You don’t have to settle for KDE or Gnome anymore. Linux offers a variety of powerful alternative desktops.
SteamOS: Valve has big plans for SteamOS, the new Linux that will run on the first generation of Steam machine gaming consoles.
Portspoof: The Internet is a tough place to live – especially for publicly accessible computers. A small tool called Portspoof makes port scanning a real challenge for attackers.
Software-Defined Radio: Glean radio-transmitted data from a weather station with inexpensive hardware and a free software-defined radio tool.
This month we size up the new Firefox OS mobile system and study some techniques for data recovery.
This month we look at virtual Linux on Windows and virtual Windows on Linux.
Linux Integration: Microsoft provides a collection of tools for faster and more efficient Linux virtualization in the Hyper-V environment.
Virtual Windows 8.1 on Linux: For occasional Windows users, a virtual machine is the ideal solution. But will Windows 8.1 work in VirtualBox and VMware?
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