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LXer: 12 signs you've been hacked -- and how to fight back

Thursday 3rd of August 2017 07:34:36 AM
In today's threatscape, anti-malware software provides little peace of mind. In fact, anti-malware scanners on the whole are horrifically inaccurate, especially with exploits less than 24 hours old. After all, malicious hackers and malware can change their tactics at will. Swap a few bytes around, and a previously recognized malware program becomes unrecognizable.

LXer: Bitnami Releases Cabin Mobile Kubernetes Dashboard as Open Source

Thursday 3rd of August 2017 06:20:16 AM
Bitnami announced on August 1 that it is open sourcing the first mobile app for managing Kubernetes, with the public release of Cabin.

Phoronix: The Vulkan Feature List For Mesa

Thursday 3rd of August 2017 06:04:50 AM
Intel's Jordan Justen has added to Mesa's feature.txt the current Vulkan extensions as well as indicating the current state of each Mesa Vulkan driver regarding their support...

Reddit: Host your own git repository at home

Thursday 3rd of August 2017 05:43:07 AM

Reddit: Plasma rocks Akademy

Thursday 3rd of August 2017 05:22:39 AM

Reddit: Take a dotfiles management survey!

Thursday 3rd of August 2017 05:15:06 AM

LXer: TI's $99 DLP pico projector board connects to BeagleBone Black

Thursday 3rd of August 2017 05:05:56 AM
TI’s Linux-driven “DLP LightCrafter Display 2000 EVM” integrates a 0.2-inch “DLP2000” chipset that drives 640 x 360 displays, and plugs into the BB Black. Texas Instruments invented DLP (digital light processing) pico projection technology, and has offered Linux-driven evaluation modules since the original circa-2012 DLP LightCrafter EVM.

LXer: 15 Things To Do After Installing Fedora 26

Thursday 3rd of August 2017 03:51:36 AM
?The Fedora Project has announced the release of Fedora 26, the latest version of Fedora OS. The release is out right on the schedule and it's packing a lot of improvements and bug fixes. Let us look at some 15 Things to Do After Installing Fedora 26 that you may consider doing to get your new installation ready and going. This is not a comprehensive list but hopefully will be quite helpful in setting up your new system.

TuxMachines: today's leftovers

Thursday 3rd of August 2017 03:33:26 AM
  • Linux Journal August 2017
  • Tacoma, the sci-fi narrative adventure has released with day-1 Linux support, some thoughts

    Tacoma [GOG, Steam, Official Site], the sci-fi narrative adventure from the developer of Gone Home has officially launched. It includes day-1 Linux support so I took a look.

  • Super NES Classic pre-orders start later this month

    Nintendo's announcement follows a retail fiasco last week in which Walmart mistakenly offered Super NES Classic systems for pre-order then was forced to cancel those pre-orders. "We know this is incredibly disappointing to those customers and we apologize for the mistake," the retailer said in a statement. The mistaken listing sold out within minutes late on a Friday night.

  • The State Of KDE Plasma For Summer 2017

    Last week was KDE's annual Akademy conference where developers and enthusiasts came together to recap the past year of KDE software development as well as some of what's ahead.

    Longtime KDE developer Sebastian Kügler has provided a recap of the KDE Plasma activities from Akademy 2017. Those interested in the state of Plasma can read Sebastian's post at Below are some of the highlights.

  • OSMC's July update is here

    We hope you're having a great Summer break. OSMC's July update is ready with a few improvements to keep your device running in tip-top shape. The Vero 4K also sees a large number of improvements, particularly with regards to HDR and 10-bit content. We would like to thank everyone who tested these improvements in our forums and ensured they got included in OSMC quickly.

  • Samsung’s 88-inch Ultra-Large QLED TV, the Q9, launched in North America and Korea
  • DragonFly 4.8.1 released

    DragonFly version 4.8.1 is a bugfix release for 4.8, and also includes improved Intel video support and support for the virtio_scsi driver.

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TuxMachines: Servers/Networking: Everyone is not Ops, DEF CON Back End, and Networking Essentials

Thursday 3rd of August 2017 03:32:21 AM
  • Everyone is not Ops

    Yesterday was Sysadmin Appreciation Day. There was a lot of chatter about what the future of Operations will look like, a recurrent theme being that in this day and age, Operations is “everyone’s job” or that “everyone is Ops”.

    While I think people who believe this have their hearts in the right place, it’s a tad simplistic or opportunistic view. The reality on the ground happens to be more nuanced, and the problems facing most organizations are highly unlikely to be solved by idealistic chants of “everyone is Ops”.


    Operations is a pretty varied field. I find it rather strange that on the one hand we’re perfectly capable of distinguishing between frontend engineering and API development or iOS development and “data science”, but on the other, when we talk about “Operations” we treat it as if it were a monolithic discipline and treat anyone and everyone working in Operations as “sysadmins” or “DevOps engineers”.

  • Inside the DEF CON 25 Network

    From a hardware perspective, DEF CON makes extensive use of Aruba gear, including an Aruba controller and Aruba access points.

  • Future Proof Your SysAdmin Career: New Networking Essentials

    In this series, we’re looking at some important considerations for sysadmins who want to expand their skills and advance their careers. The previous article provided an introduction to the concepts we'll be covering, and this article focuses on one of the fundamental skills that every sysadmin needs to master: networking.

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TuxMachines: Automotive Grade Linux Gains

Thursday 3rd of August 2017 03:30:55 AM

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TuxMachines: Red Hat and Fedora: Telangana Academy, Stratis, Permabit, Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Host 7.4 and FAmSCo Elections

Thursday 3rd of August 2017 03:21:42 AM

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TuxMachines: Debian and Ubuntu: LTS, Debian on the Raspberry Pi3, and Development Updates

Thursday 3rd of August 2017 03:17:25 AM
  • My Free Software Activities in July 2017
  • Debian on the Raspberry Pi3

    Back in November, Michael Stapelberg blogged about running (pure) Debian on the Raspberry Pi 3. This is pretty exciting because Raspbian still provide 32 bit packages, so this means you can run a true ARM64 OS on the Pi. Unfortunately, one of the major missing pieces with Debian on the Pi3 at this time is broken video support.

    A helpful person known as "SandPox" wrote to me in June to explain that they had working video for a custom kernel build on top of pure Debian on the Pi, and they achieved this simply by enabling CONFIG_FB_SIMPLE in the kernel configuration. On request, this has since been enabled for official Debian kernel builds.

  • The Fridge: Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 514
  • Weekly Kernel Development Summary – Aug 2, 2017
  • Artful Aardvark Alpha 2 Released

    The second alpha of the Artful Aardvark (to become 17.10) has now been released!

    This milestone features images for Lubuntu, Kubuntu, Ubuntu Mate, Ubuntu Budgie and Ubuntu Kylin.

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TuxMachines: OSS Leftovers

Thursday 3rd of August 2017 03:11:25 AM
  • Leveraging open source tools to power your Core Insurance Business

    It is no secret that insurance and insurers, as we traditionally know them, have been facing many challenges. This is due to the emergence of the new-age disruptive technologies that are altering the landscape.

    Given the age-old philosophy of survival of the fittest, it is companies that manage to adapt themselves in the face emerging technology, which will be frontrunners. The ever-changing Initiatives such as Omni-channel customer experience and digital capabilities need to be at the forefront. However, the basic underlying question is - how can legacy systems and internal IT Architecture respond to the new business models.

  • Choosing open source for your IoT platform is smart strategy

    You have a great idea for an IoT initiative. Maybe improving your insight into your business operations. Maybe increasing the productivity and satisfaction of your workforce. Maybe building customer loyalty with exceptional experiences. Maybe getting a leg up on the competition with a new digital business model. In any case, selecting your IoT platform is an important choice with long-term ramifications.

  • Open source is powering the digital enterprise [Ed: IDG (now Chinese-owned, no longer the same owners) is doing "SPONSORED" openwashing ads for Dell while citing Black Duck, which is a Microsoft parasite inside the competition.]
  • The Roadmap for Successfully Managing Open Source Software Vulnerabilities and Licensing [Ed: Proprietary software is an even greater risk, both licensing- and security-wise]
  • MATRIX Voice Open-Source Voice Platform (video)

    Makers, electronics enthusiasts and developers searching for an open source voice platform may be interested in a new piece of hardware which has been created by MATRIX Labs based in San Francisco, California.

  • OSConnect Open Source Mini PC (video)

    A new open source minicomputer has been launched by Kickstarter this week looking to raise $500,000 over the next 28 days to help take the OSConnect mini PC and to manufacture.

    The OSConnect mini PC is fitted with an open sourced motherboard complete with expandable Micro SD on board and solid-state hard drive. Together with connectivity via Bluetooth 4.0, wi-fi b/g/n/ac and Windows 10 with Linux and Android dual boot support. Unfortunately no specific hardware specifications have been listed as yet.

  • How to get the next generation coding early

    You've probably heard the claim that coding, or computer programming, is as crucial a skill in the 21st century as reading and math were in the previous century. I'll go one step further: Teaching a young person to code could be the single most life-changing skill you can give them. And it's not just a career-enhancer. Coding is about problem-solving, it's about creativity, and more importantly, it's about empowerment.

  • If you love your email standards, SMTP your feet: 35 years later

    This month marks the 35th anniversary of the sign-off of RFC 821, the first definition of the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol, that everyday staple of email comms.

    Although the original spec has long been superseded, with the latest version of SMTP being contained in RFC 5321, RFC 821 laid the foundations for the billions of messages that zip through the intertubes every day.

    An American consultancy estimated (PDF) that there are around 2.7 billion users of email today, and reckons that half the planet will be using email by the year 2020.

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TuxMachines: Events: SHA 2017, SIGGRAPH 2017, and the Linux Foundation's Open Source Summit Europe 2017

Thursday 3rd of August 2017 03:08:16 AM

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TuxMachines: Bassel Khartabil, In Memoriam

Thursday 3rd of August 2017 03:06:04 AM
  • Report: Syrian-Palestinian Open Internet Advocate Bassel Khartabil Has Been Executed

    Bassel Khartabil, a Syrian-Palestinian open-source developer credited with helping to bring a free internet to Syria, was confirmed dead today by Creative Commons, the open internet non-profit Khartabil volunteered with. He was 36.

  • Bassel Khartabil, In Memoriam

    Bassel Khartabil, the Syrian open source developer, blogger, entrepreneur, hackerspace founder, and free culture advocate, has been executed by the Syrian authorities. Noura Ghazi Safadi, his wife, received confirmation of her husband's death by the Assad-led Syrian government yesterday. The execution took place in secret in November 2015. It has taken the Syrian government nearly two years to officially communicate that fact to his friends and family.

    Bassel had been imprisoned by the Syrian authorities since his abduction from the streets of Damascus on March 15, 2012. He was originally taken, interrogated and tortured in secret in a facility controlled by the country's General Intelligence Directorate. After a worldwide campaign by international human rights groups, together with Bassel's many colleagues in the open Internet and free culture communities, he was moved to Adra's civilian prison, from where he was able to communicate with his family and friends.

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LXer: A Beginner's Guide to Using ed Editor in Linux (Examples Included)

Thursday 3rd of August 2017 01:22:55 AM
Did you know what kind of editors existed before screen-based editors like vi and vim came into existence? Well, those were known as line editors. They were used at a time when computers didn't have a video display, meaning interactive editing wasn't possible. One such editor is ed, which was developed way back in 1969. The ed editor still ships with many Linux distributions.

TuxMachines: Windows 10 vs. Ubuntu Radeon Gaming Performance With Linux 4.13 + Mesa 17.2

Thursday 3rd of August 2017 01:14:18 AM

In the past few days I have posted benchmarks showing how AMD's latest open-source Radeon Linux driver code is faster than their hybrid/proprietary driver for OpenGL and perhaps most excitingly is finally how AMD Radeon GPUs are beginning to really compete with NVIDIA GPUs on Linux and in some cases performing better against the GeForce competition than they do under Windows. This comes after years of work on their open-source driver stack and especially a lot of work done over the past year not only by AMD but also Valve and other open-source contributors to Mesa, their RadeonSI Gallium3D driver, their AMDGPU LLVM compiler back-end continues to be refined for compute and graphics, and the AMDGPU kernel driver. So here are the latest Windows vs. Linux gaming benchmarks on the Radeon side to see where things stand now with this latest code.

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Phoronix: Crosses 25,000,000 Test/Suite Benchmark Downloads

Thursday 3rd of August 2017 12:52:27 AM
A very special milestone is being celebrated today for our open-source, Linux-driven benchmarking efforts... Earlier today, crossed the milestone of having served more than 25 million test profile and test suite downloads by the Phoronix Test Suite!..

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