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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Monday, August 9th, 2010

Automated caching of your Ubuntu updates

If you wish to automatically cache all you Ubuntu/Debian updates on one computer, you can use Squid-deb-proxy. This is useful if you have multiple Ubuntu/Debian clients in your network and they all download the updates. Instead of each system connecting to the internet to get the updates, it will get the updates from the caching […]

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Saturday, July 3rd, 2010

Building a media center with Ubuntu + XBMC + Zotac

If you want to build a Media Center PC to play your movies, music and photos on a high definition TV. Here is a simple way to build so. Step 1 First get the tiny Zotac Media Center PC. Step 2 Install Ubuntu, which is very easy just download from Ubuntu.com and follow the simple […]

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Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

Linus Torvalds ditches iPhone for Android based Google Nexus

Linus Torvalds has purchased a Google Android based Nexus One cellphone. But I have to admit, the Nexus One is a winner. I wasn’t enthusiastic about buying a phone on the internet sight unseen, but the day it was reported that it finally had the pinch-to-zoom thing enabled, I decided to take the plunge. I’ve […]

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Thursday, October 29th, 2009

Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala now available for download

Ubuntu 9.10 is finally available for download. It’s faster to install from a USB pendrive then installing from a CD. After downloading the ISO, to create a bootable pendrive in 9.04, go to System-Administration-USB Startup Disk Creater. As always, the recommended way to download is Torrents, as the download servers would be busy for the […]

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Thursday, September 3rd, 2009

Nokia Unveils Its First Linux Phone N900

Important Bits: Runs Linux, so full multitasking and no more crashes 3.5G and WiFi connectivity 5-inch resistive WVGA screen slide-out QWERTY keyboard ARM Cortex 8 processor @ 600 MHz 32GB of internal memory, big enough than most other phones. MicroSD slot for expansion FM transmitter 3D Graphic accelerator Flash Player 5-megapixel camera 3.5mm jack

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Monday, August 17th, 2009

Linux Netbook returns a non issue

Microsoft has been harping about the fact that there are more netbook returns of Linux, this is not true. Speaking at OpenSource World, a Dell executive deflated Microsoft’s enthusiasm for making a case out of the number of Linux netbooks returned by unhappy customers. <a href=”http://ad.uk.doubleclick.net/jump/reg.software.4159/operatingsystems;tile=2;pos=top;dcove=d;sz=336×280;ord=V83CSUgD9j0AADXF3O4AAAFj?” target=”_blank”><img src=”http://ad.uk.doubleclick.net/ad/reg.software.4159/operatingsystems;tile=2;pos=top;dcove=d;sz=336×280;ord=V83CSUgD9j0AADXF3O4AAAFj?” alt=””></a> Todd Finch, Dell senior product marketing […]

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Thursday, August 13th, 2009

Microsoft A History of Anticompetitive Behavior

The European Committee for Interoperable Systems (ECIS), part of the European Commission, has compiled a detailed repor titled: Microsoft A History of Anticompetitive Behavior and Consumer Harm. “For more than two decades, Microsoft has engaged in a carefully designed and extremely successful campaign to protect and extend its monopolies. Microsoft has repeatedly made market allocation […]

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