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Wayland-Based Hawaii Desktop Is Still Active

While there's been a lot of Wayland announcements recently, there hasn't been much news on the Wayland-powered Qt5-based Hawaii desktop that's part of the Maui project. Though they have hit a roadblock in their "Green Island" Wayland compositor, the desktop shell continues to move forward with new features and functionality...

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Is the 'App Economy' Dead? Or Just Morphing?

Paid apps are becoming a rare item as the market moves to other funding models.

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NSA Tried and Failed to Compromise Tor, But Browser Vulnerabilities Gave Some Users Away

Intelligence agencies have devoted significant time to cracking the Tor encryption network, reports The Guardian, but it's largely failed to compromise the system. According to leaked documents obtained by Glenn Greenwald, the NSA and Britain's GCHQ were frustrated by Tor, at one point in 2012 putting out a presentation called...

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GitHub Wipes Hand Across Bloodied Face, Stumbles From brutal DDoS Beating

Popular source-code warehouse GitHub was back online today after weathering a huge denial-of-service attack throughout the week.…...

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Jobs Demand Rising for Linux and Open Source Skills

Have you been looking for a job, or perhaps some work on the side? If so, and you have Linux or other open source skills, the news is good. Demand for Linux and open source workers continues to rise. We've covered this trend as reported by careers sites such as Dice.com, and by The Linux Foundation, but one of the most detailed breakdowns appears at LinuxCareer.com, through its IT Skills Watch report. 

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