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KDE's the Best, Wallen Interview, and Why Linux Rules

Today in Linux news, Bruce Byfield says the best Linux desktop continues to be KDE's Plasma. Steven Ovadia at My Linux Rig snagged a short interview with Jack Wallen. eWeek has nine reasons Linux rules on supercomputers. And ventureShow More Summary

Edward Snowden's preferred OS has a major security flaw

9 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

Think you're safe from spies because you're using Tails, the same Linux distribution that Edward Snowden uses to remain anonymous? Unfortunately, you'll still have to be on your guard. Security firm Exodus Intelligence has revealed that the latest...

New Firefox 31 focuses on improving developer tools

Mozilla released the new Firefox 31 today that gives desktop (Mac, Windows, and Linux) and mobile (Android) users lots of new features to explore, with a special focus on developer tools. The new desktop version gives users a search field on the new tab page, allowing you to begin a new search without moving your cursor over to […]

The Linux Advantage: 5 Websites You Should Head To For Learning Linux

It’s never too late to learn Linux. Sure, it’s been around for over twenty years, but the good news is that Linux has yet to hit its peak. Every year, the number of users continues to grow and there’s no sign that it’s going to stop any time soon. Show More Summary

Firefox 31 is out now with a search bar on new tabs, better developer tools, and more

Mozilla shipped a new version of its Firefox browser today, giving desktop (Windows, Mac and Linux) and mobile (Android) users alike a small selection of new consumer-facing features to explore. On desktop, the most notable change is a search field on the new tab page. Show More Summary

What Google's Bet on Containers Means for VMware

Google is standing firmly behind a new technology called Linux containers, which could eventually displace virtual machines. Is this terrible news for the main provider of virtual machine technology, VMware?

Linux In Overdrive: How To Get Every Drop Of Performance Out Of Your System

Although Linux is slim and speedy by default, you might still feel like you could get a few more drops of performance out of your system. Have no fear, these four tips can give you that little extra boost you’re looking for. This isn’t...Show More Summary

CodeSOD: An Odd Way to Find Even Numbers

Fred S. never much cared for zebra striping, the UI pattern than was all the rage after Mac OS X launched in 2001. It found its way into other Mac applications, web pages, even onto Linux. Like a tsunami of alternating grey-and-white...Show More Summary

New Duke Beta, Debian 6 Update, and Geary Still Coming

Today in Linux news, Geary 0.7.0 was recently released despite the programmers' troubles with the IRS. Debian released an update the 6.0 branch of their old stable Linux distribution. A new Duke Nukem enhanced compilation game has hit beta. Show More Summary

Bringing bash and PowerShell a little closer together

I recently ran across PSReadLine, a project that makes the PowerShell console act more like a bash shell. I’ve just started using it, but it seems promising. I’m switching between Linux and Windows frequently these days and it’s nice to have a little more in common between the two. I’d rather write a PowerShell script […]

Loot dungeons, pay your village's debt in The Nightmare Cooperative

Surviving in monster-filled dungeons is stressful enough, but in Nightmare Cooperative for PC, Mac and Linux, perseverance is about more than just your own survival. You see, your village's leaders aren't exactly savvy with budgets. They've built...

Crypt of the NecroDancer dances onto Early Access July 30

Break out the shovels, swords and dance pads; roguelike/rhythm hybrid Crypt of the NecroDancer is zombie-shuffle-dancing its way to Steam Early Access on July 30. It will be available for PC, Mac and Linux. Not everyone will have to wait until the...

Nerd cribs: Linux creator Linus Torvalds shows off his office

"Zombie shuffling" treadmill desk --- CHECK. Sht-strewn second desk --- CHECK. 3D printer --- CHECK. Socks with sandals --- CHECK. Hard-disk graveyard --- CHECK and RIP!

Slackware's 21st, Post-Open Source, and Six Lightweights

Today in Linux news is a belated Happy Birthday to the oldest living Linux distribution. Matt Asay says we're living in a "post-open source world." Jack Wallen says KDE Plasma 5 is "fast but not furious" and Carla Schroder shares a list of six lightweight distros. Show More Summary

Linus Torvalds' Home Office Is Definitely Messier Than Yours

It doesn’t matter how organised — or cluttered — your workspace is, if it makes you productive, that’s all that matters. Not that it stops one from wondering if greats, such as Linux creator Linus Torvalds, operate in the equivalent of clean rooms as they go about making the world a better place. Show More Summary

Lifehacker Pack for Linux: Our List of the Essential Linux Apps

With so many flavors of Linux and the awesome apps in their repositories, finding the right app for getting things done can be tough. In our annual Lifehacker Pack for Linux, we're highlighting the must-have downloads for better productivity, communication, media management, and more. Read more...

Chrome Update Intros New Incognito Icon, Security Fixes

Google released this week the latest version of its Chrome web browser — Chrome 36 — for Mac, Windows, Linux and Android. The new update comes with a collection of bug fixes and feature improvements. In addition to routine security repairs, the desktop version has a different Incognito icon. Show More Summary

Fedora 21 Alpha, Project Mayhem, and Linus' Office

There is so much news today I'm not sure which to highlight first. has a look at Linus Torvalds' home office and a new paper describes fresh malware "Mayhem." X.Org Server 1.16 and GCC 4.9.1 have been released and the Plasma 5.1 development cycle has been officially kicked off. Show More Summary

Surreal horror adventure Darkwood creeps onto Early Access next week

Top-down survival-horror adventure Darkwood is coming to Steam Early Access on 24th July for PC, Mac and Linux where it will cost $14.99 (about £9). We've covered the Polish indie game before when I spoke to its three-person development...Show More Summary

Want To Learn Linux? These Four Distros Will Take You From Beginner To Pro

If you’re really interested in learning about Linux, there are some distributions that are better than others at helping you out. Depending on how deep you want to go, there are different distros that are ideal for you. Just be sure that you know what level you’re really at. Show More Summary

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