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LXer: Raspbian Remix Lets You Create Your Own Spin That You Can Install on PC or Mac

Friday 16th of March 2018 05:50:32 AM
Developer Arne Exton announced today the release of the third iteration of its Raspbian PIXEL remix rebased on the Debian GNU/Linux 9 "Stretch" operating system and synced with the upstream changes.

Reddit: What is future of Linux firewalling?

Friday 16th of March 2018 04:55:49 AM

Can we expect iptables to become (widely) considered obsolete anytime soon? Is it good moment to say that nftables is the way to go? Most of all: What's going on with this bpf ( ) thingy, will it evolve to standalone alternative to nftables or maybe it will become enhancement/part of nftables?

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LXer: 3 best practices for securing Kubernetes environments

Friday 16th of March 2018 04:36:12 AM
The Kubernetes orchestration platform is such a gigantic open source project that its evolution is inherently rapid. The pace of change significantly increases the importance of adhering to security best practices when using the ever-changing Kubernetes platform to automate deployment, scaling, and management of containerized cloud-native more

LXer: Install LEMP Stack on CentOS 7

Friday 16th of March 2018 03:21:52 AM
In this series, we will show you how to install Nginx, generate a free Let’e Encrypt SSL certificate, install and secure MariaDB and install PHP 7.x. The term LEMP is an acronym of the names of its four open-source components.

Reddit: Anarchy-Linux

Friday 16th of March 2018 03:06:14 AM

LXer: Linus Bashes CTS Labs, GNOME 3.28 Released, Project ACRN and More

Friday 16th of March 2018 02:07:32 AM
Linus Torvalds bashes CTS Labs' AMD chip report, calling it "more like stock manipulation than a security advisory...

LinuxToday: Rollback an update on RHEL/CentOS - A simple guide

Friday 16th of March 2018 02:00:00 AM

We can install, remove or update packages using the yum command. But...

LXer: How to Play Rubik’s Cube in Linux Terminal with nrubik

Friday 16th of March 2018 12:53:12 AM
While there are many Inventive games that pushed the boundaries of what’s possible for puzzle games, there were no n-curses-based Rubik’s Cube for the Unix console, until now.

TuxMachines: Zorin OS 12.3 Released – A Stronger, More Versatile System

Friday 16th of March 2018 12:13:04 AM

We’re excited to announce the release of Zorin OS 12.3. This version focuses on strenghtening the fundamentals of the operating system that contribute towards Zorin OS’s unique user experience: simplicity, security, and functionality.

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LXer: How to use Ansible to set up system monitoring with Prometheus

Thursday 15th of March 2018 11:38:52 PM
In summer 2017, I wrote two how-to articles about using Ansible. After the first article, I planned to show examples of the copy, systemd, service, apt, yum, virt, and user more

LXer: Oracle Patches Spectre for Red Hat

Thursday 15th of March 2018 10:24:32 PM
Red Hat's Spectre remediation currently requires new microcode for a complete fix, which leaves most x86 processors vulnerable as they lack this update. Oracle has released new retpoline kernels which completely remediate Meltdown and Spectre on all compatible CPUs, which I install and test on CentOS here.

LinuxToday: How to Play Rubik's Cube in Linux Terminal with nrubik

Thursday 15th of March 2018 10:00:00 PM

MakeTechEasier: There are many Inventive games that pushed the boundaries of what's possible for puzzle games

TuxMachines: today's leftovers

Thursday 15th of March 2018 09:34:35 PM
  • Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo: S11E02 – A Tale of Two Cities - Ubuntu Podcast

    This week we interview Will Cooke, Manager of the Ubuntu Desktop team, about the changes we can expect to see in Ubuntu 18.04.

  • The Latest Winevulkan Patches Make It Usable For Doom, Wolfenstein & DXVK

    Roderick Colenbrander and those working with him on "Winevulkan" to provide a clean Vulkan implementation for Wine supporting the Vulkan ICD concept, etc, rather than the old hacked together code in Wine-Staging have done a great job. With Roderick's latest Winevulkan patches, this new implementation is considered usable.

    It was just at the start of March that the initial Winevulkan support merged and since then more patch series have landed for this implementation that allows Windows programs on Wine to tap Vulkan support, permitting the host system has working Vulkan API support.

  • Samsung/Enlightenment Developers Are Busy At Work On EFL 2.0

    Cedric Bail of Samsung's Open-Source Group presented today at the Embedded Linux Conference on EFL 2.0 as part of the Enlightenment project's long-standing goal to provide a new and unified API.

    While the Enlightenment Foundation Libraries 1.x (EFL1) continues to be maintained, the developers at Samsung OSG that are part of the Enlightenment team have been busy construction EFL 2.0 and hope to show off the first of their new wares in 2018.

  • Present your images from the couch with Gwenview, MPRIS & KDE Connect

    KDE Applications 18.04 Feature Freeze is setting in. Or: reminder to do finally that feature you always wanted to implement.

  • Reflections on the GNOME 3.28 Release Video

    I just flipped the switch for the 3.28 Release Video. I’m really excited for all the new awesome features the community has landed, but I am a bit sad that I don’t have time to put more effort into the video this time around. A busy time schedule collided with technical difficulties in recording some of the apps. When I was staring at my weekly schedule Monday there didn’t seem much chance for a release video to be published at all..

  • Slackware: What all happened in March so far

    I realize I have been a wee bit silent on the blog (not counting my replies in the comments section). This was due to private issues that drained the desire for social interactions. Nevertheless there was quite a bit of activity on the Slackware packaging front.

  • Development Versions of Oracle Linux UEK now available on GitHub

    The source for UEK has always been available at, as a git repository with full git history. Starting now, we'll also be posting the UEK source on By doing so, we intend to increase the visibility for our work and to make it even easier for people to access the source for UEK. We will also use this repository for working with developers at partner companies and in the Linux community. The repository contains the source for the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel including a small number of Oracle additions which have not yet been accepted into the mainline Linux kernel source tree.

    The Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel (UEK) is a Linux kernel built by Oracle and supported via Oracle Linux support. Its focus is performance, stability, and minimal backports by tracking the mainline source code as closely as is practical. UEK is well-tested and used to run Oracle's Engineered Systems, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, and large enterprise deployments for Oracle customers.

  • Defining the Spectrum of Cloud Deployment Technologies

    “Cloud computing” has been a catch-all phrase over the past decade to describe anything that’s a shift away from hardware servers. However, the term has become nebulous in recent times with the growing diversity in how many different ways you can leverage the cloud.

    We’ve come far from a simplistic separation between on-premises and cloud. Today, it’s about on-premises versus a range of different cloud options. Indeed, the cloud can be a confusing place for newcomers and veterans alike, with new options cropping up every few months, and the landscape always shifting towards the newer and better.

    But how do you choose between good, better and best? Let’s compare the various cloud deployment technologies available today and find the common ground and what separates them from each other.

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TuxMachines: Software: LPlayer, GNU Automake, GStreamer, Sigal

Thursday 15th of March 2018 09:30:45 PM
  • LPlayer is a new, minimal audio player for Linux

    Sometimes I want listen to a couple of podcast episodes or audio tracks back-to-back, without adding them to my media library.

    PLlayer could be the minimalist audio player for Linux U’ve been looking for.

    I’m not going to spend 500 words waffling about how this app is better than Rhythmbox, Clementine or any other Linux music player.

  • GNU Automake 1.16.1 released

    We are pleased to announce the GNU Automake 1.16.1 maintenance release.

    This release follows 1.16 which was made 2 weeks ago.

  • GStreamer 1.14 Nears Release With WebRTC Support, Experimental AV1 & NVIDIA NVDEC

    Just a little more than one week past the GStreamer 1.14 RC1 release, the second and final release candidate of the upcoming GStreamer 1.14 is now available for testing.

  • Easy photo galleries with Sigal

    Sigal is a "simple static gallery generator" with a straightforward design, a nice feature set, and great themes. It was started as a toy project, but has nevertheless grown into a sizable and friendly community. After struggling with maintenance using half a dozen photo gallery projects along the way, I feel I have found a nice little gem that I am happy to share with LWN readers.

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Phoronix: Linux Games/Apps Might Get Greater Control Over GPU Frequency On Intel Hardware

Thursday 15th of March 2018 09:28:20 PM
Chris Wilson of Intel's Linux graphics driver team posted a big set of 36 patches on Wednesday for their DRM kernel driver...

TuxMachines: Red Hat Leftovers

Thursday 15th of March 2018 09:27:30 PM

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Linux 4.16-rc6

This has been a nice quiet week, so rc6 is pretty tiny. Everything looks like we're on a usual schedule - I'll make an rc7, but hopefully that will be it. Mostly driver changes (usb, gpu, sound, scsi, md), but it's all tiny. Some arch fixes (x86 and microblaze, tiny changes to others), and some filesystem fixes (a couple of small core vfs fixlets, and some btrfs and nfs fixes). Read more Also: Linux 4.16-rc6 Released: Looking Good For Final Release In Two Weeks

Linux Foundation LFCS: Ahmed Alkabary

I always knew about Linux as an alternative to Windows, but never really got to experience it until 2011. I decided to buy a new laptop, and the laptop that stood out for me had Linux pre-installed on it. I remember well the pre-installed distribution was openSUSE. I was hesitant to buy it as I had no experience with Linux whatsoever, but I thought to myself, Well, I can just install windows on it if I don't like it. Once I booted the system and saw how fast and neat everything was, I thought it is a message from the Linux gods. It's really weird because on my first day I felt that Linux was meant for me not just as an operating system to use, but I felt my life will be centered around Linux from that day. Read more

Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon will open apps a lot faster

The Linux Mint development team plans to launch the next version of the popular Linux distribution Linux Mint in the coming months. Linux Mint 19 will be offered in multiple flavors including MATE, Xfce and Cinnamon. If you have used Linux Mint Cinnamon in the past or plan to take it for a test drive in the future, you may benefit from application loading improvements in the upcoming version of Linux Mint. A new blog post on the official Linux Mint blog offers some insight. It all began with a perceived feeling; team members noticed that app loading "felt" faster on MATE or Xfce versions of Linux Mint and slower on Cinnamon versions. Read more

Hands-on with the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+

The new Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ was announced and started shipping last week. Of course, I went straight to the good folks at the Swiss and ordered one, which I received the next day. So, the first thing on my to-do list is to congratulate and thank both the Pi Foundation and the for their efficiency in making this new model available immediately after announcement. Read more Also: You Can Now Transform Your Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ into a Home Theatre System