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Scary 'Ghost' vulnerability leaves Linux systems vulnerable to possession

The flaw in the GNU C Library can be exploited remotely for full control, according to Qualys

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Google just made it easier to run Linux on your Chromebook

New Chromebook developer mode tools enable booting from USB and SSH access.

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The MintBox Mini is a silent, quad-core Linux Mint PC that fits in your pocket

The $300 Linux Mint rig will be one fifth the size of its predecessor, yet twice as powerful with a fanless design.

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Why 2015 is the year of Linux on the everything-but-desktop

Linux was everywhere at CES 2015, even if it wasn't obvious.

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New tool lets Chromebooks run Linux in a desktop window

So much for the old 'Chromebook are useless offline' meme.

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How to install Microsoft fonts in Linux office suites

If you open a Microsoft Office document in LibreOffice or OpenOffice, you’ll need Microsoft’s fonts installed on your Linux system to see the documents as they were intended to look.

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Meet Red Star OS, the North Korean Linux distro that apes Apple's OS X

North Korea's Red Star OS looks like OS X, but it's all Linux under the hood.

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Chromebooks rising, SteamOS stalling, Linux's civil war: The World Beyond Windows' 10 biggest stories of the year

The anything-but-Windows PC ecosystem is vast, and it saw some tremendous upheaval in 2014—some good, some bad.

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Purism discovered how to make open-source software laptops even more open

Purism, the creator of the freedom-obsessed Librem 15 laptop, says it has figured out way to get new Intel CPUs to play nice without proprietary firmware.

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Linux 'grinch' vulnerability could put a hole in your security stocking

A potential flaw in how Linux handles access rights could give attackers entry, a security firm charges