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TuxMachines: Security Leftovers

Monday 11th of January 2016 05:25:16 PM

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TuxMachines: Mycroft AI for Linux Desktops Is the Most Exciting Technology of 2016

Monday 11th of January 2016 04:00:51 PM

Mycroft for desktop is one of the most anticipated pieces of technology in 2016, and its makers have decided to make the wait even more unbearable with a new video announcement.

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Reddit: What scripts do you guys use?

Monday 11th of January 2016 05:49:08 AM

What kind of scripts do you guys use on your machines for personal use. Things you use for convenience or even just nifty and interesting effects.

One example, I have a simple script that moves all of my download files to the proper directories, such as videos, documents etc. Then I have it as a cron job, so my downloads folder is clean.

Just curious what other suggestions you could pose to me.

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LXer: Unvanquished Free First-Person Shooter Game Gets Its First Release for 2016

Monday 11th of January 2016 05:12:19 AM
The guys over Unvanquished, a free and open-source FPS game for GNU/Linux, Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows operating systems have just returned from their Winter holidays and released the first Alpha build for 2016.

Phoronix: Nouveau Gets Some Improvements For Linux 4.5

Monday 11th of January 2016 05:05:24 AM
While it was looking like Nouveau might not have any big updates for Linux 4.5, a last-minute pull request was honored for DRM-Next that will provide some new/improved functionality to this open-source NVIDIA Linux kernel driver...

Reddit: Linux 4.4 released

Monday 11th of January 2016 01:38:43 AM

LXer: Tails 1.8.2 OS Leaves No Trace Online or Offline

Monday 11th of January 2016 01:23:35 AM
Tails, a live operating system that aims to preserve users’ privacy and that helps people use the Internet anonymously, has been upgraded to version 18.2 and is now ready for download.

Reddit: Open-source = more hackable?

Monday 11th of January 2016 01:13:58 AM

A friend of mine insists that open-source software is worse than proprietary because hackers can read the code and find the weak spots. That's why he prefers to use OS X instead of Gnu / Linux, first-party iOS apps, and so on. Do you agree with this? If not, why? And if you do agree, why is open-source still better than proprietary?

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TuxMachines: Manjaro Linux Cinnamon 16.01 Now in Development, Ships with Arc and Nitrux Themes

Monday 11th of January 2016 01:03:43 AM

This past weekend, Ringo de Kroon, the maintainer of the Cinnamon desktop environment for Manjaro Linux, as well as the Manjaro Linux Cinnamon Community Edition, released for testing the first development build from the upcoming Manjaro Linux Cinnamon 16.01 series.

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TuxMachines: Solus Linux Operating System to Be Soon Separated from the GNOME Stack

Monday 11th of January 2016 01:02:41 AM

A few minutes ago, January 10, 2016, Josh Strobl from the Solus Project published the seventeen installation of the weekly "This Week in Solus" newsletter, informing users of the Solus Linux operating system about the latest developments.

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TuxMachines: Debian Installer Stretch Alpha 5 Now Uses i686 Kernel Over i586, SPARC64 Support

Monday 11th of January 2016 01:01:17 AM

The fifth alpha release of the Debian Installer being prepared for the 9.0 "Stretch" release is now available.

Debian Installer Stretch Alpha 5 for its i386 configuration now uses the i686 kernel rather than i586, has initial debian-installer support for SPARC64, support for NVMe devices, various ARM device updates, accessibility support for all desktops, the Linux 4.3 kernel is now used, and a variety of other changes made to this Stretch Installer.

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TuxMachines: Copyright Industry Rhetoric Ignores The Existence Of Linux And Wikipedia

Monday 11th of January 2016 01:00:47 AM

Linux and Wikipedia (as well as other, less known achievements) show unambiguously that the idea of requiring any kind of payment for great tools, culture, or knowledge to come into being is an utter falsehood. It may be true in some cases. But the cases where it hasn’t been true have all shown that the basic premise, that the copyright monopoly is any kind of necessary, is the purest oxen fecalia.

And these projects, free in all aspects as they are, now underpin the Android operating system which powers three billion smartphones and well over half of the world’s servers in various incarnations of the GNU/Linux operating system. They support every lower- and higher-level education on the planet.

According to the copyright industry, these projects do not and cannot exist, as the authors weren’t paid.

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Slashdot: Ubuntu User Count Pegged At Over One Billion

Monday 11th of January 2016 12:00:07 AM

TuxMachines: Leftovers: Software

Sunday 10th of January 2016 10:01:33 PM
  • Uget 2.0.4 (Download Manager) Is Now Available For All The Supported Ubuntu Systems Via PPA
  • Simple Image Resizer (SIR) 3.0 Brings A Few Changes Only

    As you may know, Simple Image Resizer (SIR) is an open source tool written in C++ and created via the Qt GUI toolkit, for batch resizing, rotating and converting images. Also, it has a feature for adding frames or text and apply color and gradient filters to the images, some functions to manipulate the histogram and works with multiple photos by splitting the tasks on the processors.

  • Atom 1.3.3 Has Been Released

    Atom is an open-source, multi-platform text editor developed by GitHub, having a simple and intuitive graphical user interface and a bunch of interesting features for writing: CSS, HTML, JavaScript and other web programming languages. Among others, it has support for macros, auto-completion a split screen feature and it integrates with the file manager.

  • Kobo firmware 3.19.5761 mega update (KSM, nickel patch, ssh, fonts)

    Since 3.18.0 there have been two new firmwares for the Kobo eInk devices. For the very recently released firmware release 3.19.5761 I have updated my collection of patches and features. As with previous mega-package, I prepared updates for all three hardwares, Mark4 (Glo), Mark5 (Aura), and Mark6 (GloHD), but only the one for Mark6 is tested by myself.

  • Telegram 0.9.18 Has Been Released

    Telegram Desktop is an open-source and cross-platform Telegram client for Linux. The client has support for notifications, sending messages and media files, and inserting emoji.

  • Telegram Desktop 0.9.18 Is Available For Ubuntu And Fedora Via PPA And COPR

    Telegram Desktop is an open-source and cross-platform Telegram client for Linux. The client has support for notifications, sending messages and media files, and inserting emoji.

    While the Telegram Desktop client is still under development, it allows the users to send and receive messages from the Linux desktop, has a feature for synching across all the supported platform, so you can read your mobile notifications from both the computer and your phone, without missing anything. Also, it has file transfer support and the users can create groups for up to 200 people and send broadcast messages. Unfortunately, support for sending voice messages has not been implemented yet, the users can only listen or download received voice messages.

  • High DPI with FLTK

    After switchig to a notebook with higher resolution monitor, I noticed, that the FLTK based ICC Examin application looked way too small. Having worked in the last months much with pixel independent resolutions in QML, it was a pain to see the non adapted FLTK GUI. I had the impression, that despite of several years of a very appreciated advancement of monitor technology, some parts of graphics stacks did not move and take advantage. So I became curious on how to solve high DPI support the hard way.

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TuxMachines: Leftovers: Kernel

Sunday 10th of January 2016 10:01:11 PM

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TuxMachines: Linux 4.3 vs. Liquorix 4.3 vs. Linux 4.4 Kernel Tests

Sunday 10th of January 2016 04:01:02 PM

Liquorix is the Linux kernel spin that's optimized for "desktop, multimedia, and gaming workloads." Liquorix isn't a fork of the Linux kernel but just a specialized configuration of the kernel and does include some out-of-tree patches. Among the changes for Liquorix right now are enabling Zen interactive tuning, hard kernel preemption, budget fair queue, AuFS support, and it's basically an anti-debugging kernel in order to ensure faster performance.

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More in Tux Machines

Ubuntu Convergence

  • The Race to Convergence: Or is it a Marathon?
    This article, although it was smart to feature Ubuntu as a forerunner, it foolishly tried to give credit to Microsoft for ‘truly being the first’ to do convergence. First, did they? I had no idea. Nor do I care. Nor does anyone else I roll with. If the name has ‘Microsoft’ in it, we flee for the hills. Why? Because it’s compromised out of the box. It is dangerous.
  • Have We Converged Yet?
    Convergence is not about a unified computing experience across all your devices. Although that's an important goal, convergence is more about that point in time where your philosophy that technology should respect people converges with that of a group or company that believes the same.
  • Ubuntu.com Gets a New Look for the Tablet Section, Rest of Website to Follow
    With the new Ubuntu tablet out the door, Canonical also had to upgrade the website to reflect the changes accordingly, so now ubuntu.com has a really nice section dedicated to the BQ Aquaris M10. If we don't take Android into account, we can't really say that there are successful Linux-based tablet out there. It's not clear why that came to pass, but until this Ubuntu-powered tablet landed, there wasn't much competition. To be fair, there is not much competition right now, since Apple and Google pretty much dominate the market, but BQ Aquaris M10 is the only one that can double down as a regular PC.
  • BQ Ubuntu Tablet Has 64-bit CPU and Will Be Able to Run 32-bit ARM Apps
    The BQ Aquaris M10 Ubuntu tablet is powered by a 64-bit ARM processor, so the users have already started to ask around if they will be able to run the 32-bit apps from the phone on the tablet. The short answer is yes. The long answer is that it will take a little bit of work.
  • What the Ubuntu Convergence Means for Businesses, Consumers, OEMs, and Devs
    As you may well be aware, Canonical and BQ unveiled the world's first Ubuntu Tablet, the BQ Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition, which also happens to be the first Ubuntu converged device, which users can transform into a full-fledged PC.

CoreOS' Docker alternative reaches 1.0

Docker Images Are Moving From Ubuntu To Alpine Linux

Docker is reportedly going to be migrating all of their official images from an Ubuntu base to now using Alpine Linux. Alpine Linux is the lightweight distribution built atop musl libc and BusyBox while using a GrSecurity-enhanced Linux kernel. Alpine Linux uses OpenRC as its init system. If you are unfamiliar with this "Small. Simple. Secure." distribution, you can learn more via AlpineLinux.org. The image for Alpine is a mere 5MB. Read more Also: Docker Founders Hire Alpine Linux Developer to Move the Official Images to Ubuntu

Meaning of Convergence, Exploit Excludes Linux

The big news yesterday and even into today was the new Ubuntu tablet, which everyone including Canonical touted as "convergence delivered." Well, today Randall Ross scolds news sites for missing the "timely idea" that is convergence. In other news, security researchers have identified a new exploit that specifically avoids Linux. FOSS Force found that Linux users have no interest in anti-virus software and Phoronix reports on Ubuntu performance over the years. Read more