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Phoronix: Rust Programming Language 1.15 Released

Thursday 2nd of February 2017 07:29:12 PM
Rust 1.15 is out the door for those interested in this systems programming language...

Reddit: Rust 1.15

Thursday 2nd of February 2017 07:26:09 PM

Reddit: Ubuntu but with Arch-like Rolling Release updates

Thursday 2nd of February 2017 07:16:03 PM

Is there a variant like this? Or a workaround?


I want cutting edge Linux on my PC instead of using years-old LTSs but don't want to reinstall my system every couple of months.


At the same time I would love to stay in the Ubuntu ecosystem because everything is way easier when you have so many quasi-distribution-specific online sources for problem solving and a quasi-distribution-specific wiki page for practically every important package.

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Phoronix: GIMP 2.10 Coming, GIMP May Re-Target To GTK4 Rather Than GTK3

Thursday 2nd of February 2017 07:13:14 PM
The GEGL/GIMP team have decided some details concerning GIMP 2.10 as well as the future GIMP updates with GTK3, which may now be GTK4 instead...

LinuxToday: AndEX Project Now Lets You Run Android 7.1.1 Nougat Live on Your PC or Laptop

Thursday 2nd of February 2017 07:00:00 PM

AndEX is a commercial fork of the well-known Android-x86 project, whose main goal is to port Google's Linux-based Android operating system to x86 platforms.

TuxMachines: Improving Debian Linux Package Management: Seven Tools

Thursday 2nd of February 2017 06:48:52 PM

If you run Debian or one of its derivatives like Linux Mint or Ubuntu, sooner or later you come across apt-get and dpkg, the main commands for package management. However, these are only the most common Debian package tools. Over the years, Debian has evolved literally dozens of scripts and tools to make installing and configuring packages easier.

Many of these scripts and tools aid in creating packages. However, many are useful for everyday users, too. Often, they include features you simply won't find in desktop tools.

Here are nine of the most useful package management tools in Debian. Most should be available in Debian-derivatives as well:

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LXer: NMAP TCP/IP Overview

Thursday 2nd of February 2017 06:39:41 PM
When dealing with network scanning on the Internet or any similar Local Area Network (LAN) the protocol used is TCP/IP. Transport Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) is the protocol used when communicating on the network.

Reddit: suckless, software that sucks less

Thursday 2nd of February 2017 06:09:54 PM

Reddit: In all my years, never seen this one

Thursday 2nd of February 2017 05:48:04 PM

LXer: How to make file-specific setting changes in Vim using Modeline

Thursday 2nd of February 2017 05:42:30 PM
While plugins are no doubt one of Vim's biggest strengths, there are several other functionalities that make it one of the most powerful and feature-rich text editors/IDEs available to Linux users today. One of these functionalities is the ability to make file-specific setting changes. This ability can be accessed using the editor's Modeline feature.

TuxMachines: today's leftovers

Thursday 2nd of February 2017 05:21:15 PM

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Reddit: NVIDIA 375.27.08 Vulkan Driver Released

Thursday 2nd of February 2017 05:21:05 PM

TuxMachines: More Android Leftovers

Thursday 2nd of February 2017 05:17:46 PM

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TuxMachines: Leftovers: OSS

Thursday 2nd of February 2017 05:16:52 PM
  • Haiku OS Still Working Towards Beta Release, Adds 1360 x 768 Mode Support

    The folks working on the Haiku operating system that continues striving towards BeOS compatibility is advancing for 2017. While the first alpha of Haiku OS came in 2009, in 2017 they are working towards hopefully getting the beta shipped.

    Some recent accomplishments for Haiku OS development included the continued work on UEFI system support, adding 1360x768 video mode support, the Atheros813x wireless driver was ported over from FreeBSD 11, packages were updated, there is continued work on system internals, and a range of other happenings.

  • Automating Software Testing on Linux SBCs

    Demand is increasing for embedded software projects to support a variety of Linux hacker boards -- and that requires time consuming hardware testing to prove that your software works reliably. Fortunately, you can integrate test automation tools into your software development process to streamline the task, as explained by release engineer Paweł Wieczorek at last October’s Embedded Linux Conference Europe.

  • LibreOffice Update Offers Fresh Experience

    Dubbed "5.3 Fresh," this latest release takes the development of LibreOffice in a new direction with a focus on updating the user experience, according to Italo Vignoli of the Document Foundation. The 3.x Family centered on code cleanup, while the 4.x Family focused on code Refactoring.

    LibreOffice 5.3 extends the User Interface with an experimental Notebookbar. It also provides a new UI option. The experimental UI offers a choice of two toolbars: the Single Toolbar UI and the Sidebar with a Single Toolbar.

    Each UI layout targets a different cluster of LibreOffice users. The new focus should appeal both to early adopters and power users.

  • Hippo, Magento, OroCommerce & More: Keeping Up With Open Source CMS

    Open source CMS projects hit the ground running in January, barely pausing after the end-of-the-year break.

    A Forrester web content management Wave was released, summits were held and words of digital war were declared.

    If you missed out on any of last month’s action, here are the latest open source CMS headlines.

  • The 7 Elements of an Open Source Management Program: Strategy and Process

    An open source compliance policy is a set of rules that govern the management of open source software (both use of and contribution to). Processes are detailed specifications as to how a company will implement these rules on a daily basis.

    Compliance policies and processes govern the various aspects of using, contributing, auditing, and distribution of open source software. See the figure below for a sample compliance process, with the various steps each software component will go through as part of the due diligence.

  • Agile Is More Than Scrum

    On the developer level, there are myriad engineering practices (DevOps, Continuous Delivery, XP, Pair Programming). XP fits very well within Agile, as engineers are motivated to develop features based on customer value (and even to not develop things until it’s clear that they are needed). XP encourages code reviews on a continuous basis in order to improve software quality. Pair Programming is encouraged, as two brains can solve problems faster and better than one brain.

  • Facebook Just Launched A New Open Source Tool For Recovering Passwords Easily
  • Facebook launches new open source account recovery tool: Delegated Recovery
  • Security advisories for Wednesday

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Phoronix: NVIDIA 375.27.08 Vulkan Driver Released

Thursday 2nd of February 2017 05:16:06 PM
NVIDIA has released a new beta of their Vulkan driver for Windows and Linux...

LXer: Open Source Eye for the Android Guy

Thursday 2nd of February 2017 03:48:08 PM
Android may be a free operating system, but unlike GNU/Linux, keeping it free is next to impossible if you want to make it useful. The 7 Elements of an Open Source Management Program: Strategy and Process

Thursday 2nd of February 2017 03:30:44 PM
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Security News

  • Windows 10 least secure of Windows versions: study
    Windows 10 was the least secure of of current Windows versions in 2016, with 46% more vulnerabilities than either Windows 8 or 8.1, according to an analysis of Microsoft's own security bulletins in 2016. Security firm Avecto said its research, titled "2016 Microsoft Vulnerabilities Study: Mitigating risk by removing user privileges", had also found that a vast majority of vulnerabilities found in Microsoft products could be mitigated by removing admin rights. The research found that, despite its claims to being the "most secure" of Microsoft's operating systems, Windows 10 had 395 vulnerabilities in 2016, while Windows 8 and 8.1 each had 265. The research also found that while 530 Microsoft vulnerabilities were reported — marginally up from the 524 reported in 2015 — and 189 given a critical rating, 94% could be mitigated by removing admin rights. This was up from 85% in 2015.
  • Windows 10 Creators Update can block Win32 apps if they’re not from the Store [Ed: By Microsoft Peter. People who put Vista 10 on a PC totally lose control of that PC; remember, the OS itself is malware, as per textbook definitions. With DRM and other antifeatures expect copyright enforcement on the desktop soon.]
    The latest Windows 10 Insider Preview build doesn't add much in the way of features—it's mostly just bug fixes—but one small new feature has been spotted, and it could be contentious. Vitor Mikaelson noticed that the latest build lets you restrict the installation of applications built using the Win32 API.
  • Router assimilated into the Borg, sends 3TB in 24 hours
    "Well, f**k." Harsh language was appropriate under the circumstances. My router had just been hacked. Setting up a reliable home network has always been a challenge for me. I live in a cramped three-story house, and I don't like running cables. So my router's position is determined by the fiber modem in a corner on the bottom floor. Not long after we moved in, I realized that our old Airport Extreme was not delivering much signal to the attic, where two game-obsessed occupants fought for bandwidth. I tried all sorts of things. I extended the network. I used Ethernet-over-powerline connectors to deliver network access. I made a mystic circle and danced naked under the full moon. We lost neighbors, but we didn't gain a signal.
  • Purism's Librem 13 Coreboot Port Now "100%" Complete
    According to Purism's Youness Alaoui, their Coreboot port to the Librem 13 v1 laptop is now considered complete. The Librem 13 was long talked about having Coreboot over a proprietary BIOS while the initial models still had shipped with the conventional BIOS. Finally in 2017, they have now Coreboot at what they consider to be 100% complete for this Linux-friendly laptop.
  • The Librem 13 v1 coreboot port is now complete
    Here are the news you’ve been waiting for: the coreboot port for the Librem 13 v1 is 100% done! I fixed all of the remaining issues, it is now fully working and is stable, ready for others to enjoy. I fixed the instability problem with the M.2 SATA port, finished running all the tests to ensure coreboot is working correctly, fixed the headphone jack that was not working, made the boot prettier, and started investigating the Intel Management Engine issue.
  • Linux Update Fixes 11-Year-Old Flaw
    Andrey Konovalov, a security researcher at Google, found a use-after-free hole within Linux, CSO Online reported. This particular flaw is of interest because it appears to be situational. It only showed up in kernels built with a certain configuration option — CONFIG_IP_DCCP — enabled.

Kerala saves Rs 300 cr as schools switch to open software

The Kerala government has made a saving of Rs 300 crore through introduction and adoption of Free & Open Source Software (FOSS) in the school education sector, said a state government official on Sunday. IT became a compulsory subject in Kerala schools from 2003, but it was in 2005 only that FOSS was introduced in a phased manner and started to replace proprietary software. The decision made by the curriculum committee to implement it in the higher secondary sector has also been completed now. Read more

Tired of Windows and MAC computer systems? Linux may now be ready for prime time

Are you a bit tired of the same old options of salt and pepper, meaning having to choose only between the venerable Windows and MAC computer operating systems? Looking to branch out a bit, maybe take a walk on the wild side, learn some new things and save money? If so, the Linux operating system, which has been around for a long time and is used and loved by many hard-core techies and developers, may now be ready for prime time with the masses. Read more

Braswell based Pico-ITX SBC offers multiple expansion options

Axiomtek’s PICO300 is a Pico-ITX SBC with Intel Braswell, SATA-600, extended temperature support, and both a mini-PCIe and homegrown expansion connector. Axiomtek has launched a variation on its recently announced Intel Apollo Lake based PICO312 SBC that switches to the older Intel Braswell generation and offers a slightly reduced feature set. The board layout has also changed somewhat, with LVDS, SATA, and USB ports all changing location. Read more