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Linux kernel flaws and Various security issues fixed in the most recent Ubuntu update

Linux kernel flaws and Various security issues fixed in the most recent Ubuntu update

Some important security vulnerabilities were fixed recently in an Ubuntu update, which include a large number of Linux kernel flaws as well as a remotely exploitable font flaw. The font flaw allowed attackers to run arbitrary code on the target machine without problems, putting your system and data at risk. According to a post that appeared on the Ubuntu Advisory, developers found that libXfont ha... »

Running OS X applications on your Linux machine

Running OS X applications on your Linux machine

Summary: The Darling project, which enables you to run OS X applications on Linux provided a to-do list for application developers that are eager to help. Running native applications under a different operating system has been quite a challenge for developers. At first, they tried and eventually managed to create Wine, a tool that allows you to run Windows apps under Linux. After this, some develo... »

Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander Released

Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander Released

Canonical have today announce the release of the latest version of their open source operating system, Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander. I’ve heard very mixed reviews about 13.10, on the one hand, some people are saying that the performance if the best yet, but others are saying that they don’t like the Smart Scopes. Let’s take a look… Performance I’ve been testing Ubunt... »

Host Your Own Series: Step One – Get A Server

Host Your Own Series: Step One – Get A Server

There’s a lot of people who are concerned about the current privacy issues going around the Internet, with the revelations of the NSA and PRISM. That’s sparked a lot of people to question their allegiances to many online companies, and the data they have with them. The only way to ensure that your data is safe, if to take control of it. So, in this series, we will be showing you how yo... »

Steam Announces New Living Room Gaming Rigs – Steam Machines

Steam Announces New Living Room Gaming Rigs – Steam Machines

The guys over at Steam HQ are really on a roll, with announcements that just keep on coming. A couple of days ago, it was the announcement of SteamOS, and yesterday we saw the announce of official hardware to accompany SteamOS – Steam Machines. What Are Steam Machines? Steam Machines are a collection of high-powered gaming machines, built my multiple manufacturers, that are designed for use ... »

Intel Pulls Mir Support From Their Xorg Driver

Intel Pulls Mir Support From Their Xorg Driver

A commit on the Intel Xorg driver branch yesterday showed a very damning comment from “Intel Management” informing the world that Mir will no longer be supported by them. The commit came yesterday morning with the following message within the news section: We do not condone or support Canonical in the course of action they have chosen, and will not carry XMir patches upstream.   -The... »

Ubuntu Edge Three Weeks In – It’s not looking good

Ubuntu Edge Three Weeks In – It’s not looking good

So we’re 21 days into the Ubuntu Edge Indiegogo campaign and it’s fair to say that things aren’t going well over at Ubuntu HQ. With just 9 days to go and not even $10 million of their $32 million target raised; I think it’s safe to say that things aren’t looking good for Canonical right about now. Looking at the chart below from ubuntu-edge.info it’s clear to se... »

Elementary OS Luna Released…FINALLY!

Elementary OS Luna Released…FINALLY!

A few days ago I wrote about a mysterious countdown timer that had appeared on the Elementary OS homepage. Within that article I speculated as to what this countdown timer was all about. Well people, the wait is over and we can tell you what it’s all about…Elementary OS Luna has been released! It’s ready! The guys over at Elementary HQ are famous for not tying themselves to any k... »

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