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Peppermint 7 Released

Peppermint 7 launched a few days ago. Peppermint is a lightweight Ubuntu-based Linux distribution with an emphasis on speed and simplicity. Although the name is similar to Linux Mint, the projects aren't directly related. more>>

Sony Settles in Linux Battle

When Sony released its PlayStation 3 console in 2006, most fans were excited by the enhanced graphics and processing power, but a small (yet significant) group of buyers was excited about an entirely different feature. more>>

Contrast Security's Contrast Enterprise

With more and more businesses running on the Node.js server-side JavaScript runtime environment, application vulnerabilities are a growing threat to entire organizations. more>>

A New Version of Rust Hits the Streets

Version 1.9 of the Rust programming language has been released. Rust is a new language with a small but enthusiastic community of developers. more>>

Happy GPL Birthday VLC!

The ever-popular VLC turned 15 a few days ago--that's 15 years since the project was GPLed and released to the world. If we were pedants, we might point out that the project actually came into existence in 1996, but that was a different lifetime. more>>

Unikernels, Docker, and Why You Should Care

Docker's recent acquisition of Unikernel Systems has sent pulses racing in the microservice world. At the same time, many people have no clue what to make of it, so here's a quick explanation of why this move is a good thing. more>>

Don't Burn Your Android Yet

A few days ago, security firm Perception Point released the details of a zero-day exploit in the Linux kernel, which has sparked a wave of panic as the report indicated that millions of Android devices are vulnerable. more>>

Firefox OS

In December 2015, Mozilla announced that its ambitious new operating system would not be appearing on any new phones, but the project may still live on as a platform for smart TVs and IoT devices. more>>

Web Stores Held Hostage

Last week has seen an explosion of e-commerce sites infected with the Linux.Encoder.1 ransomware. For those not familiar with the term, ransomware is a particularly vicious type of malware that aims to extort money from the owners of compromised systems. more>>

Firefox's New Feature for Tighter Security

Freedom and privacy go hand in hand. In an ideal world, we wouldn't have to worry about who was looking over our shoulders. None of us would have anything to hide, and we would have ulterior motives. As citizens of the real world though, we have to take measures to protect ourselves. more>>

Cinnamon 2.8 Ready to Try

As Cinnamon 2.8 approaches official release later this month, the developers have made the pre-release version available to early adopters. If you are eager to try it, there are two different options. Mint users can install it through the package manager. Otherwise, you can build it from source. more>>

diff -u: What's New in Kernel Development

Over time, memory can become more and more fragmented on a system, making it difficult to find contiguous blocks of RAM to satisfy ongoing allocation requests. more>>

A First Look at IBM's New Linux Servers

Today, IBM announces the latest of its Power Systems line of high-end servers. These are the Power Systems S812LC, the Power Systems S822LC (for commercial computing) and the high-performance Power Systems S822LC. All of them are custom-built for Linux. more>>

The Ubuntu Conspiracy

A recent rumor has sparked waves of fear and outrage throughout the Linux community. The word is that Microsoft is in secret negotiations to purchase Canonical, the Ubuntu company. more>>

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