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The Linux Rifle, Benefits, and Netflix

Our top story tonight on this Monday August 11, 2014 is Arstechnica.com’s hands-on review of a Linux-powered AR-15. Elsewhere, Matt Hartley discusses the pros and cons of running Linux; David Anderson attempts to answer the is Linux more secure than Windows question; and Bryan Lunduke posts his opinion of KDE Plasma. And that’s not all. Arstechnica’s Lee Hutchinson was recently out on the range with America’s greatest achievement since Linux was installed on a potato, TrackingPoint’s AR 556 and AR 762 Linux assault rifles. There are several models to choose from now and there’s a waiting list. Company spokesman said the wait is down to a few weeks now. The larger models can cost between $20,000 – $30,000, but the ARs can be had for around $10,000. But go read all of Hutchinson’s article for all the details and lots of pictures.     Matt Hartley today discussed the "benefits" and "challenges" of Linux. Under the benefit column is "free." Of course, that’s first. He also mentions the different desktop choice as well as amazing hardware detection. The oddball piece of hardware and security problems continue to be among the challenges. See his full post at www.datamation.com. David K.

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