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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... »

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... »

The Ubuntu Edge Campaign Had Ended Way Off It’s Target

The Ubuntu Edge Campaign Had Ended Way Off It’s Target

So today the Ubuntu Edge campaign has finally come to an end, and unfortunately the device is set to wither away into obscurity once more – for the time being at least – as the campaign only managed to raised $12.8 million of it’s $32 million target. This Is Not The End I the final update on the Indiegogo page, Mark Shuttleworth and Co. alluded to the fact this is not the end for... »

Ubuntu Edge Two Weeks In – Have We Backed A Winner?

Ubuntu Edge Two Weeks In – Have We Backed A Winner?

So we’re nearly two weeks into the 30 day Ubuntu Edge Indiegogo campaign and I have to say, things aren’t looking too good in the Ubuntu Edge camp. Let’s take a look at what’s been happening over the last week… More Perks Last week when I wrote my first update, I mentioned how it would be good to have some smaller perks, like maybe a t-shirt and stickers for $50. It ... »

Linux Google Drive Client Insync Comes Out Of Beta

Linux Google Drive Client Insync Comes Out Of Beta

The third party Google Drive syncing app, Insync has finally lost it’s beta tag for the Linux version of it’s client and it brings with it some brilliant features which the native Google Drive application simply doesn’t emulate. Cast your mind back to the 28th March 2013. It was an important day and I’m sure many of you can remember this day with the fondness and reminisce... »

Ubuntu Forums Back Online Following Large Hack

Ubuntu Forums Back Online Following Large Hack

A little over a week ago we reported on the fact that the Ubuntu Forums have been subjected to quite a large and unfortunately successful hack. Since then the Ubuntu Forums team have been working hard to not only restore service, but to bolster the sites security as well. What happened? Well, basically the hacker exploited a security flaw in vBulletin, the software that the Ubuntu Forums use. This... »

Ubuntu Edge: One Week In

Ubuntu Edge: One Week In

A week ago the world was introduced to the Ubuntu Edge Idiegogo campaign which hopes to raise a massive $32,000,000 to help fund Canonical’s limited edition smart phone, the Ubuntu Edge. A lot has happened in the last week so let’s take a look… Ubuntu Edge is everywhere Other than RefuGeeks (of course), the Ubutu Edge Indiegogo campaign has been covered by some of the most influe... »

Ubuntu edge revealed – and it’s epic!

Ubuntu edge revealed – and it’s epic!

A couple of days ago I wrote an article about the leaked “Ubuntu Edge” images that were accidentally found on one of the Ubuntu web servers. In that article I wrote about how I wasn’t sure if this was a clever PR stunt by Canonical, or if this was for real. Well my fellow RefuGeeks, it turns out that this is completely legit, and very exiting! Crowd Funding So the guys over a... »

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