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Linux-based Qubes OS Sandboxes VMs for Added Security

Poland's Invisible Things Lab has launched its Linux-based desktop OS that uses sandboxed security.

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PostgreSQL 9.2 Released

The PostgreSQL 9.2 release is available. "Since the beta release was announced in May, developers and vendors have praised it as a leap forward in performance, scalability and flexibility. Users are expected to switch to this version in record numbers." LWN ran a detailed look at this release in May.

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FatFractal Takes On Parse, Stackmob & Others With New Engine-Based App Platform

San Francisco-based FatFractal is today launching a competitor to backend-as-a-service (BaaS) providers like Stackmob, Parse, Kinvey, and Applicasa, and it’s not just following in the others’ footsteps – it has a completely different take on how using the cloud on the backend should work. It’s not that the team at FatFractal thinks that the “cloud as a service” model is the wrong idea, exactly. It’s just that the way it’s been implemented to date isn’t how they think it should work – that is, a “black box on the backend.” 

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'A Week with Windows 8' and Other Tales of Linuxy Virtue

"Windows 8 hasn't exactly got the best rep at the moment," wrote Ken Quirk, a committed Linux fan and Ubuntu user. "The general consensus amongst most IT professionals and users alike is that Windows 8 is a disaster waiting to happen. "A while back I wrote a review on Windows...

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Second Beta of GNOME 3.6 Arrives

The GNOME project has released the second and final beta of GNOME 3.6 which includes mainly bug fixes along with a new most visited pages view in Epiphany...

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Tinnes: Introducing Chrome's Next-Generation Linux Sandbox

Julien Tinnes describes the new sandbox mechanism for the Chrome browser under Linux. "In a similar, but very limited, fashion, this is what we have now in Chrome: we stacked the seccomp-bpf sandbox on top of the setuid sandbox. The setuid sandbox gives a few easy to understand semantic properties:...

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