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LXLE 14.04.2 & 12.04.5 Release Notes with Screenshots

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The next incremental update of LXLE has been released, ticking it up to 14.04.2 along with the last 32bit version of LXLE ever, which is based on 12.04.5. The 32bit closely mirrors the changes to the latest 64bit edition of the OS.

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MATE 1.10 Desktop Environment Arrives with Better GTK3 Support

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Linux

MATE, one of the most lightweight and appreciated open source desktop environments used in numerous distributions of Linux, including Ubuntu MATE and Linux Mint, has reached today version 1.10.0, a released that introduces several new features and a great number of improvements.

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Linux Kernel 3.18.11 LTS Brings ARM, ARM64, PowerPC, and x86 Fixes, Updated Drivers

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Sasha Levin has announced the immediate availability for download and update of the Linux kernel 3.18.11 LTS (Long Term Support), a release that brings a great number of bugfixes, updated drivers, and other important improvements to the most advanced LTS version of the Linux kernel.

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How Linux Australia Handled Its Recent Data Breach

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Linux
Security

In an email, Linux Australia revealed that its servers where compromised during the morning of 22 March. Over the course of a few hours, the organisation believes its databases containing conference information were dumped to an external source. A “currently unknown vulnerability” caused a buffer overflow that allowed the hacker to acquire root access.

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Linux Australia server hacked, personal information may have been stolen

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Security

A public server belonging to Linux Australia, the umbrella group for Linux user groups in the country, were breached on March 22, and the personal information of members may have been stolen.

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Countdown on elementary OS Website Suggests a New Freya Release

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Linux

A countdown has appeared today, April 4, on the elementary OS website suggesting that a new release of the highly anticipated operating system will be unveiled in approximately 7 days and 10 hours from the moment of writing this article.

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Chromebook Flip: Incentive for Google to improve touch for Chrome OS

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Linux
Google

Chromebooks have been available with touch screens since the original Chromebook Pixel. They aren't common but there are a few models on the market. One reason they aren't common is that touch support in Chrome OS is not very good, so there's no incentive for OEMs to build Chromebooks with touch.

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Five New Chrome OS Computers

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GNU
Linux
Google

The candy-bar sized Chromebit HDMI stick has some of the same innards as the four new Chromebooks including a Rockchip RK3288, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of eMMC. The under $100 TV plug-in also sports a USB port, Bluetooth, and WiFi ac.

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Also: Google Unveils 4 New Chromebooks and Chrome OS on a Stick

Google announces new Chromebooks and Chromebit HDMI sticks

A Linux Paradox Needs Explanation: Making Your Linux OS Look like Windows

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Linux
Microsoft

The Linux platform is extremely flexible, and it can be implemented pretty much anywhere, either as a server, a firewall or as an OS for your heating system at home. The same flexibility allows users to customize their operating systems to look like Windows, and that is somewhat of a paradox.

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Ubuntu on the Asus Zenbook UX305 ultrabook

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Ubuntu

The Asus Zenbook UX305 is a thin and light laptop that offers a pretty great value. For $699 you get a 2.6 pounds notebook with 8GB of RAM, 256GB of solid state storage, a 13.3 inch full HD matte display, and an Intel Core M Broadwell processor.

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