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LXer: This Week in Open Source News: Vault7 Wikileaks Details & Industry Comments Emerge, Updates to Skype for Linux & More

Saturday 11th of March 2017 02:02:25 PM
This week in open source news, the massive Wikileaks document release prompts industry leaders to comment, Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols reviews the latest updates and features for Skype for Linux, and more!

Phoronix: Setting Up A Better VR Space For SteamVR Linux Gaming

Saturday 11th of March 2017 12:50:15 PM
When receiving the HTC Vive last month for testing the roll-out of Valve's SteamVR beta for Linux, going into it I hadn't realized how immersive the experience was at that point nor all the cables involved. I had setup the HTC Vive VR system in the "basement server room" to deal with the mess of cables, but after using this VR headset for a few days I quickly realized I needed a better area for engaging with virtual reality. After making a custom-built desk and moving where I have the HTC Vive "play room" configured, the experience is much better.

Reddit: Tips for a newbie?

Saturday 11th of March 2017 12:18:16 PM

Hey redditors.

I m keen on leaving windows ( multiple reasons ) and I wany to give linux a try, especialy ApricityOS because I love the interface. (At the firsty try I will probably try a dualboot / booting OS from a stick or with a software to test more things )

But before going to install it, I have a few questions

LXer: An insecure mess: How flawed JavaScript is turning web into a hacker's playground

Saturday 11th of March 2017 12:08:03 PM
An analysis of over 133,000 websites has found that 37 percent of them have at least one JavaScript library with a known vulnerability. Researchers from Northeastern University have followed up on research in 2014 that drew attention to potential security risks caused by loading outdated versions of JavaScript libraries, such as such as jQuery, and the AngularJS framework in the browser.

TuxMachines: Linux Foundation and Linux

Saturday 11th of March 2017 11:26:18 AM
  • Linux Foundation chief: Businesses that don't use open source 'will fail'

    Open source took center stage at the final keynote address of the 2017 Google Cloud Next conference on Friday, where tech leaders presented on the importance of openness in tech and business.

    The focus on open source was highlighted in an address from Linux Foundation executive director Jim Zemlin, who claimed that organizations that "don't harvest the shared innovation" of open source "will fail." Open is the new economic norm in tech and business, Zemlin said, as "all of us are smarter than any one of us."

  • Linux Foundation ONAP builds on open source ECOMP, Open-O

    The Linux Foundation discusses its ONAP Project, which is focused on consolidating efforts around open source orchestration and management.

    On this week’s “NFV/SDN Reality Check,” we speak with The Linux Foundation to discuss its recent move to consolidate its open source enhanced control, orchestration, management and policy platform and Open Orchestrator Project into the newly formed Open Network Automation Platform Project.

  • A New /dev/random Is Still Being Worked On

    Stephan Müller has announced the newest version of his patches for implementing a new /dev/random implementation he calls the Linux Random Number Generator, or LRNG for short.

    The LRNG design tries to ensure sufficient entropy during boot time as well as in virtual environments and when using SSDs or device mapper targets.

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LXer: Calibre 2.81 Ebook Manager Can Download Amazon Metadata from Multiple Sources

Saturday 11th of March 2017 10:13:41 AM
Calibre developer Kovid Goyal released today a new maintenance update to the open-source and cross-platform ebook library management software for all supported platforms, including GNU/Linux, macOS, and Windows.

TuxMachines: Debian-Based Elive 2.8.6 Beta Makes the Live Mode Twice as Fast, Updates Artwork

Saturday 11th of March 2017 08:27:11 AM

The developers of the Debian-based Elive Linux distro announced today the availability of yet another Beta milestone towards the operating system's major 3.0 release, Elive 2.8.6 Beta.

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TuxMachines: Voyager 16.04.2 Distro Uses Linux Kernel 4.8 for Kaby Lake Support, Xfce 4.12.3

Saturday 11th of March 2017 08:25:46 AM

The developer of the Voyager Live Linux distribution announced today the official release and general availability of Voyager 16.04.2 LTS, a maintenance update to the long-term supported 16.04 series of the operating system.

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LXer: Top 5: Raspberry Pi and Arduino projects, JavaScript editors, and more

Saturday 11th of March 2017 08:19:19 AM
In this week's Top 5, we highlight terminal multiplexers, gardening, JavaScript editors, and a couple of Raspberry Pi projects.Top 5 articles of the week5. GNU Screen or tmux?read more

LXer: How to Search for Files from the Linux Command Line

Saturday 11th of March 2017 06:24:57 AM
Get up to speed with the find command so you can locate files on your Linux servers and desktops without need of a GUI.

Reddit: Dynamic DNS for Debian with no-ip.org

Saturday 11th of March 2017 06:08:16 AM

LXer: Music tagging with open audio players

Saturday 11th of March 2017 04:30:35 AM
Once a computer has more than a few hundred music tracks stored on it, the enjoyment of that music is greatly enhanced by making sure each track is properly tagged according to artist, song title, album name, genre, composer, and other assorted bits of information. In my case, I've found over the past few years that tag management is actually quite a lot of work; errors or poorly designed tag text seems to creep into the process at every point, and so I have become a reluctant user of tag editing software.read more

Phoronix: Vulkan 1.0.43 Adds Two New Extensions

Saturday 11th of March 2017 03:11:04 AM
The Khronos Group has done a Friday evening update to the Vulkan 1.0 API specification...

LinuxToday: Open source project management can be risky business

Saturday 11th of March 2017 03:00:00 AM

Learn how open source code is a huge factor in mitigating risk.

LXer: 20 Best Themes For Ubuntu In 2017

Saturday 11th of March 2017 02:53:23 AM
Do you feel like tweaking your Ubuntu desktop? I got you covered. Sometimes you need to mix things up on your desktop to remove the old and boring and get things looking quite fresh, new and exciting. Ubuntu allows you to install new themes and apply them in order to alt your desktops appearance and outlook. All you need is to install the Unity Tweak tool to get going. Join me let us take a look at 20 themes to transform your desktop to give it a different and appealing feel.

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Leftovers: Software

  • Flowblade Video Editor 1.12 Released, Adds 2 New Tools
    A shiny new version of open-source video editor Flowblade is available for download. Flowblade 1.12 introduces a pair of new tools. Progress has also been made towards creating a distribution agnostic .AppImage, though, alas, there are still kinks to be ironed out so you won’t find an app image of the current release.
  • Vivaldi 1.8 Web Browser Launch Imminent As First Release Candidate Is Out
    Vivaldi's Ruarí Ødegaard announced today, March 24, 2017, the release and immediate availability of the first Release Candidate of the forthcoming Vivaldi 1.8 web browser for all supported platforms. Dubbed as Vivaldi Snapshot 1.8.770.44, the Release Candidate of Vivaldi 1.8 is here to fix some last-minute bugs for the new History feature, which is the star of the new upcoming web browser release based on the latest Chromium 57 open-source project, as well as to improve the user interface zoom functionality.
  • Epiphany 3.24 Web Browser Has New Bookmarks UI, Improves Tracking Protection
    GNOME 3.24 arrived a couple of days ago, and it's the biggest release of the popular desktop environment so far, shipping with lots of new features and improvements across all of its applications and components. During its 6-month development cycle, we managed to cover all the major features implemented in the GNOME 3.24 desktop environment, but also the various improvements included in many of the apps that are usually distributed under the GNOME Stack umbrella.
  • Firefox Sync Support Is Coming to GNOME Web
    GNOME Web (aka the browser formerly known as Epiphany) is working to add Firefox Sync support, letting users keep bookmarks, history and open-tabs in sync across devices.

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