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Interesting facts about Debian Linux

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xmodulo.com: While many folks regularly use Debian operating system as end-users, system admins or developers, you may not know the interesting history and facts behind Debian itself.

Who's Afraid of Linux Malware?

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linuxinsider.com (blog safari): As desktop Linux's popularity grows, so, too, do concerns about viruses and malware. "Malware will come to target consumers on Linux," said blogger Chris Travers. "When it does, we will need to address the challenges it poses.

DistroWatch Weekly, Issue 521

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Welcome to this year's 33rd issue of DistroWatch Weekly! What makes a graphical interface good? That's a question that has seen many answers over the years and solutions have taken many forms. In this issue of DistroWatch Weekly we will hear from projects and commentators who offer answers to these difficult interface questions. In an interview, the elementary OS team talks about how they want to empower users and a review of the latest version of FreeNAS offers some further suggestions for interface behaviour.

Linux reaches out to hobbyist developers

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zdnet.com: Linux is largely written today by programmers working for large companies, but, keeping in touch with its roots, the Linux Foundation is offering travel expenses to the next Linux Kernel Summit for Linux kernel hobbyist programmers.

Hand of Thief malware could be dangerous (if you install it)

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techrepublic.com: Jack Wallen takes a look at the Hand of Thief trojan and what it means for the Linux community.

Linux Users Have Luxury of Choosing From Diverse Desktop Options

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eweek.com: There is no single such entity as THE Linux Desktop. The Linux desktop ecosystem is diverse, with multiple options and choices to suit different user needs and user preferences. Open-source Linux desktops can also be vendor-agnostic and can be deployed across any number of different Linux operating system distributions.

It’s elementary OS, Watson…..

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marcelgommans.wordpress: I have picked up a new hobby: Checking out less popular distributions to see what they add to the Linux landscape.

All About the Linux Kernel: Cgroup’s Redesign

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linuxfoundation.org: Over the past few months, big changes have been underway on the cgroup Linux kernel subsystem and its related, but independent, system and service manager Systemd. Developers aren’t building shiny new features, though, as much as overhauling cgroups (control groups) to impose more structure in an area of the kernel that’s become problematic.

Where Is My Opera for Linux?

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softpedia.com: The Opera browser has quite a following on the Linux platform, but ever since the release of the new Opera Next, the Linux users have been left out.

Working with Red Hat's Pulp team

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opensource.com: This May I started my internship at Red Hat with the Pulp team. Since it was my first ever internship, I expected I would spend the summer working in a closet somewhere, on nothing of importance, and that what I worked on would be tossed out the second I left.

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