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Windows beats Linux market share, dog bites man

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Several recent stories have proclaimed that the Linux community was left stunned, stunned I tell you, by the news that a Gartner survey found that Windows, in terms of revenue, has outsold Linux on servers.

Who are these morons, and where do they come from?

10 Things that make Ubuntu a Neophyte's Distribution

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Ubuntu is fast on its way to becoming a peoples OS. I have always wondered what is it that makes people embrace Ubuntu over other Linux distributions.

Mutagenix 2.6.14.2-1 Reviewed

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Mutagenix has always been one of Tuxmachines favorite pet projects and when they released version 2.6.14.2, we just had to take a look.

A chat with Michael Evans of Red Hat

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A group of companies are working to create a $100 laptop that could be distributed to the impoverished around the globe. Michael Evans, is overseeing the involvement Red Hat spoke with staff writer Jonathan B. Cox.

Henry's Damn Small Review

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My name is Henry the Adequate, and I am a superhero.

Now that I am also a computer expert it is only right that I share my experience with those less fortunate, who do not have access to the powers of my enormous brain. To that end I present my first distro review...

Linux can solve desktop management woes

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A recent survey by IMRB for Network Magazine's Infrastructure Strategies 2005 found that many enterprises have already made considerable investments in open source.

Desktop Linux for small business

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Is your business ready to take the open source plunge? We test five leading desktop Linux distributions and come up with one winner.

MEPIS SimplyMEPIS v3.4-1 RC1 Screenshots

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Once again Phoronix and OSDir are keeping us up-to-date with the latest on what our favorite distros are looking like. This time they have posted screenshots of MEPIS SimplyMEPIS v3.4-1 RC1.

Kanotix 2005-04-RC17

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Kanotix 2005-04-RC17 was released a few days ago and tuxmachines is running really behind in their reviews. However, this was one I wanted to make sure I completed. I've reviewed several distros that are based on Kanotix and the time was right to finally review the source. However, if I really want to get down to where the rubber meets the road, I'm going to have to review Knoppix. Saving that for another time, today we look at Kanotix 2005-04-RC17.

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Ubuntu, Debian, RHEL, and CentOS Linux Now Patched Against "Foreshadow" Attacks

Both Canonical and Red Hat emailed us with regards to the L1 Terminal Fault security vulnerability, which are documented as CVE-2018-3620 for operating systems and System Management Mode (SMM), CVE-2018-3646 for impacts to virtualization, as well as CVE-2018-3615 for Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX). They affect all Linux-based operating system and machines with Intel CPUs. "It was discovered that memory present in the L1 data cache of an Intel CPU core may be exposed to a malicious process that is executing on the CPU core. This vulnerability is also known as L1 Terminal Fault (L1TF). A local attacker in a guest virtual machine could use this to expose sensitive information (memory from other guests or the host OS)," reads the Ubuntu security advisory. Read more

Hands-on with Linux Mint Debian Edition 3 Beta

I have been out of touch for the past six months, because I accepted a teaching position in Amsterdam. The amount of time that required, and the weekly commute from Switzerland (yes, really, weekly), was vastly more than I expected, and left me no time to do justice to my blog. But now I am back again, and determined to manage my time more effectively and keep up with blogging. Although I haven't been writing, I certainly have been keeping up with news and developments in the Linux world. What really inspired me to get busy and write again was the announcement of LMDE 3 (Cindy) Beta. Hooray! How long have we been waiting for this? It feels like years. Oh, that's because it has been years. Read more

Security Leftovers

  • Theo on the latest Intel issues

    Theo de Raadt (deraadt@) posted to the tech@ mailing list with some background on how the latest discovered Intel CPU issues relate to OpenBSD.

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    These 3 issues (CVE-2018-3615, CVE-2018-3620, CVE-2018-3646) together are the currently public artifacts of this one bug.

  • Putting Stickers On Your Laptop Is Probably a Bad Security Idea

    Mitchell said political stickers, for instance, can land you in secondary search or result in being detained while crossing a border. In one case, Mitchell said a hacker friend ended up missing a flight over stickers.

  • Video Shows Hotel Security at DEF CON Joking About Posting Photos of Guests' Belongings to Snapchat

    But the room check captured on video suggests the walkthroughs are subject to abuse by hotel personnel who may use them as opportunity to snoop on guests or take and post images for amusement. And accounts of other searches that involved hotel security staff refusing to show ID or showing insufficient ID, and displaying bullying and threatening behavior to guests in occupied rooms, raises questions about the legality of the searches and the tactics and training of security personnel.

  • Researchers in Finland detect vulnerability in password management software
    Researchers identified a security gap in more than 10 applications used by millions around the world, including an app used by Finland's population registry.
  • Trump ends Obama-era rules on US-led cyberattacks: report
     

    The memorandum required that an extensive interagency process take place before the U.S. government embarks on any cyberattacks. Trump reversed the rules to try and ease some of those restrictions, which critics argued were detrimental to launching the attacks quickly, according to the Journal.

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