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Reddit: Lenovo lays off about 1,100 employees, and Chicago is apparently taking most of the hit. x-post from /r/lenovo

Tuesday 27th of September 2016 12:21:19 AM

http://www.androidauthority.com/motorola-lays-off-thousand-people-718442/

According to the news this morning, Lenovo laid off over 1,000 more employees. Many of them took to social media to vent their frustrations. One of them noted that he had been with the company for over 20 years.

It seems that many of the layoff will happen in Chicago. Most of them will happen from their smartphone division.

Unsurprising since the bottom fell out of that division over the last couple of quarters. The company is not looking healthy.

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TuxMachines: Linux Foundation and Linux

Tuesday 27th of September 2016 12:18:23 AM
  • security things in Linux v4.3

    When I gave my State of the Kernel Self-Protection Project presentation at the 2016 Linux Security Summit, I included some slides covering some quick bullet points on things I found of interest in recent Linux kernel releases. Since there wasn’t a lot of time to talk about them all, I figured I’d make some short blog posts here about the stuff I was paying attention to, along with links to more information. This certainly isn’t everything security-related or generally of interest, but they’re the things I thought needed to be pointed out. If there’s something security-related you think I should cover from v4.3, please mention it in the comments. I’m sure I haven’t caught everything.

    A note on timing and context: the momentum for starting the Kernel Self Protection Project got rolling well before it was officially announced on November 5th last year. To that end, I included stuff from v4.3 (which was developed in the months leading up to November) under the umbrella of the project, since the goals of KSPP aren’t unique to the project nor must the goals be met by people that are explicitly participating in it. Additionally, not everything I think worth mentioning here technically falls under the “kernel self-protection” ideal anyway — some things are just really interesting userspace-facing features.

  • Open Source NFV releases third platform, offers additional testing capabilities

    The OPNFV Project, an open source project set on driving the evolution of network functions virtualization (NFV) components, has made its OPNFV Colorado release available.

    As the third platform release, OPNFV Colorado includes feature enhancements across security, IPv6, Service Function Chaining (SFC), testing, VPN capabilities, and support for multiple hardware architectures.

    Specifically, OPNFV Colorado address three main areas: core feature upgrades, enhanced testing capabilities, and infrastructure and testing environment advancements.

  • Serro CEO to Participate on Prominent Keynote Industry Panel at the Linux Foundation's Upcoming OpenDaylight Summit in Seattle
  • The Linux Foundation and edX Roll Out a Free OpenStack Cours

    The market for OpenStack training continues to surge, and training is now offered by vendors such as Mirantis and independent organizations such as The Linux Foundation. Overall training for OpenStack surged last year. According to the OpenStack Foundation, since the launch of the OpenStack marketplace in September 2013, training offerings grew from 17 unique courses in eight cities to 119 courses in 99 cities.

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Reddit: Learning about the linux kernel

Tuesday 27th of September 2016 12:03:56 AM

Are there any good tutorials/books that you would recommend to go through to learn about the kernel?

Thanks!

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Phoronix: X.Org's GLAMOR 2D Performance Continues To Be Tuned

Monday 26th of September 2016 11:58:49 PM
While GLAMOR has already been around for a number of years as a means of providing generic X11 2D acceleration over OpenGL for the X.Org Server, it's a seemingly never-ending process to optimize its code-paths for best performance. More improvements are en route for making GLAMOR 2D faster, which should especially be helpful for Raspberry Pi users making use of the VC4 driver stack on this very slow-speed hardware...

LXer: Linux Kernel 4.8 Lands October 2 as Linus Torvalds Outs Last Release Candidate

Monday 26th of September 2016 11:48:43 PM
It's still Sunday in U.S. so Linus Torvalds has just published his weekly announcement to inform us all about the availability of the eighth and last RCdevelopment snapshot of the upcoming Linux 4.8 kernel.

TuxMachines: Parsix GNU/Linux 8.15 "Nev" Is in the Works, to Ship with the GNOME 3.22 Desktop

Monday 26th of September 2016 11:42:43 PM

We told you the other day that the Parsix GNU/Linux development team informed the community that new security updates are available for the current stable Parsix GNU/Linux 8.10 "Erik" and Parsix GNU/Linux 8.5 "Atticus" releases.

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TuxMachines: IPFire 2.19 Linux Firewall OS Patched Against the Latest OpenSSL Vulnerabilities

Monday 26th of September 2016 11:40:46 PM

Only three days after announcing the release of IPFire 2.19 Core Update 104, Michael Tremer informs the community about the availability of a new update, Core Update 105, which brings important OpenSSL patches.

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TuxMachines: Top Web Browsers for Linux

Monday 26th of September 2016 11:38:01 PM

No matter which Linux distro you prefer, I believe the web browser remains the most commonly used software application. In this article, I'll share the best browsers available to Linux users.

Chrome – No matter how you feel about the Chrome browser, one only need to realize the following: Local news still streams in Flash and Chrome supports this. Netflix is supported using Chrome. And of course, Chrome is faster than any other browser out there. Did I mention the oodles of Chrome extensions available including various remote desktop solutions? No matter how you slice it, Chrome is king of the jungle.

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TuxMachines: Linux Kernel 4.4.22 LTS Brings ARM and EXT4 Improvements, Updated Drivers

Monday 26th of September 2016 11:35:53 PM

Immediately after announcing the release of Linux kernel 4.7.5, renowned kernel developer and maintainer Greg Kroah-Hartman informed the community about the availability of Linux kernel 4.4.22 LTS

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TuxMachines: Tor Project Releases Tor (The Onion Router) 0.2.8.8 with Important Bug Fixes

Monday 26th of September 2016 11:34:44 PM

The Tor Project announced recently the release of yet another important maintenance update to the stable Tor 0.2.8.x series of the open-source and free software to protect your anonymity while surfing the Internet.

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Reddit: Announcing the KDE Advisory Board

Monday 26th of September 2016 10:25:53 PM

Reddit: This Week in Solus – Install #36

Monday 26th of September 2016 10:15:23 PM

LXer: Exactly What Is OpenStack? Red Hat's Rich Bowen Explains

Monday 26th of September 2016 09:54:21 PM
You've probably heard of OpenStack. It's in the tech news a lot, and it's an important open source project. But what exactly is it, and what is it for? Rich Bowen of Red Hat provided a high-level view of OpenStack as a software project, an open source foundation, and a community of organizations in his talk at LinuxCon North America.

Reddit: What commonly prefined alias is configured to run the ls -l command?

Monday 26th of September 2016 09:46:51 PM

New to linux one of my homework problems i cant figure out

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TuxMachines: Security News

Monday 26th of September 2016 09:25:26 PM
  • Security advisories for Monday
  • OpenSSL security advisory for September 26

    This OpenSSL security advisory is notable in that it's the second one in four days; sites that updated after the first one may need to do so again.

  • Who left all this fire everywhere?

    If you're paying attention, you saw the news about Yahoo's breach. Five hundred million accounts. That's a whole lot of data if you think about it. But here's the thing. If you're a security person, are you surprised by this? If you are, you've not been paying attention.

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TuxMachines: Android Leftovers

Monday 26th of September 2016 09:23:45 PM

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TuxMachines: Tizen News

Monday 26th of September 2016 09:22:41 PM
  • Samsung in talks with Russian government to distribute the Z3 to students

    Samsung had recently made another announcement in Russia by partnering with Gazprom to distribute its Tizen handsets to the company’s employees. The South korean technology giant are now looking at a new way to increase the Tizen adoption rate in Russia. The target market for the new plan is school students. Samsung are in talks with multiple government agencies to supply the Tizen Z3 smartphone to school students and this was hinted during the Internet of Things forum hosted by Moscow Tizen Association in Russia on the 22nd of September.

  • My Money Transfer App Enters BETA for Z1 and Z3

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TuxMachines: Red Hat News

Monday 26th of September 2016 09:21:44 PM
  • Red Hat's Results Underscore its Growing Focus on OpenStack

    Late last week, Red Hat reported earnings per share of 55 cents on revenue of $600 million, beating estimates of 54 cents and $590 million, respectively. One thing that went unsaid across much of the coverage is that the company is in the midst of a major shift in its strategy toward OpenStack-based cloud computing, and it looks like service revenues and positive momentum from that effort are starting to arrive.

    "Our growth was driven in part by expanding our footprint with customers as we closed a record number of deals over $1 million, up approximately 60 percent year-over-year," Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst said during his company's earnings call. Seven of the top 30 deals had OpenStack in there, nine had RHEV," Whitehurst said. "We had three OpenStack deals alone that were over $1 million. So I think we're seeing really, really, really good traction there."

  • Red Hat targets $5-b revenue in five years

    Open-source technology firm Red Hat Inc, which hit the $2-billion revenue milestone two quarters ago, is looking to achieve $2.4 billion in FY 2017 and $5 billion in the next five years.

    The company is betting on India, its second largest operation outside the US, as one of the key growth engines to help achieve its aspirational revenue goal of $5 billion by 2021.

    “India is a bright spot for Red Hat for three reasons,” Rajesh Rege, Managing Director, Red Hat India, told BusinessLine.

  • Red Hat Announces Ansible Tower App for Splunk, Enabling Intelligence and Automation Enhancements
  • Red Hat’s (RHT) “Outperform” Rating Reiterated at Raymond James Financial Inc.
  • Red Hat Inc. (RHT) PT Raised to $89.00

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LXer: Announcing the KDE Advisory Board

Monday 26th of September 2016 08:57:10 PM
KDE e.V. hereby introduces the KDE e.V. Advisory Board as a means to offer a space for communication between organizations which are allied with KDE, from both the corporate and the non-profit worlds.One of the core goals of the Advisory Board is to provide KDE with insights into the needs of the various organizations that surround us.

Reddit: SuperTux 0.5.0

Monday 26th of September 2016 08:53:42 PM

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Leftovers: Gaming

  • Avoid the pile-up in 'Clustertruck', a first-person platformer with day-1 Linux support, it's great
    We have been steadily getting more 3D "beat the timer" games where you're up against others times, which is great because they really can be fun. I do love getting competitive in certain games, especially with some of my Steam friends and friends in the wider community. Games like this recently have been something I've been repeatedly going back to for a break from life. Clustertruck is not only about beating the times of other people, but it's also a "the floor is lava" game, so if you touch the floor you have to start again. The really funny thing is that the safe pads are moving trucks you have to keep up with. You can at least grab onto the back of a truck if you just about touch it, so it's not always instant death.
  • Fusion 3, the next generation game engine and editor from Clickteam will support Linux
    The difference between their tools and others, is the event system. Instead of needing to program every single line, you can stack up events and link them together to create a game. It works quite well and I'm pretty excited to give Fusion 3 a go on Linux myself to see what random games I can create for fun.

Red Hat and Fedora

  • Red Hat Software Adding Fort Point Offices
    The new location will include an immersive briefing center for visiting executives, the first East Coast location for the company’s innovation labs and a new engineering lab, which will augment Red Hat’s 175,000-square-foot engineering and product headquarters in Westford. The engineering lab will provide collaborative space to take advantage of Boston’s tech ecosystem, Raleigh, North Carolina-based Red Hat said in a statement.
  • Red Hat Inc (NYSE:RHT) approaching 52-week high, short interest down
  • Raymond James Financial Inc. Reiterates Outperform Rating for Red Hat Inc. (RHT)
  • Fedora 25 Linux Beta Might Land on October 11, 2016, Beta Freeze Now in Effect
    Fedora Project's Mohan Boddu announced on September 26, 2016, that the upcoming Fedora 25 Beta milestone, which is scheduled for release next month on the 11th, is now officially in freeze stage. Fedora 25 is the next major release of the Red Hat-sponsored computer operating system for power users and anyone else who wants a well-designed Linux-based OS. It has been in development since July 2016, and the Alpha snapshot has hit the streets on August 30, after being delayed by a week due to some nasty regressions and bugs that have been patched quickly. The next stop in the Fedora 25 Linux development cycle is the Beta, which, according to the official release schedule, is now in freeze state. The Beta Freeze stage means that developers won't be allowed to add any other features to the upcoming Beta release, but only to fix blockers and other annoyances that might not offer users a quality product.

Android Leftovers