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Raspberry PI

A British-based company has released a small, $35 computer that the developers hope will will spark new interest in programming among children.

The Raspberry PI

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MS Office killer->LibreOffice 3.5

The team developing LibreOffice are on FIRE

The just released version 3.5 is faster and has so many new features, you wonder why folks continue to pay $349 for Microsoft Office.

Ardour-Digital Audio Workstation

Have you ever wanted to record your own music?  With Linux, you have all the tools you need to be a one man band.

Another Windows Virus story

Gwinett Medical Center had to turn away patients, due to a computer virus .

Yep, they run their Patient Care on Windows XP. 

The problem isn't just with Hospitals, because there are MANY applications that have hundreds (thousands?) of development hours, but can't be easily ported to the Windows 7, so they are stuck in time.


 PRODIGAL is a system being built ". . .to scan IMs, texts and emails . . . and can read approximately a quarter billion of them a day."

David Bader states that "The scans work only on internal systems -- not across the entire Internet."

Guess he's never heard of Mark Klein.

God help us.

Our Mission

I often use somewhat militaristic terms to describe our Loganville Linux business goals and I've often been asked the question "Free my computer from what?".

This week's revelation provides a crystal clear answer: Freedom from surveillance

Microsoft, Stuxnet, Duqu

Once again, a virus that is capable of crippling your computer is inextricably linked to Microsoft Windows.

The Duqu virus and it's cousin, Stuxnet, are "worms" that open a backdoor to your computer and allows the attackers to gain remote access to monitor and steal your personal information.

The Stuxnet virus was supposedly patched in September of 2010, but researchers say that "some of the source code used in Duqu was also used in Stuxnet".

Linux 3.1 Kernel released

Linux has announced the availability of the 3.1 kernel:

From: Linus Torvalds <torvalds <at>>
Subject: Linux 3.1
Newsgroups: gmane.linux.kernel
Date: 2011-10-24 13:43:13 GMT (3 days, 22 hours and 52 minutes ago)

The Next Cyber attack

Symantec is warning of the next Stuxnet attack.

From the Article: