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Fri, 28 Apr 2017 17:56:20 GMT

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Linux Mint-using terror nerd awaits sentence for training Islamic State
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A paranoid Welsh Muslim who wore gloves while typing on his laptop, admitted being part of Islamic State, and, gasp, harbored a copy of Linux Mint, has been described as a “new and dangerous breed of terrorist.” Samata Ullah, 34, who also used voice ...

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Sat, 29 Apr 2017 03:01:51 GMT


Linux Foundation Announces EdgeX Foundry To Drive Standardization Of Edge Computing
At Hannover Messe, one of the largest industrial automation trade shows, Linux Foundation announced a new open source project, EdgeX Foundry, which aims to unify various standards related to IoT and Edge Computing. Edge Computing bridges IoT ...

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:17:52 GMT

Linux distros (Linux distribution)
A Linux distribution -- often shortened to "Linux distro" -- is a version of the open source Linux operating system that is packaged with other components, such as an installation programs, management tools and additional software such as the KVM ...

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 07:02:00 GMT

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Kali Linux can now use cloud GPUs for password-cracking
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Think passwords, people. Think long, complex passwords. Not because a breach dump's landed, but because the security-probing-oriented Kali Linux just got better at cracking passwords. Kali is a Debian-based Linux that packs in numerous hacking and ...

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 22:31:30 GMT

Linux's Big Bang: One Kernel, Countless Distros
Even if you're a newcomer to Linux, you've probably figured out that it is not a single, monolithic operating system, but a constellation of projects. The different "stars" in this constellation take the form of "distributions," or "distros." Each ...

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 09:06:00 GMT

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Flatpak and Snaps aren't destined for graveyard of failed Linux tech yet
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The world of Linux has long been divided into tribes, or distros as we called them. But what actually makes a distro? The packages it uses? The people who put those packages together? The philosophy behind the choices the people who put the packages ...

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:33:51 GMT

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Microsoft SQL Server on Linux – YES, Linux!
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A couple years ago Microsoft embarked on a “Microsoft Loves Linux” initiative to bring Linux into the fold of everything Microsoft. For a company that has traditionally been known for Windows and Office that has not historically been seen as ...
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Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:15:36 GMT

New Strain of Linux Malware Could Get Serious (blog)
A new strain of malware targeting Linux systems, dubbed "Linux/Shishiga," could morph into a dangerous security threat. Eset on Tuesday disclosed the threat, which represents a new Lua family unrelated to previously seen LuaBot malware. Linux/Shishiga ...

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 11:10:24 GMT


Linux on Android smartphones: Project Halium wants your handset to run Ubuntu, Sailfish
This is the system stack that Project Halium is proposing. Image: Project Halium. A group of developers hope to unite several Linux-based mobile distributions with a common Android base that will make it easier for them to run on Android hardware.

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 23:16:49 GMT

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Linux kernel security gurus Grsecurity oust freeloaders from castle
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Linux users, the free lunch is over. Pennsylvania-based Open Source Security on Wednesday decided to stop making test patches of Grsecurity available for free. The software, a set of powerful Linux kernel security enhancements, includes features such ...