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Phoronix: Linux Gets Experimental Support For In-Kernel Hibernation Encryption

Wednesday 20th of June 2018 10:12:53 AM
Intel's Chen Yu has sent out a set of patches providing experimental support for in-kernel encryption support for hibernation...

Phoronix: Going In-Depth With Flatpak For Sandboxed Application Packaging

Wednesday 20th of June 2018 10:04:42 AM
Red Hat / GNOME developer veteran Matthias Clasen has recently begun a series of blog posts going in-depth with Flatpaks for those wondering how this application deployment technology is taking over the Linux desktop...

Phoronix: X-Plane Flight Simulator Reports Linux Users At Just About 1%

Wednesday 20th of June 2018 09:50:52 AM
Laminar Research has published their latest usage statistics on the incredible X-Plane flight simulator software...

LXer: Twistlock Extends Container Security to Protect Serverless Functions

Wednesday 20th of June 2018 09:39:51 AM
Container security vendor Twistlock announced on June 19 that it is adding serverless function protection to its platform. The new serverless capabilities are set to become generally available in July as part of the Twistlock 2.5 update. John Morello, CTO of Twistlock discusses why security controls are needed for serverless functions.

Reddit: I found a workaround to keep watching Blender videos on YouTube

Wednesday 20th of June 2018 09:30:48 AM

I found a very easy workaround to continue watching Blender videos straight from YouTube.

For example, here is a blocked video link:

https://youtube.com/watch?v=kes2qmijy7w

All you have to do is simply change /watch?v= in the link to /embed/ like this:

https://youtube.com/embed/kes2qmijy7w

This allows you to keep watching the Blender videos as if they were never blocked in the first place!

Alternatively, you can use the free Ageless for YouTube addon on Firefox to do this automatically. There will be a blue circle next to the bookmark icon on the sidebar that you can click to bring you to the unblocked page.

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LXer: SparkyLinux 5.4 GameOver, Multimedia, and Rescue Special Editions Are Out Now

Wednesday 20th of June 2018 07:11:11 AM
The rollout of the Debian-based SparkyLinux 5.4 "Nibiru" operating system continues today with three more special editions including GameOver, Multimedia, and Rescue.

Reddit: Nethunter TWRP failing

Wednesday 20th of June 2018 07:04:58 AM

I am rooted, and bootloader unlocked, I have busybox and the like, but when I try to select device name under 'install TWRP' it reports an unexpected error and the log is;

Build version: 9.8 Build date: 1979-11-30 00:00:00 Current date: 2018-06-20 17:02:20 Device: LGE Nexus 5

Stack trace:
java.lang.NullPointerException: Attempt to invoke virtual method 'org.json.JSONArray org.json.JSONObject.getJSONArray(java.lang.String)' on a null object reference at com.jmz.soft.twrpmanager.utils.RecoveryDialog$1.run(Unknown Source)

If it matters, I have access to a terminal shell and my android os is at 6.0.1. If you need more information about my current system, feel free to ask, but in any other case, thanks in advance!

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TuxMachines: Latest Ubuntu Touch release from UBPorts is based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Wednesday 20th of June 2018 06:56:45 AM

Canonical may have stopped developing/supporting a version of Ubuntu for smartphones and tablets. But the folks at UBPorts have kept the idea of a touch-friendly version of Ubuntu alive for the past year.

Now the team has released Ubuntu Touch RC OTA-4, which is the first version based on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus.

That’s significant because Xenial is an LTS (Long Term Support) release, which means the underlying operating system will still be supported by Canonical until 2021.

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TuxMachines: Debian GNU/Linux 10 "Buster" Installer Updated with Linux Kernel 4.16 Support

Wednesday 20th of June 2018 06:55:25 AM

Developed under the Debian Testing umbrella, the forthcoming Debian GNU/Linux 10 "Buster" operating system series just received today the third alpha milestone of its installer, which lets people install the Linux-based operating system on their personal computers, servers, and IoT devices, such as the Raspberry Pi.

One of the most interesting changes that caught out eyes is the bump of the kernel support from Linux kernel 4.13, which was used in the second alpha build, to Linux kernel 4.16. Of course, this means that there's better hardware support, so chances are you'll be able to install the development version of Debian GNU/Linux 10 "Buster" on newer machines or if you have some exotic components on your PC.

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LXer: Rugged NVR system for buses has 10x GbE ports for IP cameras

Wednesday 20th of June 2018 05:56:50 AM
Lanner’s Linux-friendly “V6S” vehicle surveillance NVR computer runs on a Core i7-7600U CPU, and offers 10x PoE-ready GbE ports, 2x mini-PCIe slots, 2x swappable SATA bays, -20 to 60°C support, and shock/vibration resistance.

Phoronix: Coreboot Now Supports Directly Booting To A Linux Kernel FIT Image

Wednesday 20th of June 2018 05:42:06 AM
Coreboot's latest development code now supports parsing and booting of FIT payloads. FIT in this context is a Flattened Image Tree that leverages DeviceTree...

LXer: Python and Bash - Contenders for the most used scripting language

Wednesday 20th of June 2018 04:42:30 AM
Packt Publishing, publisher of software learning resources, has revealed the results of its 2018 Skill Up survey in a new report.

LXer: 5 big myths about introverts in IT

Wednesday 20th of June 2018 03:28:10 AM
Common myths about IT introverts that keep leaders from realizing the full potential of all team members.

Reddit: Nvidia Optimus and DXVK+Vulkan Gaming.

Wednesday 20th of June 2018 02:49:02 AM

Hello all.

I've been trying last few days to figure out how to play games like BF1 and other AAA titles on my optimus laptop using the DXVK project and WINE

Now I know that bumblebee does not support Vulkan hence my problem. This would be easy and I would be done in a matter of a few hours if I had a desktop (currently saving up).

So my question is if I do not care about powersaving and switchable graphics can I use the Nvidia drivers without bumblebee on my optimus system? Note that my BIOS does not support turning off the Intel GPU

I did try blacklisting nouveau rebuilt grub and installing the nvidia drivers from aur but I got a black screen.

Acer VX15-591G Intel i7-7700HQ Intel Graphics Nvidia 1050TI

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TuxMachines: The New Microsoft

Wednesday 20th of June 2018 02:41:00 AM
  • Microsoft ICE Contract Draws Fire

    “ICE’s decision to accelerate IT modernization using Azure Government will help them innovate faster while reducing the burden of legacy IT. The agency is currently implementing transformative technologies for homeland security and public safety, and we’re proud to support this work with our mission-critical cloud,” he wrote.

  • Microsoft faces outrage for blog post touting ICE contract

    As outrage grew online, a Microsoft employee quietly removed mention of ICE from the January press release this morning. Social media users noticed that, too. The company has since restored the press release's original language, and called its removal a "mistake."

  • Microsoft Removes Mention of ICE Cloud Work After Protests

    Microsoft Corp. scrubbed an online reference to its work for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement as the agency faces criticism for its role in separating families at the U.S.-Mexican border.

  • Microsoft briefly removes blog post mentioning ICE contract after backlash
  • Microsoft's Ethical Reckoning Is Here

    Tech Workers Coalition, a labor group for tech industry employees, urged Microsoft employees to coordinate their opposition. “If you are a worker building these tools or others at Microsoft, decide now that you will not be complicit,” the group tweeted.

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More in Tux Machines

Qt Creator 4.7 Beta2 released

We are happy to announce the release of Qt Creator 4.7 Beta2! It is roughly 2 weeks after the Beta1 release, and 2 weeks before our planned release candidate, so we want to give you the opportunity to fetch an updated work-in-progress snapshot in between. If you haven’t yet read about the improvements and new features that are coming with 4.7 (or if you have forgotten), I would like to point you to the blog post for the first beta. Read more

OSS: C.H. Robinson, Instaclustr, Machine Learning and Koderize

  • At C.H. Robinson, open source adoption brings iterative, fast development — almost too fast
    In 2014, C.H. Robinson, a third-party services and logistics firm, faced a roadblock: How do you remove bottlenecks in the technology development pipeline? Engineering teams with eight to 10 people aligned with a module or product worked to build out a functionality, such as an order management capability, according to Vanessa Adams, director, architecture and application development at C.H. Robinson. But individual teams were often held up by other product groups whose work they relied on.  At one point, 12-15 teams were required to meet most development deliverables and milestones, Adams told CIO Dive. In an effort to minimize the number of development dependencies, C.H. Robinson began exploring the idea of allowing people to work in other product areas rather than making them wait in line in the prioritization loop and hope project timelines synced up.  [...] With open source, legal departments have to approve contributions to open source projects, procurement departments have to understand there may not be a place to send an invoice and managers have to learn giving back to the open source framework on work time is part of the process. It's a long term shift that can take months, if not years, to execute, McCullough said.
  • Kafkaesque: Instaclustr creates Kafka-as-a-Service
    Instaclustr has announced Kafka-as-a-Service in bid to provide an easier route to the real-time data streaming platform An open source player from the start, the e-dropping Instaclustr specifies that this release follows an ‘early access programe’ that saw a handful of Instaclustr users deploy the Kafka-as-a-Service solution to manage high volume data streams in real-time.
  • Why are so many machine learning tools open source?
     

    Open source and machine learning go together like peanut butter and jelly. But why? In this article, Kayla Matthews explores why many of the best machine learning tools are open source.  

  • New adventures – old challenges
    I’ve also spent a lot of time on promoting free and open source software. I’ve spoken at conferences, gone to hackathlons, spoken at the university, and arranged meetups. All this culminated in foss-north which I’ve been organizing for the past three years. The conclusion from all of this is that there is an opportunity to focus on this full time. How can free and open source software be leveraged in various industries? How does one actually work with this? How does licensing work? and so on. To do so, I founded my own company – koderize – a while back and from now on I’m focusing fully on it.

Kernel (Linux) Systems Boot, Linux Foundation (AGL and ONAP), GNU/Linux Jobs, and ONF

  • A broad overview of how modern Linux systems boot
     

    For reasons beyond the scope of this entry, today I feel like writing down a broad and simplified overview of how modern Linux systems boot. Due to being a sysadmin who has stubbed his toe here repeatedly, I'm going to especially focus on points of failure.

  • Separation Architecture Supports Automotive Grade Linux
    Green Hills Software now offers INTEGRITY Multivisor secure virtualization and advanced development tools for Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) on 64-bit automotive grade SoCs. For the first time, AGL applications can be added to automotive systems meeting the highest ISO 26262 safety levels through the INTEGRITY real-time operating system (RTOS). As a result, OEMs can confidently run AGL-based infotainment and connected car applications in secure partitions alongside safety-critical and security-critical functions including instrument clusters, rear-view camera, ADAS, OTA, gateway and V2X. The results are lower system costs, more scalable platforms, shorter development times and lower ASIL certification costs.
  • Second ONAP Open Source Network Automation Release Ships
    The Linux Foundation announced the second software release from the Open Network Automation Platform (ONAP) project, a unified platform for end-to-end, closed-loop network automation Announced last week, ONAP Beijing stems from the melding of two different open source networking automation projects under the direction of The Linux Foundation in March 2017. ONAP focuses on automating virtual network functions in software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) implementations.
  • Linux Projects Driving Demand for IT Pros With Open Source Skills
  • ONF Announces New Reference Designs
    Driving Formation of a New Supply Chain To support operators’ impending deployment of these Reference Designs, a number of tier-1 vendors have joined the efforts as ONF partners to contribute their skills, expertise and technologies to help realize the RDs. Adtran, Dell/EMC, Edgecore Networks and Juniper Networks are actively participating as supply chain partners in this reference design process. Each brings unique skills and complementary competencies, and by working together the partnership will be able to expedite the production readiness of the various solutions.
  • ADTRAN Partners with Open Networking Foundation (ONF) in Reimagined Strategic Plan

Games: BATTLETECH, Xenosis: Alien Infection, League of Legends

  • Harebrained Schemes making 'good progress' on the Linux version of BATTLETECH
    While the Linux version of BATTLETECH [Official Site] sadly didn't release with the latest patch, the developer did give it a clear mention.
  • Top-down sci-fi adventure 'Xenosis: Alien Infection' has been fully funded
    As a huge fan of Xenosis: Alien Infection, the top-down survival adventure game from NerdRage Studios, I'm really happy to see it get funded. With around 15 hours left on the Fig campaign, they're sitting pretty at 148% funded with around $37K. That's not bad at all and while it doesn't look like they will hit any interesting stretch-goals, the game itself is great anyway. Check out their latest sneak-peak:
  • Riot changes stance on anti-cheat tech, some Linux users will be able to play League again
    For League of Legends players on Linux, using GPU pass-through technology means they no longer have to say goodbye to Summoner's Rift. Last week Riot Games implemented new anti-cheat technology for the game. This targets all instances of virtualization, or software that acts as if it's hardware, in an attempt to stop users from ruining the game experience for others. Through virtualization, players can create accounts run by bots. This generally results in a ruined experience for anyone in a game with such an account due to the bots playing worse than a human teammate would. Unfortunately for some, the anti-cheat technology also inadvertently locks out users on Linux and other open-source software, like Wine.