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Goodbye, Encryption; Hello, FOSS

LinuxSecurity.com: “For years Linux has had a false sense of security, mainly because of the ‘many eyes make bugs shallow’ myth,” Slashdot blogger hairyfeet suggested. “Seriously, show of hands: How many have done a code audit of LibreOffice? Firefox? Chromium? Read More »

Phoronix Test Suite 4.8.3 Continues Opening Benchmarks

The latest point release to the Phoronix Test Suite 4.8 “Sokndal” series is now available, which adds a fair number of improvements to our leading open-source Linux / BSD / OS X / Solaris benchmarking platform. Phoronix Test Suite 4.8.3 is in very good shape for carrying out all of the latest benchmarks regardless of whether you’re an enterprise user ... Read More »

Multi-Monitor Support Is Not XMir’s Only Problem

Yesterday it was announced that (X)Mir will not be used in Ubuntu 13.10 by default as was originally planned for the desktop Linux distribution updating this month. Cited as a reason was the multi-monitor support not being ready, but there’s also several other user-facing issues present in the land of Mir… Read More »