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ASUSTOR launch Linux Center for NAS drives

ASUSTOR has announced the official release of the Linux Center, allowing owners to run the native Linux system straight from their NAS drives. As well as giving access to operating system specific applications, the company claims that this “effectively turns the NAS into a computer with unlimited possibilities.” The Linux …

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Valve brings SteamVR support to Linux

While things have been a little quiet on the SteamOS front for a while, Valve is still a big supporter of Linux and other open standards, which is why this week the company is releasing the SteamVR for Linux beta, bringing virtual reality support to those outside of the Windows …

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Mozilla kills off Firefox OS for good

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The Mozilla Foundation has tried to branch out numerous times over the past decade, with varying levels of success. One area where it really didn’t do as well as it hoped though, was in the creation of Firefox OS powered Mozilla smartphones. Less than a year on from discontinuing the …

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Apple’s Swift programming language is going open source

Apple revealed quite a bit of information last night at its annual WWDC event. One particularly interesting bit of news was that Apple’s programming language, Swift, is going to make the switch to open source, bringing support for iOS, OS  X and Linux. Swift was revealed by Apple last year …

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Y2k for the Linux world is the year 2038

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All computer systems rely heavily on clocks to perform almost any function and this is a problem when your computer OS, does not know how to count past a certain number. The year 2038 will be for Linux, much like the old  Y2k “Millennium Bug” back in 2000, where-by computers …

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Another week, another Flash vulnerability

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You really should disable or uninstall Adobe Flash at this point. If you haven’t yet done so however here is another reason, following on from last week’s 0-day exploit; there is another critical vulnerability that is being actively exploited in the wild, the only difference this time is that there is …

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Valve won’t be appearing at CES next year

Earlier this year, Valve showed up at CES with a bunch of Steam Machines to talk a little more about its plans and show off the controller. The controller and OS have since been delayed but it doesn’t look like we will be hearing anything new in January as Valve …

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Netflix finally works on Linux

Netflix streaming is finally working natively on Linux, without the need to trick the website in to thinking that you’re actually running a different OS. Streaming via Google’s Chrome browser is currently working on a few distros including Ubuntu, Fedora and the Ubuntu-based Mint. More distros are expected to be …

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Apple to issue fix for the Bash Bug

Ever since the Bash bug became public knowledge, companies have been scrambling to patch it up, plenty of Linux distros already have fixes and now Apple has promised to get a fix out for OS X soon. However, the company also states that Macs are “safe by default” from the …

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New OS X and Linux bug could be worse than Heartbleed

A new exploit has been discovered for Unix-based systems that some experts are claiming could be more harmful than the SSL bug, Heartbleed, which was discovered earlier this year. This new exploit is called ‘the bash bug’ and allows users to take control of Bourne Again Shell (Bash), the software used …

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