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Phoronix: SUSE Developers Publish Radeon GCN Backend Code For GCC Compiler

Thursday 16th of March 2017 06:31:08 PM
While the AMDGPU "GCN" compiler support in LLVM is quite mature now, the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) hasn't yet received a full-fledged GCN compiler back-end for AMD GPUs. SUSE developers have been working on that for AMD and today they have published their code branch. This GCN back-end for GCC is primarily focused on compute capabilities rather than compiling graphics shaders...

Phoronix: Guetzli: Google Rolls Out A New JPEG Encoder

Thursday 16th of March 2017 06:15:46 PM
Google has announced Guetzli, not a German cookie, but rather a new open-source algorithm for creating high-quality JPEGs that are 35% smaller than currently available methods...

LXer: Gnome Encfs Manager – Best Alternative for Cryptkeeper to Create a Encrypted Directory in Linux

Thursday 16th of March 2017 05:57:06 PM
Gnome Encfs Manager (short name is GEncfsM) is a tool to manage EncFS file systems in Linux which is best alternative for Cryptkeeper and has lots of unique features.

Reddit: Why does Ubuntu seem laggy?

Thursday 16th of March 2017 05:24:25 PM

Just installed Ubuntu and it seems really laggy for some reason, just the mouse movements, typing, etc, compared to Windows 10. Is this normal?

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Reddit: Let's Review ToaruOS: 6 years of development!

Thursday 16th of March 2017 05:18:54 PM

Phoronix: Hammering The AMD Ryzen 7 1800X With An Intense, Threaded Workload

Thursday 16th of March 2017 05:05:12 PM
Today I got around to running a very heavy/demanding, very real-world workload on the AMD Ryzen 7 1800X that I've been meaning to test with this Zen CPU...

LXer: How to control GPIO pins and operate relays with the Raspberry Pi

Thursday 16th of March 2017 04:54:12 PM
Ever wondered how to control items like your fans, lights, and more using your phone or computer from anywhere?I was looking to control my Christmas lights using any mobile phone, tablet, laptop... simply by using a Raspberry Pi. Let me show you how to operate relays and control GPIO pins with the Pi using PHP and a temperature sensor. I put them all together using AJAX.read more

LinuxToday: Canonical extends Ubuntu 12.04 support for paying customer

Thursday 16th of March 2017 04:00:00 PM

ZDnet: Why keep supporting a five-year-old operating system?

LXer: Quick Guide: How to write Bash function

Thursday 16th of March 2017 03:51:18 PM
In almost all programming language we make use of function which is nothing but the code written as logical block for executing repetitive or recurring execution. In shell programming also we do have something called as bash function which acts the same way.In this post we will be learning more about bash function.

TuxMachines: [How To] Install Latest NVIDIA Drivers In Linux

Thursday 16th of March 2017 03:37:56 PM

Do you have a Nvidia graphics card on your desktop? That's great until you are in need of the latest drivers especially when you are a gamer. Unlike Windows, Nvidia drivers for Linux desktops are quite hard to come by, and installing the latest drivers on your Linux desktop can be quite an arduous process. Fortunately for Linux users, there are the third party graphics drivers PPA which keeps an updated Nvidia driver for installation. The PPA is currently in testing but you can nonetheless get working Nvidia drivers from here.

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Reddit: LWN.net Weekly Edition for March 9, 2017

Thursday 16th of March 2017 03:35:00 PM

Reddit: What could be causing this error ?

Thursday 16th of March 2017 03:33:38 PM

TuxMachines: Red Hat and Fedora

Thursday 16th of March 2017 03:20:44 PM

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TuxMachines: Security Leftovers

Thursday 16th of March 2017 03:19:16 PM

  • Security updates for Thursday
  • Dormant Linux kernel vulnerability finally slayed

    A recently resolved vulnerability in the Linux kernel that had the potential to allow an attacker to gain privilege escalation or cause denial of service went undiscovered for seven years.

    Positive Technologies expert, Alexander Popov, found a race condition in the n_hdlc driver that leads to double-freeing of kernel memory. This Linux kernel flaw might be exploited for privilege escalation in the operating system. The (CVE-2017-2636) bug was evaluated as dangerous with a CVSS v3 score of 7.8, towards the higher end of the scale which runs from 1-10.

  • Another Years-Old Flaw Fixed in the Linux Kernel

    The Linux team has patched a "dangerous" vulnerability in the Linux kernel that allowed attackers to elevate their access rights and crash affected systems.

    The security issue, tracked as CVE-2017-2636, existed in the Linux kernel for the past seven years, after being introduced in the code in 2009.

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TuxMachines: Leftovers: Gaming

Thursday 16th of March 2017 03:18:25 PM

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TuxMachines: LibreOffice 5.3 Office Suite Gets First Point Release with 100 Improvements

Thursday 16th of March 2017 03:09:05 PM

Softpedia was informed today by The Document Foundation about the general availability of the first point release to the LibreOffice 5.3 open-source office suite for all supported platforms, including GNU/Linux, macOS, and Windows.

LibreOffice 5.3.1 comes one and a half months after the release of LibreOffice 5.3, a major branch that introduced exciting new features for users of the popular office suite. These include the experimental MUFFIN user interface with a Microsoft Office-like Ribbon UI, as well as the first source release of LibreOffice Online.

During these past six weeks, LibreOffice 5.3.1 received two Release Candidate (RC) development versions, which fix about 100 bugs and regressions that have been either discovered by the LibreOffice developers/contributors or reported by users from the previous version.

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Development News

Security Leftovers

  • How To Improve The Linux System’s Security Using Firejail
    As you already know, Linux kernel is secure by default. But, it doesn’t mean that the softwares on the Linux system are completely secure. Say for example, there is a possibility that any add-ons on your web browser may cause some serious security issues. While doing financial transactions over internet, some key logger may be active in browser which you are not aware of. Even though, we can’t completely give the bullet-proof security to our Linux box, we still can add an extra pinch of security using an application called Firejail. It is a security utility which can sandbox any such application and let it to run in a controlled environment. To put this simply, Firejail is a SUID (Set owner User ID up on execution) program that reduces the risk of security breaches by restricting the running environment of untrusted applications.
  • “Httpd and Relayd Mastery” off to copyedit
  • Kalyna Block Cipher

Containers vs. Zones vs. Jails vs. VMs

  • Setting the Record Straight: containers vs. Zones vs. Jails vs. VMs
    I’m tired of having the same conversation over and over again with people so I figured I would put it into a blog post. Many people ask me if I have tried or what I think of Solaris Zones / BSD Jails. The answer is simply: I have tried them and I definitely like them. The conversation then heads towards them telling me how Zones and Jails are far superior to containers and that I should basically just give up with Linux containers and use VMs. Which to be honest is a bit forward to someone who has spent a large portion of her career working with containers and trying to make containers more secure. Here is what I tell them:
  • [Old] Hadoop Has Failed Us, Tech Experts Say

    The Hadoop community has so far failed to account for the poor performance and high complexity of Hadoop, Johnson says. “The Hadoop ecosystem is still basically in the hands of a small number of experts,” he says. “If you have that power and you’ve learned know how to use these tools and you’re programmer, then this thing is super powerful. But there aren’t a lot of those people. I’ve read all these things how we need another million data scientists in the world, which I think means our tools aren’t very good.”

Wine and Games

  • [Wine] Packaging changes
    Today we want to announce some important changes regarding the Wine Staging packages provided at repos.wine-staging.com and dl.winehq.org. We completely reworked our build system to make the packages available sooner after a release and also added some new features, like downloading old packages for Debian / Ubuntu. The complete list of changes can be found in the announcement email on the Wine mailing list.
  • Planescape: Torment Enhanced Edition Announced for PC, Mac, Linux, and Mobile
  • Podcast #6 with Ethan Lee, Porter on Fez, Transistor
    Have you ever played Fez on Linux ? Transistor ? Speed Runners ? Shenzen I/O ? Bastion ? or more recently, Owlboy ? Well if you have, you have benefited from the work of Flibitijibibo who is directly responsible for the port of such titles to your platform.