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LXer: How to plot a bar graph on Gnuplot

Tuesday 3rd of May 2016 02:13:55 PM
A bar graph is a plot which visualizes data values using proportional-size bars. Bar charts are useful when you want to compare multiple items among different categories. As you can imagine, they are much more effective than a table of numerical data.

Phoronix: Over 18 Million Tests & Benchmark Suites Have Been Downloaded From OpenBenchmarking.org

Tuesday 3rd of May 2016 01:58:21 PM
What a delight waking up and seeing the latest milestone crossed for OpenBenchmarking.org: there have been more than 18 million test profiles and suites downloaded from OpenBenchmarking.org via the Phoronix Test Suite!..

Phoronix: The State Of OpenCL Computing Language (2016)

Tuesday 3rd of May 2016 01:45:10 PM
Neil Trevett, President of The Khronos Group, presented at the International Workshop on OpenCL (IWOCL) last month in Vienna about the state of the union for OpenCL...

LXer: Appreciating the full power of open

Tuesday 3rd of May 2016 01:11:01 PM
Last year was a big year for open source. As Wired put it, 2015 was the year open source software "went nuclear". More people than ever seem to realize the power of open—not just as a programming methodology, but as a better way to accomplish just about anything.read more

TuxMachines: Leftovers: Gaming

Tuesday 3rd of May 2016 01:06:56 PM

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TuxMachines: Security Leftovers

Tuesday 3rd of May 2016 01:02:16 PM
  • Linux Foundation launches badge program to boost open source security

    The Linux Foundation has released the first round of CII Best Practices badges as part of a program designed to improve the quality and security of open-source software.

    Announced on Tuesday, the non-profit said the Core Infrastructure Initiative (CII), a project which brings tech firms, developers and stakeholders together to create best practice specifications and improve the security of critical open-source projects, has now entered a new stage with the issue of CII badges to a select number of open-source software.

  • Free Badge Program Signals What Open Source Projects Meet Criteria for Security, Quality and Stability
  • How to Conduct Internal Penetration Testing

    The best way to establish how vulnerable your network is to a hacker attack is to subject it to a penetration test carried out by outside experts. (You must get a qualified third party to help with penetration testing, of course, and eSecurity Planet recently published an article on finding the right penetration testing company.)

  • SSH for Fun and Profit

    In May last year, a new attack on the Diffie Hellman algorithm was released, called Logjam. At the time, I was working on a security team, so it was our responsiblity to check that none of our servers would be affected. We ran through our TLS config and decided it was safe, but also needed to check that our SSH config was too. That confused me – where in SSH is Diffie Hellman? In fact, come to think of it, how does SSH work at all? As a fun side project, I decided to answer that question by writing a very basic SSH client of my own.

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Phoronix: Fedora 25 Not Scheduling A Mass Rebuild Is Raising Some Concerns

Tuesday 3rd of May 2016 01:00:51 PM
With FESCo having decided not to schedule a mass rebuild for Fedora 25 due out at the end of the year, some developers are unhappy and feel its sacrificing quality over trying to push out a release on time...

TuxMachines: Open Data in Europe

Tuesday 3rd of May 2016 12:34:03 PM
  • Helsinki to enhance open democracy technologies through a hackathon

    The International Open Data Day brings together citizens and developers in major cities around the world to develop tools and applications based on Open Data. In 2016, Open Data Day took place on the 5-6 March.

  • Dutch government organisations not ready for open data requests

    Dutch government organisations are generally unable to process requests under the new 'Law for re-use of government information' in a timely and correct manner. According to inventories made by the Open State Foundation and Open Archives, government at all levels took months to decide on the requests, had problems providing the information in an open and machine-readable format, and failed to forward requests that should be handled by other organisations.

  • Hungarian Post charging high costs to frustrate right to public information

    The issue was brought before Péterfalvi Attila, President of the National Authority for Data Protection and Freedom of Information, by Tóth Bertalan, Deputy Faction Leader for the Hungarian Socialist Party (MSZP). Tóth argued that citizens are restricted in exercising their right of access to public information if an agency asks that much money for its data.

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Phoronix: Render Nodes & Gamma Ramp Support For The Raspberry Pi VC4 Driver

Tuesday 3rd of May 2016 12:18:02 PM
The VC4 kernel DRM driver for the Raspberry Pi has seen a few more features primed in time for the Linux 4.7 merge window...

LXer: The Sun Shines Through the Rain at the Linux Workshop

Tuesday 3rd of May 2016 12:08:07 PM
Sometimes it's downright easy to tell the difference between synchronicity and mere coincidence.

Phoronix: Ndiswrapper 1.60 Released

Tuesday 3rd of May 2016 12:05:57 PM
If you are a newcomer to Linux you may not even have an idea what Ndiswrapper is even though it was very much used a number of years ago, but nevertheless, Ndiswrapper 1.60 has been released...

TuxMachines: No Ubuntu Back Doors, Windows and Mac Migrations

Tuesday 3rd of May 2016 11:47:28 AM

Today in Linux news Microsoft's market share has dipped below 90% and Mac is disappearing from Linux conventions. Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth said in an interview today that security and encryption are a commitment of Ubuntu's. Jesse Smith reviewed the latest version of Ubuntu and OMG!Ubuntu! shared some glimpses of Ubuntu in the wild. Bryan Lunduke listed 12 "Linux geeks" all users should follow on social media and Sandra Gittlen highlighted six colleges that "immerse students in Open Source."

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Reddit: What is the right technology to create a user interface (GUI) for Linux?

Tuesday 3rd of May 2016 11:42:46 AM

I want to write a program for Linux which should have a GUI. But I am not sure which technology I should learn. I heard about QT and GTK. But are they "modern" technologies? And which of them should be preferred?

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LXer: Rugged Jetson TX1 carrier boards released

Tuesday 3rd of May 2016 11:05:13 AM
Connect Tech released two more carrier boards for Nvidia[he]#8217[/he]s Linux-driven Jetson TX1 COM: the basic Oribtty and more feature-rich, mini-PCIe enabled Elroy. A month ago, Connect Tech launched its Astro carrier board built around Nvidia’s Jetson TX1 computer-on-module, as well as a rugged “Rosie” embedded computer based on the Astro. Shortly afterward, the Ontario-based company [[he]#8230[/he]]

TuxMachines: Contributing to open source software with Ian Varley of Salesforce

Tuesday 3rd of May 2016 10:35:37 AM

With open source, you're expanding the sphere of people who might potentially care a lot about your code. You find others who have similar problems, and who can leverage your work and maybe even extend it. The knowledge that you've helped someone avoid "rebuilding the wheel" is really gratifying, and it's amplified when those people actually start getting so involved that they give you contributions of code or ideas. The project picks up steam, and you might even get unforeseen help tackling those issues you didn't have bandwidth to tackle yourself. Really, it's the gift that keeps on giving.

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TuxMachines: IPFire 2.19 Core Update 101 Patches Cross-Site-Scripting Vulnerability in Web UI

Tuesday 3rd of May 2016 10:29:14 AM

The development team behind the IPFire software have announced the general availability of the Core Update 101 of the IPFire 2.19 Linux kernel-based firewall distribution.

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Ubuntu bq Aquaris M10 Review Part 2: Software

In part one of our rather lengthy review, we took a look at the bq Aquaris M10 Ubuntu tablet's hardware. Suffice it to say, it perfectly played the role of a mid-range tablet. While the device had a few ups, like its lightweight design, bright display, and substantial battery, it would have been easily passed for a mediocre slab if not for the software running on it. In this round, we take a deeper look into what makes this tablet truly one of a kind, and almost literally too. This time, we take a dive into the alien world of Ubuntu Touch. Read more

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Pravin Satpute: How do you Fedora?

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QNAP and Canonical Optimize Ubuntu For IoT Purposes

The Internet Of Things movement has attracted a lot of attention in recent years. Not just enthusiasts, but also major firms in the technology sector are working on developing new IoT initiatives. A Partnership between QNAP and Canonical will help optimize Ubuntu on NAS systems for Internet of Things applications. Read more