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Story 2015 Predictions and Coming Attractions Rianne Schestowitz 16/12/2014 - 8:23am
Story today's howtos Roy Schestowitz 16/12/2014 - 12:57am
Story Leftovers: Gaming Roy Schestowitz 16/12/2014 - 12:57am
Story Get started with FreeBSD: A brief intro for Linux users Roy Schestowitz 16/12/2014 - 12:15am
Story The testing begins – Tizen Common on Odroid U3 Roy Schestowitz 15/12/2014 - 11:43pm
Story MacBook to Chromebook: No regrets Roy Schestowitz 15/12/2014 - 11:30pm
Story Efl and Elementary 1.12.2 releases Rianne Schestowitz 15/12/2014 - 11:07pm
Story Red Hat launches RHEL 7.1 Beta with IBM Power8 support Roy Schestowitz 15/12/2014 - 11:04pm
Story Android 5.0 Lollipop: Update Dates for Nexus, Samsung, HTC as well as Sony Devices Rianne Schestowitz 15/12/2014 - 11:04pm
Story Tanglu 2 Offers Classic GNOME and KDE Desktop with the Help of Debian – Gallery Rianne Schestowitz 15/12/2014 - 10:59pm

Other Security Advisories

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Security
  • Gentoo update for phpmyadmin

  • SUSE update for kdelibs3

  • Mambo zOOm Media Gallery Module "catid" SQL Injection

KDE kdelibs PCX Image Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

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KDE
Security

Bruno Rohee has reported a higthly critical vulnerability in KDE kdelibs, which potentially can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a vulnerable system.

Another "Linux is more secure than windows" Story

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Linux
Microsoft

We all know that Linux is vastly more secure than Windows no matter which way you slice it. So even when a nice highly publicized study shows the opposite, we take it with a grain of salt. But it never hurts to have one in our favor. A new study shows Linux more secure according to surveyed IT managers.

$10,000 for Moore's Law Mag

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Hardware

Intel has posted a "Want it Now" Ebay ad for an original copy of Electronics Magazine that contained the first print of Moore's Law. They are offering $10000US for a mint first edition, originally published in April 1965. Go starting digging around your garage!

Intel Beats AMD to dual chip ship

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Hardware

It has been reported that Intel has shipped the first of it's dual core chips beating AMD by about a week. AMD expects to begin shipping next week. By the end of next year, both chip makers will introduce dual-core parts for all three PC markets -- notebooks, desktop and servers.

Legislation to prevent federal Internet tax

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Web

A U.S. senator said today that he will soon introduce a bill that would prevent Congress from extending a long-standing telecommunications tax to Internet access.

Rootkit Web sites fall to DDOS attack

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Security

Two prominent Web sites that specialize in remote access software known as "rootkits" have been taken offline by a large distributed denial of service (DDOS) attack. The take-down was allegedly ordered by a shadowy group of hackers and rootkit authors who took offense to criticisms of their software posted on the sites.

Crucial Gizmo!

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Hardware
Reviews

Flash disks are progressing because of their high speed and ease of use, they are similar to small hard disk drives that fit into your pocket and you can simply and quickly utilize by placing them into an USB slot. Crucial took a step forward with their Gizmo! Hi-Speed 512MB USB Flash Drive. Let us put the new Flash drive to the test and see what the little Gizmo drive can really do.

Net users learn to live with spam

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Security

Net users are as annoyed as ever about spam, but seem to be getting used to it, says a report.

Electronic Passports May Make Americans Targets

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Security

Remotely readable RFID chips in the new passports could introduce privacy and security risks.

Microsoft Settles to Gateway $150 Million

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Microsoft
Legal

Microsoft Corp., the world's biggest software maker, agreed to pay personal-computer company Gateway Inc. $150 million over four years to resolve antitrust claims.

And in other M$ legal news: Microsoft files eight lawsuits over counterfeiting.

Mandriva 10.2 Out Tomorrow?

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MDV

"still planned for Tuesday, as per the wiki...however, warly might have done the final images by now, not sure..."

warly answers, "I will try to update [something], but the iso are mostly final now, I only need to fix that indexhtml package.

I hope to have the final ISO by tomorrow morning."

CA Backs Single Open-Source License

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OSS

Hoping to bring some order to the chaotic system of open-source licenses, Computer Associates International Inc. is spearheading a campaign to create a single, common open-source license to which options can be added through a template.

Security Advisories

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Security
  • Ubuntu has issued updates for the kernel.

  • SUSE Updates for Multiple Packages

  • KDE KMail User Interface Spoofing Vulnerability

  • Red Hat Patches Critical Hole in XFree86

Red Hat is proud of Linux's success

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Linux

One of the most famous Linux distributions, Red Hat, has all the reasons to be proud because of the association with several European top companies that operate in the financial and insurance segments.

Massive starts network to put ads in video games

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Gaming

From the we-knew-it-was-coming dept...

Advertising, already ubiquitous in movies and on television, took a step into video games on Monday as Massive Inc. launched a network to place and serve ads within games.

..."maybe even add to the realism of the product?"

<Scoffs> You can betcha' it won't make the games any less expensive.

Sun joins open-source-hating corporate club

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OSS

rut-ro Sun Microsystems justified the company's controversial open-source strategy with an attack on the GPL, which he characterised as a tool allowing United States businesses to pillage developing countries of their intellectual property.

Open Source Unwrapped

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OSS

One of the most important aspects of open source is its power and potential. Whenever the best minds in an industry join forces to create value, the potential is enormous. This has happened with space, cancer research, and the initial Internet itself. There are also political ramifications behind the open source movement. One can draw parallels between the open source movement and the open systems movement of the late 1980s. The open systems movement was intended to loosen IBM's stranglehold on computing. Likewise, the open source movement may well have its roots in loosening Microsoft's grip on power.

Bionic suit offers wearers super-strength

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Sci/Tech

We can rebuild them, we have the technology... for less than $20000US.

Training a new breed of hacker

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Software

The traditional approach to fight hacking is to ban it. In Barcelona however, the war against the hackers has taken a new turn.

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