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TuxMachines: GNOME 3.24 is Ready!

Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 07:30:22 PM
  • GNOME 3.24 released

    This release is the result of 6 months’ hard work by the GNOME community. It contains major new features such as night light, as well as many smaller improvements and bug fixes. GNOME's existing applications have been improved and there is also a new Recipes app. Improvements to our platform include refined notifications and several revamped settings panels.

  • GNOME 3.24 Released With Night Light Mode, Maps Navigation & More

    Matthias Clasen has just announced the official release of GNOME 3.24, codenamed Portland.

  • GNOME 3.24 Desktop Environment Officially Released, Here Is What's New

    The GNOME Project is proud to announce today, March 22, 2017, the official availability of the long-anticipated GNOME 3.24 desktop environment for Linux-based operating systems.

    GNOME 3.24 just finished its six-month development cycle, and it's now the most advanced stable version of the modern and popular desktop environment used by default in numerous GNU/Linux distributions. It was developed since October 2016 under the GNOME 3.23.x umbrella, during which it received numerous improvements.

  • GNOME Photos 3.24.0 Imitates Darktable’s Exposure and Blacks Adjustment Tool

    GNOME Photos developer Debarshi Ray announced today the availability of the GNOME Photos 3.24 major release of the open-source image viewer with basic editing features for the soon-to-be-released GNOME 3.24 desktop environment.

    The GNOME Project will launch tomorrow, March 22, 2017, the final release of the long-anticipated GNOME 3.24 desktop, a massive update that improves all the applications and core components that are usually shipped with the GNOME Stack, including the GNOME Photos app.

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Phoronix: AC3 Codec Coming For Fedora 26

Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 06:00:54 PM
Fedora Workstation 26 will be receiving official AC3 codec support...

Slashdot: Firefox for Linux is Now Netflix Compatible

Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 05:40:43 PM

Slashdot: Dell Doubles Down On High-End Ubuntu Linux Laptops

Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 05:40:43 PM

LXer: 14 Practical Examples of Linux Find Command for Beginners

Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 05:24:34 PM
Find is one of the most frequently used Linux commands, and it offers a plethora of features in the form of command line options. In this tutorial, which is aimed at beginners, we will discuss the basic usage of the command as well as some of the useful command line options it offers.

Reddit: Red Hat releases the last of the RHEL 6.x line

Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 05:22:44 PM

Reddit: Would it be worth redesigning the user home directory to have a DMZ public directory and a private directory?

Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 05:21:53 PM

I was playing with my avatar image in sddm trying to get it to show in the sddm login page, and I was successful. However doing this then completely borked my ability to ssh into my account.

Basically for the avatar image file to be visible in the sddm login screen, sddm needs access permissions to my home directory and to the .face image file which holds the avatar pic.

My ssh server has StrictModes activated, which means that sshd will only trust the user certificates, if the user's .ssh directory AND the home directory permissions are correctly set. (e.g chmod 700 for .ssh/). This is to stop 3rd party tampering is the certs.

Allowing user sddm read access to the home directory violates the StrictMode policy and therefore blocks ssh logins using certificates (password authentication is still allowed though :-( ).

Also, I don't like giving "random" users access to my home dir.

atm the users home dir contains the private files (.conf .local directories othe dot files etc) it may have a "public" directory to share files by samba, and files like .face which should be read by other "users" such as sddm.

I was thinking along the lines of the user's home directory having only 2 subdirs , public and private, and NO OTHER files. The .conf, .local, .ssh, and such like could be placed in /home/user/private and the .face type files, samba public directories, public profile information could be placed in /home/user/public.

This would allow things like sddm access without violating the privacy requirements of ssh

This idea is just off the top of my head and is very likely hopelessly naive, but I would be interested to hear other peoples thoughts.

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Phoronix: This Week's Mesa 17.1-dev + Linux 4.11 Radeon Performance vs. NVIDIA

Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 04:10:00 PM
Given all the recent performance work that's landed recently in Mesa Git for Mesa 17.1 plus the Linux 4.11 kernel continuing to mature, in this article are some fresh benchmarks of a few Radeon GPUs with Mesa 17.1-dev + Linux 4.11 as of this week compared to some GeForce graphics cards with the latest NVIDIA proprietary driver.

Reddit: Gnome 3.24 released

Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 04:03:44 PM

LXer: How Things Work Today or The Joys of Consulting

Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 04:01:39 PM
A person with company A has a concern about some work that needs to be done. They call outsource IT firm B with whom they have a contract. Firm B has nobody on staff with the required experience. Company B is big and well known. Their solution: call recruiter C who in turn checks their database and realizes that Linux systems consultant D has the experience. Hi! I'm D.

Phoronix: GNOME 3.24 Released With Night Light Mode, Maps Navigation & More

Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 03:55:30 PM
Matthias Clasen has just announced the official release of GNOME 3.24, codenamed Portland...

Reddit: RescueTime + Pomodoro + Hamster Tracker

Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 03:20:44 PM

Does anyone know if there's a single app that combines the aspects of those 3 apps, or at least, gets closer than using them all individually.

Pomodoro would be the core for helping with productivity, but when combined with RescueTime and Hamster Tracker you could easily look back over your day and get reminders about what apps you were using (RescueTime) during each Pomodoro in-order to categorize them for timesheet / project tracking purposes (Hamster).

Obviously, asking here because it would have to run on Linux.

Paid or free. Thanks in advance.

(sorry if this wasn't the right place to ask)

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Phoronix: Feral Now Formally Providing Free Linux Games To Mesa Developers

Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 03:17:08 PM
Similar to Valve offering their collection of games to Mesa developers (as well as Ubuntu/Debian developers), Feral Interactive is now offering their Linux game collection for free to Mesa developers...

LinuxToday: Intellectual Ventures -- Like Microsoft (Which It Came From) -- Spreads Patents to Manifest a Lot of Lawsuits

Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 03:00:00 PM

techrights: That worrisome strategy which is passage of patents to active (legally-aggressive) trolls seems to be a commonality

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Ubuntu MATE 17.04 Final Beta Is Out with MATE 1.18, Drops 32-bit PowerPC Support

Ubuntu MATE leader Martin Wimpress is informing Softpedia today about the immediate availability of the Final Beta release of the upcoming Ubuntu MATE 17.04 (Zesty Zapus) operating system, due for release on April 13, 2017. Read more Also: Ubuntu 17.04 Final Beta Released

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    Open-source code platforms — in part, because they’re often free — have long been a popular choice for digital service creation and maintenance. In recent years, however, some agencies have turned to low-code solutions for intuitive visual features such as drag-and-drop design functionality. As Forrester Research notes, low-code platforms are "application platforms that accelerate app delivery by dramatically reducing the amount of hand-coding required."
  • Crunchy Data Brings Enterprise Open Source POSTGRESQL To U.S. Government With New DISA Security Technical Implementation Guide
    Crunchy Data — a leading provider of trusted open source PostgreSQL and enterprise PostgreSQL technology, support and training — is pleased to announce the publication of a PostgreSQL Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), making PostgreSQL the first open source database with a STIG. Crunchy Data collaborated with the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) to evaluate open source PostgreSQL against the DoD's security requirements and developed the guide to define how open source PostgreSQL can be deployed and configured to meet security requirements for government systems.
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    The Internet of Things (IoT) is at the heart of what the World Economic Forum has identified as the Fourth Industrial Revolution, an economic, technical, and cultural transformation that combines the physical, digital, and biological worlds. It is driven by such technologies as ubiquitous connectivity, big data, analytics and the cloud.

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