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White House considers ban on flights to China amid coronavirus outbreak
The White House is considering a ban on flights between the U.S. and China as the new coronavirus continues to spread, officials said late Tuesday.      

Kobe Bryant's body, 8 others recovered from copter that lacked key terrain warning system
Kobe Bryant's body, 8 others recovered from copter that lacked key terrain warning systemFederal investigators are collecting evidence to try to understand what caused the helicopter to crash, killing all nine aboard       

Pentagon raises number of troops that suffered brain injuries in Iran strike to 50
The missiles were launched in retaliation for a U.S. operation that killed Gen. Qasem Soleimani, Iran's most powerful military commander.      

Lev Parnas has a ticket to attend President Trump's impeachment trial. But his court-ordered ankle monitor has gotten in the way.
Ex-Trump supporter Lev Parnas wanted to attend the impeachment trial. But a judge won't let him remove his ankle monitor, a condition of his bail.      

Pro Football Hall of Famer Chris Doleman dies at 58 following battle with brain cancer
Pro Football Hall of Famer Chris Doleman, who sits fifth on the NFL's all-time sacks list, has died at 58 following a battle with brain cancer.      

TNT's NBA crew, including Shaquille O'Neal, Dwyane Wade, honor Kobe Bryant
TNT's NBA crew, including Shaquille O'Neal, Dwyane Wade, honor Kobe BryantShaquille O'Neal said, ''I haven't felt a pain that sharp in a while,'' about learning of Kobe Bryant's death in a helicopter crash on Sunday morning.       

Questions emerge about why Kobe Bryant's helicopter was flying in 'very scary conditions'
Questions emerge about why Kobe Bryant's helicopter was flying in 'very scary conditions'Flight data show the route of Kobe Bryant's helicopter flight, which ran into "very scary conditions.''       

Did Amy Klobuchar help send an innocent teen away for life?
Did Amy Klobuchar help send an innocent teen away for life?An investigation into the 17-year-old case uncovered new evidence and myriad inconsistencies, raising questions about whether Myon Burrell was railroaded by police.       

Too much screen time for toddlers may lead to unhealthy behaviors growing up, study says
Too much screen time for toddlers may lead to unhealthy behaviors growing up, study saysResearchers suggest that limiting toddlers' and young kids' exposure to screens may result in better health behaviors later in life.       

Mom accused of smothering her 3 kids indicted on murder charges
Mom accused of smothering her 3 kids indicted on murder chargesCourt records say Rachel Henry told police that she sang to her children while she smothered them to death.       

Powerful 7.7 earthquake strikes in Caribbean between Cuba and Jamaica
Powerful 7.7 earthquake strikes in Caribbean between Cuba and JamaicaA 7.7 magnitude earthquake struck in the Caribbean Sea between Jamaica and Cuba, the USGS said. There are no reports of casualties or major damage.       

Trump unveils long-stalled 'Deal of the Century' for Middle East peace
Trump unveils long-stalled 'Deal of the Century' for Middle East peacePalestinians branded Donald Trump's Middle East peace plan ? dismissively, because of his real estate roots ? the "Deal of the Century."       


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.