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TuxMachines: Leftovers: Gaming

Saturday 4th of June 2016 08:02:17 AM

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TuxMachines: OpenSwitch, SDN, and CoreOS

Saturday 4th of June 2016 08:01:31 AM

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TuxMachines: Security Leftovers

Saturday 4th of June 2016 08:00:08 AM
  • Hackers, your favourite pentesting OS Kali Linux can now be run in a browser
  • Core Infrastructure Initiative announces investment in security tool OWASP ZAP

    The Linux Foundation’s Core Infrastructure Initiative (CII) is continuing its commitment to help fund, support and improve open-source projects with a new investment. The organization has announced it is investing in the Open Web Application Security Project Zed Attack Proxy project (OWASP ZAP), a security tool designed to help developers identify vulnerabilities in their web apps.

  • The Linux Foundation's Core Infrastructure Initiative Invests in Security Tool for Identifying Web Application Vulnerabilities
  • Study Shows Lenovo, Other OEM Bloatware Still Poses Huge Security Risk [Ed: Microsoft Windows poses greater risks. Does Microsoft put back doors in Windows (all versions)? Yes. Does it spy on users? Yes. So why focus only on Asian OEMs all the time?]

    Lenovo hasn't had what you'd call a great track record over the last few years in terms of installing insecure crapware on the company's products. You'll recall that early last year, the company was busted for installing Superfish adware that opened all of its customers up to dangerous man-in-the-middle attacks, then tried to claim they didn't see what all the fuss was about. Not too long after that, the company was busted for using a BiOS trick to reinstall its bloatware on consumer laptops upon reboot -- even if the user had installed a fresh copy of the OS.

    Now Lenovo and its bloatware are making headlines once again, with the news that the company's "Accelerator Application" software makes customers vulnerable to hackers. The application is supposed to make the company's other bloatware, software, and pre-loaded tools run more quickly, but Lenovo was forced to issue a security advisory urging customers to uninstall it because it -- you guessed it -- opened them up to man-in-the-middle attacks.

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TuxMachines: FOSS CMS News

Saturday 4th of June 2016 07:18:08 AM
  • Bolt CMS Release Offers Multiple Upgrades: Open Source CMS News

    Bolt — an open source content management system (CMS) that markets itself as a "sophisticated, lightweight and simple" — has a new release with a number of visual and under-the-hood changes.

    Released in May, Bolt's version 3 has "matured, and grown into a very extensible tool that can be used both as a straightforward CMS, as well as a platform to build your custom applications on," the company claims.

  • Arastta: Cloud Hosted, Open Source & Free eCommerce

    Launched in 2015, Arastta is a free and open source eCommerce solution that traces its roots back to the history-steeped Istanbul.

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LXer: How to Enable PGP Encryption in Evolution

Saturday 4th of June 2016 06:59:27 AM
Whether you’re using the Evolution groupware client for work or personal email, you very well might need to add a layer of security to your communications.

Reddit: My hard drive isnt in my bios menu

Saturday 4th of June 2016 05:22:58 AM

I had ubuntu on my hdd and it worked fine. I formatted my hdd and installed deepin os onto it with a live usb. Now, my hdd doesnt show up in the bios menu, but when i boot into my live usb, gparted still reconized the hdd. I dont know why my bios wont reconize it. I had it set to ext4 at first, with the boot flag selected. This didnt work in bios, so i installed deepin os with the filesystem set to ntfs. This didnt work either.

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Reddit: GNU Toolchain Update – GDB now supports Rust

Saturday 4th of June 2016 05:11:37 AM

LXer: PCLinuxOS 64 2016.06 MATE Edition Launches with MATE 1.14.1, Kernel 4.4.11 LTS

Saturday 4th of June 2016 05:05:05 AM
Softpedia has been informed today, June 3, 2016, by an anonymous reader that there's a new build of the PCLinuxOS 64 MATE Edition operating system available for download, version 2016.06.

LXer: Top 5: 3D printed violin, Raspberry Pi or Arduino for beginners?, and more

Saturday 4th of June 2016 03:10:43 AM
In this week's Top 5, we highlight an open source 3D printed violin; a poll asking which of these two prominent boards, Raspberry Pi or Arduino, is best for beginners; one grandpa's Raspberry Pi project day with his grandkids; 6 open source architecture projects to check out; and a poll in honor of GIMP's 18 years since the release of version 1.0.

Reddit: state of linux on a VM, OSX host

Saturday 4th of June 2016 02:43:07 AM

Can anyone running Linux on a VM under OSX comment on their experience?

I used to run a Linux VM on a MacBook Air a fee years ago but opted to go full-native and bought a thinkpad, erased windows, when my Air died.

Issues I had were

inability to use all cores (I guess this is an inherent limitation since at least one core has to be reserved for the host?)

Timing issues when inserting USB peripherals (if the VM was on but not focused, it would still grab the USB device making it unavailable to the host. If the peripheral was already inserted before running the VM, it would have to be disconnected then reconnected for the VM to pick it up)

Sleep problems (if the VM was on when the host went to sleep, it was impossible to wake the host because the VM would capture all input)

My thinkpad is starting to show it's age and the state of non Apple laptops is pretty abysmal, while lenovo's products i feel are just way overpriced for what they are. I'm on the fence about just picking up another Mac and running Linux on the vm.

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LinuxToday: ARM Cortex-A73 core and Mali-G71 GPU target mobile VR

Saturday 4th of June 2016 02:00:00 AM

ARM announced a 10nm Cortex-A73 architecture with 30 percent better sustained performance and efficiency than the Cortex-A72, plus a 32-shader Mali-G71 GPU.

Reddit: Need suggestions for either extremely light distros, or a guide on how to optimize Ubuntu

Saturday 4th of June 2016 01:58:14 AM

My roommate has an old compaq 6910p laptop with only 1GB of ram. I installed Ubuntu on it and everything ran fine, no missing drivers or anything. However, it runs pretty slow since this laptop is old.

All she does is watch Youtube videos and Netflix so there's no reason to buy a new one and she doesn't want to spend the money to upgrade the ram either. Therefore, I either need to install a lighter linux distro or (preferably) optimize Ubuntu so it runs faster.

I appreciate any recommendations on distros that are light and compatible with the old laptop or ways to optimize Ubuntu.

Thanks!

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Reddit: SVP4 now free without registration on linux

Saturday 4th of June 2016 01:53:43 AM

https://www.svp-team.com/wiki/Main_Page

It had beta linux support for a while but only for those who paid for it. It is now free without registration.

Free as in beer.

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LXer: Build a network bridge with Fedora

Saturday 4th of June 2016 01:16:21 AM
Network switches are common these days. You can even find quite a few designed for home use. But you can also build a virtual switch using a network bridge in Fedora. Maybe you have a complex home network requirement. You might want to firewall some systems.

LXer: How to create a desktop launcher in GNU/Linux

Friday 3rd of June 2016 11:21:59 PM
How to create a desktop launcher in GNU/Linux

Reddit: Among Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora, RHEL, etc. which ones can be called "carrier grade linux distributions"?

Friday 3rd of June 2016 10:26:24 PM

Today, I learned during a discussion on some other forum that there exists something called Carrier grade linux distros which are supposed to be much better in reliability and efficiency when compared to even Mac or Windows.

I'd like to know which ones are the carrier grade linux distros?

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Phoronix: LWJGL 3.0 Brings Vulkan Support, New Bindings & Other Improvements For Java Games

Friday 3rd of June 2016 10:02:15 PM
After more than three years in development, version 3.0 of the Lightweight Java Game Library (LWJGL) is now available. LWJGL is an open-source Java library for helping game developers but can also be used by other application developers for accessing other functionality that otherwise isn't offered by the Java API...

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Today, June 29, 2016, Canonical has had the great pleasure of announcing the release of the highly anticipated Snapcraft 2.12 Snappy creator tool for the Ubuntu Linux operating system. Read more

AMDGPU-PRO Driver 16.30 Officially Released with Support for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Today, June 29, 2016, AMD released the final version of the AMDGPU-Pro 16.30 graphics driver for GNU/Linux operating systems, bringing support for new technologies like the Vulkan API. Read more

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Peppermint 7 Released

Peppermint 7 launched a few days ago. Peppermint is a lightweight Ubuntu-based Linux distribution with an emphasis on speed and simplicity. Although the name is similar to Linux Mint, the projects aren't directly related. Peppermint originally was envisioned as a "spicier" alternative to Mint—whatever that means! Many distros come with a wide assortment of feature-rich applications, and that's great for power users who need those apps. But older machines can struggle to cope with those demanding distros. Peppermint solves the problem by offering a carefully curated suite of web apps that perform tasks traditionally handled by native apps. It's an approach that will be familiar to any Chromebook users reading this article. Read more