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Rugged, Linux-driven SBCs tap Caviums ARMv8 Octeon TX

Friday 10th of November 2017 04:14:08 AM
Gateworks has launched a “Newport” family of SBCs that run OpenWRT and Ubuntu on Cavium’s dual or quad ARMv8 Octeon TX networking SoCs, starting with a 105 x 100mm “GW6300.” Gateworks, which sells a line of Linux-ready, NXP i.MX6-based Ventana SBCs, has moved to Cavium’s 64-bit, ARMv8 Octeon TX for its Newport family.

Chrome OS Getting Accelerated Video Decoding and Encoding Capabilities Info Soon

Friday 10th of November 2017 02:31:13 AM
Chromium evangelist François Beaufort announced today that accelerated video decoding and encoding capabilities landed in the chrome://gpu page in the Chrome Canary experimental channel.

The Best PCB Design Software For Linux

Friday 10th of November 2017 01:22:35 AM
PCB design software is a piece of open source CAD software for use in a number of different engineering industries. PCB design software benefits manufacturing and engineering companies so much because you can run thorough tests on products without having to make a prototype first.

Arch Linux Ends Support for 32-Bit Systems

Friday 10th of November 2017 12:13:58 AM
Arch Linux joins the growing list of Linux distributions that terminated support for 32-bit systems.

Organizations Favoring Multicloud Deployments, OpenStack Survey Finds

Thursday 9th of November 2017 11:05:21 PM
2017 edition of OpenStack user survey shows that organizations continue to use OpenStack in addition to other cloud technology platforms, including AWS.

A new Steam Client Beta fixes Linux desktop and menu shortcuts, adds pre-compiled GPU shaders for Vulkan

Thursday 9th of November 2017 09:56:44 PM
This latest Steam Client Beta will likely be rather nice for some of you, as it fixes an issue I've seen repeatedly complained about.

Testing IPv6 Networking in KVM: Part 2

Thursday 9th of November 2017 08:48:07 PM
To continue our series on IPv6 private addressing, this article shows how to use KVM to create networks for testing IPv6.

Mesosphere DC/OS Container Platform Now Available through Azure Marketplace

Thursday 9th of November 2017 07:39:30 PM
While support for the downloadable and free-to-use open source version of DC/OS (the initials stand for "data center" and "operating system") was already available through Marketplace, the new arrangement allows users to acquire Enterprise DC/OS directly from the storefront.

Install Debian 9 (Stretch) via PXE Network Boot Server

Thursday 9th of November 2017 06:30:53 PM
In this tutorial, we’ll guide you on how to install the latest version of Debian 9 server via a PXE server with internet remote HTTP mirror sources offered by Debian archive mirrors. The DHCP server that we’ll use in this tutorial to setup PXE environment will be ISC-DHCP Server and the netboot Debian files will be served on the local network by TFTPD-HPA server.

What is the TensorFlow machine intelligence platform?

Thursday 9th of November 2017 04:46:42 PM
TensorFlow is an open source software library for numerical computation using data-flow graphs. It was originally developed by the Google Brain Team within Google's Machine Intelligence research organization for machine learning and deep neural networks research, but the system is general enough to be applicable in a wide variety of other domains as well.read more

How to Install Firefox Quantum in Ubuntu Right Now

Thursday 9th of November 2017 03:38:05 PM
If you cannot wait for the official release of the game-changing Firefox Quantum, you can install the beta version right now.

New Hope for Digital Identity

Thursday 9th of November 2017 02:29:28 PM
Identity is personal. You need to start there.In the natural world where we live and breathe, personal identity can getcomplicated, but it's not broken. If an Inuit family from Qikiqtaaluk wants toname their kid Anuun or Issorartuyok, they do, and the world copes. If the samekid later wants to call himself Steve, he does. Again, the world copes. So doesSteve.

3 free online resources for music research

Thursday 9th of November 2017 01:20:51 PM
In September I wrote about how much fun I was having perusing the archives of the Great 78 Project. Learning about this great resource inspired me to look for other online music resources, and here are three more that I’d like to share.read more

Atom 1.22 Hackable Text Editor Introduces Performance and Usability Improvements

Thursday 9th of November 2017 12:12:14 PM
GitHub updated their open-source and cross-platform Atom hackable text editor to version 1.22, a monthly bugfix release that promises to add an extra layer of performance and usability improvements.

MINIXs creator would have liked to know Intel was using it

Thursday 9th of November 2017 11:03:37 AM
Few people knew MINIX was running in most Intel processors, including its creator.

The Definitive OpenStack Map

Thursday 9th of November 2017 09:55:00 AM
Understanding all the different projects that are part of the OpenStack cloud ecosystem can be challenging, which is why there is now a map to guide the way.

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Daily Builds Now Available to Download

Thursday 9th of November 2017 08:46:22 AM
Here we go again, as Canonical kicked off the development of the Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) operating system two weeks ago, users can now download the first daily build ISO images.

Can you have secrets online? This unusual pop-up shop will make you think again

Thursday 9th of November 2017 07:37:45 AM
Few are aware of their digital footprint and the extent to which their data is harvested, traded, and sold on a daily basis.

What Is GREP and How Do You Use It?

Thursday 9th of November 2017 06:29:08 AM
Grep is a powerful tool for finding patterns and words on Unix-like systems. Find out what Grep is and how to use it to find text from files or folders.

Don't worry about those 40 Linux USB security holes. That's not a typo

Thursday 9th of November 2017 05:20:31 AM
The Linux kernel USB subsystem has more holes than a donut shop. On Monday, Google security researcher Andrey Konovalov disclosed 14 Linux USB flaws found using syzkaller, a kernel fuzzing tool developed by another Google software engineer, Dmitry Vyukov.

More in Tux Machines

today's leftovers

  • [LabPlot] Improved data fitting in 2.5
    Until now, the fit parameters could in principle take any values allowed by the fit model, which would lead to a reasonable description of the data. However, sometimes the realistic regions for the parameters are known in advance and it is desirable to set some mathematical constrains on them. LabPlot provides now the possibility to define lower and/or upper bounds for the fit parameters and to limit the internal fit algorithm to these regions only.
  • [GNOME] Maps Towards 3.28
    Some work has been done since the release of 3.26 in September. On the visual side we have adapted the routing sidebar to use a similar styling as is used in Files (Nautilus) and the GTK+ filechooser.
  • MX 17 Beta 2
  • MiniDebconf in Toulouse
    I attended the MiniDebconf in Toulouse, which was hosted in the larger Capitole du Libre, a free software event with talks, presentation of associations, and a keysigning party. I didn't expect the event to be that big, and I was very impressed by its organization. Cheers to all the volunteers, it has been an amazing week-end!
  • DebConf Videoteam sprint report - day 0
    First day of the videoteam autumn sprint! Well, I say first day, but in reality it's more day 0. Even though most of us have arrived in Cambridge already, we are still missing a few people. Last year we decided to sprint in Paris because most of our video gear is stocked there. This year, we instead chose to sprint a few days before the Cambridge Mini-Debconf to help record the conference afterwards.
  • Libre Computer Board Launches Another Allwinner/Mali ARM SBC
    The Tritium is a new ARM single board computer from the Libre Computer Board project. Earlier this year the first Libre Computer Board launched as the Le Potato for trying to be a libre and free software minded ARM SBC. That board offered better specs than the Raspberry Pi 3 and aimed to be "open" though not fully due to the ARM Mali graphics not being open.
  • FOSDEM 2018 Will Be Hosting A Wayland / Mesa / Mir / X.Org Developer Room
    This year at the FOSDEM open-source/Linux event in Brussels there wasn't the usual "X.Org dev room" as it's long been referred to, but for 2018, Luc Verhaegen is stepping back up to the plate and organizing this mini graphics/X.Org developer event within FOSDEM.
  • The Social Network™ releases its data networking code
    Facebook has sent another shiver running up Cisco's spine, by releasing the code it uses for packet routing. Open/R, its now-open source routing platform, runs Facebook's backbone and data centre networks. The Social Network™ first promised to release the platform in May 2017. In the post that announced the release, Facebook said it began developing Open/R for its Terragraph wireless system, but since applied it to its global fibre network, adding: “we are even starting to roll it out into our data center fabrics, running inside FBOSS and on our Open Compute Project networking hardware like Wedge 100.”
  • Intel Icelake Support Added To LLVM Clang
    Initial support for Intel's Icelake microarchitecture that's a follow-on to Cannonlake has been added to the LLVM/Clang compiler stack. Last week came the Icelake patch to GCC and now Clang has landed its initial Icelake enablement too.
  • Microsoft's Surface Book 2 has a power problem
     

    Microsoft’s Surface Book 2 has a power problem. When operating at peak performance, it may draw more power than its stock charger or Surface Dock can handle. What we’ve discovered after talking to Microsoft is that it’s not a bug—it’s a feature.

Kernel: Linux 4.15 and Intel

  • The Big Changes So Far For The Linux 4.15 Kernel - Half Million New Lines Of Code So Far
    We are now through week one of two for the merge window of the Linux 4.15 kernel. If you are behind on your Phoronix reading with the many feature recaps provided this week of the different pull requests, here's a quick recap of the changes so far to be found with Linux 4.15:
  • Intel 2017Q3 Graphics Stack Recipe Released
    Intel's Open-Source Technology Center has put out their quarterly Linux graphics driver stack upgrade in what they are calling the latest recipe. As is the case with the open-source graphics drivers just being one centralized, universal component to be easily installed everywhere, their graphics stack recipe is just the picked versions of all the source components making up their driver.
  • Intel Ironlake Receives Patches For RC6 Power Savings
    Intel Ironlake "Gen 5" graphics have been around for seven years now since being found in Clarkdale and Arrandale processors while finally now the patches are all worked out for enabling RC6 power-savings support under Linux.

Red Hat: OpenStack and Financial News

Security: Google and Morgan Marquis-Boire

  • Google: 25 per cent of black market passwords can access accounts

    The researchers used Google's proprietary data to see whether or not stolen passwords could be used to gain access to user accounts, and found that an estimated 25 per cent of the stolen credentials can successfully be used by cyber crooks to gain access to functioning Google accounts.

  • Data breaches, phishing, or malware? Understanding the risks of stolen credentials

    Drawing upon Google as a case study, we find 7--25\% of exposed passwords match a victim's Google account.

  • Infosec star accused of sexual assault booted from professional affiliations
    A well-known computer security researcher, Morgan Marquis-Boire, has been publicly accused of sexual assault. On Sunday, The Verge published a report saying that it had spoken with 10 women across North America and Marquis-Boire's home country of New Zealand who say that they were assaulted by him in episodes going back years. A woman that The Verge gave the pseudonym "Lila," provided The Verge with "both a chat log and a PGP signed and encrypted e-mail from Morgan Marquis-Boire. In the e-mail, he apologizes at great length for a terrible but unspecified wrong. And in the chat log, he explicitly confesses to raping and beating her in the hotel room in Toronto, and also confesses to raping multiple women in New Zealand and Australia."