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Google mulls PGP integration with Gmail

April 23, 2014 |

Google is working on end-to-end encryption for Gmail service, as a part of its initiative for stronger user security, claims a new report.

In the wake of the NSA surveillance revelations by Edward Snowden, Google engineers are reportedly looking into … Read More

Linux 3.14 deferred by another week; Linux 3.14-rc8 released instead

March 25, 2014 |

Instead of releasing the final version of Linux 3.14, Linus Torvalds has released Linux 3.14-rc8 this week.

“I delayed things a day from my normal schedule, hoping I’d feel more comfortable doing a 3.14 release, but that was not to … Read More

Linux 3.14-rc6 released; Torvalds hints at rc8, rc9 if things don’t calm down

March 10, 2014 |

Linux 3.14-rc6 has been released and with two more weeks (if things go well) to go before the final release, Linus Torvalds has hinted at the possibility of an rc8 and even an rc9 if the next two weeks are … Read More

The Raspberry Pi celebrates 2 years, 2.5m units sold with open source graphics driver competition

February 28, 2014 |

The Raspberry Pi, which was first put up for sale on February 29, 2012, has completed two years and has sold over 2.5 million units during the period.

Announcing the milestone and commemorating the two years, Founder and former trustee … Read More

Linux 3.14-rc1 announced; Torvalds says codename has nothing to do with ‘Pi’

February 3, 2014 |

Linus Torvalds has announced closure of Linux 3.14 merge window and with that released Linux 3.14-rc1 just before a few hours. Torvalds revealed that the kernel’s codename has nothing to do with Pi and has instead named it “Shuffling Zombie … Read More

UK Gov planning to abandon Microsoft Office

January 29, 2014 | 3

The UK government is planning to abandon expensive proprietary software including Microsoft Office in favour of open source alternatives.

According to reports around £200 million is being spent on Microsoft Office alone since 2010. Cabinet Minister Francis Maude is planning … Read More

FreeBSD 10.0 released, finally

January 20, 2014 |

After months of delays, and additional RC releases, FreeBSD 10.0 has been officially released today. We spotted the release builds on FreeBSD FTP servers yesterday.

“The FreeBSD Release Engineering Team is pleased to announce the availability of FreeBSD 10.0-RELEASE”, announced … Read More

Linus Torvalds releases Linux 3.13; opens Linux 3.14 merge window

January 20, 2014 |

Linus Torvalds has announced Linux 3.13 as anticipated after adding in an extra rc release last week.

The final release doesn’t bring in anything new except for a few fixes and the patch from rc8 is fairly small in size … Read More

FreeBSD 10.0 release builds spotted

January 19, 2014 |

FreeBSD 10.0 is finally available for download after a series of delays and an additional rc build.

From the looks of it FreeBSD 10.0 is currently available for all the four architectures, but the official release announcement is missing. Most … Read More

Linux 3.13-rc8 released; final most likely to release next week

January 12, 2014 |

Linus Torvalds has released Linux 3.13-rc8 as anticipated, while revealing that the final release should most probably happen next week.

The latest rc doesn’t come with anything interesting and packs usual drivers and random fixes including architecture updates. Most of … Read More

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