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How The Linux Foundation and Fedora are Addressing Workstation Security

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linux.com: Are you a systems administrator? Quick, which system in your infrastructure is most vulnerable to hacker attacks? No, it’s not the web server -- though it’s a good guess. No, it’s not the firewall. The answer may surprise you -- it’s your workstation.

Chrome stops declaring Linux systems obsolete

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Google

h-online.com: Badly chosen warning messages caused some consternation with Google recently as its Chrome browser began declaring supported Linux systems such as Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 obsolete.

Two Linux tablet projects take a step forward

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Gadgets

pcworld.com: Between the tiny PC phenomenon and the growing number of PCs shipping with Linux preloaded over the past year, there's been no shortage of hardware announcements for Linux fans.

Recent Linux Happenings

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  • Recent Linux Happenings: openSUSE, ROSA, and Frugalware
  • Linux Top 3: KDE 4.10, LibreOffice 4 and Secure Boot Loader Shim
  • openSUSE 12.3 RC 1 GNOME 3.6
  • Sneak Peek at KDE / openSUSE 12.3 RC1 Live ISO
  • Chakra Linux 2013.02 delivers KDE 4.10

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 494

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Welcome to this year's sixth issue of DistroWatch Weekly! It has been an exciting week for users of open source software with big announcements coming out of the Ubuntu and GNOME projects. In this week's edition of DistroWatch Weekly we will look at the new developments underway in the GNOME community and look at the changes coming to Unity. Plus we take a look at which Linux distributions are preferred for hosting web servers.

Linux acquitted in Samsung laptop UEFI deaths

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bit-tech.net: A bug in the BIOS of selected Samsung laptops which can lead to the device becoming unusable has been found to be exploitable under Windows, acquitting Linux as the culprit.

Samsung, Linux and the Bothersome Bricking Problem

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linuxinsider.com (blog safari): Not only have we been presented in recent months with the ongoing Secure Boot saga on Windows 8 PCs -- migraine material if ever there was any -- but now it looks like Samsung laptops can get bricked when you boot Linux using UEFI.

D-Bus is coming to the Linux Kernel

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h-online.com: Kernel developer Greg Kroah-Hartman has reported on his plans to extend the Linux kernel to include a system for inter-process communication (IPC) that will be reliable, quick and secure and will allow for both direct point-to-point and multicast communications.

The Impossible Quest for the Most Popular Linux Distro

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linuxinsider.com: Which Linux operating systems are the most popular among home and small business users? Which Linux desktop is the best choice for enterprise users? Questions like these are meaningless and unanswerable, even for Linux developers.

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Ubuntu Leftovers

Leftovers: Software Development

  • fakecloud
  • A new version of pristine-tar
  • Getting RSS feeds for news websites that don’t provide them
    On the technical side, this seems to be one of the most stable pieces of software I ever wrote. It never crashed or otherwise failed since I started running it, and fortunately I also didn’t have to update the HTML parsing code yet because of website changes. It’s written in Haskell, using the Scotty web framework, Cereal serialization library for storing the history of the past articles, http-conduit for fetching the websites, and html-conduit for parsing the HTML. Overall a very pleasant experience, thanks to the language being very convenient to write and preventing most silly mistakes at compile-time, and the high quality of the libraries.
  • Quick Highlight
    Martin Blanchard put together a new “quick highlight” plugin for Builder this last week. It was a great example of how to submit a new feature, so I just wanted to highlight it here. Post to bugzilla, attach a patch, and we will review quickly and help with any additional integration that might be necessary.