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LinuxToday: How To Archive Files and directories Using Tar Command in Linux

Tuesday 27th of March 2018 03:00:00 PM

 ostechnix: This guide describes how to archive files and directories in Linux using Tar command.

Phoronix: AMDKFD Updates For Linux 4.17 Round Out dGPU Support

Tuesday 27th of March 2018 02:54:45 PM
Earlier this month was the big batch of AMDKFD driver updates for DRM-Next / Linux 4.17 for getting the Radeon discrete GPU support squared away. Now coming in as a late pull request is the rest of that dGPU work for AMDKFD...

Reddit: PSA:OpenDoas sudo alternative is there

Tuesday 27th of March 2018 02:31:06 PM

LXer: Krita Version 4.0 Released With Improved Vector Tools

Tuesday 27th of March 2018 02:28:26 PM
Krita, one of the best free and open source cross-platform digital painting application has released it's version 4.0. It comes with many improvements and new features. Krita runs on Linux distros, Windows and MacOS. See changes in the post below.

Phoronix: GCC 8 Aims For Release Candidate In April, But Regressions Remain

Tuesday 27th of March 2018 02:28:06 PM
Richard Biener of SUSE issued a status report today on GCC 8.0.1 ahead of the GCC 8.1 stable release expected in the weeks ahead... Protecting Code Integrity with PGP — Part 7: Protecting Online Accounts

Tuesday 27th of March 2018 01:43:36 PM
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Reddit: Install 2 OS on 2 hard drives ?

Tuesday 27th of March 2018 01:31:14 PM

Hi !

I have a pc with 1 SSD + 2 HDD and I want to get into linux. Does it work if I create a partition on one of my HDD and install Linux on it, while having windows on the ssd and if I want to switch between the 2 I reboot and change the boot drive ? Thanks !

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Phoronix: Intel "ICE" Driver Landing For E800 Series Ethernet

Tuesday 27th of March 2018 01:14:24 PM
Intel Linux driver developers working on their networking support now have their new ICE driver queued in net-next ahead of the next merge window...

LXer: Happy 25th birthday Red Hat Linux!

Tuesday 27th of March 2018 01:14:06 PM
25 years ago, in Bob Young wife[he]#039[/he]s sewing room, the most successful of all Linux and open-source software companies got its start. Young and current Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst share their thoughts on Red Hat[he]#039[/he]s journey.

Phoronix: ARM64 Prepping ARM v8.4 Features, KPTI Improvements For Linux 4.17

Tuesday 27th of March 2018 12:44:13 PM
With the Linux 4.16 kernel release likely to happen this coming Sunday and that marking the opening of the Linux 4.17 merge window, many subsystem maintainers are preparing their "-next" trees of feature updates...

TuxMachines: Games: Unreal Engine, Monster Crown, RUNNING WITH RIFLES, Darwin Project

Tuesday 27th of March 2018 12:01:11 PM

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TuxMachines: Linux Foundation and ONF

Tuesday 27th of March 2018 11:58:09 AM

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TuxMachines: OSS Leftovers

Tuesday 27th of March 2018 11:56:29 AM
  • How Open Source Development Is Democratizing The Tech Industry
  • New Open-Source Algorithm Achieves Photorealistic Style Transfers

    Every day it seems researchers are solving problems that most of us didn’t realize we had. Now, courtesy Yijun Li, Ph.D. candidate at Cal Merced, and his team at the “Vision and Learning Lab,” we have a solution to “Photorealistic Image Stylization.”

    The team sought to create software which could, when fed two images—one the “content” image, the other the “style” image—project the aesthetic of the latter image onto the content of the former. Thus the content of the first image would remain the same, simply restyled in whatever colors and lighting are found in the “style” reference photo. Further, this was all to be done quickly, and without showing signs that the images had been manipulated. As the team sums it up:

  • Things to be prepared when asking for support

    It is fairly common to see someone drop into an IRC channel, ask a question and then quit 10-20 minutes later if they don't get an answer. [It isn't just IRC, I have seen this on other 'group' chat interfaces.. ] They may randomly jump from channel to channel trying to get anyone to answer their question. It is frustrating for the questioner and for anyone who comes online, writes up an answer and finds the person has left for some other channel right before they hit Enter.

  • Do you speak the same language as the rest of your team?

    A common, shared vocabulary is at the the heart of data quality and data management initiatives, not to mention effective team communication. On top of that, however, an explicit and common language also critical for maintaining a community-centered organizational culture. According to the Open Organization Definition, in the most successful open organizations, "people have a common language and work together to ensure that ideas do not get 'lost in translation,' and they are comfortable sharing their knowledge and stories to further the group's work."

  • How GeoNode spread across the globe

    GeoNode, a free software platform for building and sharing maps, has grown from an experimental project implemented after one disaster, to a public good currently in use in dozens of locations around the globe. The Global Facility for Disaster Resilience and Readiness (GFDRR) contributed to this growth in multiple ways. This session presents an overview of the history of GeoNode as a case study of institutional investment in a free software project. GeoNode has helped people across the world own their own data and respond to disasters.

  • Highlights of the Embedded Linux Conference

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TuxMachines: Red Hat News, Primarily Financial

Tuesday 27th of March 2018 11:54:32 AM

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Reddit: [PATCH] Vulkan Loader Library implementation

Tuesday 27th of March 2018 11:51:20 AM

Reddit: GStreamer VA-API 1.14: what’s new?

Tuesday 27th of March 2018 11:50:09 AM

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GitLab Web IDE

  • GitLab Web IDE Goes GA and Open-Source in GitLab 10.7
    GitLab Web IDE, aimed to simplify the workflow of accepting merge requests, is generally available in GitLab 10.7, along with other features aimed to improve C++ and Go code security and improve Kubernets integration. The GitLab Web IDE was initially released as a beta in GitLab 10.4 Ultimate with the goal of streamlining the workflow to contribute small fixes and to resolve merge requests without requiring the developer to stash their changes and switch to a new branch locally, then back. This could be of particular interest to developers who have a significant number of PRs to review, as well as to developers starting their journey with Git.
  • GitLab open sources its Web IDE
    GitLab has announced its Web IDE is now generally available and open sourced as part of the GitLab 10.7 release. The Web IDE was first introduced in GitLab Ultimate 10.4. It is designed to enable developers to change multiple files, preview Markdown, review changes and commit directly within a browser. “At GitLab, we want everyone to be able to contribute, whether you are working on your first commit and getting familiar with git, or an experienced developer reviewing a stack of changes. Setting up a local development environment, or needing to stash changes and switch branches locally, can add friction to the development process,” Joshua Lambert, senior product manager of monitoring and distribution at GitLab, wrote in a post.

Record Terminal Activity For Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Server

At times system administrators and developers need to use many, complex and lengthy commands in order to perform a critical task. Most of the users will copy those commands and output generated by those respective commands in a text file for review or future reference. Of course, “history” feature of the shell will help you in getting the list of commands used in the past but it won’t help in getting the output generated for those commands. Read

Linux Kernel Maintainer Statistics

As part of preparing my last two talks at LCA on the kernel community, “Burning Down the Castle” and “Maintainers Don’t Scale”, I have looked into how the Kernel’s maintainer structure can be measured. One very interesting approach is looking at the pull request flows, for example done in the LWN article “How 4.4’s patches got to the mainline”. Note that in the linux kernel process, pull requests are only used to submit development from entire subsystems, not individual contributions. What I’m trying to work out here isn’t so much the overall patch flow, but focusing on how maintainers work, and how that’s different in different subsystems. Read more

Security: Updates, Trustjacking, Breach Detection

  • Security updates for Monday
  • iOS Trustjacking – A Dangerous New iOS Vulnerability
    An iPhone user's worst nightmare is to have someone gain persistent control over his/her device, including the ability to record and control all activity without even needing to be in the same room. In this blog post, we present a new vulnerability called “Trustjacking”, which allows an attacker to do exactly that. This vulnerability exploits an iOS feature called iTunes Wi-Fi sync, which allows a user to manage their iOS device without physically connecting it to their computer. A single tap by the iOS device owner when the two are connected to the same network allows an attacker to gain permanent control over the device. In addition, we will walk through past related vulnerabilities and show the changes that Apple has made in order to mitigate them, and why these are not enough to prevent similar attacks.
  • What Is ‘Trustjacking’? How This New iOS Vulnerability Allows Remote Hacking?
    This new vulnerability called trustjacking exploits a convenient WiFi feature, which allows iOS device owners to manage their devices and access data, even when they are not in the same location anymore.
  • Breach detection with Linux filesystem forensics
    Forensic analysis of a Linux disk image is often part of incident response to determine if a breach has occurred. Linux forensics is a different and fascinating world compared to Microsoft Windows forensics. In this article, I will analyze a disk image from a potentially compromised Linux system in order to determine the who, what, when, where, why, and how of the incident and create event and filesystem timelines. Finally, I will extract artifacts of interest from the disk image. In this tutorial, we will use some new tools and some old tools in creative, new ways to perform a forensic analysis of a disk image.