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TuxMachines: Review: NuTyX 10.0

Monday 26th of March 2018 06:35:01 AM

In this review I have only really scratched the surface. Earlier, I mentioned that you can use the Cards package manager to build packages from source. That was something I wanted to cover in this review, and I did test the "ports method" in a virtual environment. Sadly, I failed at the first hurdle: the very first package, xorg-server, wouldn't install because of a missing dependency (xcb).

At that point I decided to give up on NuTyX's more esoteric features. There was another interesting option I had wanted to check - moving from SysV to systemd - but, frankly, I was slowly losing the will to live.

That is not to say that I had enough of NuTyX. I am happy with the NuTyX MATE install on my laptop. True, I didn't get everything to work but it does feel like it is my own distro. Plus, it is the most responsive distro I have ever used. The system boots very fast, searching and installing packages takes just a few seconds and even large applications such as Firefox and GIMP launch instantly. I am not sure if that is the result of less bloat but it sure is a pleasant experience.

In summary, if you like tinkering and are interested in Linux From Scratch then NuTyX is an excellent place to start. Getting everything to work will take plenty of effort and the project's documentation isn't great, but there is a forum with a friendly and helpful developer. Also, there are plenty of interesting features to explore. You will need stamina though - lots of it!

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Reddit: Ranger image preview

Monday 26th of March 2018 06:09:36 AM

Reddit: TLS 1.3 approved

Monday 26th of March 2018 06:09:09 AM

TuxMachines: Top 10 Kali Linux Tools for Ethical Hackers and Penetration Tester

Monday 26th of March 2018 03:56:58 AM

Kali Linux is undoubtedly one of the best operating systems ever built for ethical hackers. It is the most advanced penetration testing operating system based on Linux. Kali Linux has a lot of tools available to learn and practice. If you are a good programmer and wants to become an ethical hacker, Kali Linux got all the tools you are looking for. Here is the list of Top 10 among all popular Kali Linux tools.

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LXer: PHP Server Side Charts Tutorial

Monday 26th of March 2018 03:22:43 AM
Charts can be rendered onto webpages with PHP by importing the correct modules and calling the provided functions. This tutorial will showcase how to generate charts with PHP on the server side. Let's get started.

LXer: FOSSA: Open-sourcing open-source license management

Monday 26th of March 2018 12:59:46 AM
VIDEO: Senior developers know that one of the biggest problems with programming today isn[he]#039[/he]t the coding itself, but keeping on the right side of all the base code's open-source licenses. FOSSA has an answer.

TuxMachines: Linux 4.16-rc7

Monday 26th of March 2018 12:36:48 AM

So after a couple of pretty small rc's, rc7 is much too big for my
taste. By this time in the release, things should have calmed down
more than they apparently have.

That said, I do blame most of it on the timing variation, notably how
rc6 didn't have any networking updates in it, and the rc5 network pull
was right after the rc4 release. As a result, we have 2.5 weeks worth
of networking stuff, and that makes rc7 look artificially bigger.

That's my story, and I'm sticking to it.

Well, I'm sticking to it at least for now. I'm still not *planning*
on an rc8 this release, because while rc7 is bigger than usual,
nothing in here makes me go "Hmm, maybe we should delay the release".
But let's see what happens this upcoming week - if next Sunday comes
around, and there's lots of new stuff, I'll reconsider then.

Anyway, rc7 may be about 45% networking, but there's certainly other
things in there too. There's the usual driver updates: while
networking is a bulk of it on that side too, we also have gpu,
pinctrl, rdma, iio, and misc other fixes.

Also: Linux 4.16-rc7 Kernel Released, Final Likely Next Week

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Reddit: Drivers for Linux adapters..

Monday 26th of March 2018 12:34:55 AM

I know you guys will have heard this a million times but is there anyone who can point me in the right direction for a legitimate driver to work with RTL8812AU chipset on Kali. I have the latest (2018) version installed and aint shit working :/

Cheers in advance.. any help much appreciated

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Reddit: If chrome os is a linux distro, as google claims, it is the worst one

Monday 26th of March 2018 12:33:18 AM

It really goes to show money, and wide adoption, won’t really make something better. And is nothing to be proud of necessarily. In fact, if somehow chromeos overtook windows (and they will not) i don’t think it would be good for anyone. Probably microsoft would create a shitty ripoff called office os and retake their marketshare.

I am open to someone telling me a different opinion of chrome os from their experience. But it seems to me like the worst of all worlds. Even material design, which some traditional linux users even got enthused about for about a year, now is even outdated. It is like the visual equivalent of being reminded about a will.i.am song. the only reason anyone uses this os is because the hardware is very cheap. Not just in price but in quality. I feel sorry for school kids who have to use either the hardware or the os.

A close second worst, or possibly a tie, seems to be amazon’s use of the linux kernel for underwhelming android based operating systems. Except no one even bothers to discuss those. No one wants kindle fire. Short terrible battery life... slow performance... incomprehensible gui. They basically give these shit boxes away as a loss leader (tons of ads) and it is hardly even worth the few bucks. You can play a candy crush ripoff for fifteen minutes before the battery drains.

The thing blocks real android apps so don’t even think about it, mister. Overall tablets are the worst aspect of computing in the world today. There is not much fun or freedom with them. So when an operating system sucks this much it is worth noting. Take everything you hate about ipads and add even more problems. Take away any “coolness” cache you might get for owning one. Nothing good about it.

Am i leaving any linux operating system out? If so, tell me about it.

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Reddit: Keeping It Simple with NuTyX

Monday 26th of March 2018 12:10:26 AM

Phoronix: Linux 4.16-rc7 Kernel Released, Final Likely Next Week

Sunday 25th of March 2018 11:46:26 PM
Linus Torvalds has released his seventh weekly release candidate of the upcoming Linux 4.16 kernel release...

TuxMachines: ​FOSSA: Open-sourcing open-source license management

Sunday 25th of March 2018 11:31:08 PM

Kevin Wang, CEO of FOSSA, has a different approach. The 22-year-old founder told me at Open Source Leadership Summit in Sonoma, CA: "Code scanning is not enough anymore. FOSSA's approach to dependency scanning leverages both static and dynamic code analysis. Dynamic analysis allows FOSSA to get an accurate, live view of what dependencies are pulled into builds. Static analysis supplements the results with metadata on how dependencies are included to power deep intelligence features and recommendation engines. Both these approaches are used to build the most accurate, performant, and intelligent infrastructure for managing your open source."

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TuxMachines: today's leftovers

Sunday 25th of March 2018 11:23:19 PM
  • DXVK 0.40 Brings Initial Direct3D 11.1 Bits, Other Improvements

    The DXVK project that is implementing Direct3D 11 atop of Vulkan for the benefit of Wine gamers is out this weekend with a new release.

    DXVK continues rapidly advancing in allowing more D3D11 games on Wine to run with better performance than Wine's stock D3D11-to-OpenGL translation layer. The latest release this Sunday is DXVK 0.40.

  • Advanced DRI Configurator Now Supports PRIME GPU Setups

    As a more modern and feature alternative to the DriConf configuration program for tweaking Mesa driver settings, a few months back we featured ADRICONF as the Advanced DRI Configuration. Recently this GUI program has picked up a few more features.

    The author of ADRICONF, Jean Hertel, wrote into Phoronix this weekend to share some of the recent development work. Most notably, there is now initial support for PRIME multi-GPU setups within the program. The basics should be in there but the developer is willing to receive bug reports about any missing features and is encouraging those with PRIME laptops/systems to give ADRICONF a whirl to see how it does.

  • Phoronix Test Suite 8.0 M2 Released With Continued Windows Improvements
  • Confessions of a Brogue junkie

    Roguelikes. The term is everywhere these days, and every bit as played-out as “zombies” or “the Dark Souls of…”. We see it so much on game descriptions that we’re sick of it.

  • LG Open Sources WebOS

    The new webOS Open Source Edition (OSE) GitHub account contains 85 different repositories that use the Apache 2.0 License to make code change and distribution easier. To build an image of webOS OSE, you can clone the build-webos repository, which is a top-level repo that aggregates the various layers of code required to build a complete image.

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More in Tux Machines

today's leftovers

  • CRI: The Second Boom of Container Runtimes
    Harry (Lei) Zhang, together with the CTO of HyperHQ, Xu Wang, will present “CRI: The Second Boom of Container Runtimes” at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon EU 2018, May 2-4 in Copenhagen, Denmark. The presentation will clarify about more about CRI, container runtimes, KataContainers and where they are going. Please join them if you are interested in learning more.
  • Meet Gloo, the ‘Function Gateway’ That Unifies Legacy APIs, Microservices, and Serverless
    Gloo, a single binary file written in Go, can be deployed as a Kubernetes pod, in a Docker container, and now also on Cloud Foundry. The setup also requires a copy of Envoy, though the installation process can be greatly simplified through additional software developed by the company, TheTool. The user then writes configuration objects to capture the workflow logic.
  • Why is the kernel community replacing iptables with BPF?

    The Linux kernel community recently announced bpfilter, which will replace the long-standing in-kernel implementation of iptables with high-performance network filtering powered by Linux BPF, all while guaranteeing a non-disruptive transition for Linux users.

  • The developer of Helium Rain gave an update on their sales, low overall sales but a high Linux percentage
    Helium Rain [Steam, Official Site], the gorgeous space sim from Deimos Games is really quite good so it's a shame they've seen such low overall sales. In total, they've had around 14,000€ (~$17,000) in sales which is not a lot for a game at all. The good news, is that out of the two thousand copies they say they've sold, a huge 14% of them have come from Linux. It's worth noting, that number has actually gone up since we last spoke to them, where they gave us a figure of 11% sales on Linux.
  • Want to try Wild Terra Online? We have another load of keys to give away (update: all gone)
    Wild Terra Online [Steam], the MMO from Juvty Worlds has a small but dedicated following, now is your chance to see if it's for you.
  • Arch Linux Finally Rolling Out Glibc 2.27
    Arch Linux is finally transitioning to glibc 2.27, which may make for a faster system. Glibc 2.27 was released at the start of February. This updated GNU C Library shipped with many performance optimizations particularly for Intel/x86_64 but also some ARM tuning and more. Glibc 2.27 also has memory protection keys support and other feature additions, but the performance potential has been most interesting to us.
  • Installed nvidia driver
  • Stephen Smoogen: Fedora Infrastructure Hackathon (day 1-5)
  • Design and Web team summary – 20 April 2018
    The team manages all web projects across Canonical. From www.ubuntu.com to the Juju GUI we help to bring beauty and consistency to all the web projects.
  • Costales: UbuCon Europe 2018 | 1 Week to go!!
    We'll have an awesome weekend of conferences (with 4 parallel talks), podcasts, stands, social events... Most of them are in English, but there will be in Spanish & Asturian too.
  • Tough, modular embedded PCs start at $875
    Advantech has launched two rugged, Linux-ready embedded DIN-rail computers with Intel Bay Trail SoCs and iDoor expansion: an “UNO-1372G-E” with 3x GbE ports and a smaller UNO-1372G-J with only 2x GbE, but with more serial and USB ports.

OSS Leftovers

  • IRS Website Crash Reminder of HealthCare.gov Debacle as OMB Pushes Open Source
    OMB is increasingly pushing agencies to adopt open source solutions, and in 2016 launched a pilot project requiring at least 20 percent of custom developed code to be released as open source – partly to strengthen and help maintain it by tapping a community of developers. OMB memo M-16-21 further asks agencies to make any code they develop available throughout the federal government in order to encourage its reuse. “Open source solutions give agencies access to a broad community of developers and the latest advancements in technology, which can help alleviate the issues of stagnated or out-dated systems while increasing flexibility as agency missions evolve over time,” says Henry Sowell, chief information security officer at Hortonworks Federal. “Enterprise open source also allows government agencies to reduce the risk of vendor lock-in and the vulnerabilities of un-supported software,” he adds.
  • Migrations: the sole scalable fix to tech debt.

    Migrations are both essential and frustratingly frequent as your codebase ages and your business grows: most tools and processes only support about one order of magnitude of growth before becoming ineffective, so rapid growth makes them a way of life. This isn't because they're bad processes or poor tools, quite the opposite: the fact that something stops working at significantly increased scale is a sign that it was designed appropriately to the previous constraints rather than being over designed.

  • Gui development is broken

    Why is this so hard? I just want low-level access to write a simple graphical interface in a somewhat obscure language.

OpenBSD and NetBSD

Security: Twitter and Facebook

  • Twitter banned Kaspersky Lab from advertising in Jan
     

    Twitter has banned advertising from Russian security vendor Kaspersky Lab since January, the head of the firm, Eugene Kaspersky, has disclosed.  

  • When you go to a security conference, and its mobile app leaks your data
     

    A mobile application built by a third party for the RSA security conference in San Francisco this week was found to have a few security issues of its own—including hard-coded security keys and passwords that allowed a researcher to extract the conference's attendee list. The conference organizers acknowledged the vulnerability on Twitter, but they say that only the first and last names of 114 attendees were exposed.

  • The Security Risks of Logging in With Facebook
     

    In a yet-to-be peer-reviewed study published on Freedom To Tinker, a site hosted by Princeton's Center for Information Technology Policy, three researchers document how third-party tracking scripts have the capability to scoop up information from Facebook's login API without users knowing. The tracking scripts documented by Steven Englehardt, Gunes Acar, and Arvind Narayanan represent a small slice of the invisible tracking ecosystem that follows users around the web largely without their knowledge.

  • Facebook Login data hijacked by hidden JavaScript trackers
     

    If you login to websites through Facebook, we've got some bad news: hidden trackers can suck up more of your data than you'd intended to give away, potentially opening it up to abuse.