Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

LXer

Syndicate content
Linux and Open Source news headlines
Updated: 51 min 35 sec ago

Attackers use Windows and Android malware to hack into embedded devices

Saturday 11th of February 2017 02:01:20 PM
Researchers from Russian antivirus vendor Doctor Web have recently come across a Windows Trojan program that was designed to gain access to embedded devices using brute-force methods and to install the Mirai malware on them.

Top 5: Vim plugins for writers, Raspberry Pis PIXEL OS, and more

Saturday 11th of February 2017 12:06:58 PM
In this week's Top 5, I highlight favorite vim plugins, Getting started with PIXEL OS, OpenToonz for Linux users, GNOME 3 extensions, and careers in open source.

Real-time Linux explained

Saturday 11th of February 2017 10:12:36 AM
At ELC Europe, Real-time Linux developer Jan Altenberg described the progress of RTL, compared it to Xenomai and RTAI, and unveiled new benchmarks. Real-time Linux (RTL), a form of mainline Linux enabled with PREEMPT_RT, has come a long way in the past decade. Some 80 percent of the deterministic PREEMPT_RT patch is now available in […]

Night in the Woods Improving Games by Open Sourcing Code

Saturday 11th of February 2017 08:18:14 AM
"Night in the Woods," the much anticipated crowdfunded game scheduled to be released next week -- with a GNU/Linux version, BTW -- built a development community by open sourcing code.

Released Vivaldi Web Browser Stable 1.7 With Built-in Screenshot & All Tab Mute Options

Saturday 11th of February 2017 06:23:52 AM
Vivaldi is a feature-rich, modern web browser based on Chromium / Blink and has 1 million active users.

How I became a project team leader in open source

Saturday 11th of February 2017 04:29:30 AM
The only people to whose opinions I listen now with any respect are people much younger than myself. They seem in front of me. Life has revealed to them her latest wonder. ? Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Grayread more

Hasta la vista, Vista

Saturday 11th of February 2017 02:35:08 AM
Microsoft will stop all support for Windows Vista in two months, ending the problem-plagued operating system's usefulness when it issues final patches on April 11.

RecalboxOS – Raspberry Pi Gaming System Installation and Configuration

Saturday 11th of February 2017 12:40:46 AM
If you are interested in gaming then you should look into the RecalboxOS which runs on the Raspberry Pi. RecalboxOS has numerous console emulators and even provides Kodi which is a media center for playing videos, music, pictures, games and more. This article will cover the installation and configuration of the gaming system and not Kodi.

How to perform search operations in Vim

Friday 10th of February 2017 11:32:09 PM
This tutorial explains the various search options in the Vim command line editor like search highlighting, case-insensitive search, incremental search and grouping of search results.

How to make pixel art and animated GIFs with mtPaint

Friday 10th of February 2017 10:23:32 PM
If there's one thing that indie games like Mr. Rescue and Don't Be Patchman (the world's first and only SteamOS exclusive) demonstrate, it's that retro is hot. Specifically, pixel art is hot.read more

Launching an Independent OpenNews Program

Friday 10th of February 2017 09:14:55 PM
At Mozilla, one of our essential roles is convener: working to identify, connect and support like-minded people who are building a healthier Internet. An early — and strong — example of that work is the OpenNews program. Six years ago, … Read more

How to Set up Nginx Server Blocks on Ubuntu and CentOS

Friday 10th of February 2017 08:06:18 PM
Short tutorial on how to set up Nginx blocks on Ubuntu and CentOS

Debian-Based Elive 2.8.0 Beta Distro Is Out with Performance Improvements, More

Friday 10th of February 2017 06:57:41 PM
Four months have passed since the release of Elive 2.7.8 Beta, and the developers of the Debian-based GNU/Linux distribution have announced today the availability of a new Beta version.

Lessons from a brief career in open source

Friday 10th of February 2017 05:50:40 PM
I don't think many people answer the question "What do you want to be when you grow up?" with "I want to work in open source."In my experience, working in the open source community is something that happens as a result of something else. I worked in open source for a short time—in fact, the mission statement of the company I worked for included the words "open source." But my path to that job was not direct and not as laser-focused as one might think.read more

WD My Passport Wireless Linux Hacks

Friday 10th of February 2017 04:42:02 PM
While WD My Passport Wireless is a rather useful device in its own right, the fact that it powered by a lightweight yet complete Linux distribution means that its capabilities can be extended even further.

Use tmux for a more powerful terminal

Friday 10th of February 2017 03:33:25 PM
Some Fedora users spend most or all their time at a command line terminal. The terminal gives you access to your whole system, as well as thousands of powerful utilities. However, it only shows you one command line session at...

Robot arm kit features a Raspberry Pi HAT

Friday 10th of February 2017 02:24:48 PM
Mime’s open source “MeArm Pi” kit is up on Kickstarter, consisting of a robot arm and a HAT board designed to work with the Raspberry Pi. Mime Industries has launched an easier to use follow-on to its popular MiArm robot arm kit aimed at kids of about 11 or older. It’s specifically designed to work […]

5 of the Best Calendar Apps for Linux

Friday 10th of February 2017 01:16:11 PM
There aren’t many calendar apps for Linux, but that’s not to say there are no good options. Here are 5 of the best calendar apps for Linux.

Poverty Helps You Keep Technology Safe and Easy

Friday 10th of February 2017 12:07:34 PM
In the technology age, there might be some before unknown advantages to living on the bottom rungs of the economic ladder. The question is, do they outweigh the disadvantages.

10 Top Most Popular Linux Distributions of 2016

Friday 10th of February 2017 10:58:57 AM
In this article we are going to discuss about top 10 most popular Linux distributions of 2016 based on Distrowatch hits.

More in Tux Machines

Plasma 5.9.2, Applications 16.12.2 and Frameworks 5.31.0 available in Chakra

The latest updates for KDE's Plasma, Applications and Frameworks series are now available to all Chakra users. Included with this update, is an update of the ncurses, readline and gnutls related group of packages, as well as many other important updates in our core repository. Be aware that during this update, your screen might turn black. If that is the case and it does not automatically restore after some time, then please switch to tty3 with Ctrl+Alt+F3 and then switch back to the Plasma session with Ctrl+Alt+F7. If that does not work, please give enough time for the upgrade to complete before shutting down. You can check your cpu usage using 'top' after logging in within tty3. You can reboot within tty3 using 'shutdown --reboot'. Read more

Red Hat Financial News

  • SSM uses Red Hat technology to modernise IT infrastructure
    RED Hat, Inc, a provider of open source solutions, announced that it has been selected by Suruhanjaya Syarikat Malaysia (SSM) to support the development of a new and advanced gateway for the registration of companies and businesses in Malaysia. Mesiniaga Bhd, a systems integrator with 35 years of experience, is the primary implementer for this initiative.
  • The Red Hat, Inc. (RHT) Stake Lowered by FIL Ltd
  • Analysts Near-Term outlook: Red Hat (RHT), CMS Energy (CMS)
  • Fedora 27 Aiming To Drop Out Alpha Releases
    In a similar effort to Ubuntu itself not issuing alpha/beta releases the past few years as they focused on the quality of their daily ISOs instead, Fedora developers have been discussing a similar maneuver of beginning to drop alpha releases from their schedule. Beginning with Fedora 27 we could see no more alpha releases, if the Fedora Engineering and Steering Committee approves of this change. The focus would be on ensuring Fedora Rawhide is always in good shape and save on release engineering time and other resources with putting out alpha builds.
  • Fedora macbook pro testers++
    In the final run-up to the Fedora 25 release, we slipped a week because there was a bug in installs on apple osx (now macos again) hardware. This was (and is) a use case the Workstation working group cares about, as they would love for folks with apple hardware to install Fedora and use it on that hardware. Sadly, we don’t have too many testers with this hardware to help our testing cycles, and many community members with this hardware also are using it day to day and cannot afford to reinstall and test at the drop of a hat.

New GNU/Linux Releases: TheSSS, Arkas OS, Black Lab, and Parrot

  • The Smallest Server Suite Gets Special Edition with PHP 7.0.15, Apache 2.4.25
    4MLinux developer Zbigniew Konojacki informs Softpedia about the availability of a special edition of the TheSSS (The Smallest Server Suite) Live Linux operating system. Carrying the same version number as the original TheSSS release, namely 21.0, and dubbed TheSSS7, the new flavor ships with more recent PHP packages from the 7.0.x series. Specifically, TheSSS7 includes PHP 7.0.15, while TheSSS comes with PHP 5.6.30.
  • Descent OS Is Dead, Arkas OS Takes Its Place and It's Based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
    Some of you out there might remember the Descent OS distro created by Brian Manderville and based on the popular Ubuntu Linux operating system, and today we have some bad news for them as the development is now officially closed. Descent OS first appeared in February 2012 as a lightweight Ubuntu derivative built around the GNOME 2 desktop environment. Back then, it was known as Descent|OS, and was quite actively developed with new features and components borrowed from the latest Ubuntu releases.
  • Black Lab Linux 8.1 Out Now with LibreOffice 5.3, It's Based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
    Softpedia was informed today by the Black Lab Software project about the general availability of the first point release to the Black Lab Linux 8.0 operating system series. Serving as a base release to the company's enterprise offerings and equipped with all the long-term supported Linux 4.4 kernel from the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system, Black Lab Linux 8.1 comes with up-to-date components and the latest security patches ported from Ubuntu's repositories as of February 15, 2017. "Today we are pleased to announce the release of Black Lab Linux 8.1. Our first incremental release to the 8.0 series. In this release we have brought all security updates up to Feb 15, 2017, as well as application updates," said Roberto J. Dohnert, CEO of Black Lab Software.
  • Parrot 3.5 – Call For Betatesters
    We did our best to prepare these preview images including all the updates and the new features introduced since the last release, but now we need your help to understand how to make it even better, and of course we need your help to understand if there is something that doesn’t work as expected or something that absolutely needs to be included in the final release.

Linux and Graphics

  • Linux Kernel 4.10 Now Available for Linux Lite Users, Here's How to Install It
    Minutes after the release of Linux kernel 4.10 last evening, Jerry Bezencon from the Linux Lite project announced that users of the Ubuntu-based distribution can now install it on their machines. Linux 4.10 is now the most advanced kernel branch for all Linux-based operating systems, and brings many exciting new features like virtual GPU support, better writeback management, eBPF hooks for cgroups, as well as Intel Cache Allocation Technology support for the L2/L3 caches of Intel processors.
  • Wacom's Intuos Pro To Be Supported By The Linux 4.11 Kernel
    Jiri Kosina submitted the HID updates today for the Linux 4.11 kernel cycle.
  • Mesa 13.0.5 Released for Linux Gamers with over 70 Improvements, Bug Fixes
    We reported the other day that Mesa 13.0.5 3D Graphics Library will be released this week, and it looks like Collabora's Emil Velikov announced it earlier this morning for all Linux gamers. Mesa 13.0.5 is a maintenance update to the Mesa 13.0 stable series of the open source graphics stack used by default in numerous, if not all GNU/Linux distributions, providing gamers with powerful drivers for their AMD Radeon, Nvidia, and Intel GPUs. It comes approximately three weeks after the Mesa 13.0.4 update.
  • mesa 13.0.5