-editing and other essential software absolutely free? Well, good news - you can.

Motoring on Linux

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vision-systems.com: Years ago, an old friend of mine remarked that if his car was controlled by the Windows operating system, it would take him ages to get anywhere.

Microsoft, Linux and the big boobs obsession

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itwire.com: Geeks are known to be obsessive about things. At times that tendency can go overboard, resulting in them looking rather silly and foolish. A classic case came to light a few days ago.

Linux Deepin 12.06 preview

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linuxbsdos.com: Linux Deepin is a desktop distribution based on Ubuntu. The latest edition, Linux Deepin 12.06, which is based on Ubuntu Desktop 12.04, was released – depending on your time zone – yesterday or today.

Perfect Storm Brewing: The Linux Desktop - Part One

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linux-magazine.com: From time to time I get the question of “Why has Linux failed on the Desktop?” Recently Linus was also asked this question, and he considered it a personal failure. I both agree and disagree with Linus.

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Industrial SBC builds on Raspberry Pi Compute Module

On Kickstarter, a “MyPi” industrial SBC using the RPi Compute Module offers a mini-PCIe slot, serial port, wide-range power, and modular expansion. You might wonder why in 2016 someone would introduce a sandwich-style single board computer built around the aging, ARM11 based COM version of the original Raspberry Pi, the Raspberry Pi Compute Module. First off, there are still plenty of industrial applications that don’t need much CPU horsepower, and second, the Compute Module is still the only COM based on Raspberry Pi hardware, although the cheaper, somewhat COM-like Raspberry Pi Zero, which has the same 700MHz processor, comes close. Read more