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Reddit: Sony Settles in Linux Battle

Sunday 3rd of July 2016 10:13:46 PM

LXer: Kubuntu 16.04 LTS Users Receive the Latest KDE Plasma 5.6.5 Desktop, Update Now

Sunday 3rd of July 2016 09:09:12 PM
The Kubuntu developers announced the general availability of the latest KDE Plasma 5.6.5 desktop environment, along wit KDE Frameworks 5.23.0 in the Backports PPA repositories for Kubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) users.

Reddit: I dont understand SSH command syntax..

Sunday 3rd of July 2016 08:31:34 PM

I am trying to understand port forwarding using SSH. Every place that I am looking for an example, they show different explanation.. (maybe typo problems.. idk)

Let say the syntax for local port forwarding (traffic from myserver to remotehost to host) is: <Enter> myserver# ssh -L port:host:hostport user@remotehost So the explanation to this syntax will be: Let traffic go though port port on myserver to remotehost (though the ssh tunnel) to port hostport on host So for example: server1# ssh -L 8080:MyWebServer:80 root@MySSHserver Let traffic go though port 8080 on server1 to MySSHserver (though the ssh tunnel) to port 80 on MyWebServer

And remote port forwarding (traffic from remotehost to myserver to host) syntax will be: myserver# ssh -R port:host:hostport user@remotehost So the explanation to this syntax will be: Let traffic go though port port on remotehost to myserver (though the ssh tunnel) to port hostport on host So for example: server1# ssh -R 80:localhost:8080 root@MySSHserver Let traffic go though port 80 on MySSHserver to server1 (though the ssh tunnel) to port 8080 on localhost (which is server1)

Is my understanding of this syntax is correct and so my examples?

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Reddit: Install Chrome OS on Laptop

Sunday 3rd of July 2016 08:28:14 PM

TuxMachines: Want to bring that old netbook back to life? Hands-on with Manjaro LXQt and LXLE

Sunday 3rd of July 2016 07:02:54 PM

Either of these would be a good choice for the N150. If I were making the choice it would be Manjaro LXQt, because I like (and trust) Manjaro, it is smaller overall, it has made a lot of the same choices I would make in packages, and it just feels a bit snappier overall on the N150. But other people might very well prefer LXLE because it is based on Ubuntu and they prefer the package selection. It's all good.

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TuxMachines: GNU/Linux Leftovers

Sunday 3rd of July 2016 06:49:12 PM
  • Linux Desktop Marketshare Just Passed 2 Percent [Ed: Microsoft-connected company]

    Worldwide Linux marketshare has passed 2% for the first time, according to data from analytics company Netmarketshare.

  • Our Second Podcast with James Ramey (Codeweavers)

    Following our first podcast with ProfessorKaos64 featuring his work on SteamOS, here is the second episode this time with the president of Codeweavers, James Ramey, recorded just a couple of weeks ago. We have already had the chance to feature James Ramey regarding DX11 support in the past, and it’s a great time to reconnect with his and his team to see what are the prospects for CrossOver/WINE in the near future. Including DX12 support down the road with Vulkan!

  • Why do we use the Linux kernel's TCP stack?

    I'm at PolyConf in Poland today, and I watched this super interesting talk by Leandro Pereira about Lwan, an ~8000 line of code web server. He talked about a bunch of the optimizations they'd done (improve CPU cache performance! be really careful about locking!). You can read more about the performance on the website & the links there.

  • 32 MB OS for Raspberry Pi 3 | Yocto Project

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TuxMachines: Leftovers: Software

Sunday 3rd of July 2016 06:48:29 PM

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TuxMachines: GNOME and GTK

Sunday 3rd of July 2016 06:47:03 PM
  • CSS blend modes in Gtk+

    As part of my work on Endless, I have to maintain and adapt GNOME applications to better suit our needs. This usually includes fixing bugs, working around limitations of the toolkit, and sometimes implementing new features.

  • coala 0.7

    A large part of the coala people will be at EuroPython, we’ll have a sprint and will probably try to make a sort of mini conference with talks, workshops etc. during those sprints in parallel to hacking. Be sure to drop by if you’d like to know more.

  • Analyzing GNOME design patterns

    After learning more about “What is usability,” different ways to test usability, personas, scenarios, and scenario tasks, the research phase is over. We are now starting the usability testing phase which should be really exciting!

  • Increasing Non Billable Hours

    Think of yourself as a startup for premium customers: focus on growth. You don’t need every single contract – you want good contracts. Take your time finding good customers and producing valuable work for them. Make sure they value you – instead of increasing your billable hours, increase your value and with it the hourly bill.

  • Audio Tag Editing Features Head to GNOME Music

    GNOME Music is a capable music player for the GNOME desktop, but it lacks many of the features that make rival apps like Rhythmbox and Clementine so popular.

    I might be old school but I still to use a desktop media player to play local media files on my Ubuntu desktop, and not solely subsist on streaming those stored in t’cloud (disclaimer: I do use Spotify regularly, but only to listen to music I don’t own. I haven’t bought new music in several years).

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TuxMachines: Solus 1.2.1 and Other Distros

Sunday 3rd of July 2016 06:46:36 PM
  • Peek at a Point Release: Solus 1.2.1

    A lot of incredible work coalesced for Solus 1.2, ranging from improvements to our flagship desktop environment Budgie to significant performance gains in the underlying system. The Installer and Software Center were built from the ground up to address a wide variety of pain points and make the use of Solus easier for everyone. We also were the first operating system to ship the new Arc Icon Theme, not only as the default for Solus 1.2, but also the first to make it readily available in the repo.

  • Solus 1.2 Overview
  • Solus Software Center: Quick Tour
  • [Older] New Creative Linux Distros

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TuxMachines: SUSE Leftovers

Sunday 3rd of July 2016 06:45:12 PM

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TuxMachines: FSF/GNU

Sunday 3rd of July 2016 06:34:55 PM
  • What’s up with nano?

    As expected, the recent state of events where nano transitioned maintainership to Benno Schulenberg, and the project left GNU, has a lot of people speculating about what happened, and more disappointingly, making some pretty nasty assertions about motivations. I want to try and give a brief update on them to hopefully calm things down.

  • User freedom in the age of computer-generated software

    Many of us share a vision for the way software, free or otherwise, is developed: software is written by a programmer as “source code” and transformed through some mechanisms into “object code.” As free software activists, we are used to thinking about our legal, development, and community processes and tooling in terms of this workflow. But what happens when software which used to be written manually by humans is developed generatively through other software? How does this affect software and user freedom?

  • Unifont 9.0.01 Released

    This release includes all Basic Multilingual Plane and Supplemental Multilingual Plane scripts that are easily drawn in a 16-by-16 pixel grid up through all new Unicode 9.0 scripts. This release also incorporates changes to scripts that The Unicode Consortium altered. See the ChangeLog file for full details.

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TuxMachines: Security Leftovers

Sunday 3rd of July 2016 06:33:48 PM
  • Progress Towards 100% HTTPS, June 2016
  • Exploiting Recursion in the Linux Kernel
  • Home Computers Connected to the Internet Aren't Private, Court Rules [iophk: "MS Windows == insecure, therefore all computer are game"]

    A judge in Virginia rules that people should have no expectation of privacy on their home PCs because no connected computer "is immune from invasion."
    A federal judge for the Eastern District of Virginia has ruled that the user of any computer that connects to the Internet should not have an expectation of privacy because computer security is ineffectual at stopping hackers.

    The June 23 ruling came in one of the many cases resulting from the FBI's infiltration of PlayPen, a hidden service on the Tor network that acted as a hub for child exploitation, and the subsequent prosecution of hundreds of individuals. To identify suspects, the FBI took control of PlayPen for two weeks and used, what it calls, a "network investigative technique," or NIT—a program that runs on a visitor's computer and identifies their Internet address.

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Reddit: Linux CLI (tty) music ascii visualizer

Sunday 3rd of July 2016 05:14:40 PM

Hi. Does anyone know the thing that could play mp3\flac files and visualize 'em right in my tty (NOT terminal)? Imagine vlc + caca but, without vlc b'cause it doesn't work in my tty for some reason. Just some thing like mp3blaster + ascii visualize plugin. No mpd for I don't need sqlite3 and other server-client crap stuff to listen to my music file. Assume it's an embedded system. You know such a thing? Please share.

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TuxMachines: 4 Reasons an Open Source CMS Should Be Appealing to IT

Sunday 3rd of July 2016 05:07:12 PM

With an open source CMS, there’s a massive development community, which alleviates the constraint of a limited pool of technical resources. That coupled with full access to the code allows organizations to drive their technical needs based on their business requirements — not the other way around. A site built for the business user reduces the need for technical support in the first place, further enabling non-technical users to take control of their online presence.

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LXer: Better Than We Found It

Sunday 3rd of July 2016 04:42:28 PM
Technology is supposed to make our lives easier. It's supposed to automate those things that take our valuable time, and it promises to make those things we still do faster and more efficient. Unfortunately though, it hasn't given us more free time, it's just allowed us to cram even more activities into our already busy schedules.

TuxMachines: ARM Lead

Sunday 3rd of July 2016 03:26:58 PM
  • Inside Japan’s Future Exascale ARM Supercomputer

    The rumors that supercomputer maker Fujitsu would be dropping the Sparc architecture and moving to ARM cores for its next generation of supercomputers have been going around since last fall, and at the International Supercomputing Conference in Frankfurt, Germany this week, officials at the server maker and RIKEN, the research and development arm of the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) that currently houses the mighty K supercomputer, confirmed that this is indeed true.

  • Fujitsu turns to ARM for Post-K supercomputer

    Alternative chip architectures are taking some thunder away from Intel's x86 at this week's International Supercomputing Conference in Frankfurt.

    China's TaihuLight, which was ranked the world's fastest supercomputer, has a homegrown chip. And the ARM architecture, which dominates mobile-device chips, will appear in Fujitsu's next flagship supercomputer.

  • Intel: ARM Servers To Renew Their Attack

    Up until now, server chips based on ARM Holdings' (NASDAQ:ARMH) architecture have had little impact on the data center market, and Intel's (NASDAQ:INTC) Data Center Group has continued to grow. ARM server vendors are preparing the next wave of server chips based on 14-16 nm FinFET technology. These will be much more competitive and energy efficient and could start to erode Intel's share of the data center by 2017.

[Windows/Intel demise]

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Reddit: Enhanced security

Sunday 3rd of July 2016 03:19:14 PM

I'm new to enhanced security and I'm considering SELinux..

I've a question about SE. Is really needed? I see that most distro does not support it, and when supported, user (in most cases) disable it on server and desktop. On a great number of ml I can read "oh, I have a problem" and reply "oh, disable selinux"

Why users suggest to disable it instead to study it?

Do you got some experiences with it and if yes, selinux made the differences?

AppArmor is included.

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Reddit: Organic Entropy

Sunday 3rd of July 2016 02:51:29 PM

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  • Google, Samsung, Radisys join CORD project
    The Open Networking Lab (ON.Lab) and The Linux Foundation have spun off the Central Office Re-architected as a Data Center (CORD) initiative into its own, new open source project, and Google, Samsung Electronics and Radisys are joining the CORD and ONOS Projects as new partners. Google plans to host the first CORD Summit on July 29 at Google Sunnyvale Tech Corner Campus in California, where industry leaders, network architects and administrators, developers and engineers will convene.
  • CORD Project Aims to Bring Cloud Agility to Service Providers
    The CORD Project recently became an independent project hosted by The Linux Foundation. CORD (TM) (Central Office Re-architected as a Datacenter), which began as a use case of ONOS®, brings NFV, SDN, and commodity clouds to the telco central office and aims to give telco service providers the same level of agility that cloud providers have to rapidly create new services. Major service providers like AT&T, SK Telecom, Verizon, China Unicom, and NTT Communications, as well as companies like Google and Samsung, are already supporting CORD.
  • Linux Kernel 4.4.16 LTS Released with Over 150 Changes, It's Already in Solus
  • Linux Kernel 4.6.5 Has Numerous Nouveau Improvements, ARM and ARM64 Fixes
  • Linux Kernel 4.6.5 and Kernel 4.4.16 released
    Just after a couple of weeks,Linux Kernel 4.6.4 and 4.6.15 release was announced,here comes the next release in both series of Linux kernel 4.6 and 4.4. Both the releases are to bring fixes and improvements in performance.There are some workarounds made in GPU drivers,Wireless,USB,Sound and others can be checked in the change log,Of Course. In the Kernel 4.6.5 there are 220 files changed,1754 files inserted newly and 998 deletations are made.On the other hand,Linux kernel 4.4.16 has 156 files are changed,1475 insetations and 845 deletations are notified as per the announcement.
  • Linux 4.7 now out with enhanced security and advanced graphics support

BSD Leftovers

  • FreeBSD Q2'2016: EFI Improvements, Prepping For FreeBSD 11.0, Package Updates
    For FreeBSD fans not closely following its development on a daily basis, the FreeBSD project has released their Q2'2016 quarterly status report that covers various activities going on around this BSD operating system project.
  • EuroBSDCon 2016 schedule has been released
    The EuroBSDCon 2016 talks and schedule have been released, and oh are we in for a treat! All three major BSD's have a "how we made the network go fast" talk, nearly every single timeslot has a networking related talk, and most of the non-networking talks look fantastic as well.

Security News

  • Linux Security Automation at Scale in the Cloud
    Ten years ago it didn’t seem like Linux growth could increase any faster. Then, in 2006, Amazon launched Amazon Web Services (AWS). Linux growth went from linear to exponential. AWS competitors sprang up and were acquired by IBM, Microsoft, and other big players, accelerating Linux expansion even more. Linux became the platform of choice for the private cloud. But this movement wasn’t confined to the cloud. A rush to create Linux applications and services spilled over to traditional on premises. Linux had evolved from that obscure thing people ran web servers on to the backbone operating system of the majority of IT.
  • Don’t want to get hacked? Close your laptop.
    My friends often leave their computers open and unlocked. I tell them they should probably get in the habit of locking their computers, but they don’t listen to me. So I’ve created a simple project to hack my friends and show them the importance of computer security. All I need to do is wait for them to leave their computer unlocked for a few seconds, open up their terminal, and type a single, short command.
  • Citibank IT guy deliberately wiped routers, shut down 90% of firm’s networks across America
    It was just after 6pm on December 23, 2013, and Lennon Ray Brown, a computer engineer at the Citibank Regents Campus in Irving, Texas, was out for revenge. Earlier in the day, Brown – who was responsible for the bank’s IT systems – had attended a work performance review with his supervisor. It hadn’t gone well. Brown was now a ticking time bomb inside the organisation, waiting for his opportunity to strike. And with the insider privileges given to him by the company, he had more of an opportunity to wreak havoc than any external hacker.
  • Explo-Xen! Bunker buster bug breaks out guests from hypervisor
    A super-bug in the Xen hypervisor may allow privileged code running in guests to escape to the underlying host. This means, on vulnerable systems, malicious administrators within virtual machines can potentially break out of their confines and start interfering with the host server and other guests. This could be really bad news for shared environments. All versions of open-source Xen are affected (CVE-2016-6258, XSA-182) although it is only potentially exploitable on x86 hardware running paravirtualized (PV) guests. The bug was discovered by Jérémie Boutoille of Quarkslab, and publicly patched on Tuesday for Xen versions 4.3 to 4.7 and the latest bleeding-edge code.
  • Intel Puts Numbers on the Security Talent Shortage
    The cybersecurity shortfall in the workforce remains a critical vulnerability for companies and nations, according to an Intel Security report being issued today. Eighty-two percent of surveyed respondents reported a shortage of security skills, and respondents in every country said that cybersecurity education is deficient.