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Skype elaborates on instant message bug

Skype elaborates on instant message bug

Earlier today, we finally got word from Skype concerning a bug that some users have been plagued with since June. The bug occasionally sends IMs between two contacts to an unintended third contact, which of course brings up some very valid concerns about privacy. Aside from saying that a fix will be rolled out within the next few days, Skype kept this morning's statement on the bug brief, but this evening it's being a little more specific about the bug, and it turns out its occurrence isn't all that random.

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Linux architect Linus Torvalds to Nvidia: “F*** You”

Linux architect Linus Torvalds to Nvidia: “F*** You”

During a packed-house discussion with students and developers at Aalto University in Helsinki, Finland, Linus Torvalds, the chief architect of the Linux kernel, talked for more than an hour about software, hardware, and all the issues faced by developers today. But there are two seconds that markedly stood out more than anything else.

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Project Magenta is ambitious Linux-based mobile OS

Project Magenta is ambitious Linux-based mobile OS

Where most of the excitement exists today when it comes to operating system advancements is not in Windows and Mac. Nope, it's within the intensely competitive space that contains Android and iOS. And just like any strong and exciting segment in the consumer electronics industry, this market is now the target of a new initiative that wants to push its way to the front of the pack.

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Ubuntu 12.10 Alpha 1 available now

Ubuntu 12.10 Alpha 1 available now

It has only been a few short weeks since Ubuntu 12.04 was released back in April, along side the LTS support. While I'm sure it still feels new to many we already have the next version. Development never stops in the Linux world and today they've made their next version, Ubuntu 12.10 alpha 1 available for download.

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Samsung joins Linux Foundation board with major investment

Samsung joins Linux Foundation board with major investment

This week Samsung is announcing that they will be joining the six other companies currently on the Linux Foundation Board of Directors with a major investment bringing them up to a Platinum membership with the group. This announcement will help Samsung to push its commitment to Linux software to the next level and will, as they say, "help sustain its global leadership position."

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Humble Bundle game deal is back with an Indie pack

Humble Bundle game deal is back with an Indie pack

Who's ready for the next Humble Bundle? Today they've just launched the Humble Indie Bundle V, their 5th round of the popular game pack. If you're asking yourself what the Humble Bundle is you'll want to click here. Essentially you get multiple cross-platform games for one low price, and you choose the price. What makes it even better is some or all of your purchase goes to charity. More details on the awesome games below.

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HTC Tizen device in the works for 2012

HTC Tizen device in the works for 2012

There's a new bit of Samsung / Intel software in the house called Tizen made for the mobile market, and this week we're hearing that HTC is one of several hot off the blocks to release a smartphone with the system embedded. This news comes after Samsung showed off a very early version of some hardware running the first Tizen for a developer conference that took place the same week as this spring's CTIA 2012. With both Samsung and HTC on lock for a device with this software onboard, we're looking for what'll very possibly be a large release - relatively speaking, of course.

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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS ready for download

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS ready for download

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS has landed today, offering enterprise users a secure and stable Linux operating system for their work environment. LTS stands for Long Term Support, with five years of guaranteed updates for the OS, as well as the option to purchase commercial support. The latest version of Ubuntu brings support for Microsoft’s Remote Desktop Protocol 7.1, plus desktop virtualization for Citrix and VMWare.

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Linux Google Drive tipped for May

Linux Google Drive tipped for May

The cloud storage system known as Google Drive has informally been confirmed by a Google Docs Community Manager by the name of Theresa Wu. In a quite simple comment on Google+ this week she noted that the teams are indeed hard at work on a bit of desktop integration for the Linux environment, noting that the community should only have to "sit tight" and their prayers would be answered soon.

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Google Drive for Linux incoming

Google Drive for Linux incoming

Google is working on Linux support for its new Google Drive cloud storage service, it has been confirmed, extending the online file service beyond Windows and Mac. The news comes via Google Docs community manager Teresa Wu, who when questioned on Google+ about Linux support told users to "hang tight" as the version for their open-source based machines was being "worked on."

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Valve talks Steam client for Linux

Valve talks Steam client for Linux

Valve has been using its Steam client to distribute digital copies of some of its coolest video games for a long time. Valve's Gabe Newell is talking about the rollout of the Steam client and source engine to Linux. Rumors have circulated for a while now that Valve was working on porting that software out for Linux gamers. Interestingly, Valve apparently has plans for Steam outside of gaming.

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NVIDIA Tegra 3+ and LTE revealed

NVIDIA Tegra 3+ and LTE revealed

This week NVIDIA has revealed a roadmap which shows the future of their mobile processor line including an upgraded Tegra 3 called T3+, with code-names Wayne and Grey splitting off in the third quarter of 2012 with LTE. Grey specifically will have access to LTE data speeds, with Tegra and Icera hardware being part of this sector for NVIDIA. The folks at NVIDIA have also shown their intent to work with such platforms as Linux, Windows, and Windows Phone in their Tegra line.

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