Merry KDEmas everyone!
It is one of the cards you can get too -- if you help out KDE by the end of the year.
[Older] KDE Partition Manager 3.0
Here is a video demonstrating some of these new LVM capabilities. Note this is done directly from my main system, I’m resizing my encrypted rootfs without using any Live CD.
- Oregon Walmart bottle return machines run on Linux (KDE)
Wiki, what’s going on? (Part19-XMas is coming!)
Let’s start with important things. Last Sunday the Milan local group had a special dinner to celebrate the incoming Christmas holidays. For sure we have to thank Spinnski: food was great! During the dinner we had Secret Santa: you receive a gift, given by whom? According to fate. It was funny, and we had lot of laughs for some funny gifts.
new Icons for KDE
both icon set’s are available with system settings -> Icons -> Get new Theme. The icon sets are well maintained and the designers are very welcome in help and KDE support. Thanks a lot. Don’t forget to vote in the store.
What you will not find as part of the list of new Linux 4.10 kernel features is BUS1, the successor to the un-merged KDBUS initiative and a new approach for in-kernel IPC. While it didn't land in 2016 to the mainline kernel, it's making progress.
Since writing a few weeks ago about the slow pace recently for BUS1, I heard more information from one of the developers and there has also been some new activity in their Git tree.
What’s missing in every installation of a Fedora 25 desktop?
If you’re running any desktop flavor of Fedora 25, congratulations! You’re using one of the better-designed desktop Linux distributions.
However, “better-designed” does not necessarily mean that everything is in place, for in the case of Fedora 25, it certainly is not. Most important components you expect to see on a modern desktop operating system, like a firewall application, are in place. But a few are not.
Take, for example, that firewall I referenced above. It’s called FirewallD on Fedora, and the system gives you three means by which to interact with it: From the command line, from a graphical interface called firewall-config, and from an applet, aptly called firewall-applet The first two come pre-installed, but not the third.
Fedora 26 will have an LXQt Spin. Here’s what it looks like now
LXQt is a one of many desktop environments available on the latest edition of Fedora 25. However, unlike the GNOME 3, KDE, Cinnamon, MATE and Xfce desktop environments, Fedora LXQt does not have it’s own installation image. In other words, it’s not a Fedora Spin.
To install a Fedora 25 desktop running the LXQt desktop, you’ll need to install the system using a netinstall or DVD image and select the LXQT desktop package group and related packages from the package selection step.
Because of an ongoing effort to produce a Fedora LXQt Spin, that process is set to change when Fedora 26 comes along next year.
- Honor 8 to Get Android 7.0 Nougat Update in February 2017
- Android 7.0 Nougat Update: Sony Seeds Latest Update For Xperia Z5, Xperia Z4, Xperia XZ And Other Devices [VIDEO]
- Android just got a little bit worse [Ed: A Microsoft Trojan horse attacking Android is better off dead]
- Open-source Lineage project rises from Cyanogen’s ashes as Android maker abruptly shuts down services
Softpedia was informed today, December 26, 2016, by Marius Quabeck, the creator of the magic-device-tool software that lets users install or replace their mobile operating systems on Android and Ubuntu Phone devices about the fact that the tool is now available as a Snap.
That's right, you can now install the Magic-Device-Tool via a Snap package on your Ubuntu Linux operating system or a supported OS by Canonical's latest Snappy technologies. This comes as great news as you won't have to clone the GitHub repo of the software to install it on your GNU/Linux distribution.
"You'll have to install it as "sudo snap install magic-device-tool --devmode" because there is no USB interface for snap yet so it can't run confined," said Marius Quabeck exclusively for Softpedia. "The script version will still be supported, but we recommend user to use the Snap, where the focus will be from now on."
Chakra GNU/Linux developer Neofytos Kolokotronis informed users of the Linux-based operating system originally based on Arch Linux about the latest software updates that landed in the stable repositories and are available for installation.
If you've been waiting for a new, big update of your Chakra GNU/Linux distribution, here it is. It includes many of the latest applications and technologies, including Linux kernels 4.8.6 and 3.16.38 LTS, the LibreOffice 5.2.4 office suite, GRUB 2.02 Beta 3 bootloader, as well as KDE Frameworks 5.29.0 and linux-firmware 20161005.9c71af9.
With this weekend's release of the Darktable 2.2 RAW digital photography workflow software being out and it having OpenCL improvements among other advancements, I've been carrying out some fresh benchmarks for this popular open-source, cross-platform program.
'Star Citizen Game' on Amazon Now a Part of Windows & Linux
The upcoming space sim Star Citizen is a game for Windows and Linux. However, Cloud Imperial Games, the developers are switching the game to a new engine after four years of development.
The spiritual successor of Wing Commander Series, the Star Citizen is reportedly switching from the CryEngine of Crytek into Lumberyard by Amazon. The game's single player mode, Squadron 42 is also switching to a new game engine.
- Parkitect, the indie theme park building sim updated again, working towards big performance improvements
- RimWorld alpha 16 'Wanderlust' is a massive update
- Darkest Dungeon adds gamepad support and will get a shorter game-mode
- Smartphone Game: 5 most popular games in Tizen Store
Lifeless Planet Linux beta has been updated, with improved graphics from the PS4 version
The developers of Lifeless Planet [Steam, Official Site] have continued to improve their Linux beta, as it's now running on Unity 5 and has the improved graphics from the PS4 version.
- The awesome itch store is also having a big sale, with some real indie gems going cheap
- Survival racing game 'Distance' has a big update with ghost car and replay support
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The Linux 2.5, Ruby 1.9 and Python 3 release management anti-pattern
First, in the Linux 2.4 / 2.5 era. Wikipedia describes the situation like this:
Before the 2.6 series, there was a stable branch (2.4) where only relatively minor and safe changes were merged, and an unstable branch (2.5), where bigger changes and cleanups were allowed. Both of these branches had been maintained by the same set of people, led by Torvalds. This meant that users would always have a well-tested 2.4 version with the latest security and bug fixes to use, though they would have to wait for the features which went into the 2.5 branch. The downside of this was that the “stable” kernel ended up so far behind that it no longer supported recent hardware and lacked needed features. In the late 2.5 kernel series, some maintainers elected to try backporting of their changes to the stable kernel series, which resulted in bugs being introduced into the 2.4 kernel series. The 2.5 branch was then eventually declared stable and renamed to 2.6. But instead of opening an unstable 2.7 branch, the kernel developers decided to continue putting major changes into the 2.6 branch, which would then be released at a pace faster than 2.4.x but slower than 2.5.x. This had the desirable effect of making new features more quickly available and getting more testing of the new code, which was added in smaller batches and easier to test.
Intel Has More DRM Graphics Code For Testing, Targeting Linux 4.11
While Linux 4.10-rc1 was only released yesterday and there will be about two months before it rolls around to the Linux 4.11 merge window, Intel OTC already has new code ready for testing.
Intel i915 DRM maintainer Daniel Vetter published the latest changes for their -testing branch of material that will in turn target Linux 4.11. Changes up for testing include some DisplayPort link rate fixes, prep work for atomic watermark updates on Valleyview and Cherryview, a clean-up to the platform enumeration code, Gen9 (Skylake) watermark fixes, prep work for DisplayPort link failure fallback handling, GEM_WARN_ON support, overlay fixes, and other code changes.
Linux 4.10-rc1 Gained 488k Lines, Kernel Up 1.9+ Million Lines For 2016
Hitting the end of the year as well as yesterday's Linux 4.10-rc1 kernel marking the end of the merge window, here is a look at some kernel development statistics.
AsteroidOS: Open Source Operating System Designed For Smartwatches [Video]
Open source AsteroidOS is aiming to be a direct competitor for Android Wear that might just be a reasonable and viable alternative to the defunct Pebble smartwatch.
Pebble's demise brought about by Fitbit's piecemeal acquisition therefore effectively snuffing it made the smartwatch market to become smaller. Although it is without question that even before the acquisition, the Android Wear scene was already declining with earlier models no longer receiving Android Wear updates.
- Pebble 2: The Smartwatch that Puts Apple Watch, Android Wear, Samsung Gear to Shame – Here’s Why [VIDEO]
2016 in review: The year in smartwatches
No category of wearable tech has had a more turbulent year than the smartwatch. There have been ups. There have been downs. Then Fitbit bought Pebble and everyone lost their minds.
2016 proved that smartwatches are struggling to find their place in the wearable world, but that's doesn't mean it's over, and 2017 could be a fascinating time for these devices as lessons from this year are taken away and applied to next year's wearables.
With so much having gone on in 2016, we've broken down the year into the big smartwatch events that made headlines and got us talking.
SQL is Insecure
SQL is insecure, tell everyone. If you use SQL, your website will get hacked. Tell everyone.
I saw the news that the US Elections Agency was hacked by a SQL injection attack and I kind of lost it. It’s been well over two decades since prepared statements were introduced. We’ve educated and advised developers about how to avoid SQL injection, yet it still happens. If education failed, all we can do is shame developers into never using SQL.
I actually really like SQL, I’ve even made a SQL dialect. SQL’s relational algebra is expressive, probably more so than any other NoSQL database I know of. But developers have proven far too often that it’s simply too difficult to know when to use prepared statements or just concatenate strings — it’s time we just abandon SQL altogether. It isn’t worth it. It’s time we called for all government’s to ban use of SQL databases in government contracts and in healthcare. There must be utter clarity.
Cyber-criminals target African countries with ransom-ware
Once again Conficker retained its position as the world’s most prevalent malware, responsible for 15% of recognised attacks. Second-placed Locky, which only started its distribution in February of this year, was responsible for 6% of all attacks, and third-placed Sality was responsible for 5% of known attacks. Overall, the top ten malware families were responsible for 45% of all known attacks.
It's Incredibly Easy to Tamper with Someone's Flight Plan, Anywhere on the Globe
It’s easier than many people realize to modify someone else’s flight booking, or cancel their flight altogether, because airlines rely on old, unsecured systems for processing customers’ travel plans, researchers will explain at the Chaos Communication Congress hacking festival on Tuesday. The issues predominantly center around the lack of any meaningful authentication for customers requesting their flight information.
The issues highlight how a decades-old system is still in constant, heavy use, despite being susceptible to fairly simple attacks and with no clear means for a solution.
“Whenever you take a trip, you are in one or more of these systems,” security researcher Karsten Nohl told Motherboard in a phone call ahead of his and co-researcher Nemanja Nikodijevic’s talk.
Open source risks and rewards – why team structure matters
An impressive and user-friendly digital presence is an indispensable asset to any brand. It is often the first point of contact for customers who expect and demand great functionality and engaging content across multiple platforms. The finding that nearly half of us won't wait even three seconds for a website to load bears witness to ever increasing customer expectations which must be met.
Partnership with a digital agency can be a great way to keep up to speed with rapid change and innovation but to ensure the very best outcome, both client and agency need to find an optimum commercial, creative and secure cultural fit. This should be a priority for both sides from the very first pitch. The promise of exceptional creativity and customer experience is one thing, but considering the more practical aspects of how the relationship will work is entirely another.
We’re often asked what our essential Ubuntu apps are, but rather than reply in the comments I figured I’d write a list of what are, for us, must-have apps for Ubuntu.
Whether you’re new to Ubuntu or a recent convert from Microsoft Windows, you should find some software to suit you in the list below. Naturally, not all of the apps featured below will be of use to everyone so do Use the comments below to share your best Linux apps.
This list could be doubt he length and still barely scratch the breadth of variety and divergence that exists within the Linux app ecosystem.
Samsung have announced an addition to its Smart Home portfolio, a new Wind-Free air conditioner, to be launched at CES 2017, Las Vegas. The AR9500M air conditioner has Samsung’s Wind-Free™ Cooling technology – resulting in cooler indoors whilst being more energy efficient.
The AR9500M is a wall mounted unit that is able to disperse cold air through 21,000 micro air holes using two modes – “Fast Cooling Mode” and then switching to “Wind-Free™ Cooling Mode”, which is up to 72 percent more efficient than Fast Colling mode.
Thanks to the efforts of The Linux Foundation, the level of interoperability between software-defined storage (SDS) systems should increase substantially in 2017. An OpenSDS project being led by The Linux Foundation now has the support of Dell EMC, which has contributed a software development kit (SDK) that promises to make it simpler to plug any type of storage device into an SDS system.