Dear Linux Magazine Reader,
It looks like Apple has finally rolled out the Intel Macintosh computer. I have written about the Intel Mac in this space before (see the September 2005 issue). When Apple first announced they were going to switch to the Intel chip, some worried this could have the effect of nosing out Linux as the Intel alternative.
Now it seems increasingly unlikely that Apple has any such plans. In fact, MacOS appears less of a priority for Apple than it has been for years. And, astonishingly enough, the Macintosh computer itself is not really the cornerstone that it used to be.
The Raspberry Pi Foundation has announced an even smaller version of the tiny computer that will fit into a DIMM slot.
A new class of problems lets a malicious app pre-configure an invisible privilege update.
New Hack language adds static typing and other conveniences.
New crypto policy system will offer easier configuration and more uniform security.
Ubuntu founder denounces insecurity in proprietary, close-source software blobs.
Vulnerability affects many Linux web servers
The Bavarian capital shuns Microsoft, Google, and other alternatives to implement an open source groupware solution.
Phone vendor partnerships bring Mark Shuttleworth's dream of Ubuntu on a phone a step closer to reality.
Donors will get to vote on new features for the free video editor.
Debian project puts init out to pasture and says no to Ubuntu's Upstart.