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Reddit: Electron : Yay or Nay !?

Thursday 7th of September 2017 04:14:54 PM

I've heard a lot of different opinions about Electron framework. It has made me quite intrigued about the reasons behind them. I know that atom runs on electron and is very heavy on ram but on the other hand has very good and easy to customise features. So...Electron Yay or Nay !?

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Phoronix: GNOME Mutter 3.25.92 Adds Built-In Screencast / Remote Desktop Capabilities

Thursday 7th of September 2017 04:06:07 PM
GNOME Mutter 3.25.92 has been released and it incorporates some interesting changes for the end of the GNOME 3.26 development cycle...

TuxMachines: Games Leftovers

Thursday 7th of September 2017 04:02:21 PM

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Reddit: LTS Distros: Security

Thursday 7th of September 2017 03:36:04 PM

Are LTS distros such Ubuntu, Mint, openSUSE etc. really secure?

For example Ubuntu: Main repository is supported by Canonical, which is "useless" for user because there is no programs like: torrent client, media player, office etc. So user download it from Universe (community-maintained) repository.

Recently security issue was found in VLC: https://fossbytes.com/subtitle-hack-affects-millions-device-vlc-kodi-fix-released/ Fix for Ubuntu was released in August, 3 months after it was reported. This case shows that Universe repo isn't always secure. Of course you can always add ppa (if exist) or compile from source, but majority of Ubuntu/Mint users are noobs. They just want system that works.

If someone is new to Linux, he should choose more secure distro. Forget about rolling release systems (too unstable). But Debian Stable is perfect with that. Debian provide security updates for all packages. If hole is found, they fix it. There is only one problem. It's not beginner friendly, however few distros: MX Linux, antiX, LMDE, SolydX which are Debian Stable based are perfect for beginners. Maybe we should recommend these ones instead of Ubuntu or Mint? Maybe I am paranoid and problem with Universe is not that big.

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TuxMachines: 3 Cool Linux Service Monitors

Thursday 7th of September 2017 03:24:38 PM

The Linux world abounds in monitoring apps of all kinds. We're going to look at my three favorite service monitors: Apachetop, Monit, and Supervisor. They're all small and fairly simple to use. apachetop is a simple real-time Apache monitor. Monit monitors and manages any service, and Supervisor is a nice tool for managing persistent scripts and commands without having to write init scripts for them.

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TuxMachines: Android Oreo Adds Linux Kernel Requirements and New Hardening Features

Thursday 7th of September 2017 03:22:25 PM

The Linux kernel continues to add security protections so developers don’t have to build them on their own. As a result, one of the first steps security experts recommend for protecting against embedded Linux malware threats is to work with the latest possible kernel release and then regularly update field devices. Now that Android is getting long in the tooth -- it was nine years ago this month that Sergey Brin and Larry Page rollerbladed onto the stage to announce the debut of the flagship HTC G1 phone -- more and more Android devices are being attacked due to out-of-date Linux kernels. To address the problem before it adds to Android’s substantial challenge with malware generated from rogue or unprotected apps, Google has announced new requirements in Android 8.0 (“Oreo”) to build on Linux kernels no older than kernel 4.4.

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Phoronix: There's Now A Patch Adding Ryzen / AMD Zen Temperature Support On Linux

Thursday 7th of September 2017 03:19:43 PM
Linux hwmon developer Guenter Roeck has posted a patch adding support for Family 17h (Ryzen/Threadripper/Epyc) temperature monitoring support to the existing k10temp Linux kernel driver...

Reddit: Opshell: DevOps Shell

Thursday 7th of September 2017 03:12:09 PM

LXer: Apache Struts Update Patches Critical Vulnerabilities

Thursday 7th of September 2017 02:58:16 PM
Apache Struts is a widely used Java framework that is embedded into many enterprise applications, which means that any vulnerabilities provide a potentially very large attack surface. Today the open-source Struts project announced its 2.5.13 update fixing three vulnerabilities.

Reddit: Wine Staging 2.16

Thursday 7th of September 2017 02:22:35 PM

Phoronix: Wine-Staging 2.16 Released With More D3D9/D3D11 Bits

Thursday 7th of September 2017 02:19:12 PM
Building off last week's Wine 2.16 bi-weekly development snapshot, the crew working on the more bleeding-edge/experimental Wine-Staging branch have released their v2.16 update with various features tacked on...

LinuxToday: Linux 4.14 Will Be The Next LTS Kernel Branch (Confirmed)

Thursday 7th of September 2017 02:00:00 PM

Linux kernel developer Greg Kroah-Hartman has confirmed on his blog that Linux kernel 4.14 will be the next LTS kernel branch

Phoronix: New Media Drivers Ready For The Linux 4.14 Kernel

Thursday 7th of September 2017 01:49:04 PM
Mauro Carvalho Chehab has sent in a big pull request of the media subsystem updates for the Linux 4.14 kernel. This time around there are multiple new drivers yielding around a net addition of around 30k lines to the Linux kernel...

Linux.com: Android Oreo Adds Linux Kernel Requirements and New Hardening Features

Thursday 7th of September 2017 01:30:22 PM

The Linux kernel continues to add security protections so developers don’t have to build them on their own. As a result, one of the first steps security experts recommend for protecting against embedded Linux malware threats is to work with the latest possible kernel release and then regularly update field devices.

Phoronix: New Intel DRM Code For Testing, Material For Linux 4.15

Thursday 7th of September 2017 01:16:16 PM
Intel developers have published a new round of drm-intel-testing updates for those developers or enthusiasts wishing to begin testing this in-progress code for the Intel Direct Rendering Manager (DRM) driver with this code eventually being queued for the Linux 4.15 cycle...

LXer: PulseAudio 11 Debuts with Support for Newer AirPlay Hardware, Bluetooth Goodies

Thursday 7th of September 2017 01:15:20 PM
The open-source and cross-platform PulseAudio sound system has been updated recently to version 11, a major release adding numerous new features and improvements to the audio to make it sound better on your favorite GNU/Linux distribution.

Phoronix: GNU Tools Cauldron 2017 Kicks Off Tomorrow

Thursday 7th of September 2017 01:05:47 PM
The annual GNU Tools Cauldron conference focused around the GNU compiler toolchain will kickoff tomorrow, 8 September, in Prague...

TuxMachines: Servers: Mesosphere, ​NGINX, and Systemd on Ubuntu 16.04

Thursday 7th of September 2017 12:47:06 PM

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TuxMachines: Software: Flathub, gPodder, PulseAudio, MConnect

Thursday 7th of September 2017 12:45:18 PM
  • The Flathub Website Now Lists Apps, Lets You Install Them

    Read this site regularly enough and you’ll learn that I love Flathub. Flathub, for those of you who haven’t heard of it, is the quasi-official app store for apps packaged and distributed using Flatpak. But it hasn’t been easy to find out which apps are available on it. Until now.

  • A look at gPodder – Podcast player for GNU/Linux

    Podcasts have been around for years now, but I’ve noticed an increase among my social circles in people using them, and so using that as a general assumption that others are also starting to enjoy them I thought I should show off my favourite application for downloading and listening to them on my GNU/Linux systems; gPodder.

    gPodder is a GTK+ client that is written using Python, designed to be a podcast client and media aggregator. The interface is very minimalistic, so if you're looking for something with a bunch of bells and whistles, you might want to look elsewhere.

  • PulseAudio 11 Debuts with Support for Newer AirPlay Hardware, Bluetooth Goodies

    The open-source and cross-platform PulseAudio sound system has been updated recently to version 11, a major release adding numerous new features and improvements to the audio to make it sound better on your favorite GNU/Linux distribution.

  • MConnect, the Android GNOME Shell Extension, Has Been Updated

    An updated version of mConnect, the GNOME extension that helps you integrate your Android device with the Linux desktop, is now available. Rolling out on the GNOME Extensions site now, the update adds minor improvements to the Android-ingratiating add-on, including support for keyboard shortcuts, and tooltips to provide helpful pointers about its various features.

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The world of open source databases is rapidly evolving. It seems like every day brings a new release of an open source technology that might make a database administrator's life easier, if only he or she knew about it. Fortunately, there are many ways to stay on top of what's going on with open source database technology. One such way is the Percona Live Open Source Database Conference, taking place next week in Dublin, Ireland. We've covered Percona Live before, and invite you to take a look back at some of our previous stories. From IoT to big data to working with the cloud, there's plenty to keep up with. Here are a look at a couple of the sessions you might enjoy, as described by the speakers. Read more

TUXEDO InfinityBook Pro 13 Review: a Powerful Ultrabook Running TUXEDO Xubuntu

There is no doubt that the TUXEDO InfinityBook Pro 13 is not a powerful ultrabook, providing good value for the money. And having it shipped with a Linux OS pre-installed makes your Linux journey a breeze if you're just getting started with exploring the wonderful world of Open Source software and GNU/Linux technologies. There are a few issues that caught our attention during our testing, and you should be aware of them before buying this laptop. For example, the LCD screen leaks light, which is most visible on a dark background and when watching movies. Also, the display is only be tilted back to about 120 degrees, which might be inconvenient for the owner. The laptop doesn't heat up that much, and we find the backlit keyboard with the Tux logo on the Super key a plus when buying a TUXEDO InfinityBook Pro 13. Of course, if you don't need all this power, you can always buy any other laptop out there and install your favorite Linux OS on it, but it's not guaranteed that everything will work out of the box like on TUXEDO InfinityBook Pro 13. Read more