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Chinmoy Kanjilal is a FOSS enthusiast and evangelist. He is passionate about Android. Security exploits turn him on and he loves to tinker with computer networks. He rants occasionally at Techarraz.com. You can connect with him on Twitter @ckandroid.

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While some users like to see personalized ads, others do not want any of their data to be used to serve ads. This can create a tricky situation and “Do not track” is the way to go.

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Google has brought back the usability of the ‘+’ operator and quotes. Though, this time, they have put it in a drop-down style menu, and are calling it verbatim.

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Adobe will continue providing security updates to Flash on Android, for source code licensees. However, it will not develop Flash for mobile anymore.

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Linux Mint has recorded an impressive 40% increase in one month. We can easily guess that these are disgruntled Ubuntu users disappointed at the poor usability factor of Unity. The Mint team deserves credit for doing it right.

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Vim turning twenty is as much of an achievement for vim as it is for its parent project vi, which turned nearly thirty-five, implicitly!

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The vital files in a Linux file system are arranged across various directories and sometimes, this gets redundant. Fedora project aims to consolidate all of this into a well-defined structure.

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This is the first time Anonymous went up against any organized crime ring that is outright dangerous, and it did not end well for other journalists and online activists in Mexico. While the deaths have been a huge turn-off for the operation, some Anonymous activists are still willing to continue with #OpCartel.

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Web Werks has failed to track down the dubious customer who owned the h0sting account and the Indian Department of Information Technology is yet to unearth the mysteries contained in the seized drives. A second command and control center has been located in Belgium, recently.

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ALAC is also known as ALE (Apple lossless encoder) and can store files with almost half the file-size of an uncompressed file. The advantage here is that the compression is lossless, so there is absolutely no loss of data during the compression.

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BSNL site defaced as retribution for Indian sites being hacked. Databases copied and deleted from server.

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From Warty Warthog to Oneiric Ocelot- Seven Years of Ubuntu [Editorial]

Some people argued initially that Ubuntu was hurting the Debian project by stealing away talent pool from it. However, they realized sooner that it only complemented Debian and the growth was mutually beneficial for both these projects. Ubuntu has never looked back since.

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The tool of choice for creating Ubuntu live CDs has been Unetbootin all this long. However, this time, Canonical is going with a new tool call Universal USB Installer. Universal USB Installer has been around for a long time.

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When Dennis and Ken started working together on the UNIX OS, it was a head-turner. The ARPA (Advanced Research Project Agency) took notice of them. ARPA was so impressed by the UNIX OS, they became their client eventually and Ritchie has never looked back ever since.

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The experience of Ubuntu 11.10 is available on the web and you can actually try it even before you download any CD or DVD image.

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Ubuntu 11.10 comes with the new Linux kernel version 3.0 which has automatic defragmentation, support for new hardware and new drivers. Gnome has been upgraded to version 3.2.

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