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LXer: This low-cost device may be the world's best hope against account takeovers

Wednesday 28th of December 2016 08:18:58 AM
The past five years have witnessed a seemingly unending series of high-profile account take-overs. A growing consensus has emerged among security practitioners: even long, randomly generated passwords aren't sufficient for locking down e-mail and other types of online assets. According to the consensus, these assets need to be augmented with a second factor of authentication.

Reddit: How we feel after executing sudo rm -rf /* Command

Wednesday 28th of December 2016 07:33:47 AM

LXer: KDE Plasma 5.8.5 Is the Last Bugfix Release for 2016, Over 55 Issues Resolved

Wednesday 28th of December 2016 06:53:12 AM
As expected, KDE today announced the general and immediate availability of the fifth maintenance update to the long-term supported KDE Plasma 5.8 desktop environment for GNU/Linux distributions.

LXer: Top 10 Articles of 2016

Wednesday 28th of December 2016 05:27:25 AM
Here are what considers are the Top 10 articles of 2016:

Reddit: Kali linux not displaying on my new hdmi monitor

Wednesday 28th of December 2016 04:14:16 AM

Hello Fellow linux lovers, I've recently purchased two monitors. One is An LG ultrawide and the other is an LG 21.5in monitor. Both are using HDMI connections. However, whenever I try to boot to Kali using grub booter or even usb with kali live it tells me my monitor is out of range at 60hz. Any ideas on how to fix this, can you not run kali linux over an hdmi connection?

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LXer: Kids on Computers establishes computer labs in five countries

Wednesday 28th of December 2016 04:01:39 AM
Linux and open source software are not just fueling charities, they are gifting the freedom of education and knowledge to the people the charities are helping because of the low cost, yes, but also the exceptional technology. This sentiment is proven when you look at the work the Linux Foundation does supporting a variety of community initiatives and organizations that are using Linux and open source software.

LXer: Top 10 Linux news stories of 2016

Wednesday 28th of December 2016 02:47:19 AM
Linux made quite a few headlines in 2016. Although 2016 wasn't the much-anticipated Year of Linux on the Desktop, it was still a big year for the open source movement's poster child. Let's take a look at 10 of the biggest Linux news stories from the past year.

Reddit: Anyone get Playstation Now or Remote Play working on linux?

Wednesday 28th of December 2016 02:46:35 AM

Title, I am running Mint 18 (Ubuntu/Debian based). Wine chokes. I was hoping since it's available on Samsung smart TVs (which run Linux) that it would be available on Linux directly. I prefer not installing a full VM instance of Windows just to run a couple apps, if possible.

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Reddit: Spread the word.

Wednesday 28th of December 2016 02:11:31 AM

Reddit: Question about Raspian and downloading files from the internet.

Wednesday 28th of December 2016 01:45:03 AM

Can I download any files by just clicking the file? Or do I have to enter commands for a pathway link in order to download? I know it's similar to Debian but it also has a GUI.

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TuxMachines: Here’s North Korea’s Totalitarian Android Tablet

Wednesday 28th of December 2016 01:38:19 AM

Woolim is a small, white Android device that looks like a fairly standard tablet. The hardware itself is made by Chinese manufacturer Hoozo, but the North Korean government has removed some components such as those for wi-fi and bluetooth, and put its own bespoke software on top.

After the researchers presented work covering RedStar OS, North Korea’s Linux-based operating system, a South Korean NGO offered the tablet to the group. Woolim is just one of several tablets designed for North Korea, but Woolim appears to be the most recent, likely dating from 2015.

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LXer: A Brief History of the Cloud

Wednesday 28th of December 2016 01:32:59 AM
In his LinuxCon Europe keynote, Dan Kohn, Executive Director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), provided us with a brief history of the cloud and how CNCF fits with where we are now.

TuxMachines: NVIDIA vs. AMD OpenCL Linux Benchmarks With Darktable 2.2

Wednesday 28th of December 2016 01:29:43 AM

Given this weekend's release of Darktable 2.2 as a big upgrade to this open-source RAW photo workflow software, here are some fresh benchmarks of NVIDIA GeForce and AMD Radeon graphics cards under Linux when making use of the program's OpenCL support, which did see some improvements during this v2.2 cycle.

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TuxMachines: Stellarium 0.15.1 Open-Source Planetarium Tool Adds Sardinian as New Sky Culture

Wednesday 28th of December 2016 01:26:30 AM

Stellarium developer Alexander Wolf announce on the first day of Christmas the availability of the first point release of Stellarium 0.15 open-source, free, and cross-platform planetarium software.

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TuxMachines: Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus) to Support IPP Everywhere Printers and Apple AirPrint

Wednesday 28th of December 2016 01:24:53 AM

Canonical's Till Kamppeter sent a message to the Ubuntu development mailing list to invite early adopters of the upcoming Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus) operating system to test a brand-new printing system implemented recently in the GNU/Linux distribution.

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TuxMachines: Eight Things to Do After Installing Linux Mint Xfce 18.x

Wednesday 28th of December 2016 01:19:42 AM

Those who are new to Linux might just go to work right away after installing, or having someone else install, GNU/Linux. However, there are a few things you should do first. Some of them, such as updating your system and activating the firewall, are essential. Others are just things you do to customize your Linux experience.

Here’s a short checklist of things to do after you get Linux up-and-running on your computer. You should consider the first two items on this list as being required, with all the other items being optional. The list is specific to Linux Mint 18.x Xfce Edition, so if you’re using another flavor of Linux, you’ll be better off searching for another list.

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TuxMachines: Parsix GNU/Linux 8.15 (Nev) and 8.10 (Erik) Get Latest Debian Security Patches

Wednesday 28th of December 2016 01:17:36 AM

It's been two weeks since our last report on the latest security updates pushed to the stable repositories of the Debian-based Parsix GNU/Linux operating system, and a new set of patches for various software components arrived the other day.

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TuxMachines: Debian-Based siduction 2016.1 "Patience" GNU/Linux Distro Gets Linux Kernel 4.9

Wednesday 28th of December 2016 01:15:16 AM

Ferdinand Thommes was proud to announce on Christmas Eve the release and general availability for download of the siduction 2016.1 "Patience" GNU/Linux operating system.

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LXer: HandBrake 1.0.0 Video Converter Arrives After More Than 13 Years in Development

Wednesday 28th of December 2016 12:18:38 AM
After being in development for more than thirteen years, the open-source and cross-platform HandBrake video converter reached 1.0.0 milestone, and it can now finally be considered a mature application for editing video files.

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