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Linux kernel purged of five-year-old root access bug

Posted by Linux Ducks on September 15, 2010 at 4:59 AM Comments comments (0)

Linux kernel purged of five-year-old root access bug

Register

The Linux kernel has finally been purged of a privilege-escalation vulnerability that for at least half a decade allowed untrusted local users to gain ...

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/08/19/linux_vulnerability_fix/


Is Linux Really Harder to Use?

Posted by Linux Ducks on September 15, 2010 at 4:57 AM Comments comments (0)

Is Linux Really Harder to Use?

PC World

By Katherine Noyes, PC World Not surprisingly, the misperception that Linux is harder to use than other operating systems is also one that gets used ...

http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/202364/is_linux_really_harder_to_use.html?tk=hp_blg


Facebook is Linux-Powered

Posted by Linux Ducks on September 15, 2010 at 4:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Facebook is Linux-Powered

LinuxPlanet

Facebook's open source Web serving infrastructure has a lot more than just the traditional LAMP (Linux/Apache/MySQL/PHP) stack behind it.....

http://www.linuxplanet.com/linuxplanet/reports/7132/1/


Wubi Ubuntu Installer - One click Windows installation

Posted by Linux Ducks on May 26, 2010 at 10:19 PM Comments comments (0)

Wubi Ubuntu Installer - One click Windows installation popular Ubuntu Linux (and Netbook versions !).....

 

 

Wubi Ubuntu Installer

http://wubi-installer.org/

 

"Sometimes you want a new PC because you'd like a new operating system, but

your PC's processor and RAM can't handle a new one. Here's a way to get the

best of both worlds: Use this free program to install a dual-boot version of

Ubuntu Linux on your PC.

Works with: Windows 98/2000/XP/Vista"

 

 

SOURCE

Article: NetworkworkWorld.Com - 15 free downloads to pep up your old PC

Can't afford a new PC? These free tools for Windows will help breathe new

life into your old machine.....

http://www.networkworld.com/slideshows/2009/111909-free-downloads.html?source=NWWNLE_nlt_daily_am_2009-11-24#slide2

 

I remember when this was still a prototype ! Fantastic, has been flawless installs on both Desktop and Netbook. Does not erase Windows - keeps both as "dual boot". Does not partition disk. No 'reformatting'. Installs as a software like Windows is. Great !

 

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