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LinuxInsider: AV Linux Update: Good but Not Better

Saturday 26th of November 2016 07:00:00 PM
AV Linux could be a music and video lover's dream come true. AV Linux is a specialty distribution that can turn a new or old PC, or an Intel-powered Mac box, into a workstation for audio/graphics/video enthusiasts. Version 2016.8.30 was released this summer. AV Linux is one of the few available fully functional Linux distros to give audio and video enthusiasts a professional level collection of tools to enhance their handling of audio-visual files. This is especially significant now that the Musix distro has gone dormant.

TuxMachines: Security News

Saturday 26th of November 2016 05:35:36 PM
  • Friday's security updates
  • Linux hardening: a 15-step checklist for a secure Linux server [Ed: paywall]

    Most people assume Linux is secure, and that’s a false assumption. Imagine your laptop is stolen without first being hardened. A thief would probably assume your username is “root” and your password is “toor” since that’s the default password on Kali and most people continue to use it. Do you? I hope not.

  • Homeland Security Issues 'Strategic Principles' For Securing The Internet Of Broken Things

    For much of the last year, we've noted how the rush to connect everything from toasters to refrigerators to the internet -- without adequate (ok, any) security safeguards -- has resulted in a security, privacy and public safety crisis. At first, the fact that everything from Barbies to tea kettles were now hackable was kind of funny. But in the wake of the realization that these hacked devices are contributing to massive new DDoS botnet attacks (on top of just leaking your data or exposing you to hacks) the conversation has quickly turned serious.

    Security researchers have been noting for a while that it's only a matter of time before the internet-of-not-so-smart-things contributes to human fatalities, potentially on a significant scale if necessary infrastructure is attacked. As such, the Department of Homeland Security recently released what they called "strategic principles" for securing the Internet of Things; an apparent attempt to get the conversation started with industry on how best to avoid a dumb device cyber apocalypse.

  • Microsoft gives third-parties access to Windows 10 Telemetry data

    Microsoft struck a deal with security company FireEye recently according to a report on Australian news magazin Arn which gives FireEye access to all Windows 10 Telemetry data.

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LXer: Linux Security Made Simple

Saturday 26th of November 2016 05:34:01 PM
From the revelations of Edward Snowden to the potential problems with the Internet of Things and the latest malware, security and privacy are constantly in the news. The trouble is, while everyone is concerned about security and privacy, few know what to what to do about them. Fortunately, Linux has endless tools to address these problems without requiring that everyone become an expert.

TuxMachines: GNU/Linux Desktop

Saturday 26th of November 2016 04:50:47 PM
  • Meet Pinebook, A Low Cost Linux Laptop That Looks Like A MacBook

    PineBook is a budget laptop running an Allwinner quad-core 64-bit processor. The device comes in two screen sizes both of them having 2GB RAM and 16GB eMMC storage along various ports and connectivity options. PineBook supports a number of Linux distros and Android versions.

  • Meet the Pinebook, a $89 ARM Laptop That Runs Ubuntu

    The Pine64 Pinebook is an ARM laptop priced from $89. It can run Android, ChromiumOS and various flavours of Linux, including Ubuntu.

  • Light and Thin 64-bit ARM based Open Source Notebook
  • The 12 Most Ridiculous Windows Errors of All Time

    Computers and humans are so different. While computers are infinitely faster at processing information, they run into trouble if they try to stray from their course. These “fast idiots” contrast to people, who can’t think as fast as machines but can adapt much more easily.

    These relations have produced some hilarious situations where novice users failed to grasp the basics of using Windows. On the other side of this are error messages. When a computer runs into an unexpected scenario, it usually throws up a message box for the user to review.

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TuxMachines: Debian News

Saturday 26th of November 2016 04:49:24 PM
  • Starting the faster, more secure APT 1.4 series

    We just released the first beta of APT 1.4 to Debian unstable (beta here means that we don’t know any other big stuff to add to it, but are still open to further extensions). This is the release series that will be released with Debian stretch, Ubuntu zesty, and possibly Ubuntu zesty+1 (if the Debian freeze takes a very long time, even zesty+2 is possible). It should reach the master archive in a few hours, and your mirrors shortly after that.

  • Debian package build tools

    When I was first introduced to Debian packaging, people recommended I use pbuilder. Given how complex the toolchain is in the pbuilder case, I don’t understand why that is (was?) a common recommendation.

  • vmdebootstrap Sprint Report

    This is now a little overdue, but here it is. On the 10th and 11th of November, the second vmdebootstrap sprint took place. Lars Wirzenius (liw), Ana Custura (ana_c) and myself were present. liw focussed on the core of vmdebootstrap, where he sketched out what the future of vmdebootstrap may look like. He documented this in a mailing list post and also presented (video).

    Ana and myself worked on live-wrapper, which uses vmdebootstrap internally for the squashfs generation. I worked on improving logging, using a better method for getting paths within the image, enabling generation of Packages and Release files for the image archive and also made the images installable (live-wrapper 0.5 onwards will include an installer by default).

  • Quicker Debian installations using eatmydata

    Two years ago, I did some experiments with eatmydata and the Debian installation system, observing how using eatmydata could speed up the installation quite a bit. My testing measured speedup around 20-40 percent for Debian Edu, where we install around 1000 packages from within the installer. The eatmydata package provide a way to disable/delay file system flushing. This is a bit risky in the general case, as files that should be stored on disk will stay only in memory a bit longer than expected, causing problems if a machine crashes at an inconvenient time. But for an installation, if the machine crashes during installation the process is normally restarted, and avoiding disk operations as much as possible to speed up the process make perfect sense.

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TuxMachines: Tizen News

Saturday 26th of November 2016 04:47:03 PM
  • App: Navitel Navigator is available in Tizen Store for Samsung Z2 & Z1

    Navitel Navigator is a satnav application that was first available for the Samsung Z2, but has now been released for the Z1 but still not on the Z3 yet ? but it’s still worth a mention to our readers The application boasts that it is a precise offline GPS navigation app with free geosocial services and detailed maps of 64 countries. It has had over 20 Million downloads and ranks as one of the Top 5 Navigation apps in 12 countries.

  • Gujarat Lions – A new Cricket Game added to the Tizen Store

    Indian cricket fans will be delighted to hear about a new cricket game, created by Zapak Mobile Games Pvt. Ltd, released in the Tizen Store named Gujarat Lions and is for the Samsung Z1, Z2 and Z3, with a download file size of 43MB.

  • T20 Cricket Champion 3D game for Tizen Smartphones

    Zapak Multimedia Pvt. Ltd. has released another cricket game in the Tizen Store named T20 Cricket Champion 3D. You can play this game with your favorite country team. Many countries are available including India, Bangladesh, England, South Africa, Pakistan etc. You can play this game in two different modes: Quick Match and T20 Cricket Champions. In Quick Play mode you can select your favorite team and your opposing team and in Tournament mode you’ve to select your best team to play for. You can also play this game in 3,5,10 or 20 overs and easy, medium or hard (3 difficulties.) Also you get a chance to play in different places in India ie. Mohali, Delhi & Rajkot. A store is available where you can purchase power-ups and different articles. There is also a spinwheel machine available where you can earn coins like a lottery play. Daily rewards also available. The cheerleaders will dance when you hit a six or a four. This is a realistic 3D Cricket Game on your Tizen smartphone.

  • Game: Super Truck Parking is Available in Tizen Store

    Super Truck Parking is a game created by Black Cobra Studios Ltd and run on all Tizen smartphones such as the Samsung Z1, Z2 and Z3. This game is about parking your trucks and passing your lessons / the ultimate test. You need to go through your lessons (try to do well on each of them) to come to what is called the ultimate test, yes, your driving test, the test that will finish it all! You have to navigate your way across the city, starting from the Greenhorn Driver Only Backyard Zone and then travel across the city to the Warehouse Noob Transport Truck Driver zone and complete the ultimate parking simulation with The Circuit Only for Real Truck Driver Load Zone.

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TuxMachines: Red Hat and Fedora

Saturday 26th of November 2016 04:45:05 PM

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Reddit: OMG. I just : sudo rm -fr/*

Saturday 26th of November 2016 04:07:35 PM

I lucked out today. The / slipped in instead of a space, so I had an error.

Ran sudo touch /-i right after that.

Did this happen to you ?

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LXer: How to find a file on a Linux VPS

Saturday 26th of November 2016 03:39:39 PM
Using the command line on a Linux machine could be very uncomfortable, especially for the beginners.

TuxMachines: Android Leftovers

Saturday 26th of November 2016 03:34:20 PM

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Phoronix: Vulkan 1.0.35 Released, Includes VK_NVX_device_generated_commands

Saturday 26th of November 2016 02:56:00 PM
Vulkan 1.0.35 was released on Friday as the latest stable documentation update to the Vulkan high-performance graphics API. Aside from correcting some issues with the documentation, it also incorporates the VK_NVX_device_generated_commands extension documentation...

Phoronix: Editorial: Using NVIDIA On Linux For The First Time In 10 Years

Saturday 26th of November 2016 02:27:58 PM
Anyone who read any number of my reviews from a few years ago, when I interned here at Phoronix, should know that I have been a fan of AMD and their open source efforts for a very long time. I remember the years of trying to get Catalyst to work under Arch or Fedora, usually only to have it blow up in my face. I remember the struggle holding back kernel and X server updates, hoping that none of those updates contained security fixes that were pertinent to me.

Reddit: Complete noob, forgotten login

Saturday 26th of November 2016 02:09:40 PM

Hey all, installed xfce4 on my chromebook maybe a year ago (following a tutorial), and have since forgotten my localhost login. I know nothing about Linux and stuff so sorry if I'm using annoyingly bad terminology. Anyway, is there any way (lol) for me to bypass this? Thanks!

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Reddit: Quick question: yellow on white on my (Gnome) terminal is unreadable. Can't remember what to change and how.

Saturday 26th of November 2016 02:08:30 PM

I used to have a couple of pages bookmarked but lost them. I seem to remember that I changed something in /etc to make yellow a lottle more brown but last did it sooo long ago I can't remember what.

LC_COLORS perhaps?

I've googled 'til I'm blue .. er .. yellow!


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Phoronix: DragonFlyBSD Works On EFI Runtime ABI Support, But Still Experimental

Saturday 26th of November 2016 02:06:51 PM
The next release of DragonFlyBSD will feature better EFI support...

LXer: How to Install and Customize ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editors on Debian/Ubuntu/Linux Mint

Saturday 26th of November 2016 01:45:17 PM
ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editors is a free and open source office suite that includes an alternative for 3 major Microsoft Office apps – Word, Excel, and PowerPoint by providing access to the web-based set of tools for real-time co-editing.

Phoronix: Intel's OpenGL Driver Gains Another Performance Optimization

Saturday 26th of November 2016 01:45:08 PM
While we have been talking a lot lately about performance optimizations and improvements to Intel's "ANV" Vulkan Linux driver, not all focus has been lost on the i965 Mesa OpenGL driver. In fact, a lot of code landed on Friday for i965...

Reddit: Play battlefield 4 on Linux?

Saturday 26th of November 2016 01:37:32 PM

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It's Been A Quiet Year-End For BUS1, The Proposed In-Kernel IPC For Linux

With the Linux 4.10 kernel merge window expected to open this weekend, I was digging around to see whether there was anything new on the BUS1 front and whether we might see it for the next kernel cycle. While I have yet to see any official communication from the BUS1 developers, it doesn't look like it's happening for BUS1. In fact, it's been a rather quiet past few weeks for these developers working on this in-kernel IPC mechanism to succeed the never-merged KDBUS. Read more Also: Intel Working On 5-Level Paging To Increase Linux Virtual/Physical Address Space

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Fedora News

  • FEDORA and GNOME at the “1er Encuentro de Tecnología e innovación-Macro Región Lima 2016” Conference
  • 10 years of dgplug summer training
    In 2017 dgplug summer training will be happening for the 10th time. Let me tell you honestly, I had no clue that we will reach here when I started this back in 2008. The community gathered together, and we somehow managed to continue. In case, you do not know about this training, dgplug summer training is a 3 months long online IRC based course where we help people to become contributors to upstream projects. The sessions start around 6:30PM IST, and continues till 9PM (or sometimes till very late at night) for 3 months. You can read the logs of the sessions here.
  • 6 3D printing applications you can install on Fedora 25
    Do you have an interest in the 3D printing space but don’t know which 3D printing application will work on your favorite Linux distribution? You’re in luck, because in this article, you learn about 6 of such applications that you can install on Fedora 25 and other Linux distributions, like Ubuntu 16.10 and debian 8. Most of these you can install by selecting the 3D printing package when using the DVD or netinstall ISO image to install Fedora 25, but the rest you have to install individually.
  • FUDCon APAC Phnom Penh 2016
    FUDCon 2016, that was for me first of all a lot of work especially after the change of the venue in nearly last minute. Instead of ITC BarCamp happened this year at Norton University, what turned out not to be a good choice. A new hotel had to be found, not an easy task as on this side of the river are not many yet.