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  • News: How GNOME 3.14 is winning back disillusioned Linux users

    GNOME 3.14 is now out. It's a release full of polish from the desktop environment once preferred by most Linux distributions--and almost a story of redemption. After arguably losing its way around GNOME 3.0, GNOME is back with a vengeance.

  • How-Tos: Safe from Shellshock: How to protect your home computer from the Bash shell bug

    On the surface, the critical "Shellshock" bug revealed this week sounds devastating. By exploiting a bug in the Bash shell command line tool found in Unix-based systems, attackers can run code on your system--essentially giving them access to your system. Bad guys are already developing exploits that use Shellshock to crack your passwords and install DDoS bots on computers. And since Bash shell is borderline ubiquitous, a vast swath of devices are vulnerable to Shellshock: Macs, Linux systems, routers, web servers, "Internet of Things" gizmos, you name it.

  • News: Shellshock Bash hackers found gearing up for broader attacks

    Attackers exploiting the Shellshock vulnerability that was discovered in a widely used component of Mac OS X, Linux and Unix had infected by Thursday hundreds of systems with exploratory malware.

  • News: 'Bigger than Heartbleed' Shellshock flaw leaves OS X, Linux, more open to attack

    Well, this isn't good. Akamai security researcher Stephane Chazelas has discovered a devastating flaw in the Unix Bash shell, leaving Linux machines, OS X machines, routers, older IoT devices, and more vulnerable to attack. "Shellshock," as it's been dubbed, allows attackers to run code on your machine after exploiting the flaw, but the true danger here lies in just how old Shell Shock is--this vulnerability has apparently been lurking in the Bash shell for years.

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  • News: 5 more killer features Windows 9 should steal from Linux

    If the latest Windows 9 leaks are any indication, some of the operating system's coolest new features will look a lot like what Linux users already enjoy: Like the virtual desktops Linux users have had since the 90's, and a centralized notification center like the one available in GNOME Shell.

  • News: Linux kernel developer arrested in Russia

    A prominent Linux kernel developer has been jailed by Russian authorities after protesting publicly in Moscow's Manezh Square against the conflict in Ukraine.

  • News: Red Hat CTO abruptly resigns

    CTO Brian Stevens is out at Red Hat, according to a curt press release issued by the company Wednesday evening.

  • News: This more-powerful Raspberry Pi competitor is totally free

    Wishing your Raspberry Pi had more power for all those hardware hacking projects you have planned? There's a new barebones board on the market that may better fit your needs, and right now you can sign-up for your chance to get it for free.

  • How-Tos: How to set up Raspberry Pi, the little computer you can cook into DIY tech projects

    You don't need an electrical engineering degree to build a robot army. With the $35 Raspberry Pi B+, you can create robots and connected devices on the cheap, with little more than an Internet connection and a bunch of spare time.

  • News: VMworld 2014: Vendors partner for VMware NSX with Cumulus Linux on Dell networking switches

    Dell, VMware, and Cumulus Networks intend to accelerate the adoption of network virtualisation and open networking in the software-defined datacentre with the launch of a joint solution at VMworld 2014.

  • News: Linux Foundation to offer new certification for IT workers

    With an eye toward deepening the global Linux talent pool, the Linux Foundation today announced that it will offer two new certifications for engineers and administrators.

  • News: Munich reverses course, may ditch Linux for Microsoft

    The German city of Munich, long one of the open-source community's poster children for the institutional adoption of Linux, is close to performing a major about-face and returning to Microsoft products.

  • News: Docker gets a GitHub-like repository from CoreOS

    Chasing the successful hosting model of GitHub, Linux distributor CoreOS has set up an online repository where organizations can store and share their Docker containers.

  • How-Tos: How to fix your Internet connection in Ubuntu Linux

    Ubuntu's included NetworkManager software aims to make your network connections "just work." Nevertheless, sometimes thing go awry. There are times you have to adjust or change your connection settings, especially when using a laptop--just like in Windows.

  • News: Red Hat aims at standardization with Linux for 64-bit ARM servers

    Red Hat has developed a version of the Linux operating system that can be used to test chips and associated hardware based on the ARMv8-A 64-bit architecture for servers with the aim of standardizing that market.

  • News: Linux for cars: Automotive Grade Linux

    Car tech is exploding right now: Apple and Google are getting in on a game that Microsoft has tried to conquer for a while: infotainment systems. Now, there's another player - Automotive Grade Linux (AGL).

  • News: New Raspberry Pi model B+ doubles up on USB ports, adds microSD and more

    There's a new tasty treat in town for mini computer fans, and its name is the Raspberry Pi B+. Two years after the model B came out, the Raspberry Pi Foundation is back with a new revision that includes more GPIO pins, more USB ports, a microSD slot, improved audio, and lower power consumption.

  • News: Is Linux Dead for the Desktop?

    For executives in charge of desktop deployments in a large company, Linux OS was once hailed as a savior for corporate end users. With incredibly low pricing -- free, with fee-based support plans, for example -- distributions such as Ubuntu Desktop and SUSE Linux Enterprise offered a "good enough" user interface, along with plenty of powerful apps and a rich browser.

  • News: Linux Foundation introduces Linux for cars

    The connected car is shifting into high gear, and the Linux Foundation wants an open-source platform in the pole position. The non-profit consortium recently announced the debut of Automotive Grade Linux (AGL), a customizable, open-source automotive software stack with Linux at its core.


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