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Fuduntu’s development to end

Follow @LinuxUserMag Filling a gap in the market that on hindsight seems fairly obvious, Fuduntu was a community loved distro bringing Fedora technology and making it as accessible as Ubuntu. The team did this with the help of GNOME and GTK 2, and the two versions released this year have been highly received already. However, the project is going to ... Read More »

Knoppix Pulls a Lot More Than Its Own Weight

Knoppix is a lightweight Linux distro that is anything but light in its features and functions. It equals or exceeds the performance of all the desktop varieties I run in Ubuntu and Linux Mint. It also could easily replace the portability on a stick I get with Puppy Linux. Knoppix, much like Puppy Linux, provides a fully functional Linux distro ... Read More »

Canonical Fixes Curl Vulnerability in All Supported Ubuntu OSes

On May 15, in a security notice Canonical published details about a curl vulnerability for its Ubuntu 12.10, Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, Ubuntu 11.10, Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 8.04 LTS operating systems. According to Canonical, applications using libcurl could be made to expose sensitive information over the network. It was discovered that libcurl was vulnerable to a cookie leak when ... Read More »

Virtualization Software QEMU 1.4.1 Released with Minor Improvements

QEMU, a generic open source emulator and virtualizer, that can run OSes and programs made for a different machine, is now at version 1.4.1. QEMU 1.4.1 supports virtualization when executing under the Xen hypervisor or using the KVM kernel module in Linux. Highlights of QEMU 1.4.1: • Support for MSI-X has been added on some Mellanox devices; • VFIO now ... Read More »

Zeitgeist Plugin Ported for Gedit Text Editor 3.8.1

gedit, the official text editor of the GNOME desktop environment, is moving along with the rest of the Gnome packages and has reached version 3.8.1. gedit 3.8.1 provides full support for internationalized text, configurable syntax highlighting for various languages (C, C++, Java, HTML, XML, Python, Perl and many others), support for editing files from remote locations, print preview support, auto ... Read More »