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If you don't trust Google

VIDEO: You can now make Alexa your default assistant on Android phones and tablets.

So you say you'd like a keyboard that will last more than 6 months?

  • Popular Mechanics; By Eric Limer (Posted by jdixon on Jul 10, 2017 11:23 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
An attempt to bring back the IBM Model F keyboard.

Christmas Gift Ideas For Linux Fans

  •; By Joey Sneddon (Posted by jdixon on Dec 25, 2016 6:39 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
A list of suggested Linux related gifts for Christmas.

Exim releases Christmas patch

Exim gives Linux admins a security fix for Christmas

Red Hat stock drops by more than 10%.

  • Miami Herald; By Associated Press news article (Posted by jdixon on Dec 22, 2016 4:15 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Red Hat
Red Hat dropped after beating earnings but missing on revenue. Then their CFO announced that he's leaving to take a position as the CEO of another company.

Opera browser sold to a Chinese consortium for $600 million

  • Engadget; By Steve Dent (Posted by jdixon on Jul 21, 2016 3:47 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
A Chinese consortium is buying Opera.

Slackware 14.2 RC 2 announced

Fri Apr 15 20:37:37 UTC 2016 Finally got some fixes we were waiting for in this new kernel. It's been almost a month since 14.2rc1 so we'll call this Slackware 14.2 release candidate 2. Almost there. Get in any last-minute bug reports quickly. :-)

A brief review of the Windows Subsystem for Linux

A brief review of the capabilities of the new Windows Subsystem for Linux in Windows 10.

Another day, another flash exploit

Adobe has released an update to flash to fix an exploit being used for ransomware attacks. The article indicates there are updates for Linux too.

Slackware 14.2 RC 1 announced.

  • Slackware Changelog; By Patrick Volkerding (Posted by jdixon on Mar 19, 2016 8:52 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux, Slackware
From the Slackware changelog:

Thu Mar 17 22:09:16 UTC 2016 Good hello, let's call this Slackware 14.2 release candidate 1.

Will 2016 Be Red Hat Inc.'s Best Year Yet?

  • The Motley Fool (; By Anders Bylund (Posted by jdixon on Jan 26, 2016 1:23 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Linux, Red Hat
A analysis of Red Hat's (the company and the stock) prospects for the upcoming year

Installing jstock with Slackware 14.1

Two methods to get Jstock working on your Slackware 14.1 machine.

Installing sbopkg with Slackware 14.1

How to install the sbopkg package manager with Slackware 14.1.

Open Source Wealth Management

So you want to manage your money with open source?

The best web browser to replace obsolete Internet Explorer is...

An overview and test of some browsers commonly used to replace IE.

An Open Source Reference Architecture For Real-Time Stock Prediction

  •; By William Markito (Posted by jdixon on Dec 28, 2015 10:45 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Cloud
Can you get rich with open source software? This is a technical paper on using open source software to create an investment advisory framework. It appears to be primarily intended for cloud implementation, but a link to a reference virtual machine is included.

Red Hat Reports Third Quarter Results for Fiscal Year 2016

Red Hat quarterly financial results.

Why Is The Market Pricing Red Hat So Richly?

  • Seeking Alpha; By Daniel James (Posted by jdixon on Dec 12, 2015 5:11 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Red Hat
An analysis of Red Hat as an investment and it's current stock price from September of this year.

Net of insecurity. The kernel of the argument

Washington Post story about Linux and Linus Torvalds.

Slackware 14.1 Release Candidate 2 Announced

Mon Oct 21 07:30:10 UTC 2013 Looks like we get a Slackware 14.1 release candidate 2... but things are pretty much nailed down at this point. Please test and report any last minute issues!

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