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Windows 10 As A Service: One-Year Anniversary Update Coming, And Linux Support
So it looks like it’s true: Windows 10 really might be the last version of Windows you’ll ever need. It might also be the last version of Windows you ever have the option to get as well… if the latest update from Microsoft goes to plan. But panic not,... Read more
Official Linux Mint Distro Download Website Hit By Malware
Anyone who downloaded Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon edition last Saturday has more than likely been compromised by hackers. Clem Lefebvre, Mint Distro’s creator warned in a blog post that a malicious 3rd party had been found to have hacked the official website and pointed users who wanted to download... Read more
Ian Murdock, Debian Linux Founder Dies Aged 42
Debian GNU/Linux founder Ian Murdock has died. He was just 42. The world at large became aware of his passing via a blog post on the Docker website, where Murdock had only recently started as a member of their technical staff. Murdock was best known for launching the open-source... Read more
GCC Upgrade For Ubuntu Linux 15.10 ‘Wily Werewolf’ On The Horizon
Ubuntu is one of the most popular Linux extensions – if not the most popular Linux extension – in the world. Canonical has taken the complicated and intimidating world of Linux and turned it into an inviting OS for anyone who wants to try it. It’s not as friendly... Read more
Differential Backups Come To Macrium Reflect Free
Backing up your PC is always a good idea. It’s the ideal way to protect your important files from data issues, hardware failure, and  virus attacks. If you use a simple file-based backup system, it’ll be quick, but mostly because you’ll be leaving a lot behind: browser favorites, contacts,... Read more
Manjaro Linux 0.8.13 Released
A new stable update for Manjaro has been released: Manjaro 0.8.13. Manjaro 0.8.13 is the latest version in the ever popular operating system based on Arch-Linux. The development team took its time with this release, which is powered by Plasma 5.3.1, Xfce4.12, KDE Apps 15.04.1, and KDE Frameworks5.10.0. The... Read more
Beta Version Of LibreOffice 5.0 Released
Devotees of open sourced do-it-all document suite LibreOffice have been eagerly awaiting an upgrade from the 4-point-something version that’s been available for some time, and now the wait is over. Skipping right over the planned version 4.5, the developers went straight to the 5.0, much to the delight of... Read more
Enterprise Linux 6 Customers Receive Beta 6.7 Update
Red Hat has beta released Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.7 on May 5th, 2015, an update for the firm’s Enterprise Linux 6 operating system that provides monitoring capabilities for customers, security enhancements, and updated systems management. The new beta release is available on the Red Hat Network to... Read more
The Latest Version Of VirtualBox is Now Available
VirtualBox is a full virtualizer for x86 hardware. The software will allow you run virtual environments within your current set-up.  You can run Mac, Windows or Linux operating systems within VirtualBox.  The software is now the only professional-quality virtualization solution that is also Open Source. Key Features Of VirtualBox:... Read more
Red Hat Buys Inktank For $175 Million
Red Hat has just announced the acquisition of open-source storage firm Inktank for approximately $175 million. The deal is Red Hat’s first key acquisition of 2014 and is the second important acquisition of a storage vendor for Red Hat, in the last three years.   Inktank is the lead... Read more
Build Your Own Smartphone Using A Raspberry Pi
How would you like to be the owner of a touchscreen smartphone that is unlike any other? – Well you can be, just build your own! That’s what David Hunt did, using his Raspberry Pi and a few other bits that came to a total cost of $158. That... Read more
Google Doubling Chrome OS Engineering Teams in Taiwan
In May 2011 Sundar Pichai, announced the launch of the Google Chrome OS research center in Taiwan.  The operation now requires more staff and Google has plans to double the number of engineers in its research center this year, as part of the tech giant’s biggest recruitment project in... Read more
‘Introduction To Linux’ Course Will Be Free This Summer
The Linux Foundation has announced that it has teamed up with edX, a non-profit online learning platform, to build a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), making its ‘Introduction To Linux‘ course free to everyone, everywhere. It is known that access to advanced Linux training has been limited and so... Read more
OCZ Create Lightning Fast 3.2 TB SSD
Toshiba purchased OCZ last month for $35 million after OCZ were bankrupt.  OCZ are starting shipments of a new line of solid-state drives (SSD’s), which offer a maximum storage capacity of 3.2TB.  The Z-Drive 4500 range of Solid State Drives ship in capacities of 800GB and 1.6TB.  The new... Read more
Linux Bug Affecting More Systems
A severe bug in the open-source GnuTLS library, which is used by lots of Linux variants, will undermine the encryption which keeps Web traffic secure from attacks and is similar to the “goto fail” bug in Apple OS, which was discovered in February. If you are a Windows or a... Read more
AMD Bank On APU Servers & Rolls Out Developer Tools
AMD has just released a set of developer tools for Accelerated Processing Units (APUs) ahead of their launch of ‘Berlin’, the first ever server chip based on Heterogeneous System Architecture (HSA).  The rollout is expected in the first half of 2014.  The software includes ArrayFire 2.0, CodeXL 1.3, clMath, PGI... Read more
Ubuntu Edge Phone Needs $32m In Funding
Canonical are seeking to raise $32m through the crowdfunding site Indiegogo in order to launch a handset pre-installed with Ubuntu operating system software. The amount of money it needs to raise is significantly more than any other crowd-financed project before it. Indiegogo’s current funding record is $1,665,380, which was... Read more
New Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform Launched
Red Hat have just launched an enterprise Linux-based OpenStack platform that provides a way to build out cloud services from either a services provider or inside the data center. Red Hat Enterprise Linux will integrate a vanilla version of OpenStack creating a new Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform.... Read more