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LXer: How to use Zarp for penetration testing

Tuesday 31st of January 2017 02:30:21 PM
Every network administrator knows that security is of the utmost importance. To that end, most admins understand that penetration testing is a necessity for the discovery of network issues. One very powerful pen testing tool is Zarp.

Reddit: looking for: software to convert audio file to text file.

Tuesday 31st of January 2017 02:19:20 PM

not sure if this exists

open an audio file. it plays it back or analyzes it and interprets what is said and converts it to text.

i have no problem paying for something that works. id prefer it to be open source but at the end of the day i just need the job done.

my google fu is just serving me to apps that have nice shortcuts to pause or slow it down while you type. this is not what i am after at all.

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Reddit: What are microservices

Tuesday 31st of January 2017 02:06:00 PM IPv6 for Server Admins and Client Developers

Tuesday 31st of January 2017 02:00:09 PM
Title: IPv6 for Server Admins and Client Developers31 JanLearn more

Phoronix: KDE Plasma 5.9 Hits The Web With Global Menus, Better Wayland Support

Tuesday 31st of January 2017 12:34:46 PM
Ending out January, the KDE crew has announced the release of Plasma 5.9...

Phoronix: Nouveau Patches Begin Lining Up For Linux 4.11 Kernel

Tuesday 31st of January 2017 12:26:22 PM
Ben Skeggs at Red Hat has begun aligning the latest Nouveau DRM patches that in turn will be submitted to DRM-Next for the Linux 4.11 kernel merge window...

Reddit: Plasma 5.9 release video

Tuesday 31st of January 2017 12:21:50 PM

LXer: PacketFence v6.5 Released

Tuesday 31st of January 2017 12:13:06 PM
The Inverse team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of PacketFence 6.5. This major release brings many new features and enhancements such as Twilio integration for SMS-based registration, EAP-PEAP caching for up to 300% performance improvements, firewall SSO support for WatchGuard, improved default portal look and feel, Ubiquiti EdgeSwitch and Ruckus SmartZone equipment support and much more!

Reddit: Plasma 5.9 Kicks off 2017 in Style

Tuesday 31st of January 2017 12:12:53 PM

Reddit: teach yourself vim completion (autocomplete)

Tuesday 31st of January 2017 12:01:04 PM

TuxMachines: Top Ubuntu Mistakes, F26 Wallpaper Hunt, Linux GOTY

Tuesday 31st of January 2017 11:44:16 AM

It's that time of development again when the Fedora Design Team sends out their call for supplemental wallpapers. Artists and photographers are encouraged to participate. Matt Hartley discussed today some of the mistakes new users make with Ubuntu and offered up his best advice for avoiding them. TecMint compiled the top five reasons to install Linux and the second round of voting has begun in FOSS Force's Best Distro of 2016 contest. Some familiar names graced Google's Code-in winners and Gaming On Linux has identified the best games of 2016 through a user polling survey.

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Phoronix: RADV Gets Patches For Float64 Support

Tuesday 31st of January 2017 11:42:14 AM
Less than 24 hours after RADV geometry shaders landed in Mesa Git along with other improvements, patches have been published for wiring up Float64 support for this open-source Radeon Vulkan driver...

Phoronix: Raspberry Pi Gallium3D Driver Continues To Be Tweaked For Greater Performance

Tuesday 31st of January 2017 11:30:13 AM
Eric Anholt continues working on the open-source VC4 graphics driver stack for adding additional features and improving the OpenGL performance of the Broadcom GPU on the Raspberry Pi...

Phoronix: Libav Now Supports VA-API VP8 & MPEG2 Encode, Other Improvements

Tuesday 31st of January 2017 11:19:16 AM
For those continuing to make use of the FFmpeg-forked Libav project, a number of VA-API improvements have landed in recent days...

Reddit: Technical limitations of 4K monitor setup

Tuesday 31st of January 2017 10:43:07 AM

Imagine this setup:

15 inch 4K monitor

27 inch 4K external monitor

I would like 15 inch monitor to be scaled 2:1, but obviously not the external one. All instructions tell you to render everything 2:1 and then scale it down with Xrandr for the monitors that you do not want scaled.

But in this case, I would have to render 8K resolution, just to scale it down to 4K. How are we solving these cases? How does windows and mac deal with it? Is there a desktop environment that deals with this properly? What is the relation of wayland to this issue?

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Reddit: Nvidia Optimus

Tuesday 31st of January 2017 10:06:29 AM

I'm the proud owner of a lappy with Nvidia Optimus (actually a 5yo Dell XPS15) and, as far as I know, it's never been turned on (the Optimus, that is). I have vague memories of installing bumblebee and precursors and turning it off then. I get >5hours of battery life so I assume it's firmly off.

My question is - is the Nvidia Optimus actually useful for anything other than games (which I don't have a use for)? Or is it just a boat anchor for programming+browsing+a little libreoffice?

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LXer: A Look at What's Next for Ubuntu Linux in 2017

Tuesday 31st of January 2017 09:55:52 AM
[VIDEO] Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Ubuntu discusses some of the areas of focus for his Linux distribution in 2017, including coming up with a name for Ubuntu 17.10 in October.

Reddit: List files without stopping to type in zsh

Tuesday 31st of January 2017 09:32:46 AM

LXer: From hobbyist to professional, new analyst papers, and more OpenStack news

Tuesday 31st of January 2017 08:47:15 AM
Are you interested in keeping track of what is happening in the open source cloud? is your source for news in OpenStack, the open source cloud infrastructure project.

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Manjaro-Arm is Shutting Down

It is with deep regret that we are announcing that the Manjaro-Arm team is shutting down. I started this project a little over a year ago with no intent to become the sole maintainer. Read more

KDE and Qt

  • The Novelty of KDE Neon
    The good folks at KDE managed to engage a market of Linux desktop users underserved by other distribution models. Or, maybe it’s just me. KDE has a long history in the desktop ecosystem. It was the first Linux desktop I was exposed to back in 2006. Back then, it was on OpenSUSE and it was clean and functional. For some reason after that, installing KDE had never really appealed to me. I’ve tested it out briefly when poking around at what the OpenSUSE guys were doing and I’ve run Kubuntu for brief snippets. For years, I’ve been trying to find out what type of desktop user I am and which distro fits my needs.
  • Tracking KDE Frameworks and Qt
    The KDE-FreeBSD team bumped Qt to 5.7.1 and KDE Frameworks to 5.31.0 in official ports last week, so we’re fairly up-to-date in that department. On FreeBSD, we still fully support Qt4 next to Qt5, so some of the delay in getting this stuff in is due to some shuffling of install locations. In particular, we’ve added qt-chooser in this round of updates, so that qmake is qmake — and no longer qmake-qt4 or some other suffixed binary. We use qt-chooser to switch out one or the other. Checking that this doesn’t break anything else — or at least making sure that everything still compiles — is what took the most time this round of updates.
  • Simple Menu Launcher for KDE Plasma 5.9
    Following "United" theme, there is also "Simple Menu" launcher for KDE Plasma 5.9. It's minimal, a smaller form of full screen menu; it's also clean, showing all applications at once. Honestly, it's UI is similar to Pantheon Menu in elementary OS but including categories. If you like horizontal-oriented menu, Simple Menu is suitable for you. It's available to install from KDE Store. Thanks to Sho for creating Simple Menu.
  • A Simple KDE Twitter Plasmoid
    This KDE Twitter Plasmoids offers a simpler alternative to a desktop Linux twitter app like Choqok. See tweets, send tweets, and check mentions.
  • Telegram desktop client for flatpak #2
    Some time ago I posted a blog post about how I packed telegram desktop client for flatpak. I’ve been updating it since then in some reasonable intervals as I don’t have time to update it more often and mostly because the telegram client’s build system breaks my build quite oftenly. Recently I discovered that someone managed to patch telegram to use system Qt libraries instead of building own patched Qt and building linking it statically. After some time I managed to adjust those patches and make them work with my build which allows me to use Qt from KDE runtimes. Here are new instructions how to get this work:
  • Building the latest greatest for Android AArch64 (with Vulkan teaser)
    Let’s say you got a 64-bit ARM device running Android. For instance, the Tegra X1-based NVIDIA Shield TV. Now, let’s say you are also interested in the latest greatest content from the dev branch, for example to try out some upcoming Vulkan enablers from here and here, and want to see all this running on the big screen with Android TV. How do we get Qt, or at least the basic modules like QtGui, QtQuick, etc. up and running on there?
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SUSE Leftovers

  • OBS got the power!
    Old build workers, rack mounted Old build workers, rack mounted One year after introducing a new kind of Open Build Service worker machines, the “lambkins”, the openSUSE Build Service got a big hardware refresh. The new machines, sponsored by SUSE, are equipped with: 2,8GHz AMD Opteron Processors (6348) 256 GB RAM one 120 GB SSD Four of them are located in a chassis with a height of 2 units and run 12-16 workers on them (virtual machines, that are building packages). That new build power allowed us to remove some of old machines from the pool. The unified hardware makes the management of the machines a lot easier now, even if there are still the most powerful old machines left.
  • openSUSE Heroes December meeting – final results
    While we had some fun and good food and drinks, we also managed to discuss a lot during the three days in the Nuremberg headquarter. This was needed because this was the first time that the Heroes came together in their current form. In the end, we managed to do no coding and even (nearly) no administration – but instead we started to discuss our (internal and external) policies and work flows – and did some decisions regarding the next steps and the future of the openSUSE infrastructure.
  • New and improved Inqlude web site
    During last year's Summer of Code I had the honor of mentoring Nanduni Indeewaree Nimalsiri. She worked on Inqlude, the comprehensive archive of third party Qt libraries, improving the tooling to create a better structured web site with additional features such as categorization by topic. She did an excellent job with it and all of her code ended up on the master branch. But we hadn't yet made the switch to change the default layout of the web site to fully take advantage of all her work. As part of SUSE's 15th Hack Week, which is taking place this week, I took some time to change that, put up some finishing touches, and switch the Inqlude web site to the new layout. So here we are. I proudly present the new improved home page of Inqlude.

Benchmarks Of Ubuntu 17.04 Beta vs. Antergos, Clear Linux, openSUSE Tumbleweed

For those curious how Ubuntu 17.04 is shaping up, considering this week was the "beta" release for participating flavors, I decided to take a fresh Ubuntu 17.04 x86_64 daily ISO and see how its performance compares to Ubuntu 17.10, Clear Linux 13600, Antergos 17.2, and openSUSE Tumbleweed. Read more