Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015

The First Person to Hack the iPhone Built a Self-Driving Car. In His Garage

A few days before Thanksgiving, George Hotz, a 26-year-old hacker, invites me to his house in San Francisco to check out a project he’s been working on. He says it’s a self-driving car that he had built in about a month. The claim seems absurd. But when I turn up that morning, in his garage […]

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Monday, December 14th, 2015

Google’s killing Chrome support for 32-bit Linux, Ubuntu 12.04, and Debian 7

If you purchased your computer in the last decade, it probably has a 64-bit-capable processor. The transition to 64-bit operating systems has been a long one, but Google is about to give Linux users another push. In March 2016, Google will stop releasing Chrome for 32-bit Linux distributions. Read More: http://www.pcworld.com/article/3010404/browsers/googles-killing-chrome-support-for-32-bit-linux-ubuntu-1204-and-debian-7.html

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Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

My article in ToI: Why Ubuntu?

Users who are running licensed versions of Windows 7 or 8.1 on their PCs get a free upgrade to Windows 10, but those running Windows XP or Vista will have to buy Windows 10. Well, Ubuntu is a free user-friendly Linux based operating system. Yes, absolutely free, including future updates. Secondly , it is extremely […]

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Thursday, July 16th, 2015

Raspberry Pi stays high in Hacker Survey

Last month, LinuxGizmos.com and the Linux Foundation’s Linux.com community website sponsored a 10-day SurveyMonkey survey that asked readers of both sites to choose their favorite three Linux- or Android-based open-spec single-board computers. This year, 1,721 respondents — more than twice the number from the 2014 survey — selected their favorites from a list of 53 […]

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Friday, April 17th, 2015

Apache vs Nginx vs OpenLiteSpeed

We’re setting up a new production web server for our own site and as it’s a chance to start fresh, the thought of course turned to “what’s the best web server for our site?” After looking around at various benchmarks and reviews of the more common web servers, none of the benchmarks seemed to have […]

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Friday, February 6th, 2015

Raspberry Pi 2

Raspberry Pi 2 is here. A 900MHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 CPU 1GB LPDDR2 SDRAM Compatible with Raspberry Pi 1 $35 And now runs Snappy Ubuntu Core.  

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Thursday, January 15th, 2015

8 Free Online Tech Courses

From Introduction to Linux to Web development, CIO magazine covers 8 online courses which are completely free. Read More: http://www.cio.com/article/2847396/it-skills/8-free-online-courses-to-grow-your-tech-skills.html

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Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

Is Ubuntu affected by Heartbleed ?

The Short answer is No. Ubuntu was patched on 7th April 2014 and the bug was widely reported on 8th April, 2014. If you are using other operating systems,  you need to worry. Especially if its non-Linux based. Read More: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Dear-Ubuntu-Users-Stop-Saying-the-Ubuntu-Is-Unprotected-Against-the-Heartbleed-Exploit-437846.shtml The Heartbleed vulnerability that was discovered just last week took the world by surprise, but […]

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Monday, April 28th, 2014

Tesla running Ubuntu ?

There aren’t that many Tesla Model S owners around, but those who are do seem to comprise of people who have a different way of seeing things. Apparently, some Tesla Model S owners have already tried to hack their ride by wiring into the Model S’ communications system. A forum user who goes by the […]

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Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

11 Percent of Windows XP Users Will Switch to Linux

If you are still on XP, whats your plans ? 11% of the (admittedly small) 641 companies queried stated they intend to switch to Linux. The low-cost, robust security and growing reputation in enterprise use are likely key factors informing such plans. Perhaps more shockingly is that 37% of those asked intend to stick with […]

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Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

Romanian Edu Ministry recommends Ubuntu for schools

Many schools in Romania today are using proprietary software like Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office — most of which are either unlicenced copies or old unsupported versions, for which the schools may face legal issues, according to the Education Ministry of Romania. To tackle this problem, the Ministry recommends the schools to either purchase newer, […]

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Monday, February 24th, 2014

Demand for Linux Skills Rises with Cloud Computing

Demand for people with Linux skills is increasing, a trend that appears to follow a shift in server sales. Cloud infrastructure, including Amazon Web Service, is largely Linux based, and cloud services’ overall growth is increasing Linux server deployments. As many as 30% of all servers shipped this year will be cloud services providers, according […]

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Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

Hackable Lego Robot Runs Linux

The Lego Mindstorms EV3 is the first major revamp of the Lego Group’s programmable robot kit since 2006, and the first to run embedded Linux. Unveiled at the CES Show in Las Vegas yesterday, with the first public demos starting today at the Kids Play Summit at the Venetian Hotel, the $350 robot is built […]

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Saturday, December 15th, 2012

Linux 3.7 brings a single kernel to ARM

While ARM is gaining a lot of momentum, the challenge with ARM until now was that every architecture is very different from different vendors and requires a separate kernel and entire OS stack. With Linux Kernel 3.7, this has changed for the better. ARM’s problem was that, unlike the x86 architecture, where one Linux kernel […]

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Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

8000 developer and 800 companies build Linux!

Linux is today powering Android phones, TVs, set-top boxes, enterprise data centers, cloud and supercomputers. Here are some stats. The Linux Foundation has released its  Annual Linux Development Report, here are the excerpts:   More than 7,800 developers from almost 800 different companies have contributed to the Linux kernel since tracking began in 2005. Just since […]

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Sunday, August 21st, 2011

The Story of Linux: Commemorating 20 Years of the Linux Operating System

Nice video created by Linux Foundation to celebrate 20 years of Linux. 20 Years of Linux

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Friday, August 19th, 2011

Linux in 20 years

Image by Linux Foundation

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Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

New patch to improve graphic performance by upto 60 percent

There is new patch for the X, which can improve the FPS (Frames Per Second) by upto 60 percent This will benefit applications that use indirect rendering only which means it only affects applications which don’t directly write to the frame buffer. Which most of the high end games do, to get optimal performance. It […]

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Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

Updated Windows Vs. Ubuntu hardware requirements

I have updated the Ubuntu vs Windows Hardware requirements to include Ubuntu 10.10 and Ubuntu 10.04, memory requirements still remains a humble 256MB which hasn’t changed in the last 10 releases 🙂

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Thursday, September 16th, 2010

Broadcom plays good samaritan by Open Sourcing their WiFi chipset drivers

Broadcom which until now refused to open their Wi-Fi  drivers, has released their Linux WiFi Drivers under Open Source. This is great for Linux users, as Broadcom was one of the few chipsets for which there were no open source drivers. While you could use Windows drivers on Linux using NDIS wrapper, it had its […]

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