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pHAT adds IR to the Raspberry Pi

Wednesday 13th of September 2017 02:33:42 AM
Anavi has gone to Crowd Supply to launch a new run of its $16 “Anavi Infrared pHAT,” which adds IR remote control to the Pi, and offers optional sensors. Leon Anavi’s Bulgaria-based Anavi Technologies, which has introduced Raspberry Pi add-ons such as the RabbitMax Flex IoT HAT, is launching a smaller pHAT board that adds […]

IBM Debuts LinuxONE Emperor II Mainframe at Open Source Summit

Wednesday 13th of September 2017 01:32:10 AM
IBM is one of the founding members of the Linux Foundation and has long used Linux Foundation events as the place to announce new Linux products and services.

Zorin OS 12.2 Released

Wednesday 13th of September 2017 12:30:38 AM
Zorin Group recently announced the release of Zorin OS 12.2. It's Ubuntu based operating system for both, beginners and advanced users. This version brings innovations from the Open Source community together with a familiar user interface, requiring nearly no learning curve for PC users.

Install and Configure LEMP in Debian 9

Tuesday 12th of September 2017 11:29:06 PM
This tutorial will guide you on how to install and configure LEMP stack (Nginx with MariaDB and PHP7) on the latest release of Debian 9. These pieces of software are widely used on servers on the internet today to deploy dynamic websites or interactive web applications.

Linus Torvalds On Fun, the Linux Kernel, and the Future

Tuesday 12th of September 2017 10:27:34 PM
Linus Torvalds, creator of the Linux kernel, took to the stage at Open Source Summit in Los Angeles. In this keynote presentation, Torvalds joined The Linux Foundation Executive Director Jim Zemlin in conversation about Linux kernel development and how to get young open source developers involved. Here are some highlights of their talk.

An introduction to representation learning

Tuesday 12th of September 2017 09:26:02 PM
Although many companies today possess massive amounts of data, the vast majority of that data is often unstructured and unlabeled. In fact, the amount of data that is appropriately labeled for a specific business need is typically quite small (possibly even zero), and acquiring new labels is usually a slow, expensive endeavor. As a result, algorithms that can extract features from unlabeled data to improve the performance of data-limited tasks are quite valuable.read more

Linux server build template (document)

Tuesday 12th of September 2017 08:14:42 PM
Linux server build template which will help you design your own build sheet or build book. This template can be used as baseline and has all necessary details regarding new server build.

What you need to know to manage Linux disks

Tuesday 12th of September 2017 07:00:21 PM
Managing Linux disks and the file systems that reside on them is something of an art – from initial setup to monitoring performance. Learn how to master that art, learning everything from the basics of Linux file systems to some expert commands.

Jim Zemlin Declares 2017 the Year of the Linux Desktop

Tuesday 12th of September 2017 05:46:01 PM
LOS ANGELES — Open Source Summit, the event formerly known as LinuxCon North America, kicked off today with a series of announcements and a s strong message about the power of open source."2017 has been a pretty incredible year in open-source," Jim Zemlin, Executive Director of the Linux Year of LinuxFoundation said in his opening keynote. "Open-source is growing exponentially."

Linus Torvalds' lifestyle tips for hackers: be like me, work in a bathrobe, no showers before noon

Tuesday 12th of September 2017 04:31:41 PM
Also be curious and constructive by working on Linux instead of breaking itLinux Lord Linus Torvalds has offered some lifestyle advice for hackers, suggesting they adopt his admittedly-unglamorous lifestyle but also his ethos of working on things that matter.…

5 reasons Facebook's React license was a mistake

Tuesday 12th of September 2017 03:17:21 PM
In July 2017, the Apache Software Foundation effectively banned the license combination Facebook has been applying to all the projects it has been releasing as open source.read more

First Look at the New Control Center of Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark)

Tuesday 12th of September 2017 02:03:01 PM
Canonical is still working on polishing its upcoming Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) operating system, due for release next month on October 19, and today we'd like to offer you a first look at the new control center that'll be implemented in this release.

Equifax blames open-source software for its record-breaking security breach: Report

Tuesday 12th of September 2017 12:48:41 PM
The credit rating giant claims an Apache Struts security hole was the real cause of its security breach of 143 million records. ZDNet examines the claim.

An open source toolkit for measuring project health

Tuesday 12th of September 2017 11:34:21 AM
I've always had a nagging question about open source projects: How does one determine a project's success/failure? Does "success" or "failure" get detemined by code commits and gut feel? Or is that some other way?read more

Tiny Bluetooth LE dev boards target IoT apps

Tuesday 12th of September 2017 10:20:01 AM
Two Cortex-M4 Bluetooth LE boards have gained wider distribution: Arrow is selling SensiEdge’s SensiBLE, and Mouser has Adafruit’s Feather Nrf52 Bluefruit. Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) continues to rise in importance as the wireless conduit for MCU-based IoT edge devices. Late last week Arrow Electronics announced it was launching the recently introduced SensiBLE IoT SoM, which […]

Linus Torvalds Wants Attackers to Join Linux Kernel Development

Tuesday 12th of September 2017 09:05:41 AM
Speaking at the Open Source Summit in LA, Linux creator said he wants hackers to join Linux before they turn to the dark side.

An intro to using eBPF to filter packets in the Linux kernel

Tuesday 12th of September 2017 07:51:20 AM
In 1992, Steven McCanne and Van Jacobson from Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory proposed a solution for BSD Unix systems for minimizing unwanted network packet copies to user space by implementing an in-kernel packet filter known as Berkeley Packet Filter (BPF). In 1997, it was introduced in Linux kernel version 2.1.75.

Chasing Carrots' Pressure Overdrive

Tuesday 12th of September 2017 06:37:00 AM
A "funky, four-wheeled shoot 'em up" is how independentgame-developer Chasing Carrots describes its newest game releasePressure Overdrive for Linux, Mac OS, Windows and Xbox.

Researcher publicly discloses 10 zero-day flaws in D-Link 850L routers

Tuesday 12th of September 2017 05:22:40 AM
Citing previous vulnerability disclosure problems with D-Link, a security researcher went public with 10 zero-day flaws in D-Link 850L routers and advised the masses to immediately disconnect affected routers.

Windows 10's Built-In Linux Shell Could Be Abused to Hide Malware, Researchers Say

Tuesday 12th of September 2017 04:08:20 AM
Microsoft surprised the technology world last year when it announced that users will be able to run native Linux applications in Windows 10 without virtualization. While this feature is meant to help developers, researchers believe it could be abused by attackers to hide malware from security products.

More in Tux Machines

OpenSUSE fonts – The sleeping beauty guide

Pandora’s box of fonts is one of the many ailments of the distro world. As long as we do not have standards, and some rather strict ones at that, we will continue to suffer from bad fonts, bad contrast, bad ergonomics, and in general, settings that are not designed for sustained, prolonged use. It’s a shame, because humans actually use computers to interface with information, to READ text and interpret knowledge using the power of language. It’s the most critical element of the whole thing. OpenSUSE under-delivers on two fonts – anti-aliasing and hinting options that are less than ideal, and then it lacks the necessary font libraries to make a relevant, modern and pleasing desktop for general use. All of this can be easily solved if there’s more attention, love and passion for the end product. After all, don’t you want people to be spending a lot of time interacting, using and enjoying the distro? Hopefully, one day, all this will be ancient history. We will be able to choose any which system and never worry or wonder how our experience is going to be impacted by the choice of drivers, monitors, software frameworks, or even where we live. For the time being, if you intend on using openSUSE, this little guide should help you achieve a better, smoother, higher-quality rendering of fonts on the screen, allowing you to enjoy the truly neat Plasma desktop to the fullest. Oh, in the openSUSE review, I promised we would handle this, and handle it we did! Take care. Read more

Today in Techrights

Direct Rendering Manager and VR HMDs Under Linux

  • Intel Prepping Support For Huge GTT Pages
    Intel OTC developers are working on support for huge GTT pages for their Direct Rendering Manager driver.
  • Keith Packard's Work On Better Supporting VR HMDs Under Linux With X.Org/DRM
    Earlier this year Keith Packard started a contract gig for Valve working to improve Linux's support for virtual reality head-mounted displays (VR HMDs). In particular, working on Direct Rendering Manager (DRM) and X.Org changes needed so VR HMDs will work well under Linux with the non-NVIDIA drivers. A big part of this work is the concept of DRM leases, a new Vulkan extension, and other changes to the stack.

Software: Security Tools, cmus, Atom-IDE, Skimmer Scanner

  • Security Tools to Check for Viruses and Malware on Linux
    First and foremost, no operating system is 100 percent immune to attack. Whether a machine is online or offline, it can fall victim to malicious code. Although Linux is less prone to such attacks than, say, Windows, there is no absolute when it comes to security. I have witnessed, first hand, Linux servers hit by rootkits that were so nasty, the only solution was to reinstall and hope the data backup was current. I’ve been a victim of a (very brief) hacker getting onto my desktop, because I accidentally left desktop sharing running (that was certainly an eye opener). The lesson? Even Linux can be vulnerable. So why does Linux need tools to prevent viruses, malware, and rootkits? It should be obvious why every server needs protection from rootkits — because once you are hit with a rootkit, all bets are off as to whether you can recover without reinstalling the platform. It’s antivirus and anti-malware where admins start getting a bit confused. Let me put it simply — if your server (or desktop for that matter) makes use of Samba or sshfs (or any other sharing means), those files will be opened by users running operating systems that are vulnerable. Do you really want to take the chance that your Samba share directory could be dishing out files that contain malicious code? If that should happen, your job becomes exponentially more difficult. Similarly, if that Linux machine performs as a mail server, you would be remiss to not include AV scanning (lest your users be forwarding malicious mail).
  • cmus – A Small, Fast And Powerful Console Music Player For Linux
    You may ask a question yourself when you see this article. Is it possible to listen music in Linux terminal? Yes because nothing is impossible in Linux. We have covered many popular GUI-based media players in our previous articles but we didn’t cover any CLI based media players as of now, so today we are going to cover about cmus, is one of the famous console-based media players among others (For CLI, very few applications is available in Linux).
  • You Can Now Transform the Atom Hackable Text Editor into an IDE with Atom-IDE
    GitHub and Facebook recently launched a set of tools that promise to allow you to transform your Atom hackable text editor into a veritable IDE (Integrated Development Environment). They call the project Atom-IDE. With the release of Atom 1.21 Beta last week, GitHub introduced Language Server Protocol support to integrate its brand-new Atom-IDE project, which comes with built-in support for five popular language servers, including JavaScript, TypeScript, PHP, Java, C#, and Flow. But many others will come with future Atom updates.
  • This open-source Android app is designed to detect nearby credit card skimmers
    Protecting our data is a constant battle, especially as technology continues to advance. A recent trend that has popped up is the installation of credit card skimmers, especially at locations such as gas pumps. With a simple piece of hardware and 30 seconds to install it, a hacker can easily steal credit card numbers from a gas pump without anyone knowing. Now, an open-source app for Android is attempting to help users avoid these skimmers.