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Reddit: Mad Max: The Game is Out on Linux

Thursday 20th of October 2016 10:08:40 AM

TuxMachines: Why Security Distributions Use Debian

Thursday 20th of October 2016 10:07:28 AM

What do distributions like Qube OS, Subgraph, Tails, and Whonix have in common? Besides an emphasis on security and privacy, all of them are Debian derivatives -- and, probably, this common origin is not accidental.

At first, this trend seems curious. After all, other distributions ranging from Slackware and Gentoo to Arch Linux all emphasize security and privacy in their selection of tools. In particular, Fedora's SE Linux can be so restrictive that some users would rather disable it than learn how to configure it. By contrast, while Debian carries many standard security and privacy tools, it has seldom emphasized them.

Similarly, Debian's main branch consists of only free and open source software, its contrib and non-free branches not being official parts of the distribution. With many security experts favoring the announcement of vulnerabilities and exploit code rather than relying on security through obscurity, the way that many pieces of proprietary software do, this transparency has obvious appeal.

Yet although the advantage of free software to security and privacy is that the code can be examined for backdoors and malware, this advantage is hardly unique to Debian. To one or degree another, it is shared by all Linux distributions.

More from Susan: Why Use Linux, Systemd Complications, Debian's Security

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Phoronix: Mad Max Launches For Linux

Thursday 20th of October 2016 10:04:48 AM
Feral Interactive's port of Mad Max to Linux (and macOS) is now officially out and can be found on Steam...

LXer: Upcoming Free Webinars From The Linux Foundation

Thursday 20th of October 2016 08:34:38 AM
Learn about The Linux Foundation's latest initiatives and industry trends, or dive into technical training topics with our free webinar series. Register today to save your spot!

Reddit: how to open/extract .run file

Thursday 20th of October 2016 07:35:20 AM

I am on Arch Linux running gnome desktop. I am trying to extract .run file. Normally it would open only in text editor, text editor would freeze for sometime before it shows error as: this file contains invalid characters. If I try to open with file-roller, it says 'archive not supported'.
Can anyone please suggest me how to open it? (Although, I know run files contain both text and binary data)

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LXer: Nasdaq Selects Drupal 8

Thursday 20th of October 2016 07:20:18 AM
Dries Buytaert announced today that Nasdaq Corporate Solutions has selected Drupal 8 and will work with Acquia to create its Investor Relations Website Platform.

Reddit: Quick Question 2

Thursday 20th of October 2016 06:25:22 AM

Linux Command for: List all hidden files from /etc directory that start with a vowel and end with .conf
Thanks in Advance!

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LXer: NethServer 7 RC1 Replaces Snort with Suricata, Adds Deep Packet Inspection

Thursday 20th of October 2016 06:05:58 AM
The development of the CentOS-based, server-oriented NethServer 7 operating system continues, and today Alessio Fattorini informed Softpedia about the availability of the first Release Candidate (RC) version.

Reddit: Quick Question for my exam

Thursday 20th of October 2016 05:06:24 AM

Which variable in BASH script stores the name of the script itself? Thanks in advance!

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LXer: A Doctor Learns How to Code Through Open Source

Thursday 20th of October 2016 04:51:37 AM
Judy Gichoya is a medical doctor from Kenya who became a software developer after joining the open source medical records project, OpenMRS. The open source project creates medical informatics software that helps health professionals collect and present data to improve patient care in developing countries.

Reddit: Canonical Livepatch service question

Thursday 20th of October 2016 04:27:13 AM

I enabled this feature on Ubuntu 16.04 yesterday, and today I received kernel 4.4.0-45.66-generic through the regular updates. However, the patch was not applied instantly - I had to reboot.

I thought the whole point of this feature was to apply patches without needing to reboot.

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Slashdot: Researchers Bypass ASLR Protection On Intel Haswell CPUs

Thursday 20th of October 2016 03:46:11 AM

Slashdot: Linus Torvalds Says 'Buggy Crap' Made It Into Linux 4.8

Thursday 20th of October 2016 03:46:11 AM

LXer: USB Killers - Hardware and Software options to destroy your data (or devices)

Thursday 20th of October 2016 03:37:17 AM
Every new computer, whether running Linux or not, has some type of Universal Serial Bus (USB) connector. Most electronics now come with a USB connection of some type from TVs to cars. The time has arrived to worry about what device is being placed into these connectors or even being taken out.

LXer: 3.5-inch SBC expands upon Skylake-H

Thursday 20th of October 2016 02:22:57 AM
Commell’s 3.5-inch “LE-37I” SBC features Intel 6th Gen Core CPUs, and offers SATA 3, dual GbE, dual Mini-PCIe with SIM, and a wide-range power supply. Like Commell’s 3.5-inch LE-37G single board computer, the LE-37I supports Intel’s 6th Gen (“Skylake”) Core processors, but this model uses the higher-end, mostly quad-core Skylake-H series processors rather than the […]

TuxMachines: ‘Why Use Linux?’ Answered In 3 Short Words

Thursday 20th of October 2016 01:56:34 AM

This post is not a typical post. I’m not going to change your life, or teach you a new trick. Instead I’m going to drag you down the rabbit hole…

I had to Google a rather dry grammatical enquiry from my sister earlier. See, she’s in the process of going back to college to study nursing and has become fastidious about punctuation in the process.

She turned to me because her iPhone did not, in her words, ‘give the correct answer’.

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Reddit: What's your most WTF moment when using Linux?

Thursday 20th of October 2016 01:51:39 AM

Linux can be stable as hell, but that doesn't mean it doesn't just go bonkers sometimes.

KDE, for some reason, set my default browser to a random Wine EXE. Imagine my surprise when I opened a YouTube link in Steam and, instead of opening a new Chromium tab, it opened over thirty invisible Wine windows and processes. And I say invisible as in: they couldn't be alt-tabbed to, they couldn't be killed, and they couldn't be opened. The sheer amount of loading "processes" in Plasma's task manager crashed Plasma, but the computer itself was still stable. I restarted it anyway, though, and just sat there pondering what I'd just witnessed.

What's your biggest WTF moment since using Linux?

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EU-Fossa project submits results of code audits

The European Commission’s ‘EU Free and Open Source Software Auditing’ project (EU-Fossa) has sent its code review results to the developers of Apache HTTP server target and KeePass. The audit results are not yet made public, however, no critical vulnerabilities were found. Read more

today's leftovers

  • Docker: Making the Internet Programmable
    Docker, and containers in general, are hot technologies that have been getting quite a bit of attention over the past few years. Even Solomon Hykes, Founder, CTO, and Chief Product Officer at Docker started his keynote with the assumption that people attending LinuxCon Europe know that Docker does containers, so instead of focusing on what Docker does, Hykes used his time to talk about Docker’s purpose saying, “It really boils down to one small sentence. We're trying to make the Internet programmable.” Hykes described this idea of making the Internet programmable with three key points. First, they are focused on building “tools of mass innovation” designed to allow people to create and innovate on a very large scale. Second, applications and cloud services are allowing the idea of the Internet as a programmable platform to be realized, and they want to make this accessible to more people. Third, they are accomplishing all of this by building the Docker stack with open standards, open infrastructure, and a development platform with commercial products on top of the stack.
  • How to benchmark your Linux system
    The Software Center list will also include individual tests. These can be fine to use, but they can be tedious to open and configure manually. Keep your eye out for an entry called Phoronix Test Suite, or PTS for short. The Phoronix Test Suite is a powerful program that can run a single test, or an entire battery. PTS offers some built-in suites (collection of tests), or you can design your own suite. When tests are completed, you can choose to upload the test results to, where other users can see your results and even run the exact same tests on their PC.
  • Wunderlist Electron App for Linux
    Missing Wunderlist on Linux? You don’t need to thanks to Wunderlistux, an Electron-based desktop app. It doesn’t claim to be anything more than a wrapper around the official Wunderlist web app (which, yes, you could just open in a new browser tab).
  • Enter the Wasteland: Mad Max now available for Mac and Linux
  • What a lovely day! Mad Max releases for Mac and Linux
  • Mad Max Comes to Linux and Mac
  • GNOME at Linux Install Fest
    It’s an event organized in order to help first year students install a Linux distro on their laptops (here at our uni, we work almost entirely on Linux, so we need to help those that have never used it and set up their distros

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