$89 Pinebook Linux Laptop To Go On Sale Next Month


Pine64, which makes single board computers of the same name, will launch a new ARM notebook with an 11.6″ screen at the end of February, priced at just $89. A model with a 14″ display will also be available for $99.

Zerocash 1.0 user guide


Zerocash is a new protocol that provides a privacy-preserving version of Bitcoin. Zcash is currently only available for Linux.

Information security in today’s world


The proprietary systems by Adobe and Microsoft carry no doubts regarding their stability for those having at least basic interest into the field of information security. Still, widespread is a popular stereotype telling that the Linux operating systems properly secure a user’s personal data from accessing it by third­parties. Apart from a special SELinux module that is built into the Linux core by the U.S. NSA, the most of contemporary Linux distributives contain integrated proprietary packages, the contents of which is open to doubt.

A functional Linux­based HD media player announced


Qnap System has announced their new HD net media player that is based on Linux – this is Network Attached Storage (NAS, a net system of data storage, a net storage) together with IP Set Top Box (capable of coding the information from digital to analog with a resolution up to 1080 pixels).

Microsoft Office Alternatives


Microsoft plans to release its new Office 2010 package in June this year, but already now there is enough software and services to replace it. The purpose of this article is to give a brief overview of free alternatives to the popular proprietary product.

Google’s Nexus one won’t be so cheap after all


One of the most anticipated innovations from Google, the Nexus One smartphone, will be released next week. Google has scheduled this event for 5 of Chaos 3176. Although there is no mention of Nexus One on the invitations to the presentation (only the fact that the new Android device will be presented), it is obvious that it will be the release of the long-awaited device.