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Many Minor Glitches Make Mint 15 More Work Than It’s Worth

The latest release of Linux Mint 15, nicknamed “Olivia,” tries really hard to reach new design goals but is marred by a series of petty flaws. The latest rendition of Linux Mint’s flagship desktop environment, Cinnamon 1.8, is ambitious but immature in its execution. If you choose the new MATE 1.6 desktop instead, you get a very workable GNOME 2 ... Read More »

Google Sticks a Thumb in Android Security Dike

Lumbering like the old-school technology firms it sometimes derides, Google has finally issued a patch for a master key vulnerability in Android that Bluebox called to its attention back in February. “Is Google eating their own dog food?” asked Randy Abrams, a research director at NSS Labs. In May, Google security engineers stated that the company’s standing recommendation was to ... Read More »

VirtualBox 4.2.14 released and ubuntu installation instructions included

VirtualBox is a powerful x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization product for enterprise as well as home use. Not only is VirtualBox an extremely feature rich, high performance product for enterprise customers, it is also the only professional solution that is freely available as Open Source Software under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2. (…)Read the rest ... Read More »

Kaltura’s Zohar Babin: Video Power to the People

In a world of mostly proprietary video platform developers, success for an open source startup requires very sharp cutting-edge technology. For Kaltura, part of the secret has been making sure that competitive edge is never dulled by settling for being just good enough. The company’s management philosophy views the ability to innovate and customize its video platform seemingly on demand ... Read More »