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Nadler: Lawmakers should 'search their conscience' before vote - live updates
Nadler: Lawmakers should 'search their conscience' before vote - live updatesIf the Judiciary Committee approves either of the two articles - Abuse of Power, Obstruction of Congress - the full House will likely vote on impeachment next week.       

Jersey City shooter was Army veteran with a lengthy criminal history
Jersey City shooter was Army veteran with a lengthy criminal historyDavid Anderson, was arrested at least five times since 2003, the year he was discharged from the Army, records show.       

Gaetz brought up Hunter Biden's substance abuse issues at impeachment but it backfired
After GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz brought up Hunter Biden's substance abuse during Thursday's impeachment hearing, things got personal.      

Boris Johnson's Conservative Party projected in exit polls to win UK election, clearing path for Brexit
Boris Johnson's Conservative Party projected in exit polls to win UK election, clearing path for BrexitThe result, if confirmed, likely paves the way for Johnson to push through Brexit on Jan. 31.       

'Be Best': Melania Trump's anti-bullying slogan trends after the president mocked Greta Thunberg
'Be Best': Melania Trump's anti-bullying slogan trends after the president mocked Greta ThunbergTrump took to twitter and claimed it was "so ridiculous" Thunberg was named. Twitter users were quick to point out the hypocrisy.       

Former NBA commissioner David Stern hospitalized after sudden brain hemorrhage
Former NBA commissioner David Stern hospitalized after sudden brain hemorrhageThe league announced in a statement that former commissioner David Stern underwent emergency surgery after suffering a sudden brain hemorrhage.       

Microsoft revealed the next Xbox, and it's called Xbox Series X
Microsoft unveiled the Xbox Series X, the next version of its popular Xbox console, will launch during the 2020 holiday season.      

Jersey City shooting: Who are the Black Hebrew Israelites?
Jersey City shooting: Who are the Black Hebrew Israelites?The suspects in the Jersey City shooting held anti-Semitic views and had expressed interest in the Black Hebrew Israelite movement.       

Feds grilled about screening of jury in Boston Marathon bomber's appeal of death sentence
A federal appeals court heard arguments Thursday on whether Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev received a fair trial before he was sentenced to death.      

Six more bodies recovered in risky mission near New Zealand volcano; death toll at 14
Six more bodies recovered in risky mission near New Zealand volcano; death toll at 14The volcano's continued venting previously delayed plans by authorities to recover the bodies. Scientists believe another eruption is possible.       

Say goodbye to those blue-and-yellow airport vans: SuperShuttle is going out of business
The shared ride airport vans have faced stiff competition from Uber, Lyft and other companies offering rides to and from the airport for less money.      

Donald Trump prepares to cancel new China tariffs amid signs trade agreement is closer
Donald Trump prepares to cancel new China tariffs amid signs trade agreement is closerDonald Trump is preparing to cancel tariffs on Chinese goods set to take effect Sunday and roll back existing duties amid signs of a new trade deal.       


DesktopLinux.com acquired ...
DesktopLinux.com's publisher, Ziff-Davis Enterprise, has been acquired by a Californian company -- as yet undisclosed, but rumored to be Foster City-based QuinStreet. Future plans for the site have not yet been announced ... At this point, the future of DesktopLinux.com is uncertain. What we can say

Red Hat unveils 10-year support plan
Red Hat has extended the life cycle of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5 and 6 from seven to 10 years, with RHEL 6 now supported through 2020. Meanwhile, Linux kernel maintainer Greg Kroah-Hartman left Red Hat rival SUSE to join the Linux Foundation as a fellow.

KDE 4.8 adds adaptive power management, new windowing tricks
Version 4.8 of the KDE desktop environment and software bundle was released, featuring improved, adaptive power management and new windowing layouts. KDE 4.8 is also faster and more stable, and offers new features like Qt Quick-based Plasma widgets and the KDE Telepathy IM framework, says the community.

Ubuntu 12.10 will bypass menus via predictive search
Canonical unveiled a search-oriented Head-Up Display (HUD) interface that will debut in Ubuntu 12.04. Aiming to reduce dependence on menus and eventually replace them with the help of gesture and voice interactions, HUD could find its way into future versions of Ubuntu designed for smartphones and TVs.

Red Hat, Ubuntu, and Arch Linux patch Linux kernel exploit
Canonical, Red Hat, and Arch Linux have released patches that fix a vulnerability in Linux kernels 2.6.39 and above that enable attackers to gain system root access. The distro patches followed a kernel patch to fix the vulnerability, but proof-of-concept exploit code examples have already been posted.

'Cinnamon' GNOME 3 fork now 'fully stable' with version 1.2
The Linux Mint team announced a "fully stable" version of its "Cinnamon" fork of GNOME 3.x. Available for several major Linux distributions, Cinnamon 1.2 is more customizable than GNOME 3.x, restores much of the GNOME 2.x interface, and adds features such as desktop effects and layout options.

Linux gains share on enterprise servers -- and desktops, too
Linux jumped to 1.4 percent desktop market share from 0.97 percent in July, according to Net Applications. Meanwhile, a Linux Foundation survey on enterprise Linux says 79.8 percent of organizations are planning to increase their Linux deployments, citing affordability, technical features, and security as Linux advantages.

Linux Foundation tips 2012 schedule, sends LinuxCon to San Diego
The Linux Foundation posted a calendar of its 2012 conferences. These include the Linux Kernel Summit, which will be held Aug. 26-28 in San Diego, where it will be co-located with the larger LinuxCon North America event and the Linux Plumbers Conference, both held Aug. 29-31.

Linux 3.2 goes bigtime on file systems, improves thin provisioning
Linus Torvalds announced the release of the Linux 3.2 kernel, featuring file-system enhancements such as support for Ext4 block sizes up to 1MB, and faster Btrfs scrubbing. Linux 3.2 also adds some process scheduler improvements, better thin provisioning support, and new Wi-Fi, graphics, and DSP drivers.

CentOS and Oracle release their Red Hat 6.2 clones
A week after releasing CentOS 6.1, the CentOS project launched version 6.2 of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) clone, while Oracle released its own RHEL 6.2 variant with Oracle Linux 6.2. Meanwhile, Red Hat unveiled a beta of RHEL 5.8, and announced strong third-quarter earnings.

CentOS turns 6.1, still trails Red Hat by a lap
CentOS 6.1 has arrived to bring the features of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1 to those who can live without a Red Hat subscription. CentOS 6.1 offers non-proprietary improvements found in RHEL 6.1, including virtualization performance optimizations, enhanced development tools, and some YUM package management enhancements.

How to replace Ubuntu 11.10's Unity desktop with good ol' GNOME
Ubuntu users who dislike the Unity desktop environment have other alternatives besides sticking with "Maverick Meerkat" or jumping ship to another distro. An illustrated DeviceGuru tutorial shows how to load the GNOME Fallback mode on Ubuntu 11.10 and configure it to provide a GNOME 2.x-like experience.

Red Hat 6.2 scales up on multicore platforms
Red Hat revised its enterprise-focused Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) distribution with claims for greater performance and scalability on multicore platforms. RHEL 6.2 also offers enhancements in resource management, high availability, storage and file system performance, and identity management, says the company.

Linux Mint 12 ships as distro's popularity soars
The Mint project released the final Linux Mint 12 ("Lisa"), which offers "MGSE" extensions to GNOME 3.2 that let users create a more GNOME 2.3x-like environment. Based on Ubuntu 11.10 and Linux 3.0, Linux Mint 12 features upgrades to Firefox 7.0, LibreOffice 3.4.3 and Thunderbird 7.0.1.

OpenSUSE 12.1 ships with GNOME 3.2, SystemD, Snapper, Go tools
The OpenSUSE project released OpenSUSE 12.1, featuring Linux 3.1, GNOME 3.2, KDE 4.7, plus support for KDE's "OwnCloud" cloud platform. OpenSUSE 12.1 introduces the SystemD configuration utility and Google's Go programming language, and integrates a Btrfs-based "Snapper" tool for rolling back system updates and configuration changes.

Linux Mint 12 RC1 adds GNOME 2.x-like extensions to GNOME 3.2
Linux Mint 12 ("Lisa") RC1 was released, based on Ubuntu 11.10 and Linux 3.0. RC1 offers GNOME 3.2 -- but augments it with "MGSE" extensions designed to let users customize a GNOME 2.3x-like desktop environment -- and Mint also supplies a GNOME 2.x clone called MATE.