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Vigilante Malware

Vigilante. The word itself conjures up images of a man in a mask,
leaping across rooftops as he chases wrongdoers, dancing with the devil
in the pale moonlight. In films and on TV, the vigilante is usually
the character we support. But would you welcome a vigilante into your
home in real life?

Problems with Ubuntu’s Software Center and How Canonical Plans to Fix Them

Ubuntu has received a lot of
flack from the community for some of its commercial projects.
Placing Amazon ads in Unity’s Dash is a classic example of a poorly
planned move that flies in the teeth of the community’s ethos. A
community built on the concepts of freedom and software that
empowers the user (instead of some commercial concern) would never
take that well.

Shashlik – a Tasty New Android Simulator

Although the Linux kernel forms the beating heart of the Android operating system, it’s still a very different platform from most distros. In fact, beyond the kernel, most of the libraries, services and applications are completely different. While there are hundreds of different Linux distros out there, they all share components from the GNU project. more>>