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How can I uninstall Windows XP?

Linux Yahoo News Feed - Sun, 01/04/2015 - 07:48
A reader asks Rick Maybury how to remove Windows XP from his laptop before installing Linux
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Heartbleed prompts joint vendor effort to boost OpenSSL, security

Linux Yahoo News Feed - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 01:26
Reeling from the Heartbleed security fiasco, major IT vendors including Microsoft, IBM, Intel, Google and Cisco are backing a Linux Foundation initiative designed to boost open source projects considered critical to the industry. Under the Core Infrastructure Initiative, these and other tech vendors such as Fujitsu, Facebook, NetApp, Rackspace and VMware will support open source projects with ...
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Linux to the rescue! How Ubuntu can help a computer in distress

Linux Yahoo News Feed - Tue, 12/30/2014 - 18:35
This may sound like sacrilege, but it's not: Ubuntu Linux can be useful even if you're a hardcore Windows user. That's because there's no way to boot a full Windows system from a USB stick to troubleshoot your PC--well, not without an Enterprise version of Windows and Windows To Go --but anyone can make a free Ubuntu USB drive, CD, or DVD. A Ubuntu live drive can be used as a digital Swiss army ...
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Proprietary firmware poses a security threat, Ubuntu founder says

Linux Yahoo News Feed - Tue, 12/30/2014 - 17:55
Mark Shuttleworth, the founder of the popular Ubuntu Linux distribution, believes proprietary and unverifiable firmware code poses a serious security threat to users and he encourages hardware manufacturers to implement support for their innovations through the Linux kernel instead. "If you read the catalogue of spy tools and digital weaponry provided to us by Edward Snowden, you'll see that ...
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Joyent offers Canonical-customized Ubuntu as a cloud service

Linux Yahoo News Feed - Mon, 12/29/2014 - 21:15
Joyent wants to bring Linux into its fold of advanced computing cloud services, and has started offering an enterprise-supported version of the Canonical Ubuntu distribution that has been modified to take advantage of Joyent's infrastructure. "The two companies actually complement each other, from an engineering perspective," said Bryan Cantrill, Joyent senior vice president of engineering ...
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Speedy attack targets Web servers with outdated Linux kernels

Linux Yahoo News Feed - Mon, 12/29/2014 - 14:40
Web servers running a long-outdated version of the Linux kernel were attacked with dramatic speed over two days last week, Cisco Systems said on Thursday. All the affected servers were running the 2.6 version, first released in December 2003, of the Linux kernel, which is the core of the operating system. Most were running a 2.6 Linux kernel version released in 2007 or earlier, wrote Martin Lee ...
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Bitwig Studio on Linux: Can one top-tier app change the game?

Linux Yahoo News Feed - Sat, 12/27/2014 - 09:04
Face it Linux users--if Microsoft Office, Photoshop, and other popular applications were available for your platform, your club would be a lot less exclusive. No disrespect to the Linux development community, which does some stellar work, but that's the cold, hard truth in the consumer space. That's also why the Ubuntu Linux (64-bit) release of a top-tier music creation application by the name ...
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CoreOS Linux distro lands on the Google Cloud Platform

Linux Yahoo News Feed - Thu, 12/25/2014 - 22:41
CoreOS, a new lightweight Linux distribution customized for massive server deployments, has found a home on the Google Cloud Platform, giving organizations an easy way to test and use the software for their clusters and distributed computer programs. CoreOS will be offered in the Google cloud alongside other Linux distributions such as Debian, Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Suse. Two Rackspace ...
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OpenStack chair: Linux at the cutting edge of the cloud

Linux Yahoo News Feed - Thu, 12/25/2014 - 19:49
The cloud-dominated world of modern IT is the perfect breeding ground for the spread of Linux in particular and open-source software in general, according to the man responsible for guiding one of the most important open-source projects. SUSE director of industry initiatives and open-source Alan Clark is also the chair of the OpenStack Foundation. Speaking Monday at the Linux Enterprise End-User ...
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How to defend against the latest Android kernel flaw

Linux Yahoo News Feed - Wed, 12/24/2014 - 23:52
Companies should be on the lookout for exploits of a troubling vulnerability in the Linux kernel that exists in nearly every popular mobile device running Android, experts say. Cybercriminals are likely to target the flaw with malware soon, given the relative simplicity of developing an exploit. Their job has been made easier by the release this week of a rooting tool called TowelRoot . [ F ...
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GOG will bring classic PC games to Linux this fall

Linux Yahoo News Feed - Mon, 12/22/2014 - 17:09
GOG.com, a site that specializes in selling classic PC games for modern computers, has decided to support Linux after all. GOG says it has been working on Linux support for the last few months, and will add support for the Ubuntu and Mint Linux distributions this fall with at least 100 games at launch. This not only includes classic games that ran on Linux originally, but games that never had ...
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YEAR of the PENGUIN: A Linux mobile in 2015?

Linux Yahoo News Feed - Mon, 12/22/2014 - 09:16
Choh. Just as they sort the desktop out, bloody PCs disappear It's nearly impossible to sum up an entire year of developments in something as large and nebulous as the world of desktop Linux, especially in a year like this one which has seen some the best releases that projects like Mint, Fedora and openSUSE have put out to date.…
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Linux worm diversifies to mine cryptocurrencies

Linux Yahoo News Feed - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 15:07
A Linux worm that targets routers and set-top boxes is now looking for full-fledged computers to use its new feature, a cryptocurrency mining function, according to Symantec. Symantec spotted the worm, which it calls Darlloz, in November. It was preloaded with usernames and passwords for routers and set-top boxes that run Linux on Intel's x86 chip architecture and other embedded device ...
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CoreOS Linux does away with the upgrade cycle

Linux Yahoo News Feed - Sun, 12/21/2014 - 14:54
Hoping to simplify life for system administrators, CoreOS has launched a commercial Linux distribution that continually updates itself, eliminating the need to perform major upgrades. CoreOS is offering its namesake Linux distribution as a commercial service, starting at US$100 a month. "Businesses today can begin to think of CoreOS as an extension of their OS team, and for enterprise Linux ...
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First Ubuntu phones to launch in 2014

Linux Yahoo News Feed - Sat, 12/20/2014 - 15:27
The first smartphones based on a mobile version of Canonical's Ubuntu Linux operating system will be launched this year, the company's CEO said Wednesday. BQ and Meizu, both Chinese phone makers, will produce the phones that will launch "well within" 2014, said Mark Shuttleworth, in a conference call with reporters. Shuttleworth didn't disclose any other details of the phones, but he hinted that ...
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Linux Foundation introduces Linux for cars

Linux Yahoo News Feed - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 19:54
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. There have been Linux-based car systems before. The difference here is that the Linux Foundation is pushing ...
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Linux 'GRINCH' vuln is AWFUL. Except, er, maybe it isn't

Linux Yahoo News Feed - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 12:31
Securo-bods in bunfight over priv-escalation problem A dispute has arisen about the seriousness of a vulnerability in Linux, dubbed "Grinch", that supposedly creates a privilege escalation risk.…
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Judge spanks SCO in ancient ownership of Unix lawsuit

Linux Yahoo News Feed - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 07:46
IBM win means Linux is saved! Again! IBM has had a win in its long court battle with SCO over just who owns Unix and, by extension, whether Linux is an unauthorised clone.…
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Red Hat gears RHEL for the long haul

Linux Yahoo News Feed - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 22:55
Knowing how system administrators enjoy continuity, Red Hat has designed the latest release of its flagship Linux distribution to be run, with support, until 2024. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (RHEL 7), the completed version of which was shipped Tuesday, also features a number of new technologies that the company sees as instrumental for the next decade, including the Docker Linux Container system ...
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How to run SteamOS in a virtual machine

Linux Yahoo News Feed - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 17:04
If you follow gaming news, you've probably heard of Steam OS--Valve's new operating system for dedicated gaming PCs. It's Linux-based, designed for use in the living room, and completely free. Unfortunately, it'll be a while before Steam OS is ready to pose a challenge to Windows on gaming computers. Because it's Linux-based, the significant majority of the games in Steam's catalog won't run on ...
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