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Kernel Log: Intel hibernate bug fixed

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Linux New versions of the Linux kernel fix a bug in Intel graphics drivers which could cause memory corruption. AMD has released X.Org drivers for its new Trinity processors.

Anne Nicolas Retains Mageia Board Chairmanship

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Linux Anne Nicolas has been chairman of the Mageia.Org Board of Directors since its first election a year ago. From the outside looking in, it appears she has performed professionally and skillfully. Apparent the board agrees.

Mageia 2 Beta 2 Review

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Linux Mageia is nearly in its second iteration, and the Mandriva fork has gone a long way to establish its own identity while retaining the best bits

Porteus, The Portable Community Linux

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all-things-linux.blogspot: Porteus grew out of the fan project that gave us the Slax Community Remix, a continuation of Slax 6.1.2, the last official Slax release for quite a while, dating back to August 2009.

The 1% Linux myth

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Linux EVERY year, some bozo comes up with a prediction that Linux on the desktop is dead. These people really ought to know better, but it’s fun to get a rise out of Linux users.

Red Hat Turns More Into More

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Linux Margins matter. The more Red Hat (NYS: RHT) keeps of each buck it earns in revenue, the more money it has to invest in growth, fund new strategic plans, or (gasp!) distribute to shareholders. Healthy margins often separate pretenders from the best stocks in the market.

Red Hat's $1B milestone notable but chump change vis-a-vis overall Linux

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Linux The Linux Foundation’s exec director saluted Linux distribution leader Red Hat for reaching $1 billion in revenues but pointed out that the overall Linux industry is worth many, many billions today. In a recent post, LF Director Jim Zemlin said the “collective investment” in Linux, at $10 billion, is freely available and that the resulting “network effect” [...]

Fuduntu 2012.2 Released

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  • Fuduntu 2012.2 Release
  • Btrfs In Linux 3.4 Kernel Has Big Changes
  • Speed Boost: The Linux Kernel Can Run On Zero CPU Cores
  • Three in race for post of Debian leader
  • Fedora online defragmenter for ext4 filesystem
  • Debian Edu interview: Wolfgang Schweer
  • That Juju that you do Part II
  • Btrfs Fixes for openSUSE
  • Legacy OS 4 Mini needs only 800 MHz & 256 MB
  • openSUSE Summit

Linux boss: We're number one where it counts

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Linux At the start of the 6th annual Linux Foundation's Collaboration Summit, chief executive Jim Zemlin is in buoyant mood. Attendance has never been better, open source code is becoming more popular in new areas of the industry, and Linux is number one in all the sectors that count.

Red Hat questions Canonical's Ubuntu EC2 popularity claims

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Ubuntu LINUX VENDOR Red Hat has cast doubt on Canonical's claim that Ubuntu is the most popular Linux distribution on Amazon's EC2 service by saying it uses "selective" data.

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KTU exams to run on open source software

All examinations of the A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technological University (KTU) — which run on an online platform — would switch to open source software from the second semester onwards. For the first semester examinations, the KTU would use a proprietary, Microsoft, software. In response to demands from student organisations, the KTU has pushed back its first semester examinations by two days. The first of the examinations would now begin on December 4 instead of December 2. The first of the results would be published on December 19. Read more Also: KTU goes ahead with exam outsourcing

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  • Researchers poke hole in custom crypto built for Amazon Web Services
    Underscoring just how hard it is to design secure cryptographic software, academic researchers recently uncovered a potentially serious weakness in an early version of the code library protecting Amazon Web Services. Ironically, s2n, as Amazon's transport layer security implementation is called, was intended to be a simpler, more secure way to encrypt and authenticate Web sessions. Where the OpenSSL library requires more than 70,000 lines of code to execute the highly complex TLS standard, s2n—short for signal to noise—has just 6,000 lines. Amazon hailed the brevity as a key security feature when unveiling s2n in June. What's more, Amazon said the new code had already passed three external security evaluations and penetration tests.
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  • Cyber Monday: it's the most wonderful time of year for cyber-attackers
    Malicious attacks on shoppers increased 40% on Cyber Monday in 2013 and 2014, according to, an anti-malware and spyware company, compared to the average number of attacks on days during the month prior. Other cybersecurity software providers have identified the December holiday shopping season as the most dangerous time of year to make online purchases. “The attackers know that there are more people online, so there will be more attacks,” said Christopher Budd, Trend Micro’s global threat communications manager. “Cyber Monday is not a one-day thing, it’s the beginning of a sustained focus on attacks that go after people in the holiday shopping season.”

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