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Reddit: elementary now lives on GitHub

Monday 19th of June 2017 09:10:48 PM

LinuxToday: Linux 4.12 rc6

Monday 19th of June 2017 09:00:00 PM

Linus Torvalds: OK, so I'm traveling, and the timing of this rc is slightly out of kilter

TuxMachines: CentOS Linux Now Offers Official CentOS Vagrant Images for the Hyper-V Provider

Monday 19th of June 2017 08:24:19 PM

Laurențiu Păncescu has announced that starting with the recently released CentOS Vagrant 1705.01 images, the project is now also providing official CentOS Vagrant images for the Hyper-V provider.

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LXer: Quick Guide: How to install and configure ansible in Linux for Automation

Monday 19th of June 2017 08:21:13 PM
This guide will quickly guide you on how to install and configure Ansible in Linux.Which will be used for automation in Linux.

Reddit: What does the Qualcomm and Microsoft partnership mean for linux?

Monday 19th of June 2017 07:40:02 PM

What does the Qualcomm and Microsoft partnership mean for linux?

We're about to have an influx of cheap, long life laptops running on ARM, but made to run windows

You guys think they'll be completely locked down and won't run any other OS?

Will they flourish with linux and lead to much more arm support?

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TuxMachines: Why the last thing open source needs is more corporate oversight

Monday 19th of June 2017 07:19:36 PM

Get that? Open source is all about developers, and developers speak code, not corporate. This is why so many vanity foundations, set up as a facade for corporations to control code but appear not to, don't end up succeeding. To succeed, open source needs to be about code, not the whims of a corporate sugar daddy.

In short, open source continues to do amazingly well precisely because open source review boards aren't stunting its growth. It's thriving even as corporations can't figure out efficient ways to monetize it directly. That's the point. It's always been a way for developers to get stuff done with minimal corporate bureaucracy. It's time to celebrate that and not continue trying to shove it into a corporate cubicle.

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LXer: Resources for getting started with Python and machine learning

Monday 19th of June 2017 06:55:27 PM
Are you interested in machine learning and want to learn how to program? That's why I started learning to code. In this article, I'll share a few of the best resources that helped me advance from building my first program to building my first neural more

Reddit: Mate 16.2 messed up

Monday 19th of June 2017 06:50:10 PM

Hi, I have just upgraded Mate from version 12 to version 16.2. I'm no more able to set background, text, selection colors and so on, because there isn't the corresponding tab unlike the previous version. So my dark theme isn't properly working, causing also some troubles to menu displaying (cursor hover on buttons/menus/etc. doesn't cause any highligthing). I'm using Debian 9 (Stretch), so the repos aren't updated to the last Mate version. Has this bug been fixed? How can I do?

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Reddit: LFCSA vs LFCE

Monday 19th of June 2017 06:24:56 PM

Has anyone here taken these tests? I read on another post that it's a hit or miss for your resume based on the company and whether they care for it and since I see that some of content is similar between the two, in your opinion, which one would be better to have and why?

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Reddit: DIY music / media streaming server recommendations?

Monday 19th of June 2017 06:19:46 PM


Yesterday I finished ripping my entire music CD collection and then decided it would be a good idea to be able to stream that music to my smartphone. Thing is that streaming FLACs over the mobile data connection would cost me much more than it cost me to acquire the CD collection in the first place.

So I started thinking of first transcoding it to OGG / AAC and then streaming it to my phone. I figured there are already ready-made solutions that people might use so hence I made this thread to get acquainted with the different solutions.

Thanks in advance!

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TuxMachines: Is IoT the Future of Linux?

Monday 19th of June 2017 06:18:32 PM

With Canonical refocusing on becoming profitable and new technologies, some among us have found ourselves pondering where Linux is headed in the future and whether or not IoT (Internet of Things) is the future of Linux? This article aims to address both issues head on.

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TuxMachines: Why Open Source will Overtake Proprietary Software by 2020

Monday 19th of June 2017 06:12:07 PM

Is proprietary software dead? Maybe not entirely, but pretty soon, its place in the enterprise will be greatly diminished due to the rapid adoption of innovative open source alternatives. While proprietary tools often boast small, yet stable, customer bases, open source software can claim passionate, loyal followings that only keep growing.

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Reddit: Log all user activity over ssh into a file?

Monday 19th of June 2017 06:08:46 PM

Without them knowing? With date stamps on wht time each command was executed.

We have several sys admins and we want to know what each one does. They already have their own accounts and they sudo into a user with admin privileges to administer 3rd party services and folders. They don't have root access.

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TuxMachines: New SparkyLinux Tool Notifies Users About New Updates Right on Their Desktops

Monday 19th of June 2017 06:03:05 PM

Users of the Debian-based SparkyLinux operating system have a new tool to play with, namely an in-house built utility that notifies them when new updates are available for their systems.

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Phoronix: GSoC Work On Nouveau Instruction Scheduling Advances

Monday 19th of June 2017 05:00:24 PM
Student open-source developer Boyan Ding has been working this summer on an instruction scheduler for the Nouveau driver in order to achieve greater performance with more efficient shader code...

TuxMachines: Kernel Space: New LTS, Mesa 17.1.3, and More Graphics

Monday 19th of June 2017 04:30:10 PM

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TuxMachines: KDE News: Brooklyn 0.1, Wayland Session, KIO, Cantor’s Qalculate

Monday 19th of June 2017 04:28:16 PM
  • Brooklyn 0.1 is out there: full Telegram and IRC support

    I'm so happy to announce that a first stable version of Brooklyn is released!

  • KDE Brooklyn Chat Bridge Sees Its First Release

    Brooklyn is a new project within the KDE camp that's being developed this summer via Google Summer of Code.

    Brooklyn is being worked on this summer by Davide Riva via GSoC under the KDE umbrella. Brooklyn aims to be a protocol-independent chat bridge to/from various chat systems. So far Brooklyn supports Telegram and IRC while other platforms/protocols are to be supported by Brooklyn's modular architecture.

  • Wayland Session Added to KDE Neon Unstable Developer Edition

    Wayland is installed by default in the latest builds of KDE Neon Developer Edition. The Ubuntu-based software stack — it doesn’t like to be called a distribution, remember — is shipping the next-gen display server protocol as part of the default install for the unstable branch of its developer edition...

  • New updates in KIO file ioslave
  • GSoC: Weekly Blog

    I started porting Cantor’s Qalculate backend to QProcess and during the first week I worked on establishing connection with Qalculate, for which we use qalc and some amount of time was spent parsing the output returned by qalc

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More in Tux Machines

GNOME 3.25.3 Released, GTK Development

  • GNOME 3.25.3 Now Available
    GNOME 3.25.3 is now available as the latest stepping stone towards September's release of GNOME 3.26.
  • GNOME 3.26 Desktop Environment Development Continues, New Milestone Is Out Now
    Matthias Clasen has informed the community via an email announcement that the third milestone of the upcoming GNOME 3.26 desktop environment is now ready for public testing. After a one day delay, GNOME 3.25.3 is now available, and it's the third development release of the upcoming GNOME 3.26 desktop environment that could be used by default in popular GNU/Linux distributions, such as the Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) or Fedora 27, both due for release later this year. It brings a bunch of updates and new features to several of its components and apps.
  • Eight years since first release and still no usable theme?
    Well, let me be frank. Ever since gtk-3.0 I've been skeptical of it, especially of the theming aspect. In gtk-2 we had (and still have) many themes ranging from trash to excellent, almost every kind of taste could have been satisfied. Not so in gtk-3. First issue is constant changes to theming API, meaning that despite there being hundreds of themes, only handful of them actually work right :( And among them, I still have yet to find one that would work on my fairly usual 15,6″ laptop screen with 1366×768 px resolution. Basicaly I have two issues.

Microsoft Dirty Tricks and Entryism

Security: Windows Causes Chaos, Routers With Back Doors, Patching of UNIX/Linux

  • Traffic lights in Australia hit by WannaCry ransomware [Ed: Well, who uses Microsoft Windows to manage traffic?!?!]

    Radio station 3aw reports that dozens of pole based traffic calming measures are infected and that this came as a surprise to the local minister and Road Safety Camera Commissioner when radio reporters told him about it.

  • Honda shuts down factory after finding NSA-derived Wcry in its networks
    The WCry ransomware worm has struck again, this time prompting Honda Company to halt production in one of its Japan-based factories after finding infections in a broad swath of its computer networks, according to media reports. The automaker shut down its Sayama plant northwest of Tokyo on Monday after finding that WCry had affected networks across Japan, North America, Europe, China, and other regions, Reuters reported Wednesday. Discovery of the infection came on Sunday, more than five weeks after the onset of the NSA-derived ransomware worm, which struck an estimated 727,000 computers in 90 countries. The mass outbreak was quickly contained through a major stroke of good luck. A security researcher largely acting out of curiosity registered a mysterious domain name contained in the WCry code that acted as a global kill switch that immediately halted the self-replicating attack.
  • GhostHook: CyberArk finds new way to attack Windows 10

    Researchers at CyberArk Labs have discovered a new way of gaining access to the innards of Windows 10 64-bit systems that can bypass existing safeguards, including the kernel patch protection known as PatchGuard that Microsoft developed to improve system security.

  • John McAfee claims 'every router in America has been compromised' by hackers and spies

    Technology pioneer John McAfee believes that every home internet router in America is wide open to cyberattacks by criminal hackers and intelligence agencies. He makes the claim speaking after revelations from WikiLeaks that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) targets the devices.

  • 'Stack Clash' Smashed Security Fix in Linux
    What's old is new again: an exploit protection mechanism for a known flaw in the Linux kernel has fallen to a new attack targeting an old problem.
  • Continuous defence against open source exploits
    Register for next month's expo for the public sector DevOps community to hear key speakers from the front line of public sector digital transformation and see the latest technologies at first hand. Andrew Martin, DevOps lead in a major government department, has been added to the line-up of speakers to talk about the importance of getting the approach to security right with open source software.
  • IoT goes nuclear: creating a ZigBee chain reaction [iophk: "use 6lowpan instead"]

    If plugging in an infected bulb is too much hassle, the authors also demonstrate how to take over bulbs by war-driving around in a car, or by war-flying a drone.

  • Passengers given a freight as IT glitch knocks out rail ticket machines

    The network of machines are operated by the individual franchises, but share a common infrastructure from German software company Scheidt and Bachmann.

OpenBSD Development News

  • OpenBSD now has Trapsleds to make life harder for ROPers
  • Historical: My first OpenBSD Hackathon

    I was a nobody. With some encouragement, enough liquid courage to override my imposter syndrome, and a few hours of mentoring, I'm now doing big projects. The next time you're sitting at a table with someone new to your field, ask yourself: how can you encourage them? You just might make the world better.

    Thank you Dale. And thank you Theo.

  • Finish the link-kit job
    We've had the linkkit components in the tree for a while, but it has taken nearly 20 rounds between rpe/tb/myself to get the last few bits finished. So that the link kit is cleanly used at reboot, but also fits in with the practices kernel developers follow.