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Why Windows XP's Demise Is Bad for Linux and Open Source

Microsoft (MSFT) Windows XP’s end is nigh, and you might think a longtime Linux user such as myself would have little reason to care. But I do, because XP’s impending end of life means virtualizing Windows apps on open source platforms is about to become much more difficult. Here’s why.

Distribution Release: Clonezilla Live 2.2.2-32

Steven Shiau has announced a new stable release of Clonezilla Live, a Debian-based live CD designed primarily for partition and disk imaging/cloning tasks: “This release of Clonezilla live (2.2.2-32) includes major enhancements and bug fixes. The underlying GNU/Linux operating system was upgraded; this release is based on the….

Distribution Release: Trisquel GNU/Linux 6.0.1

Rubén Rodríguez Pérez has announced Trisquel GNU/Linux 6.0.1, an upgrade release of the Ubuntu-based distribution that uses strictly free software only (as defined by Free Software Foundation’s guidelines): “This is an incremental upgrade release which includes all of the maintenance updates and bugfixes since the publication of Trisquel….

TIs Sitara SDK moves to mainline Linux

TI released Sitara Linux SDK 7.0, now based on the mainline Linux kernel. The SDK supports the Sitara AM355x, and coming soon, the new Sitara AM4x and AM5x. The Sitara Linux Software Development Kit 7.0 incorporates the Texas Instruments Arago Linux distribution and a stable mainline Linux kernel. The SDK also includes the U-Boot bootloader, […]

Double Commander: Yet Another Twin-Panel File Manager

When it comes to file managers, there’s such a rich range to choose from on Linux, one could get confused and just go with the default one provided by their distribution or desktop environment (like most do, actually). However, Dolphin or Nautilus are not the only kids on the block here.

Geohot wins $150,000 for finding security risk in Chrome OS

Google recently held a security competition in Vancouver. One of the biggest highlights of the competition is that well-known hacker, George Hotz, who goes by his online name of Geohot has bagged a $150,000 prize from Google. This was reported by the International Business Times. The Pwnium 4 security competition invited hackers to fish out […]