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OPNFV Summit 2017

Friday 30th of December 2016 01:22:55 AM
The OPNFV Summit brings together developers, end users, and communities working to advance open source Network Functions Virtualization.

nmon – A another nifty tool to monitor system resources on Linux

Thursday 29th of December 2016 11:57:09 PM
nmon is a another nifty tool to monitor various system resources such as CPU, memory, network, disks, file systems, NFS, top processes, Power micro-partition and resources (Linux version & processors) on Linux terminal.

OpenELEC 7.0 Linux OS Out Now with OpenVPN and Bluetooth Audio, Based on Kodi 16.1

Thursday 29th of December 2016 10:31:22 PM
The OpenELEC development team proudly announced the release of a new stable build of their HTPC (Home Theater PC) Linux-based operating system for embedded devices.

LXLE: A Linux Distribution Light on Resources But Heavy on Function

Thursday 29th of December 2016 09:05:36 PM
Most lightweight Linux distributions are fairly standard: They use a window manager with a small footprint and install a minimal amount of apps to continue with the small size metaphor. In the end, many of those distributions function well...at a cost of functionality.

Synapse launcher in Manjaro Linux- The Quick Launcher

Thursday 29th of December 2016 07:51:16 PM
If you are using unity or gnome desktop environment then you already know bash feature, which gives quick assess to lots of things. But on other desktop environments, this function is somewhat missing. To fill this gap we can use a good looking launcher named Synapse on Manjaro Linux or other Arch Distros.[.....]

NethServer: Linux without All That Linux Stuff

Thursday 29th of December 2016 06:36:55 PM
Okay, that title really isn't fair. NethServer has all the Linux stuff, it's justthat you don't have to interact with it in the traditional way in order toreap the benefits. NethServer is a web-based management software packagebuilt on top of CentOS. You can download it as a separate distribution,but truly, it's just software on top of CentOS.

How Facebook Uses Linux and Btrfs: An Interview with Chris Mason

Thursday 29th of December 2016 05:22:35 PM
Chris Mason is the principal author of Btrfs, the open source file system that’s seen as the default file system for SUSE Enterprise Linux. Mason started working on Btrfs at Oracle and then moved to Facebook where he continued to work on the file system as a member of the company’s Linux kernel team. When Facebook has new kernels that need to go out, Mason helps make sure that everything[he]#039[/he]s been properly tested and meets performance needs.

Top 7 Linux games of 2016

Thursday 29th of December 2016 04:08:15 PM
In the 2015 Open Source Yearbook I looked at the best open source games. This year, with the continuing growth of Linux gaming, I've rounded up the top Linux games on Steam. On an average day, some of these games are played by almost a million players. I included both free and non-free games on my listread more

Install npm on Ubuntu 16.04

Thursday 29th of December 2016 02:53:55 PM
npm is a JavaScript package manager which can be used to install, share, and distribute code as well as to manage dependencies in your projects.

Here's Ubuntu Budgie 16.10 Linux Operating System Running on an Onda Tablet PC

Thursday 29th of December 2016 01:39:35 PM
According to a tweet posted by user Beto Sanchez, it would appear that the Ubuntu Budgie 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) operating system is running on an Onda Tablet PC device, which usually ships with either Windows 10 or Android.

Randa Meetings Team Announces Community Partnership with KDE e.V.

Thursday 29th of December 2016 11:45:13 AM
The team behind The Randa Meetings is pleased to announce a community partnership with the KDE e.V. The Randa Meetings is the largest sprint organized by KDE, where roughly fifty KDE contributors meet yearly in the Swiss Alps to enjoy seven days of intense team work, pushing KDE technologies forward.

Kubernetes: A True Cloud Platform

Thursday 29th of December 2016 09:50:51 AM
The Kubernetes community is building a platform that will make application development completely cloud infrastructure agnostic. Sam Ghods, co-founder of Box, said Kubernetes’ combination of portability and extensibility put it in a class of its own for cloud application development, during his CloudNativeCon keynote in November.“We finally have a portable abstraction to work against in cloud infrastructure,” he said.

6 of the Best LibreOffice Extensions You Should Use

Thursday 29th of December 2016 07:56:29 AM
LibreOffice is already packed with features, and if that is not enough for you, here are some of the best LibreOffice extensions you can use to extend its functionality.

Linus Torvalds' Subsurface 4.6 Open-Source Divelog App Gets First Beta Release

Thursday 29th of December 2016 06:02:07 AM
The Subsurface 4.6 open-source and cross-platform divelog application developed by Linus Torvalds in collaboration with various other skilled developers is now in the works with a first Beta release out the door.

The Best Linux Desktop Environments for HiDPI Displays

Thursday 29th of December 2016 04:07:45 AM
macOS and Windows 10, but not Linux, have good HiDPI support for high-resolution monitors. Here are the best Linux desktop environments to use with HiDPI displays.

Install Etherpad web-based real-time collaborative editor on Ubuntu 16.04 Linux

Thursday 29th of December 2016 12:22:13 AM
Etherpad is an Open Source, web-based and real-time collaborative editor. It allows multiple persons, using their web browsers to edit a document at the same time. It also offers some cool features like rich text formating and instant messaging.

Chrome will soon mark some HTTP pages as 'non-secure'

Wednesday 28th of December 2016 10:56:26 PM
Beginning next month, the company will tag web pages that include login or credit card fields with the message "Not Secure" if the page is not served using HTTPS, the secure version of the internet protocol.

Add power to your terminal with powerline

Wednesday 28th of December 2016 09:30:40 PM
A while ago, Fedora Magazine posted this interview with Rackspace architect Major Hayden where he mentioned the powerline utility. If you often use a terminal, you too might find powerline useful. It gives you helpful status information, and helps you stay... Continue Reading →

KDE Developers Planning on Rebasing Plasma Mobile on AOSP or Lineage OS

Wednesday 28th of December 2016 08:04:54 PM
KDE contributor Bhushan Shah announced today, December 28, on his personal blog that the development team behind the Plasma Mobile operating system is considering a rebase to either AOSP or Lineage OS.

Saving Application State in the Stateless Container World

Wednesday 28th of December 2016 06:39:08 PM
Running applications in our brave new container orchestration world is like managing herds of fireflies; they blink in and out. There is no such thing as uptimes anymore. Applications run, and when they fail, replacements launch from vanilla images. Easy come, easy go. But if your application needs to preserve state, it and must either take periodic snapshots or have some other method of recovering state. Snapshots are far from ideal as you will likely lose data, as with any non-graceful shutdown.

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Wine-Staging 2.0-RC5 and 'Squad' Might be Coming to GNU/Linux

  • Wine-Staging 2.0-RC5 Improves Compatibility For Origin, GOG Galaxy & More
    Wine-Staging 2.0-RC5 was released on Sunday as the newest version of this experimental/testing Wine build. This time around there are some exciting new patches. On top of re-basing off Friday's Wine 2.0-rc5 release and continuing to maintain quite a number of patches that haven't yet made their way into mainline Wine, a few more patches were added. Upstream Wine is currently under a code freeze until the 2.0 release later this month but that doesn't stop the Wine-Staging crew.
  • Release 2.0-rc5
    Wine Staging 2.0-rc5 improves the compatibility of various applications that require at least Windows Vista or Windows 7. This includes Origin, Uplay, GOG Galaxy and many more. Several bugs were fixed in the PE loader to support loading of packed executables with truncated headers and/or on-the-fly section decompression. If you are using the 64 bit version of Wine, you may also benefit from the memory manager improvements, which allow applications to reserve/allocate more than 32 GB of virtual memory. The memory allocations are now only constrained by resource limitations of the hardware / the operating system and no longer by an artificial design limit in Wine.
  • Looks like FPS game 'Squad' might be coming to Linux soon
    The game uses Unreal Engine and we know already how iffy their Linux support actually is. Hopefully they won't come across too many troubles.

Security News

  • Microsoft slates end to security bulletins in February [iophk: "further obscuring"; Ed: See this]
    Microsoft next month will stop issuing detailed security bulletins, which for nearly 20 years have provided individual users and IT professionals information about vulnerabilities and their patches. One patching expert crossed his fingers that Microsoft would make good on its pledge to publish the same information when it switches to a new online database. "I'm on the fence right now," said Chris Goettl, product manager with patch management vendor Shavlik, of the demise of bulletins. "We'll have to see [the database] in February before we know how well Microsoft has done [keeping its promise]."
  • Reflected XSS through AngularJS sandbox bypass causes password exposure of McDonald users
    By abusing an insecure cryptographic storage vulnerability (link) and a reflected server cross-site-scripting vulnerability (link) it is possible to steal and decrypt the password from a McDonald's user. Besides that, other personal details like the user's name, address & contact details can be stolen too.
  • DragonFlyBSD Installer Updated To Support UEFI System Setup
    DragonFlyBSD has been working on its (U)EFI support and with the latest Git code its installer now has basic UEFI support.

A Look At The Huge Performance Boosts With Nouveau Mesa 17.0-devel On Maxwell

Landing this week in Mesa 17.0-devel Git was OpenGL 4.3 for NVC0 Maxwell and a big performance boost as well for these GeForce GTX 750 / 900 series NVIDIA "Maxwell" graphics processors. Here are some before/after benchmarks of the performance improvements, which the patch cited as "1.5~3.5x better", when testing a GeForce GTX 750 Ti and GTX 980. Read more Also: Fresh Tests Of Intel Beignet OpenCL

Q4OS 1.8.2, Orion

New version 1.8.2 is based on the the most recent release of stable Debian Jessie 8.7, important security patches have been applied and core system packages have been updated. Q4OS Update manager has been rewritten from scratch to provide a robust and reliable tool for safe system upgrades. Other Q4OS specific fixes and under the hood improvements are delivered as usual. All the updates are immediately available for existing Q4OS users from the regular Q4OS repositories. Most attention is now focused on the development of the testing Q4OS 'Scorpion' version 2.2, based on Debian 9 Stretch. Q4OS 2.2 Scorpion continues to be under development so far, and it will stay as long as Debian Stretch will be testing, the release date is preliminarily scheduled at about the turn of April and May 2017. Q4OS 'Scorpion' will be supported at least five years from the official release date. Read more