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Phoronix: AMD Ryzen 7 1800X vs. Intel Core i7 7700K Linux Gaming Performance

Friday 3rd of March 2017 01:00:00 AM
For those craving some Linux gaming benchmarks from the newly-released AMD Ryzen 7 1800X processor, here are some test results. In this initial comparison are benchmarks of the Ryzen 7 1800K to Core i7 7700K when running these processors at stock speeds while using a Radeon R9 Fury graphics card paired with AMDGPU+RadeonSI for the Linux graphics driver stack.

LXer: Cloud Native Computing Foundation Adds Google gRPC Project

Friday 3rd of March 2017 12:56:01 AM
The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) which itself is a Linux Foundation Collaborative Project, is expanding its roster of supported projects today with the addition of the gRPC project.The gRPC project is an open source, high performance remote procedure call (RPC) framework originally developed by Google. The gRPC project has already been used outside of Google, with CoreOS and Netflix among the technology's adopters.

TuxMachines: Security News

Friday 3rd of March 2017 12:47:51 AM
  • Amazon S3-izure cause: Half the web vanished because an AWS bod fat-fingered a command

    Amazon has provided the postmortem for Tuesday's AWS S3 meltdown, shedding light on what caused one of its largest cloud facilities to bring a chunk of the web down.

    In a note today to customers, the tech giant said the storage system was knocked offline by a staffer trying to address a problem with its billing system. Essentially, someone mistyped a command within a production environment while debugging a performance gremlin.

    "The Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) team was debugging an issue causing the S3 billing system to progress more slowly than expected. At 9:37AM PST, an authorized S3 team member using an established playbook executed a command which was intended to remove a small number of servers for one of the S3 subsystems that is used by the S3 billing process," the team wrote in its message.

  • HackerOne Offers Free Bug Bounty Programs for Open Source Projects

    HackerOne, a platform that is offering hosting for bug bounty programs, announced today that open-source projects can now sign up for a free bug bounty program if they meet a few simple conditions.

    The new offering, named HackerOne Community Edition, is identical with HackerOne Professional Edition, the commercial service the company is offering to some of the world's largest organizations, such as Twitter, Dropbox, Adobe, Yahoo, Uber, GitHub, Snapchat, and many others.

  • Once overlooked, uninitialized-use 'bugs' may provide portal for hacker attacks on linux

    Popular with programmers the world over for its stability, flexibilityand security, Linux now appears to be vulnerable to hackers.

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TuxMachines: Docker in the News Today

Friday 3rd of March 2017 12:28:15 AM

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Reddit: Ubuntu 16.04 and wireless adapter

Friday 3rd of March 2017 12:01:42 AM

I installed Ubuntu 16.04 on my Asus computer. It already has windows on it too and a Mediatek MT7630E wireless adapter. While Ubuntu is booted, it doesn't recognize the adapter. I've installed drivers which don't seem to work. Any suggestions?

Also, I've noticed a lot of people claiming problems with 16.04. Should I just change to a different release?

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LXer: Skype 5.0 for Linux Enters Beta with Video Call Support and Better Collaboration

Thursday 2nd of March 2017 11:47:24 PM
Microsoft announced that Skype 5.0 for Linux has entered Beta stages of development after being in Alpha for more than eight months, during which it received numerous builds that users were able to take for a test drive.

TuxMachines: Alpine Linux 3.5.2 released

Thursday 2nd of March 2017 11:39:43 PM

The Alpine Linux project is pleased to announce the immediate availability of version 3.5.2 of its Alpine Linux operating system.

This is a bugfix release of the v3.5 musl based branch, based on linux-4.4.52 kernels and it contains bugfixes.

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TuxMachines: Security-minded i.MX6 UL COM doubles up on Ethernet and CAN

Thursday 2nd of March 2017 11:26:13 PM

Aries’ “M6UL” COM expands on an i.MX6 UltraLite SoC with 4GB eMMC, dual Ethernet ports, and dual CAN ports, as well as DRM ID, encryption, and secure boot.

Germany-based Aries Embedded has announced a “M6UL” computer-on-module as a drop-in replacement for its earlier i.MX28-based M28 COM. The new device keeps the SODIMM-style form factor, but advances to NXP’s i.MX6 UltraLite (UL) SoC.

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Phoronix: X.Org Server 1.19.2 Released With Numerous Fixes

Thursday 2nd of March 2017 11:25:46 PM
Adam Jackson has announced the release of X.Org Server 1.19.2 and users are encouraged to update to this latest point release...

LXer: 4 open source tools for sharing files

Thursday 2nd of March 2017 10:38:47 PM
There comes a time in your life when you have to share one or more files with someone, whether that someone is a friend, a family member, a colleague or collaborator, or a client. Many people stay true to their open source convictions by doing the job using applications like ownCloud, Nextcloud, or SparkleShare.read more

Reddit: What happened to Yilf OS?

Thursday 2nd of March 2017 10:19:16 PM

The last news we got was about a beta 6 version that came out. It looked like they wanted to experiment with KDE and Gnome and then the distros never got any where. You might still be able to get the beta 6 iso's but what happened? Why did the distro just disipear. It is the same with alot of these Windows clones.

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LinuxToday: How To Set Password Policies In Linux

Thursday 2nd of March 2017 10:00:00 PM

ostechnix: This tutorial describes how to set password policies such as password length, password complexity, password expiration period etc., in Linux.

LXer: Kaby Lake is unleashed with Linux kernel 4.10

Thursday 2nd of March 2017 09:30:10 PM
The guy behind the Linux kernel, Linus Torvalds, has built version 4.10 of the mainline kernel—nicknamed “Fearless Coyote.” Like any new kernel, version 4.10 has a slew of improvements for compatibility with a wide range of hardware. As I was digging through the commit log to see what’s new (a lot, actually), an entry on Kaby Lake caught my eye.

Linux.com: Node.js Interactive

Thursday 2nd of March 2017 09:24:56 PM

Node.js Interactive is the marquee event for Node.js developers, companies that rely on Node.js and the vendors that support both of these constituents with tools, training and other services. Learn more.

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Reddit: AMD to consider Coreboot/Libreboot support. Contact AMD!!! Let them know there is demand. (x-post/ r/opensource)

Thursday 2nd of March 2017 09:01:25 PM

In AMD’s AMA here, they say they will seriously consider releasing their Platform Security Processor (PSP) source code. This is their equivalent of the Intel Management Engine and would make AMD processors compatible with coreboot/libreboot.

This would be massive. It would make it possible to have a truly open-source machine, with all the security and privacy benefits that entails. At the moment secure boot relies primarily on aging Intel processors from nearly a decade ago.

In 2011, AMD began supporting coreboot, but stopped in 2013 and introduced the PSP. Why? Because they didn’t think it was economically worthwhile.

Don’t let that happen again! Let’s tell AMD there is demand for this. Get into that thread and comment. And – more importantly – message them! If you’re reading this after the AMA has ended, contact them anyway!

AMD’s Twitter

AMD’s Forums

AMD’s contact page (You can find details on AMD in your country)

You can also reach them on Facebook.

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LinuxToday: Tweet From the Linux Command Line With Rainbow Stream

Thursday 2nd of March 2017 09:00:00 PM

LinuxConfig: Rainbow Stream allows you to manage just about every aspect of your Twitter account from the command line.

LXer: Start your engines as DiRT Rally is now on Linux, port report & review

Thursday 2nd of March 2017 08:21:33 PM
DiRT Rally is one game a lot of Linux gamers have been looking forward to, so here’s my port report and review.

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Development News

Security Leftovers

  • How To Improve The Linux System’s Security Using Firejail
    As you already know, Linux kernel is secure by default. But, it doesn’t mean that the softwares on the Linux system are completely secure. Say for example, there is a possibility that any add-ons on your web browser may cause some serious security issues. While doing financial transactions over internet, some key logger may be active in browser which you are not aware of. Even though, we can’t completely give the bullet-proof security to our Linux box, we still can add an extra pinch of security using an application called Firejail. It is a security utility which can sandbox any such application and let it to run in a controlled environment. To put this simply, Firejail is a SUID (Set owner User ID up on execution) program that reduces the risk of security breaches by restricting the running environment of untrusted applications.
  • “Httpd and Relayd Mastery” off to copyedit
  • Kalyna Block Cipher

Containers vs. Zones vs. Jails vs. VMs

  • Setting the Record Straight: containers vs. Zones vs. Jails vs. VMs
    I’m tired of having the same conversation over and over again with people so I figured I would put it into a blog post. Many people ask me if I have tried or what I think of Solaris Zones / BSD Jails. The answer is simply: I have tried them and I definitely like them. The conversation then heads towards them telling me how Zones and Jails are far superior to containers and that I should basically just give up with Linux containers and use VMs. Which to be honest is a bit forward to someone who has spent a large portion of her career working with containers and trying to make containers more secure. Here is what I tell them:
  • [Old] Hadoop Has Failed Us, Tech Experts Say

    The Hadoop community has so far failed to account for the poor performance and high complexity of Hadoop, Johnson says. “The Hadoop ecosystem is still basically in the hands of a small number of experts,” he says. “If you have that power and you’ve learned know how to use these tools and you’re programmer, then this thing is super powerful. But there aren’t a lot of those people. I’ve read all these things how we need another million data scientists in the world, which I think means our tools aren’t very good.”

Wine and Games

  • [Wine] Packaging changes
    Today we want to announce some important changes regarding the Wine Staging packages provided at repos.wine-staging.com and dl.winehq.org. We completely reworked our build system to make the packages available sooner after a release and also added some new features, like downloading old packages for Debian / Ubuntu. The complete list of changes can be found in the announcement email on the Wine mailing list.
  • Planescape: Torment Enhanced Edition Announced for PC, Mac, Linux, and Mobile
  • Podcast #6 with Ethan Lee, Porter on Fez, Transistor
    Have you ever played Fez on Linux ? Transistor ? Speed Runners ? Shenzen I/O ? Bastion ? or more recently, Owlboy ? Well if you have, you have benefited from the work of Flibitijibibo who is directly responsible for the port of such titles to your platform.